June 4, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

frequently asked questionsHere are a list of frequently asked questions. Please visit the Wrestling Club DC website for the Wrestling Coaliton of the District of Columbia for an up to date listing of wrestling tournaments and events in the DC area.

When does the wrestling club practice?
See our Schedule & Location page.

Do I have to come to every wrestling practice?
No, attendance at every practice is optional though encouraged.

What equipment do I need?
Athletic shorts and a T-shirt.  Wrestling shoes are recommended but not required.  No watches or jewelry please.

How do I join USA Wrestling?
Please see our Registration & Rules page.

I have never wrestled before. Will I be lost?
No. Most of our members are beginners with little or no previous wrestling experience. Experienced coaches will introduce you to the sport and provide friendly instruction.

I have wrestled before. Will there be an instructor and/or practice partner at my skill level available?
Yes.  We do have some youth members with previous wrestling experience.  If you are not a beginner or novice, the club will pair you off with another more experienced member and instructor.

What are your facilities like?
The wrestling room holds one large full wrestling mat with wall padding around the entire room.  A locker room, water fountain, and  bathroom are all conveniently located just steps from the wrestling room.

If I join, do I have to participate in organized matches and tournaments?
Competition is optional.  Hustle & Muscle Mat Club competes as a team in the winter and individual members compete in the spring, summer and fall. If you are interested in competing, please contact Coach Long.