The Knights will officially start competing in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF) this upcoming Winter.
The objective of the KWA's youth program is to develop body-awareness, agility, and confidence among all age groups. The 5-10 year-olds will be introduced to the framework of wrestling through mild exercises that paint a broad picture of the nature of the sport and practice these concepts through fun instructional games. The 11-14 year-olds will direct their focus towards preparing for the next level - high school. This includes establishing routines through technique-specific training, exercising patience and persistence through challenging experiences that mirror the real-world, and demonstrating respect under all circumstances to their peers and instructors.
Founded in 1966, the Federation brings over 1,800+ wrestlers together to grow the sport of wrestling. Unfortunately, children in pre-school are not permitted to participate. All competition will be within the designated age groups, which are broken down into the following:
- 6 & Under - "Bantams"
- 8 & Under - "Midgets"
- 10 & Under - "Juniors"
- 12 & Under - "Intermediates"
- 14 & Under - "Seniors"
Training for the league officially begins in November and culminates in a tournament at the end of February. All events will run on Sundays. Practices will be divided into two sessions based on the age groups (Bantam-Juniors & Intermediates-Seniors).
Learn more about the Federation by visiting their homepage: