Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 season so please sign up! Registration will be open 9/6/17 – 11/17/17; late fees will apply thereafter. Late registration closes for the season on 11/30/17. Registering early provides wrestlers access to preseason open mat practices from 9/20 – 11/9 and allows coaches to better plan and organize the practice squads, so don’t delay!
About Predator Wrestling
We are a small organization with approximately 50 wrestlers, therefore, everyone must contribute to ensure a successful and fun filled season for our children. There will be a volunteer/singlet deposit in the form of a $100 post-dated check to be returned if the family volunteers for the minimum amount of time required and the singlet is returned at the end of the season intact. Volunteer time may include: concession help, table help at home matches, setting up tables and mats for home meets, organizing and running picture day, and organizing and running fund raising events. All families will be required to participate in the volunteer program. There will be a volunteer schedule made out prior to our first HOME meet.
We wrestle in several tournaments starting in December and league matches January-March. We will provide a wrestling singlet as stated above for use in our matches, and a Predator T-shirt that the wrestler can keep. Your wrestling fee is “all inclusive”, no other fees required for the season including tournaments that we enter as a team or the banquet at the end of the season. Most tournaments are held in the month of December in preparation of the regular season which starts in early January. There will be tournaments for all including beginner and experienced. Participation in preseason tournaments is not required, but highly recommended to get the kids accustomed to wrestling a match or to just “knock the rust off”. There are additional tournaments during the season as well including the Maryland State Wrestling Association Qualifier, MSWA Championships, and Mid-Maryland Wrestling League Championships.
The Predators wrestle in the Mid-Maryland Wrestling League (MMWL). The MMWL is a very competitive recreational league consisting of approximately 700 wrestlers from 15 teams all within 25 miles of Frederick.
Meets for the MMWL start January 7 and all meets are on Sundays. The MMWL meets last between 4-5 hours. Home matches require setting up and taking down of mats and equipment, table help, concessions, and clean up. Away matches require travel time plus the 3 to 4 hours of wrestling time. All wrestlers will wrestle a minimum of 2 matches and as many as 4-5 matches. The season concludes March 4 with a league championship tournament. View our calendar for details.
Practices start November 13, 2017. There will be three squads: Squad #1 Bantams 7 years and younger practice Friday; Squad #2 Midgets 8-9 and Juniors 10-11 practice Monday and Wednesday; and Squad #3 Intermediate 12-14 years old practice Tuesday and Thursday. Most practices will be held at Oakdale High School but some are at our private Green Meadows Farm facility. See the Predator Calendar for times and locations; see the Predator Roster for your Squad assignment.
On November 6, 2017 from 7:00-8:00 PM at Oakdale High School in the cafeteria, we will hold a parents only meeting to welcome you, introduce you to the coaching staff, explain the volunteer program, share our wrestling philosophy and provide any other information that you may require. If you weren’t able to attend, please review the parent meeting presentation.