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October 8th - Youth Program Informational Meeting

Are you new to wrestling and want to learn more about the sport and our Waconia Wrestling programs for this year? Are you on the fence about signing up your child for wrestling this year? Are you curious how this season will work relative to COVID-19 protocols? Or, do you have any other questions about the season?

If so, we will be hosting a virtual informational meeting about this year's youth wrestling season, on October 28th at 6:30pm.

Register at the following link to receive the invitation to this meeting (which will be held via Zoom or WebEx).


2020-2021 Youth Wrestling Registration - Now Open!

See the following link here for how to register à


Youth Wrestling Program Offerings for 2020-2021:

Junior Wildcat Grappler 5 Week Camp (NEW!)

Ages Pre-K-Kindergarten for brand new wrestlers (or with very minimal experience). This brand new camp is intended for Pre-K and Kindergarteners kids looking to try the sport for the first time in a relaxed environment. Kids will learn basic wrestling movements, wrestling stance and motion drills, and an introduction to basic fundamentals in the sport mixed in with fun wrestling specific games and activities. Kids will also learn the rules of a wrestling match and how to score points.

Dates: Mondays, November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14

Waconia Middle School Wrestling Room & Fitness Room

Fee: $40

The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 4.

Additional Fees: $10 Late fee due after Wednesday, November 4 if space is available.

Enrollment Limit - 16


Traditional Winter Season Youth Wrestling Program

The traditional youth wrestling season is broken into two parts. The 1st season runs from mid-November through January 28th. The 2nd season is optional and goes from February until March 28. Additional details for the 2nd season will be announced in January. Practices are scheduled to begin mid-November and will be 2 times per week at the Middle School Wrestling Room / Fitness Room. More information on practice times/dates/location will be shared prior to the season starting. A parent meeting to outline expectations, review the parent handbook and answer questions will be held via virtually on November 9th.


Practice Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays (evenings)

Practice Start Date: November 17th

Times: TBD will be communicated after registration

Location: Waconia Middle School Wrestling Room & Fitness Room

Fees: Option 1 Fee: $140, includes T-shirt plus PURCHASE of a NEW Wildcat singlet OR Option 2 Fee: $75, don’t need a NEW Wildcat singlet.

Extra singlets are NOT available for purchase after the registration deadline. The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 4.

Additional Fees: $10 Late Fee due after Wednesday, November 4 if space is available.

Enrollment Limit - 80 kids


Practice Groups:

Novice Group - Program for Kindergarten – 1st grade kids. NOTE: Kindergarten wrestlers must have at least 1 year of wrestling experience. For brand new Kindergarteners and PreK, see details for separate "Wildcat Little Grapplers" Camps program. This practice group will focus on introduction to the basic fundamentals, common movements, positions, stance, and games with a goal to learn the basic techniques and fundamentals of the sport and having fun.


Intermediate Group - Recommended for 2nd – 6th grade or for kids with approximately 1-2 years of wrestling experience). This practice group is geared for kids with some experience in the sport and will focus on refinement and details of basic positions/ techniques and an introduction to some advanced techniques and concepts as well. Brand new 3rd and 4th graders are encouraged to enroll with this group.


Advanced Group - Recommended for 3rd – 6th grade with at least 2-3 years of wrestling experience or brand new 5th – 6th graders. This practice group is geared for our most competitive and advanced wrestlers and upper grade kids.

NOTE: Registration is not binding for the practice/group that your wrestler must attend. After registration (and also during the season), the coach staff will determine the most appropriate practice group to attend to support the best path of development for each wrestler and to allow for the best matching of practice partners, skill development and growth..

At this time it is still unknown if the Waconia Wrestling Tournament will take place in District facilities. This will be determined at a later date.

All COVID-19 guidelines must be followed throughout the season.


Contact Jeff Katherman at for questions. Go Cats!

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Thank you to our amazing sponsors for their ongoing support of our k-12 wrestling program.

Click on the link below to see a list of our sponsors.

IMPORTANT - Register to receive wrestling communications and emails

Becoming a member of the Waconia Wildcats Wrestling website allows you to get updates & information sent to you (after creating an account you can then register for communication updates.) Email list created by your registration will be the only emails used, so if you don't register, you will not receive any communications

Please note that creating an account to be a member of the site is the first step, you then must also register to receive communications. We suggest that each parent/wrestler registers for the communications individually-thanks!

To receive text and calendar updates & notifications, you must login into your sports ngin account, click on your username, select account settings and choose the options you want/enter cell info. Also, be sure to download the sports ngin app on your smartphone, and follow the Waconia Wrestling (youth and middle and high school are two separate teams!)

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