Youth Program

The Knights will officially start competing in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF) this upcoming Winter.

The Knights

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be accommodating wrestlers ages 8 and under until the winter of 2019-2020.

The objective of the KWA's youth program is to develop body-awareness, agility, and confidence. Wrestlers 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.

Youth Program Details

Monday, November 5, 2018 - Sunday, February 24 2019

Practices: Mondays/Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:00 PM. Wrestlers must bring clean workout gear and shoes to every practice. Headgear is optional at practices, though strongly recommended.

Events & Travel: All competition will be held on Sundays throughout the day. Parents must provide transportation for children. No exceptions.

Fees include the NVWF registration fee, a USA Wrestling card, one KWA t-shirt, one KWA drawstring bag, and one KWA lanyard. Additionally, pricing includes training services on regularly scheduled practices days and hours with the exception of federal holidays.
Coaches will be present at pre-determined/announced events on Sundays.

Fees do not include a singlet, wrestling shoes, or headgear. An order form for singlet orders will be posted in late October/early November.

The Federation

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) effective during the Winter of 2019-2020.

Learn more about the Federation by visiting their homepage: