Yorkville Wrestling Club

2022-2023 Athlete Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Athlete Registration

Our 2022-2023 regular season registration is currently open to male and female athletes ages 4 to 14 (K - 8th grade).  To safely and effectively participate, we recommend that younger athletes be able to concentrate and actively participate in practice.  If you feel that your young athlete is not yet at this level, we recommend you wait a year to register and very much look forward to seeing you next season.  For middle school athletes, they can participate in both middle school and club wrestling activities.

We plan to open our season with a parent meeting date/time TBD.  During this meeting we will introduce you to our head coach, Ryan Ferguson, and the rest of the wYc board members, as well as discuss the plans for the season and answer any of your questions.  This will also be the time to turn in the IKWF registration paperwork, birth certificates (new wrestlers only), and fundraising checks. Please note that we will not allow any wrestlers to participate in practice until all paperwork is turned in.

 

Practices:

We are looking forward to seeing your athlete at practice beginning November 7th & 8th.  Wrestlers will be placed into three groups (Bronze Silver & Elite).  All three groups will focus on the fundamentals of wrestling.  However, the more advanced groups will be more challenging both mentally and physically.  In order to advance to the elite group, each wrestler must demonstrate a continuous work ethic and drive to learn more advanced wrestling skills as well as be a great practice partner.  We are confident that this system will streamline the process to make all wrestlers in every group more successful.

Practice begins the week of November 7th and 8th. All practices are held at the Yorkville Freshman Academy. Enter behind the school, to the right of the stadium.


Bronze  Level

  • Practice begins 11/8/22
  • Practices are T/Th 5:45 – 6:45 
  • FEE $150
  • Your athlete should register for Bronze if:
    • Your athlete is a 1st year wrestler & they are 4-8 years old; or
    • Your athlete wrestled bronze last season and you have not been told to sign up for silver

Silver Level

  • Practice begins 11/7/22
  • Practices are M/Tu/Th 6:00-7:30
  • Fee $200
  • Your athlete should register for Silver if:
    • Your athlete is a 1st year wrestler & they are 9+ years old; or
    • Your athlete wrestled silver last year

Black Foxes Elite (Gold)

  • Practice begins 11/7/22
  • Practices are M/W/Th 6:00-7:30 (occasional Tuesdays)
  • Fee $300
  • Your athlete should register for Elite if:
    • Your athlete wrestled elite last season; or
    • A head coach has instructed you to register for Elite

*If your athlete has wrestling experience with another club, please reach out to Head Coach Ryan Ferguson, to discuss which level your athlete should register for.

Our practices are closed to parents.  That means that unless a parent is coaching, they will not be allowed into the practice facility. 

 

Equipment:

Wrestling shoes and headgear are required for all practices and are each wrestler’s responsibility to obtain.  For singlets and bags wYc will supply if needed.  wYc requires that each athlete leave a $100 deposit check with us at equipment pick up.  No equipment will be provided without deposit. This check will be returned at the end of the regular season when your equipment is returned and confirmation of volunteer hours at the Fighting Foxes Invitational is met.

Fundraising:

There is a $100 fundraising requirement for each wrestling family. More details regarding the fundraiser can be found under the Registration tab. The fundraising check will be collected during the parent meeting or on the first day of practice.

Tournament Registration:

We anticipate that the online tournament registration will open a few weeks after we begin practice for the 2022-2023 season.  You will be able to register for a block of tournaments at one time or each tournament individually. The website service that we use charges an additional processing fee of 3.5% + $2 per transaction. Unfortunately, this is an unavoidable charge that we must endure to use this registration system.  For example, if you log on 10 different times and register for 10 tournaments individually it will cost you 3.5% + $20.  But if you log on and register for 10 tournaments at the same time, it will cost you 3.5% + $2.

 

Volunteer Hours:

wYc will be hosting our annual tournament, Yorkville Fighting Foxes Invitational on 12/11/22.  We need volunteers to make this tournament a success, and it is an expectation that your family is available to work at this event.  Job sign-up sheets will be available at practices closer to date of tournament.

 

Coaching:

If you are interested in coaching with us for the upcoming season, you must follow the instructions under the coach tab on the Yorkville Wrestling Club website.  All coaches must be fully registered, and background checked to work with athletes.  Coaches are responsible for paying their own costs for registration and background checks.  Please use the same system log on you used to register your athlete to register as a coach. *Bronze Coaches do not need to have any wrestling experience; you will learn as you go. We typically need a lot more help with the younger kids so any/all volunteers are appreciated!

 

Registration:

To register your child for the 2022-2023 season, log into your Sports NGIN account and follow the “Regular Season Registration” link.  Please note that the email address you list as your "primary" address during this registration will be the email address used by coaches and wYc to send you updated information throughout the season.  Please provide us with a working email address that you check on a frequent basis.  We have also found that some email addresses associated with an employer may block our emails, so we suggest using a personal email address. You can add a second email to your account so that your spouse/significant other can receive the club emails as well.  For information on adding a second email address, after you complete this registration click on the website assistance tab on the Yorkville Wrestling Club homepage.  If you have problems, please contact the website administrator (See Contact Us).

Registration fees for the wYc regular wrestling season will be $150 for Bronze group wrestlers, $200 for Silver group wrestlers, and $300 for Elite group wrestlers, this includes a USA Wrestling card and team shirt customized with name. For the 2022/23 season your wrestler should register for

Bronze if:

  • Your athlete is a 1st year wrestler & they are 4-8 years old; or
  • Your athlete wrestled bronze last season and you have not been told to sign up for silver

Silver if:

  • Your athlete is a 1st year wrestler & they are 9+ years old; or
  • Your athlete wrestled silver last year

Elite if:

  • Your athlete wrestled elite last season; or
  • A head coach has instructed you to register for Elite;

*If your athlete has wrestling experience with another club, please reach out to Head Coach Ryan Ferguson, to discuss which level your athlete should register for.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure all information is provided accurately.  To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or checking account information available.  You will have the option to pay your registration fee in installments using a credit card.  The deposit due at time of registration will be 1/2 of your total per athlete.  The second installment, 1/2, will be automatically charged to your credit card on December 8th.

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Lauren Middleton

Registration

Phone: (630) 333-8294