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Registration continues for youth wrestling program

Pagosa Springs Youth Wrestling is still accepting registration for its youth wrestling program.

The program runs from March 8-April 8. The registration fee is $10 per individual or $15 per family, which will be used to purchase T-shirts and awards.

All practices will be supervised by high school coach Dan Janowsky, along with the high school coaching staff and parent volunteers. Practices are held for three different age groups:

• First and second grades will practice Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-5:45 in the elementary school multipurpose room.

• Grades three and four will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at from 3:15-4:45 p.m., also in the elementary multipurpose room. Elementary school students can simply report to the multipurpose room immediately after school on the appropriate days.

• Intermediate school students (grades five and six) will practice from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday in the junior high wrestling room.

The sport of wrestling is widely known to have many benefits in the realm of physical fitness, self-discipline, and confidence. The Pagosa Youth Wrestling Program’s goal is to introduce the sport of wrestling to youngsters in an intramural format. Practices are structured toward developing general athletic skills, improving coordination and fitness, getting used to contact, and learning basic wrestling holds and concepts. While there are competitive wrestling games and situations performed in practice, every attempt is made to group kids appropriately by size, skill, age, and temperament. The program is very beneficial in developing coordination, confidence and allowing young children to enjoy exercise and healthy competition. It is designed to make all successful.

Our club will participate in a “Takedown Dual” with the Ignacio club in Ignacio on March 27. The season concludes with an intramural Takedown Tournament, tentatively scheduled for April 6 for first through fourth graders and April 8 for grades five and six.

Interested parents can register their child at practice and enrollment and registration is kept open through the early season. For more information, call Dan Janowsky, 264-4554.