Thank you for your interest in Rocket Wrestling.
The goal of Rocket Wrestling is to teach the fundamentals of wrestling in a safe, fun, and professional environment.
One of the great things about wrestling is that everyone will get a chance to wrestle. Kids are matched against other wrestlers of their same size and experience level.
Practices are twice a week in the John Marshall High School Wrestling room.
If you aren't sure if wrestling is right for you, we hope you will give our FREE introductory session a try.
If your child is about to become a wrestler and this is your first real experience with this sport, you will want to know what is happening as you watch from the bleachers, what to expect as the match progresses, and how to react when your child comes off the mat. These "Useful Links" provide this information and more and is the first step toward maximizing the benefit your child may experience as they explore this new and exciting sport.
For practices: Please bring your child to the wrestling room and pick them up from the wrestling room.
We do not want any wrestlers roaming the halls or outside for safety reasons.
It's important to start on time and that you are on time to pick them up. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the practices.
In order to keep the mats clean and prevent unnecessary mat wear, we ask that all wrestlers bring two pairs of shoes to practice - one pair to wear into the facility and a second pair (wrestling shoes or clean tennis shoes) to wear on the wrestling mat. Also, all parents are asked to remove their street shoes before entering the wrestling room. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.
Used Equipment Nights: Each year, we have a used equipment sale. Generally, this is during the first week of the regular season during practice time.
If you have any used equipment that you wish to sell, please bring it on the designated evening or before marked with your name, address, phone number, and price.
When purchasing used equipment, please pay the seller directly.
Weather Announcements: In case of inclement weather, please listen to the local radio stations. The Rocket Wrestling Club practices will be canceled if community education classes are canceled. Also, if Rochester Public Schools are canceled or dismissed early (due to weather), we will NOT be practicing. Use your best judgment, don't drive if the road conditions are poor.
Each weekend there are youth wrestling tournaments in and around the Rochester area. The Guillotine Open Calendar is an excellent source for a complete list of tournament information. Each year we select a few featured tournaments that we hope many of our wrestlers will attend. We will also have multiple coaches to help everyone, especially to assist the newer wrestlers/parents. Information on upcoming tournaments is available on our website tournament page and will be available at the table outside the wrestling room during practices. There will also be sign-up sheets to indicate where other wrestlers will be participating. The wrestlers usually enjoy going to tournaments with as many of their friends as possible to help support each other. Keep in mind these are optional and not something to force your child to do. It's up to you to complete the tournament forms and send them in with the payment to the wrestling club hosting the tournament.
Everyone involved in organizing and supporting the Rocket Wrestling Club, from the board members to coaches, are volunteers. We believe that parental involvement encourages the children to stay involved and teaches them about community support. We would encourage you to volunteer in whatever way you feel comfortable. Please see a board member if you are interested in volunteering. We need people helping our coaches on the mat as well as people behind the scenes (making decisions, working to plan events, and working at events). Your support is needed to grow our program and its offerings to its wrestlers!
Our largest source of booster funding comes from our yearly golf outing. Each of these generous organziations has contributed to help our organization stay strong. Thank you to all of our previous years' sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring our group (tax deductible) and helping make Rocket Wrestling stay affordable for all families, please contact us.
Check back for more details about this year's golf outing!