BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS REQUIRE MASKS FOR ANYONE ENTERING THE BUILDING. The only time masks may be removed is when a player is actively participating in a sport when the coach is giving instruction (try to maintain social distancing), and the referee is actively refereeing. SPECTATORS MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES.
BAA Wrestling Program Overview
The Bloomington Athletic Association delivers fun, affordable, and safe youth sports experiences fueled by our passionate volunteers. Our Wrestling program provides kids preschool to 8th grade the opportunity to develop sportsmanship, teamwork, and strengthening motor skills, all while having fun in a family-friendly and competitive atmosphere.
For our Wrestling program, volunteers are needed as coaches, assistant coaches, and other volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also connect with a coach or team manager.
COACHING: As always, we are completely dependent on you as parents to help make this sport the best possible by volunteering your time as a head coach, assistant coach, or other volunteer roles. What better way to be involved with your children than to be a part of their team during the season? Without you, we cannot run this program!
Thank you for considering how you might be able to support our team and season!
BAA Tournaments and Playoffs
BAA Wrestling plans to host a Bloomington tournament at the end of January, dates to be determined. BAA Wrestling also participates in a variety of local tournaments as a team. We encourage all wrestlers to consider participating in these tournaments and the team and any other tournaments that the wrestler would like to as an individual wrestler. BAA Wrestling will assist families in finding tournaments and sharing information regarding possible tournaments throughout the season.
|Age Group||Children in K through 8th grade.|
|Experience||BAA Wrestling includes practices and weekend tournaments. Practices consist of working on fundamentals, technique, and cardio. Wrestling will challenge your kids both physically and mentally. Join us in supporting personal growth and physical activity in this wrestling season.|
|Game Fundamentals||The fundamentals in our program include sportsmanship skills, mental and physical strength, building self-confidence, great exercise, and lasting community connections.|
|Where||Practices are at the Kennedy Wrestling room and tournaments in the twin cities metro area.|
|Season Dates||November - March Expect the official schedule in December at the Minneapolis Park Board Meeting.|
|Days & Times||Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM and some weekend meets. **UPDATED 11/16/2021**
Grades K - 2 program runs from 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM T & Th
Grades 3 - 7 program runs from 6:50 PM - 8:00 PM T & Th
|Equipment||BAA Wrestling will provide a singlet for wrestlers to use during tournaments.
*Headgear is highly encouraged.
*No one will be allowed to wrestle with pins, buttons, zippers, pockets, loops, belts, or snaps.
*No jewelry of any kind nor gum is allowed.
*Fingernails must be kept short and trimmed of sharp edges. Fingernails will be checked at meets and practices.
*Wrestling or tennis shoes are to be worn in practice and meets at all times. No one will be allowed to wrestle in socks or with bare feet. If you do not have wrestling shoes, you may wear regular gym shoes. You need to make sure the bottoms are clean, and hand carry them in and put them on when you get into the wrestling room. Do not wear your street shoes into the wrestling room at any time. We need to keep the mats clean and dry.
*Mouthguards are permitted with the parents assuming all responsibilities.
|Registration | Fees||$100.00|
BAA Wrestling Contacts
|Wrestling Commissioner||Matt Workcuffemail@example.com||612.360.3443|
|Assistant Wrestling Commissioner||Erin Copelandfirstname.lastname@example.org||612.554.3484|