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Important Details for the Upcoming Youth Wrestling Season

Our season this year will be much different than in previous years, so please read this carefully before registering.  

We have 2 different age groups that have separate practices and different start times.   

Lil' Warriors:  January 8th-February 26th
This group is for boys and girls in grades K-1.  Practices will be run by Coach Mike Phelan on Saturdays starting on January 8th.   All practices will be held in the Auxiliary Gym at the high school (the wrestling room).  Practice times are typically 9-10 AM but sometimes need to be adjusted based on the varsity schedule. Practices will be every Saturday in January & February (except on holidays).  This level is designed to teach the general movements required to learn wrestling.  Emphasis will be on skills development, and there will be limited "live" wrestling.  Athletes will be learning how to control their body movements with tumbling and play.  Each registered Lil' Warrior will receive a personalized AP Wrestling shirt.  
Please note that while inside on school property, all persons are required to wear masks. 

Junior Warriors:    November 30th - February 26th 
This group is for boys & girls in grades 2-6. There will be 3 practices per week, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
This year we are joining forces with the Curby Training Center (CTC) coaching staff.  Coaches Joe Uccellini and Lenny Baker will run practices every Tuesday and Thursday at the CTC (2739 6th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180) from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  While at the CTC, AP youth athletes will be joined by youth wrestlers from other area schools.  
Please be aware that because the CTC is not affiliated with a school district it is not constrained to the same Covid-restrictions. 
Athletes, coaches and spectators are NOT required to wear masks at the Training Center.  The CTC is a large warehouse-style building with high ceilings and a state-of-the-art Ultra Violet & Merv 13 air filtration system.  Please scroll down on this page to see some photos of the inside of the CTC. 

In addition to the CTC practices, Coach Mike Phelan will be running an Averill Park only practice on Saturdays in the AP high School Auxiliary Gym (HS wrestling room).  Practices are scheduled to be from 10-11 AM, but there may be a day or two when the time needs to change to accommodate the varsity wrestling schedule. 
Each registered Junior Warrior will receive a personalized AP wrestling shirt & a Curby Training Center shirt. 
Please note that while inside on school property, all persons are required to wear masks. 

If you have any questions please contact Jamie Hanlon by emailing

AP Athletics Live Stream Link

Bookmark or "Subscribe" to the Averill Park CSD Athletics YouTube page to watch the live stream during our home matches.

Photos of Curby Training Center

Curby Training Center

Curby Training Center

Curby Training Center

Curby Training Center

QUESTIONS? Contact Jamie Hanlon

QUESTIONS? Contact Jamie Hanlon

President-Averill Park Wrestling Association

Phone: 518-258-0019

AP Dri-Fit T-Shirt

Dri-Fit Shirt for ALL LEVELS (color & style subject to change)

Varsity & JV Parents!!!

Please download and print this form in the event you have to take your wrestler to get cleared for any skin blemishes.  Without this exact form completed by a doctor, your son/daughter may not be allowed to compete.  Please do not use any other forms for the 2021-2022 season.  Click on the PDF link below to download.

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