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updated as of July 4, 2018

Equipment for Wrestlers

Important Notes

- parents should mark all personal gear with sharpies

- parents can sell back singlets to DYS at the end of season for a partial discount

- wrestlers are required to use singlets or fight shorts with the standard DYS Thunder design

- head gear is sometimes not required in off-season events but it is required in the winter NVWF events

- mouth guards are always needed when braces are evident

Mandatory Equipment

- competition singlets, or fight shorts/ compression shirts (mandatory for competitions)

- DYS previously provided singlets on seasonal loan with a deposit, however, parents will have to obtain them in the future through either of the following:

(a) buy new ones online via an online store arranged by DYS

(b) buy old ones from DYS at a discount

(c) buy them from other parents that have out-grown last year's models

(d) swap with parents 

- singlet size chart seen below

- head gear (mandatory for competitions)

- DYS previously head gear on seasonal loan with a deposit, however, parents will have to obtain them in the future through either of the following:

(a) buy new ones online via any available site

(b) buy old ones from DYS at a discount

(c) buy them from other parents that have out-grown last year's models

(d) swap with parents 

- shoes (mandatory for competitions)

- wrestlers purchase their own from a local store on online

- suggest ASICs due to a wider foot and rubber on sides of shoes

- all major sporting goods stores carry new shoes

- Play-It-Again Sports in Leesburg carries new and used shoes

- Top Of The Podium private wrestling facility in Sterling VA  carry new shoes (Adidas)

- Last year's models are available from fellow DYS families that outgrew theirs; simply ask coaches and families

- mouth guards ~ are required for all wrestlers with braces, and highly encouraged for all others to protect teeth from sudden impacts that could cause concussions

hair nets ~ are required for anyone with hair touching their necks, and purchased separately by parents

nail clippers and liquid disinfectant to clip all finger nails before tournaments and wipe hands, elbows, knees, and foreheads after wrestling matches

Singlet Size Chart

- Singlet size charthttp://www.bluechipwrestling.com/size-charts 

Other Equipment Suggested

- Sharpies to mark all your equipment with phone numbers

- Back pack to carry your stuff

- Disinfectant spray for shoes

- Hand wipes and anti bacterial wipes for hands, fingers, foreheads, elbows, etc

Backpacks or bags to carry items ~ purchased by parents

Water bottles ~ wrestlers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to stay hydrated before, during, and after practices and matches

First aid kits ~ although coaches and trainers often carry such equipment, wrestlers are encouraged to pack noise plugs, band aids, surgical tape and disinfectants for quick access