Blackman Wrestling Club
TIME TO REGISTER FOR BLACKMAN YOUTH AND MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING!!
Register on the BWC Website. Click here —> Blackman Wrestling Club
This!!! Check out how excited the kids are!! What a great experience!!
The Blackman Wrestling Club is dedicated to promoting and encouraging the sport of wrestling in the Blackman community by providing opportunities for young athletes to get introduced and compete in the sport of wrestling. The goal is to always be a top program within our great state. Youth wrestling is an excellent sport to introduce to young athletes who are looking for ways to enhance their athletic abilities and participate in a sport that does not require inherent special skills or talents.
The Blackman Wrestling Club strives to do more than just create good wrestlers. We are committed to helping our youth athletes become better young men and women and helping them to build character, self-control, physical health, sportsmanship, self-confidence, self-esteem, discipline, persistence, community service and hard work – through wrestling.
“Wrestling closely mimics life: the struggles, adversity, sacrifice and the tireless effort to stand out; everything that is means to be human.” – Jordan Burroughs – Olympic Gold Medalist
No matter what age or size, youth wrestlers will have competition with other kids of similar age and size.
How it works:
Our youth wrestling season usually runs from the middle of October (when first practices begin) and for some athletes, through the beginning of of March (AAU State Tournament). There are two sides to our season that are important to understand: Middle School Dual Season and AAU Individual Season.
The Blackman Wrestling Club is a part of the Central Tennessee Wrestling Conference (CTWC). Our club competes in dual meets at the middle school level with other clubs from around the mid-state. A dual meet is a contest between two teams in which there are 15 matches; one from each weight class. After wrestling a schedule of duals, the conference holds a final Dual Meet Championship in December to decide who has the best team. After Middle School Dual season ends, wrestlers can choose to participate in individual tournaments if they want to continue their season.
While middle school dual season is going on, many are preparing for AAU season and other Individual tournaments. These tournaments are the heartbeat of the wrestling season and shouldn’t be missed! Tournaments are usually held every weekend (or every other weekend). Winning gold medals is not easy but nothing worth doing is. The AAU season ends with the TNAAU State Tournament at the end of February.
Rough Club Schedule:
October: Parent Meeting and Registration (usually 2nd week of Oct)
October: Practice Begins around the middle of the month
November: Middle School Dual Season begins
December: Middle School Conference Finals
January: AAU Individual Season in Full Swing
Early March: AAU State Tournament
March: National Tournament Season Begins
Practice Time and Location:
Practice is held at Blackman High School in the Aux Gym. The address is 3956 Blaze Drive., Murfreesboro, TN. You are welcome to drop in anytime to watch and talk to a coach.
Youth Practice Times – (Beginning 10/5/2021) – Tuesday, Thursday from 7:00PM to 8:30PM.
Middle School Practice – (Beginning 10/4/2021) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7:00PM to 8:30PM.
How do I join?
If you decide to join the Blackman Wrestling Club you must:
- Get an AAU Card (required for club insurance). Visit the AAU Website HERE (Use Blank Club Code for now )
- Go to the Blackman Wrestling Club website and click on REGISTER at the top.
- Pay the registration fee.
You do not have to be zoned for Blackman to participate!! There are a few rules that we have to follow but anyone can join. For specific questions, please contact us!!
What Equipment Do I Need?
If you have not made up your mind yet, come to a practice and all you will need is shorts and a t-shirt.
Once you make up your mind to join, you will need wrestling shoes, a singlet and headgear. Club singlets are available to order at the beginning of the season. Shoes and headgear are usually available locally at Dick’s and Academy Sporting goods. The best bet for size and variety is to order online. We have had good success with www.eastbay.com.
Read this excellent article by Justin Ruiz on why kids should participate in youth wrestling.
We have an excellent group of coaches who are experienced and have been supporting the wrestling community for many years. The club is a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). If you have questions about participating in youth wrestling, please visit our contact page HERE.