Youth 2018-2019


Auburn Takedown Youth Wrestling
Youth (1st through 6th graders)

September 18, 2018

Sep 24: K-8 Prep Camp
Warrior Wrestling and IRONCLAD are hosting a youth prep camp for K-8th graders at WWC’s facility on Saturday, September 29th. This will be a great prep for the upcoming season! There will be three sessions from 9-11 AM, 1-3 PM, and 5-7 PM. All for a single fee of $50! Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. A concession stand with drinks and snacks will also be available. Don’t miss this golden opportunity! Sign up at Warrior Wrestling Facility in Calera the morning of the camp.
Who: K-8th Graders
What: Youth Prep Camp
When: Sep 29th
Where: Warrior Wrestling Facility - 2469 Highway 31, Calera, AL 35040
Fee: $50 for all 3 sessions! (9-11AM, 1-3PM, 5-7PM)
Link to Flyer


USA Wrestling Update: Important
The following information was promulgated during Team Alabama's (USA Wrestling) coaches meeting on Sunday, Sep 19th.

USAW Membership
Contrary to previous postings, a USA Wrestling membership 
IS required for all practices and clinics. For those NOT planning to participate in any tournament, wrestlers are required (at a minimum) to have a Limited Folkstyle Athlete Membership ($15) USAW Membership. Those who DO plan to wrestle in the upcoming tournaments (including those out-of-state) will require a “Full Athlete” membership ($41).  Either membership can be purchased through the following website: www.usawmembership.com.  If you are unsure, simply purchase a “Limited” membership now and upgrade to the full membership later. You’ll be able to print a paper membership card immediately and can purchase a “hard card” for $10 extra which you will receive in the mail.


USAW Tournament Schedule
This is a *DRAFT* 2018-2019 tournament schedule.
12/01: Mountain Brook (BFTB)

12/08: Pike Road
12/15: Alex City
12/22: Birmingham YMCA (BFTB)
12/28-29: *Dixie Nationals*
         12/28: Dixie Duals (team competition)
         12/29: Dixie Nationals (individual competition)

01/05: Tallassee
01/12: Hoover (BFTB)
01/19: TBD (BFTB)
01/26: USAW State Tournament @ Spain Park HS

Notes
1) Participation in two tournaments are required to qualify for the State Tournament on 01/26.
2) BFTB (Battle For The Belt) Tournaments. Top finishers in ALL the BFTB tournaments compete for the overall BFTB Title at the State Tournament.
3) A combined AAU/USAW "Super State” tournament to be held after the state tournaments. Participants must place (1st-4th) in one of the previous tournaments to qualify. Additional details and date TBD.


Call for Volunteers and Coaches!
If you have a desire to get on the mat or assist behind the scenes, we could use your help!  For those with (or even without) wrestling experience, you could be a coach! Training for youth wrestlers is rather rudimentary and can be picked up fairly quickly. For the most part, once you learn the basic rules, positions, and techniques, you can be an incredible asset to the team as well as to your wrestler!

If you prefer to work behind the scenes, volunteers can assist with organizing car pooling to tournaments, helping parents who are new to the sport, promoting events through social media, and fundraising (yes, I know, a four-letter word!). To continue buidling our program, we could also use help in attracting more participation and stronger community support through media promotions.

The bottom line: Volunteering provides an opportunity to be an active part of our young grapplers experience as they progress into junior high and high school. It also increase team cohesiveness and brings us together as a family. Please e-mail me if you would be willing to help. Any support will be appreciated!


TeamSnap
We are excited to be using TeamSnap.com for all schedules and communications this season.  The app can be used on a desktop or smart phone. Previous team parents should have received an invitation to join the group. For new members and those who have NOT received an invite, please e-mail me with your contact information and you will receive one soon. As this is the first time we’re using this program, there may be a bit of a learning curve.


Pre-Season Workout Schedule

Who: 1st through 6th grade students

Schedule
Mon: Auburn MMA, 4-5 PM
Tue: Kagefit, 6:30-7:30 PM
Wed: Auburn MMA, 4-5 PM
        Kagefit, 6:00-7:15 PM
Thu: No practice. (Thursday practices will be added when the season starts).
Fri: Kagefit, 5:30-6:30 PM

Workouts will include technique, (age appropriate) conditioning, speed, and strength training.

Since we are still unable to use Auburn Junior High, we will practice at Kagefit and Auburn MMA during the regular season.

This will mean a few changes from previous years.  First, along with those in the Auburn City Schools systems, we will be combining forces with wrestlers from adjacent school districts which will actually be to our benefit.  Second, monthly fees will now be required (see below for details).

Auburn MMA
Auburn Mixed Martial Arts offers classes for children and adults, individuals and families, in an encouraging fun,safe, and positive environment. Our students build strength and confidence while getting in shape.
Link to website     Address: 
2515 E Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830

Kagefit
We are a privately owned and operated business who truly cares about customer service and making sure we provide the best Adult and Children Mixed Martial Arts Classes possible at an affordable price.
Link to website      Address: 
3613 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801

Equipment: T-shirt, shorts, wrestling shoes (highly recommended)

Fees
Auburn MMA: Youth members currently enrolled in one of Auburn MMA classes / teams will not be assessed an additional fee to wrestle.  They are also allowed to attend wrestling practices at Kagefit at no extra cost.

Kagefit: Those not currently enrolled in Kagefit’s wrestling program will require a fee of $69/month paid to Kagefit. The normal $69 registration fee is waived. A portion of the monthly fee will be apportioned to Auburn MMA for those who practice at both locations.


Any questions, please ask!

Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: 
clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209




August 30, 2018

Youth Wrestling Announcement!
Wrestling season will be upon us soon and, following an agreement with Kagefit and Auburn MMA, pre-season youth practices will begin on Tuesday, September 4th on the following dates, times, and locations.

Pre-Season Workout Information

Schedule
Mon: Auburn MMA, 4-5 PM
Tue: Kagefit, 6:30-7:30 PM
Wed: Auburn MMA, 4-5 PM
        Kagefit, 6:00-7:15 PM
Thu: No practice. (Thursday practices will be added when the season starts).
Fri: Kagefit, 5:30-6:30 PM

Equipment: T-shirt, shorts, wrestling shoes (highly recommended)

Workouts will include technique, (age appropriate) conditioning, speed, and strength training.

Since we are still unable to use Auburn Junior High, we will practice at Kagefit and Auburn MMA during the regular season.

This will mean a few changes from previous years. First, we will be combining our Auburn City School elementary wrestlers with those from adjacent school districts which will enable us to be not only larger, but also allow for more effective practices.  Second, monthly fees will now be required (see below for details) since we will be practicing at commercial facilities.

Fees
Auburn MMA: Youth members currently enrolled in one of Auburn MMA's classes / teams will not be assessed an additional fee to wrestle. They are also allowed to attend wrestling practices at Kagefit at no extra cost.

Kagefit: Those not currently enrolled in Kagefit’s wrestling program will require a fee of $69/month paid to Kagefit. The normal $69 registration fee is waived. A portion of the monthly fee will be apportioned to Auburn MMA for those who wish to practice at both locations.

Auburn MMA
Auburn Mixed Martial Arts offers classes for children and adults, individuals and families, in an encouraging fun,safe, and positive environment. Our students build strength and confidence while getting in shape.
Link to website.     Address: 
2515 E Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830

Kagefit
We are a privately owned and operated business who truly cares about customer service and making sure we provide the best Adult and Children Mixed Martial Arts Classes possible at an affordable price.
Link to website      Address: 
3613 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801

USA Wrestling
Membership is currently NOT required for pre-season or in-season practices.  However, wrestlers planning to compete during the regular season will be required to have a USAW Membership ($15 for a Limited Folkstyle Athlete Membership) through the following website: www.usawmembership.com.  You’ll be able to print a paper membership card immediately. If you desire, you can also purchase a “hard card” for $10 extra which you will receive in the mail.

Any questions, please ask!

Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: 
clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209




June 22nd, 2018

Summer Workouts!!
Kagefit has graciously allowed us to schedule weekly (Mon through Friday) youth practices starting July 9th through August 3rd (minus July 13th).  Practices will run once in the morning from 9:00 - 10:30 AM, and once in the afternoon from 2:00-3:30 PM.  Wrestlers can attend either one or both as desired. Note that this is NOT a camp, but should be considered summer workouts which will emphasize technique but also include strength and conditioning sessions.

   What: Youth Summer Workouts!
   Where: Kagefit - 3613 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL
   When: Starting Monday, July 9th through August 3rd (minus July 13th)
   Times: 
9:00-10:30 AM, 2:00-3:30 PM

   Fee: $20 for entire period
   Membership: Requires either an AAU or USA Wrestling card
   Gear to bring: T-shirt, shorts, wrestling shoes, headgear (optional)

   Participants MUST have either an AAU wrestling or USA Wrestling membership for liability purposes. The fee will be $20 for the entire period.

   USA Wrestling: www.usawmembership.com (get the limited $15 membership)

   AAU Wrestling: https://play.aausports.org/joinaau/multimembershipapplication 
                            (get the Regular card)

   If you are interested, please fill out and bring the attached enrollment form and payment to your wrestler’s first practice.  Registration Form

Post-Season Practices at Kagefit
Evening practices will still be available at Kagefit for $69/month.
Tue: 6:30-7:30 PM
Wed: 6:00-7:00 PM
Fri: 5:30-6:30 PM

Any questions, please ask!

Coach Clem Tanaka
E-mail: 
clemster@aol.com
Cell: (334) 728-1209