Berlin Minutemen Wrestling Ready To Go

Youth wrestling program now accepting registration. Wrestlers can be from any town.


Looking for a sport that will help improve your hand-eye coordination, agility, overall strength, weight loss self confidence and teach teamwork? Come join the Minutemen and learn how to wrestle. This program will teach the basic moves used in high school. Nothing like you see on television, No WWE here. Have fun and be safe. Contests and games will be used to teach basic skills in wrestling. No experience necessary and participants wrestle against opponents of their own weight and ability. Wrestling will improve balance, hand-eye coordination.

The program is divided into four groups. The PK, K and first graders will meet on Monday and Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. and the fourth, fifth and sixth graders meet on Monday and Wednesdays from 6:45 PM to 7:45 p.m. Then second and third graders will meet on Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. The Tournament Team consisting of experienced fourth, fifth and sixth graders  as well as all seventh and eighth graders will practice from 6:45 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays as well.

Again this year the tournament team will be coached by Terryville HS Head Coach Pete Veleas. Tournament Team members are expected to wrestle in youth tournaments scheduled on Sunday’s during the season.

Beginning in January, matches against other youth programs will be held on Friday evenings. The program will be held in the Berlin High School Wrestling Room on Patterson Way.

Registration includes: a T-shirt, USAW Membership, insurance and plenty of action! The program runs from Monday, November 26 to Thursday, March 5, 2013. There are usually no practices on holidays or when school is closed.  Participants should wear T-shirt, shorts/sweatpants, socks and wrestling shoes or other lightweight sneakers. Clothing with zippers is not allowed.

Cost for this program is only $75 per child and $70 for each child after that. Please make checks payable to: Berlin Wrestling Club and send it with a registration form to: Roger Moss, 80 Brandegee Lane, Berlin, CT 06037.  You may secure a registration form or pay online at our website at: www.berlinyouthwrestling.com. If you have questions please contact Program Head Coach: C. Roger Moss at (860) 828-9818.

Berlin has long enjoyed a strong wrestling program at the High School and Middle School levels. The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the Berlin Youth Wrestling until 2004-05. The club as of the 2005-2006 season became a full member of USA Wrestling Connecticut.

This program was started to expand the interest to wrestling to the younger boys and girls who live in Berlin, CT. Over the year's many people have been involved and helped the program get to where it is today. We are open to boys & girls in grades K to 8.

2012-13, Head Coach Roger Moss will begin his 16th year with the Berlin Youth Program. Coach Moss started the wrestling program in Orange CT, which after one year became a varsity sport at Amity High School. Coach Moss was the head coach for four years there.  He has also been the head coach at Longmeadow High School, MA and wrestled for one year at Springfield College before starting his coaching career as an assistant at Springfield Tech. Coach Moss started his wrestling career at Pulaski High in New Britain.

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