Youth Wrestling December Reminders

All Hempfield Wrestlers and Families,

1.Singlets and Team T-Shirt Distribution – December 14

Singlets and Team t-shirts will now be distributed Saturday 12/14 at my house. My address is 809 Paddington Dr. Lancaster, PA. We will also have forms required by South Central Pennsylvania Youth Wrestling Organization (SCPYWO<>) that will need to be signed in order to participate in future tournaments.

        A. Advanced 10am-11am

        B. Intermediate11am-12pm

        C. Novice 12-130pm

***It is extremely important to know that we will only distribute competition singlets and t-shirts to those that have paid their registration fee of $35(if applicable) and car wash tickets($40) or opt out fee($25).  If you received tickets and have changed your mind and want to opt out, you must return all 5 tickets as well as pay $25.  In addition to payment of these fees, we require a $100 check deposit for the use of the singlet. We do not cash this check.  We file and hold this check and return it to you at the end of the season with the return of the singlet in good condition.  Each wrestler must have a singlet to participate in any of the tournaments we attend this season. You will also need both the t-shirt and the singlet for our team photos.

2.Garden Spot Wrestling Tournament – January 4

Our first tournament will be at Garden Spot High School 1/04/2014.  It is a great tournament for all levels.  We hope all Advanced and Intermediate wrestlers will participate.  They do have a novice division.  Many of our novice wrestlers will be ready to participate, but if you have a concern if your son is ready for this competition, we will have an informational meeting Wednesday 12/11 at 5:40 PM for Red Parents and another at 6:30 PM for Black Parents.  I will host this meeting and give you a brief synopsis of what to expect and answers any questions you may have.  This meeting will be held in the same location where you check in your kids. Here is how the tournament will be formatted:

NOVICE DIVISION:  (1st & 2nd year wrestlers only)

Birth Dates (Midget) 2005 & higher                      Starts at   8:30 a.m.

Birth Dates (Junior)  2004 & lower                      Starts at 11:00 a.m.

No weigh-ins required.  No walk-ins.

OPEN DIVISION:  (Intermediate/Advanced wrestlers)

Birth Dates (Midget) 2004 & higher                      Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Birth Dates (Junior)  2003 & lower                      Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Weigh-ins: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  No walk-ins.

If you miss weigh-ins, you will be scratched from the tournament.


Madison weight class groupings (by weight & age within age-group) Novice – 4-man Brackets.  Medals for all.

Open –   8-man Brackets, double elimination.  Trophies for top 3, medal for 4th

All  bouts 1-1-1.  Modified PIAA rules

OT – 1 minute sudden victory

No seeding

3. Payment for Garden Spot Tournament due by December 20

Registration for Garden Spot Tournament must be turned into us by Friday 12/20. We will handle your registration process.  You will be required to give us your sons intent to wrestle and a check for $12 payable to Garden Spot Wrestling Club.  Please place it in an envelope with your son’s name on it.

4. Scrimmages for Intermediate and Advanced Wrestlers – December 16 and 17

Monday, December 16 at 6 PM we will be scrimmaging Garden Spot and Donegal at Centerville Middle School.(This is for Advanced and Intermediate wrestlers only) Tuesday, December 17 at 6 PM we will be scrimmaging Conestoga Valley and Elizabethtown at Centerville Middle School. .(This is for Advanced and Intermediate wrestlers only)

5. Team and Individual Pictures – December 18

Wednesday, December 18 at 5:30 PM we will have picture night.  Team picture are at 5:30 followed by individual pictures.  Flyers will be available this week at the practice check in table.  Hempfield practice t-shirts and singlets will be worn for the picture.  Please arrive around 5:15 PM.  We will have 2 photographers this year, so it should go quicker.


Calendar Reminders:

Wednesday 12/11 – Informational meeting regarding wrestling tournament participation

Saturday 12/14 – Singlet and T-shirt Pick up ($100 singlet deposit)

Monday 12/16 – Scrimmage at Centerville Middle School 6 PM– GS and Don (Intermediate and Advanced Only)

Tuesday 12/17-  Scrimmage at Centerville Middle School 6 PM– CV and Etown (Intermediate and Advanced Only)

Wednesday 12/18 – Pictures Centerville Middle School 5:15 PM arrival

Friday 12/20 – Last day to register for Garden Spot tournament ($12 check)

Saturday 1/4 – Garden Spot Tournament ($12 entry fee)


Your little wrestlers have been great to coach and they are doing an outstanding job.