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ALL PRACTICE GROUP SCHEDULES ~ SEE THE SCHEDULE TAB

 

THUNDER PRACTICES AND COMPETITIONS:

- Thunder wrestlers compete in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation - NVWF - held on most Sundays through the season.

- Practice room group assignments are based on age, weight, and skill level.  Adjustments are often made upon coach evaluations of skill level, availability of partners, and wrestler attitude, and mental toughness.

- Boys and girls are integrated with all groups for coed practices and competitions. 

 

THUNDER PRACTICE GROUPS:

Expectations:

- Practice 2x per week minimum

- Compete in NVWF as the main part of the program

- Competition opportunities exist for kids that can't compete on Sundays

Practice groups defined:

Black-Lightweights: grades K-4 with less than one year of prior experience assigned by weight

Black-Heavyweights: grades K-4 with less than one year of prior experience assigned by weight

Silver: grades 3-5 with prior years of experience (adjustments in age, skill, weight are made)

Gold: grades 6-8 (adjustments in age, skill, weight may be made) 

 

LIGHTNING PRACTICE GROUPS:

Expectations:

- Practice 3x per week minimum

- Compete in Mason Dixon as the main part of the program

- Lightblue Mason Dixon group get exhibition matches as needed or requested

- Devgru compete in MDWL and CAWL  

Practice groups defined:

Lightblue Mason Dixon group: select kids between grades 4-8 expected to compete in longer duration events, and pracitce 3x per week

Development group (Devgru): select kids between grades 4-8 expected to compete at higher level competitions and practice 3x per week