This fall we are partnering with Hopkins Community Ed to start a girls only youth wrestling program. The program will only be a month long starting September 18th. Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30pm.
The idea for this really started from our summer youth camps. We do mini camps through Kids & Co. in the summers to promote our Hurricanes program. Since there is no registration for the kids in these camps and it is just a part of their childcare schedule we had about 50% girl participants. Many of these girls not only excelled in the camps but also seemed to really enjoy it and want to continue learning. However our Hurricane program has always been open to girls but not had many girl participants. It seemed like this was because girls or parents were nervous about being the only girl wrestler. By creating a separate program just for girls we are hoping to give them a place to start without the concern of being the only girl. The thought is that we will actually grow our numbers by having this separate program. Hurricanes will remain open to everyone so when the girls finish up their one month season they can join hurricanes if they'd like.