U P P E R A R L I N G T O N
M A T C U B S
W R E S T L I N G
Dear Upper Arlington Parent:
The Upper Arlington Mat Cubs Wrestling Program is a youth athletic program designed to teach kids in the first through the sixth grades the basic fundamentals of the sport of wrestling. This year’s Program will be on Tuesday and Wednesday nights beginning on November 18, 2014 and ending in early-to-mid February. Children in the 1st and 2nd grade will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 PM while children in grades 3rd through 6th will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7:45-9:00 PM. The cost of the Program is $125 (maximum $200 per family), which includes a T-Shirt, team photo poster and the participation fee in the Central Ohio Youth Wrestling League, with all proceeds from the Program going toward supporting the Upper Arlington Wrestling Program.
We strongly encourage you to enroll your son in the Mat Cubs Program for several reasons. First of all, the individual character of wrestling teaches personal responsibility like no other sport. The individual wrestler, and no one else is, is solely responsible for victory or defeat. This responsibility can be invaluable in developing a youngster’s character and self esteem. In addition, wrestling builds strength and endurance as well as developing self-reliance and perseverance. The activity conditions the body for a variety of other sports by developing coordination, speed, accuracy, balance while keeping muscles trim and pliable. In that regard, competing in wrestling can help a young athlete improve physically in other sports, especially football and lacrosse. Finally, wrestling matches contestants according to weight enabling boys of all sizes to compete in their own weight class.
The Mat Cubs Director is David Tiggett, who enters his fourth year of directing the Mat Cubs after serving as the assistant director of the program in 2010 and 2011. David will be assisted by the entire Upper Arlington High School coaching staff, including Upper Arlington head coach and former Mat Cubs Director Matt Stout.
Overall, the Mat Cubs Staff is committed to helping your son learn the fundamentals of wrestling in an organized and enjoyable environment.
An informational and registration meeting for the Mat Cubs will be held on Monday, November 3rd at 7:00 P.M. in the Upper Arlington High School Wrestling Room. The Mat Cubs Staff looks forward to seeing you then.
David Tiggett Matt Stout
Mat Cubs Director Head Wrestling Coach
Upper Arlington High School
Click 2014-2015 Mat Cubs Letter and form to download this letter and the registration form.