Novice Red Team Information

The Novice Red Team is our largest and most diverse team regarding the kids' age on this team. Kids on this team must be at least 7 years old but can be as old as 14 years of age. Many kids on the Red Team are in their first or second year of wrestling and are learning the fundamentals of wrestling.

It is also the team that many kids spend several seasons on before acquiring the technical, emotional, and physical skills necessary to advance to the Intermediate team.

This is the level where we spend a significant amount of time drilling and wrestling live so kids can acquire "a feel" for body position, pressure, balance and develop the critical muscle memory that is needed to excel in the sport of wrestling.

Participants on this team are discouraged from competing more than once or twice a month, and many kids will not compete at all during their first year on the Novice Red team.

  • The Novice Red Team is for kids ages 7-12, with 0-3 years of wrestling experience.
  • The Novice Red team is often our largest team. Most kids spend several seasons before acquiring the technical, emotional, and physical skills necessary to advance to the Intermediate team. It is also the team that we often see the widest variety of age and skill levels within the team.
  • This is the level where we spend a significant amount of time drilling and wrestling live so kids can acquire "a feel" for body position, pressure, balance and develop the critical muscle memory that is needed to excel in the sport of wrestling.
  • Participants on this team are discouraged from competing more than once or twice a month, and many kids will not compete at all during their first year on the Novice Red team.
  • Development is the goal, and many kids at this age are not emotionally mature enough to handle winning or losing and the pressure that comes from competing on a 1-on-1 basis.
  • As coaches, we will focus on skill development, proper technique, fundamental wrestling, and developing a love and passion for the sport.

All CWC Novice Red Team members will practice at The Barn on T/TH from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.