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River Rival Practice Schedule
Grades K and 1: Wednesdays from 5:00–6:00PM
Grades 2 and 3: Wednesdays from 6:00–7:15PM Some Saturdays @ Pentucket
(Please wait outside of the wrestling room until previous practice exits.)
Tuesdays from 6:00–7:30PM @ Pentucket
Thursdays from 6:00–7:30PM @ Georgetown
Some Saturdays from 8:00–10:00AM (TBD)
Welcome to the River!
River Rival Wrestling is member of the Massachusetts Youth Wrestling Association. Our non-profit K–8 youth wrestling program consists of all towns within the triangle from Ipswich across Rte.133 to Groveland and down the River to Newburyport. We support the development of future wrestlers for the high school wrestling teams of Triton, Pentucket, and Georgetown-Ipswich.
No experience is required! We train wrestlers from the basics. The objective of the program is to provide opportunities and experience for our wrestlers before competing in high school. We coach folkstyle wrestling as practiced at the high school level. There are no ropes to jump off, no hitting with chairs, no hair pulling, and no flying-elbow drops. Folkstyle wrestling is a real sport, and the safety of the wrestlers is top priority.
Our emphasis is on teaching proper technique, strength and conditioning, proper eating habits for good fuel, and attitude.
We instill self-reliance–wrestlers are alone on the mat.
We demonstrate teamwork–through practice and competition, we make each other better.
We teach how to win with respect and how to lose with dignity.
With these key elements, winning on and off the mat is a result of the process.
Headgear to protect the ears.
Mouthguards for those who wear braces.
The practice uniform is T-shirts and shorts.
The competition uniform is a singlet.
Some of our first-time, modest wrestlers have difficulty with the singlet, as there can be some peer pressure from non-wrestlers. It is best to educate the uninformed. The singlet is designed to clothe the wrestler securely without loose material to get tangled in, or to inadvertently pull off, during competition. It allows the referee to properly judge scoring situations. Wrestling fans are more interested in the wrestlers’ skills than their uniforms. Off the mat warm-ups are worn.
Parents are welcome to observe practice, however, you must be certified to coach. Parents who are interested in volunteering can contact one of the coaches for an application.
Please see the Parents’ Code of Conduct.
The wrestling season will begin in November and continue through February.