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updated as of Jul 14, 2018


Overall Program

- Dulles Youth Sports provides opportunities for kids to wrestle throughout the year

- The winter season is the main part of the program

- The spring season involves advanced folkstyle competitions as well as freestyle and greco roman

- The summer season involves summer camps, clinics, and tournaments

- The fall season is typically the pre-season where kids prepare in advance of the main winter season


Winter Season 2018-19

- DYS expects to be structured using the House, All-Star, Travel model used in other sports

- DYS anticipates having roughly 6 groups each containing 25-30 kids

- Five of the six groups will be aligned with the "House" program where kids do the following

- practice 2-times per week

- compete on Sundays in the NVWF thoughout the Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Culpeper, and King George counties

- compete in a season-end-finale the last weekend in February

- Of those five groups, kids will be selected for the "All-Star" program where kids may have several additional options as follows:

- compete in their own age division plus "bump-up" to compete in the next higher age division in the NVWF

- practice on a 3rd day in the week with other wrestlers exposed to more instruction

- compete in the Dulles Duals (elementary school or middle school teams)

- The Sixth group is a "Travel" team comprised of "Advanced" and "Elite" wrestlers that practice together three times per week, and compete in the surrounding multi-state area. Practices and competitions are as follows:

- a 3rd day of practice is available with the Ranger Wrestling Club of Leesburg to give diversity of partners

- additional practices may be made available with other surrounding clubs on ocassion

- Advanced kids compete in MDWL on Sundays, and other open tournaments on other Sundays

- Elite kids compete in MDWL as well as open tournamnents on saturdays

- Elite kids compete in higher level duals with partner clubs on a selective basis

- all travel kids compete in a mid-March MDWL season-end-finale tournament

- all travel kids compete in VAWA States the last weekend of February 


How kids are assigned to winter groups and competitions ~ Click Here


Fall 2018 Season

- DYS provides opportunities for kids to get weekly practices for full time or part time wrestlers

- Open tournaments are available for kids that want to enter in September or October period

- Select kids will be chosen for high end duals teams on an ad hoc basis

- DYS costs for the Fall 2018 season only include practice sessions managed by DYS coaches

- Additional practices are available in the surrounding area (costs separately)


Summer 2018 Season

- DYS provides opportunities for practices for full time or part time wrestlers late in the August period

- Summer camps are available (see separate tab)


Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF)

- NVWF is comprised of 30-plus clubs in the northern VA area with 2000 wrestlers

- Information is online ~ Click Here 

- NVVWF is an individual style tournament where kids are grouped according to age, weight, and experience

- Overview of NVVW ~ Click Here 


Mason Dixon Wrestling League (MDWL) 

- MDWL competes on Sundays in January and February between Front Royal and beyond Winchester along the route 81 corridor. This league is for our more experienced wrestlers only. 


Dulles Duals

- DYS competes in select duals for elementary and middle schools periodically throughout the season. Duals are structured with a set of roughly 10-12 roster slots whereby kids compete against other teams for team points.


Capitol Area Wrestling League (CAWL) 

- Some of the more advanced wrestlers also participate in CAWL which is a duals format in the Washington metropolitan area (http://www.cawlwrestling.com/). This league is for our more experienced wrestlers. 


Open Tournaments

- DYS wrestlers also may enter "open" individual style tournaments throughout PA, VA, MD, DE, NJ and VA areas. Sources include: