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Messages to parents on youth sports in general

- Our coaches are very experienced in youth sports programs.  We encourage kids and families to get involved for general physical fitness, fun, and opportunities to meet others.  We also have learned that kids need opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to become competitve for today's high school varsity programs.  DSYS recognizes needs to balance life, school, sports, and extracurricular activities, and therefore provides opportunities for athletes of all levels.  

- If you are looking to become generally familiar with youth wrestling we have the program for you.  If you are looking to compete at higher levels, we create opportunities for you to train at least three times per week to keep pace with other local team competitors.

- The DSYS coaching staff is comprised of many professions including teachers in local area schools. Moreover, DSYS coaches have a great deal of experience dealing with male and female youth athletes at all ages and sporting experiences from recreation to travel/elite including baseball, softball, football, track, rugby, and of course wrestling. DSYS coaches understand the pressures to compete at youth, high school, and college levels. Life is certainly a balance and DSYS has a structured format for just about any level athlete. 

 - Pressures and trends on youth sports families have been quietly understood for a long time and now revealed in the following HBO special. 

- pressures to play sports early and often ~ HBO Sports Report by Bryant Gumbel Aug 2017

- pressures to play sports early and often ~ HBO Report Summary


Freestyle Wrestling - The Style Used by Olympics and International Community

Basic Rules for Freestyle (typically April - September)

- Jordan Burroughs explains ~ online

2017 USA Seniors World Championships Highlights (Freestyle)

- Highlights Wrestling World cup 2017 ~ online

- August 2017 world championships summary overview ~ online video

- August 2017 Kyle Snyder wins Gold to get USA Team Gold - online

- August 2017 Jordan Burroughs wins Gold early in USA fight to win Team Gold ~ online

- August 2017 Helen Maroulis wins Gold at World Championships to help USA get Team Silver ~ online

2017 USA Juniors World Championships Highlights (Freestyle)

- August 2017 Mark Hall wins Gold to help US win Team Gold ~ online

- August 2017 Men's US Junior team wins Gold ~ online

2017 USA Cadet Team at World Championships (Freestyle)

- Kurt McHenry, Ranger Wrestling Club in Leesburg VA, Wins Gold at 2017 Cadet Freestyle World Championships

- Gold medal match ~ video online TBD

- Semifinals match with great shots and reshots examples ~ match video online and interview

- Article_1, article_2

- McHenry, Wins Gold at 2016 Cadet Freestyle World Championships

- article online

- video online


Folkstyle Wrestling - The Style Used by DYS and High School Wrestlers

Basic Rules for Folkstyle (applies to NVWF, Mason Dixon, CAWL, and High School)

- Wrestling 101 with John Smith, Head Coach for Oklahoma State University ~ online video

- Wrestling 101:  Takedowns, Referee's Position, Escape, Reversal, Scoring, Locked Hands, by John Smith, ~ online video

- Wrestling 101:  Pin/Fall, Out of Bounds, Illegal Moves, Injury Timeouts, Match & Dual Meet Scoring, by John Smith ~ online video

- Wrestling 101:  Control, Stalling, Potentially Dangerous, Stalemate, Narrated by John Smith ~ online video

College matches

- 2017 NCAA Wrestling Highlights National Championships -St.louis ~ online

- More 2017 NCAA Highlights ~ online

- 2016 NCAA Wrestling Highlights ~ online

- 2015 NCAA Wrestling Highlights National Championships -St.Louis ~ online

- Logan Steiber (Ohio State) vs Zane Retherford (Penn State) popular ~ online

- Gene Mills (Syracuse) vs Joe Gonzalez (Cal State) 1979 historically infamous ~ online

Example Matches Displaying DYS Technical and Mental Performance

- DYS trains wrestlers to control emotions, remained focused, persevere, overcome obstacles, face adversity, and exercise determination to become better in school, sports, and community by respecting self and others while displaying good sportsmanship

- DYS wrestler shows determination and composure even upon defeat 21-Jan-2017 ~ video

- DYS wrestler overcomes prior defeat to win next day 22-Jan-2017 ~ video

- DYS wrestler dominates same foe at season end 12-Mar-2017 ~ period-1period-2period-3

- Febuary 2017 VAWA Duals ~ Team Picture

- May 2017 National Elementary School Duals Pic-1 and Pic-2