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Mixed Practices(Novice/Open/Elite)

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until September 1, 2022

Mixed Practices(Novice/Open/Elite)
Description of Practice Levels
– Novice Wrestlers(1st and 2nd year wrestlers 8 years old or less)
– Open Wrestlers(1st/2nd/3rd/4th year wrestlers 8 and up)

– Elite Wrestlers(3rd year and above)
Expanded Information about Novice/Open/Elite classes
Novice – This group is geared towards a slower pace of learning with more fun and games.  The goal of this group is to teach the wrestlers to love the sport while also teaching the most basic  fundamentals in USA Wrestling’s Level 1 core curriculum.   We do a lot of agility and tumbling with this group and usually end the practice with a game(except for last Thursday we didn’t play a game because as a group our attention/focus was not up to par).  We demand your wrestler’s attention in practice(regardless of level) and we do call them out for being a disruption to the group.  That being said, we are pretty lax and understanding with our novice group compared to Open/Elite because we do understand that these are 4-8 year old kids 🙂
Open – This group is geared toward accelerated learning of the fundamentals of wrestling and wrestling movements.  The goal of this group is to get wrestlers’ competition ready as quickly as possible through teaching all of USA Wrestling Level 1 core curriculum and some of USA Wrestling Level 2 and 3 core curriculum.  We do some agility and tumbling with this group as well as a fair amount of conditioning.
Elite – This group is geared toward continued mastery of our “go to” offenses and defenses and keeping our wrestlers in the best wrestling shape as is possible.  This group is expected to know and be able to perform USAW’s level 1 curriculum completely as well as much from level 2 and 3.  We are constantly introducing new techniques to our elite wrestlers.  The expectations are that the wrestlers in our Elite room are training to become State/National Placers and Champions.  These practices are all gas and no brakes and can be VERY physically and mentally demanding for your wrestler(s).  Our goal has always been and remains to be to break down your wrestlers physically and mentally so we can then build them back up stronger.  Lots of blood, sweat, tears, and puke have been shed in these practices.  Once your wrestler is ready for the Elite room, it is in my and all of our staff/boards opinion that the treatment they get in that room will have a tremendous and invaluable impact on them both on and off the mat for the rest of their lives!
*Starting this week we will begin to identify kids that I think are candidates to move up or down a level.  As long as your wrestler can meet the expectations of any given room we will not force a move but I will suggest what we think is best for your wrestler’s development.
Coaching Information
– In order to coach for TBTWC you need to complete a background check, complete safesport training, and purchase a Wrestling Leader membership from USA Wrestling.
– Go to USAW’s membership website and create a profile.
– Under that profile on that website you will be able to do the BG check/ follow a link to SS training/and pay for your USAW wrestling leader membership.
– BG check and SS training must be done b4 it will let you purchase WL membership.
– IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THE COACHING STEPS MAKE SURE YOU ADD TOPEKA BLUE THUNDER AS YOUR CLUB AFFILIATION IN YOUR USAW PROFILE SO I CAN ACCEPT AND HAVE EASY ACCESS TO YOUR RECORDS OF COMPLETING THESE STEPS!

Details

Date:
August 1
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CDT
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