Children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to join a tradition that dates back to 1949 here in Haddonfield — wrestling. Registration is open via www.haddonfieldwrestling.org.
Haddonfield Memorial High School (HMHS) has produced some of the regions top wrestlers including several state champions and national competitors.
“Along with developing a solid foundation in wrestling and athletics in general, children will benefit from a positive social experience in a sport that encourages independence and self reliance,” said former wrestler and current HMHS Principal Chuck Klaus.
The youth program is very closely aligned with the High School Program and their Head Coach Mike Miller. All of the youth practices take place at the HMHS wrestling room. Practice begins the week of Nov. 16.
All of the youth home matches take place at HMHS. The season begins with a home match on Dec. 20 and continues through the league championship tournament at Clearview on Feb. 14.
The practices are split between grades kindergarten through second on Tuesdays and Thursdays and third through fifth is Monday and Wednesday. All match opponents are assigned based on age, weight and skill level. All matches are coached by certified Haddonfield coaches and supervised by professional referees.