LOUDOUN GIRLS WRESTLING offers girls opportunities
to practice and compete with other females.
REGISTER HERE FOR FALL SEASON
This fall, Loudoun Girls Wrestling (LGW) debuts girls only-practices for ages 7-15 at Riverside High School in Leesburg. Additional practices will be added as needed to accommodate the expected strong interest.
Practices run from 6:30-8:30 pm on Tues/Thurs in the school's wrestling room from October 4 until November 3. The team will also participate in the nation's first all-girls youth wrestling league on Sunday afternoons. This league emphasizes skill development, community, love of sport, and positivity (instead of competition). This unique format allows all girls to participate, even if they can only attend Sunday events in the fall. Events are held at facilities around the Washington metropolitan area.
LGW's lead coach will be Aubrey Burkett-Erice, a leader in the girls' wrestling movement in Virginia and head coach of the Virginia Valkyries girls travel team. Aubrey is also an assistant wrestling coach at Riverside High School. In addition to Coach Aubrey, we expect female high school wrestlers to help the younger girls in practices.
To make it easier for all interested girls to participate, we provide various registration options:
One practice only per week $ 79
One practice plus Sunday League $ 115
Two practices per week $ 125
Two practices plus Sunday League $ 149
Sunday League only (6 events) $79
Unlike many sports and activities, the cost of equipment in wrestling is reasonable. Wrestling shoes are required, and headgear is encouraged. Hair covers are required for girls with long hair. All participants must purchase an inexpensive USA Wrestling membership.
Girls wrestling is one of the fastest growing girls sports in America. Organizations like Wrestling Like a Girl and a nationwide movement to sanction girls wrestling at the high school level have caused numbers to explode. In addition, a growing number of colleges and universities have added womens teams, and Team USA is one of the best in the world. Helen Mourelis (from Rockville, MD) was the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics in 2016, and Tamara Mensah-Stock became the first African-American woman to capture Gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
Wrestling develops self-confidence, strength, conditioning and toughness (physical and mental). It's a unique sport that truly changes lives. It's not only a physical sport, it also engages the mind and offers girls a tremendous avenue for setting and accomplishing beneficial goals.
WANNA GIVE IT A TRY FIRST?
For girls who aren't sure about wrestling, they are encouraged to attend a free "Discover Wrestling" Clinic to test out the sport. These sessions cover scoring, rules, equipment, local opportunities, etc. The girls will also learn some fundamentals and actually get to wrestle! Girls are encouraged to bring friends and have a great time. The sessions are free, but we ask families to RSVP so we can plan accordingly.