2019 Virginia Wrestling Academy Summer Program Registration

The Virginia Wrestling Academy (VWA) Summer Wrestling Training Program is open to Wrestlers ages 5 and up (5-7 year olds will only train for 1 hour at a time). We have a Beginner/Intermediate program and an Advanced Program. The Beginner/Intermediate program is for younger and more inexperienced wrestlers and is geared toward developing sound basic wrestling fundamentals. To enter the VWA Advanced program, 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 Advanced Program 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. To enter the VWA Advanced Program, 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.

VWA Summer Program

The VWA Summer Program is designed to start with folkstyle wrestling basics and prepare wrestlers for initial competitions in the fall and winter. A special focus on conditioning will improve wrestling specific endurance and strength; enable wrestlers to hold their stance; and build explosive power for effective takedowns. Technique training will initially build with the basics of proper wrestling stance, hand-fighting, elbow control, snap-downs, other set-ups, the double-leg takedown, other takedowns, and evolve throughout the session to more intricate moves from the referee’s position and mat wrestling (i.e. ground-fighting). Special attention will be given to proper positioning in various situations. Most time will be dedicated to technique with some live wrestling every week. Live wrestling will increase later in the session as better fundamental technique is demonstrated by the wrestlers. The VWA Summer Program runs from July to the end of September.

Team registration/season dues are ($250.00) which include: Training Facility fees for July through the last training day in September and Team T-shirt. Use of a team Singlet requires an additional $75.00 check which will not be cashed and will be destroyed or returned at the End of Season with return of the Singlet. Payment of $250.00 is due upon registration. There is a minor fee when paying electronically.

Discounted rates for families with more than one wrestler are:

1st Wrestler $250.00 • 2nd Wrestler $225.00
3rd Wrestler $200.00 • 4th Wrestler FREE

Monthly rates are also available for $100/wrestler per month:

1st Wrestler $100.00 • 2nd Wrestler $80.00
3rd Wrestler $60.00 • 4th Wrestler FREE

Wrestler age groups vary depending on tournaments entered. The USA Wrestling Age Groups this year are:

Bantam Born 2011-2012
Intermediate Born 2009-2010
Novice Born 2007-2008
Schoolboy Born 2005-2006
Cadet Born 2003-2004
USA Junior Born 9/1/99 to 12/31/2004 ; 9-12th Grade


Intermediate Born 2010-2012
Novice Born 2007-2009
Schoolgirl Born 2005-2006
Cadet Born 2003-2004
Junior Born 9/1/99 to 12/31/2004 ; 9-12th Grade

ATTENTION!!!! Physical space is limited and registration may end due to capacity. TO ENSURE YOUR WRESTLER’S ROSTER SPOT ELECTRONIC PAYMENT IS BETTER!!! Tournament Fees are not
included in this payment. Prior to registering wrestlers, parents should
contact us by emailing vawrestlingacademy@gmail.com or call

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!!

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 Monday July 8th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm or any training session in July. 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.

Folkstyle training will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8pm and Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am. Conditioning will be held Monday/Wednesday from 6-7pm and Saturday 9-10am.

Information will be 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 / Virginia Wrestling Academy group site.

We use USAW with their insurance, and offer a limited Folk Style card . If you sign up for the Summer Session starting 8 July – 30 September, and wish to compete, you will need to purchase your usaw membership, which will allow you to participate in events in USAW Folkstyle Events (local, state, regional, and national). The 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.




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.


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) for $250 to the training facility.

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

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