2019-2020 VWA Fall-Winter Registration Information

ELIGIBILITY
The Virginia Wrestling Academy (VWA) is open to Select Wrestlers ages 10 and up. To enter the VWA, wrestlers should have at least 3 to 4 years of wrestling experience, and be ready for intense challenges in training to prepare for competitive wrestling tournaments. The VWA is geared toward readying wrestlers to hit the ground running at the start of high school and beyond. This includes the development of advanced wrestling techniques as well as mental and physical toughness necessary for success in highly competitive wrestling tournaments at the state and national levels. To enter the VWA, wrestlers should have developed an internal desire for the sport of wrestling that transcends parental encouragement. In other words, the wrestler needs to love it and want it themselves.

TEAM REGISTRATION PLANS
FALL-WINTER PLAN:
Normal Fall-Winter VWA Team registration/season dues are $600.00 which include: Select VWA Open Tournament Fees tournament fees, Training Facility fees for 1 October through 31 March , USA Wrestling Limited Folkstyle Wrestling card with Individual Insurance, Team T-shirt. Use of a team Singlet requires an additional $75.00 deposit (Sign up early by Thursday 29 August and the deposit is only $50!). This deposit will be returned at the End of Season with return of the Singlet). Payment of $600.00 is due upon registration. If this is difficult we will facilitate an initial payment of $300.00 or half of the balance due for more than 1 wrestler in a family. The follow-up payment of the remaining balance (e.g. $300.00 for 1 wrestler) is due 7 January. Advantages of the Fall-Winter Plan are:

– Helps stabilize our club for the future
– Club Member Rates for special camps and clinics hosted by Virginia Wrestling Academy
– Includes select VWA Open Tournament Fees (typically 4 or 5 depending on fundraising), USAW Limited Folkstyle Membership
with Individual Insurance, VWA T-Shirt, VWA/Highlanders Gear Bag
– Discounted sibling rates (Same as Full-Year Plan ) for families with more than one wrestler are:
1st Wrestler $600.00 • 2nd Wrestler $540.00
3rd Wrestler $480.00 • 4th Wrestler $FREE
– If you pay for this plan in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years, your wrestler is qualified for reduced fees starting Freshman year of High School:
Freshman High School Year: 25% Off
Sophomore High School Year: 50% Off
Junior High School Year: 75% Off
Senior High School Year: FREE!!
– Voting privileges as a Normal Member to help chart the club’s future.

WINTER PLAN:
The Winter Plan is a reduced plan for those who play other sports which go late into the fall. Winter Plan dues are $330 which include: Select VWA tournament fees (at least 3), Training Facility fees for 1 January through 31 March , USA Wrestling Limited Folkstyle Wrestling card with Individual Insurance, and team T-shirt. Payment of $330 +$75 Singlet deposit is due prior to 1 January.
Discounted sibling rates (Same as Full-Year Plan ) for families with more than one wrestler are:

1st Wrestler $330.00 • 2nd Wrestler $297.00
3rd Wrestler $264.00 • 4th Wrestler $FREE

FULL-YEAR PLAN:
We have a NEW FULL-YEAR PLAN beginning this year! For only $900 you can purchase training access at VWA for the ENTIRE YEAR (1 Oct – 30 Sep). An additional singlet deposit of $75.00 (Sign up early by Thursday 29 August and the singlet deposit is only $50!) will be due if you decide to compete. If this is difficult we will facilitate an initial payment of $450.00 or half of the balance due for more than 1 wrestler in a family. The follow-up payment of the remaining balance (e.g. $450.00 for 1 wrestler) is due 7 January. Here are the advantages of this NEW FULL-YEAR PLAN:
– Helps stabilize our club for the future
– Unrestricted access to training all year
– 10% off Club Member Rates for special camps and clinics hosted by Virginia Wrestling Academy
– Maintains the usual $75 per month average fee
– Includes select VWA Open Tournament Fees (typically 4 or 5 depending on fundraising), USAW Limited Folkstyle Membership
with Individual Insurance, VWA T-Shirt, VWA/Highlanders Gear Bag
– Sibling discount of 10% off 1-wrestler-rate for each additional wrestler
1st Wrestler $900.00 • 2nd Wrestler $810.00
3rd Wrestler $720.00 • 4th Wrestler $FREE
– If you pay for this plan in 7th and 8th grade years, your wrestler is qualified for reduced fees starting Freshman year of High School:
Freshman High School Year: 25% Off
Sophomore High School Year: 50% Off
Junior High School Year: 75% Off
Senior High School Year: FREE!!
– Special voting privileges to help chart the club’s future (your vote counts 1.5X that of normal members to elect officers).

MONTHLY PLAN:
The monthly plan is for those who do not wish to compete regularly with the VWA team but would only like to train month to month. The Monthly Plan for training only is $140 per month. A 10% discount per sibling is also available for this plan.

Wrestler age groups vary depending on tournaments entered. For reference, we expect the USA Wrestling Age Groups this year to be:

Men
Bantam Born 2012-2014
Intermediate Born 2010-2011
Novice Born 2008-2009
Schoolboy Born 2006-2007
Cadet Born 2004-2005
UWW Cadet Born 2003-2005
Junior Born 9/1/2000 and after; 9-12th Grade

Women

Intermediate Born 20011-2013
Novice Born 2008-2010
Schoolgirl Born 2006-2007
Cadet Born 2004-2005
UWW Cadet Born 2003-2005
Junior Born 9/1/2000 and after; 9-12th Grade

ATTENTION!!!! Physical space is limited and registration may end due to capacity. TO ENSURE YOUR WRESTLER’S ROSTER SPOT – Pay the $50 deposit prior to 29 August or pay $75 Deposit prior to 1 October via ELECTRONIC PAYMENT!!! The VWA dues include various select tournament fees. Our initial goal is to pay the way for wrestlers to attend at least 4 major tournaments. With additional fundraising, this can be increased. Beginner wrestlers with less than 4 years of experience or younger than 10 years old should not register here. However, 8th graders should register here regardless of experience if they wish to properly prepare for wrestling the next year in high school.  Prior to registering wrestlers, parents should contact us by emailing vawrestlingacademy@gmail.com or call 831-917-6860.

ELECTRONIC PAYMENT
You can pay electronically near the bottom of this page by clicking on the link to our Square site. There will be a small additional fee for the convenience of using Square. After paying please return to this page to complete the registration process by clicking on the link to our Google Forms registration form.

PAYMENT BY CHECK/CASH
If you choose pay by check you can register electronically by clicking on the link to our Google Forms registration form or register with paper onsite at our training facility (the old way). Check/Money Order/Cash and paperwork should be brought to our facility on Tuesday October 2nd from 5:30pm to 8:00pm or any training session in October. Registration by check / money order / cash is only considered complete once payment is received. Please make checks or money order payable to VIRGINIA WRESTLING ACADEMY.

TRAINING
Beginning October 2nd, VWA practices will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8pm and Saturdays 10:00am-Noon.

VWA TOURNAMENTS
Information is forthcoming for VWA participating tournaments. Tournaments will be posted on the calendar viewable on the main page of this website and socialized on Facebook at the Stafford Highlanders Wrestling Club group site.

USAW INSURANCE
We use USAW with their insurance, and offer a limited Folkstyle card for the Fall-Winter Program. If you wish to train with us during the Spring Session starting 1 April – 30 June, and wish to compete in Freestyle or Greco-Roman Tournaments, you will need to purchase your Full Athlete USAW membership, which will allow you to participate in events in USAW Folkstyle events (local, state, regional, and national) as well as Freestyle and Greco-Roman events. The USAW membership season ends on 31 August and will need to be repurchased for events after 1 September. If you purchase the Limited Folkstyle Athlete Membership after 1 September, keep your receipt. If you sign up for the Fall/Winter session with Stafford Highlanders or VWA we will reimburse you for the Limited Folkstyle Athlete Membership.

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BEGIN PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION PROCESS

OPTION A) ELECTRONIC PAYMENT

Step 1)  CLICK ON LINK HERE to pay electronically using our Square Store. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS at Step 2 below!

Step 2) CLICK ON LINK HERE to submit your wrestler’s registration information using Google Forms.

OPTION B) PAY USING CHECK/CASH/MONEY ORDER

Step 1) CLICK ON LINK HERE to submit your wrestler’s registration information using Google Forms.

Step 2) Bring your Cash or Check/Money Order (made payable to VIRGINIA WRESTLING ACADEMY) to the training facility.

*** If you encounter any problems please contact us at vawrestlingacademy@gmail.com.
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