Our Vienna Firebirds club has become the preeminent program in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF), producing dozens of regional champions and high school varsity wrestlers. In 2017-2018 we’re going to build on this success and take the program to the next level.
Our goal is to teach and encourage a love for the sport of wrestling - the oldest sport in the world. Wrestling teaches a mental and physical discipline unlike any other sport and establishes character traits and skills that are applicable to all aspects of life and which extend well beyond the years spent on the wrestling mat.
We have been meeting with our coaches and putting the finishing touches on planning for the upcoming season. The information below is subject to change, but we're pretty close:
Registration will be opened on Wednesday, September 27th. A Pre-Registration email will be sent to returning families the previous week. (look for an email).
We have an initial cadre of coaches but we are always looking for more help, especially if you have experience with the sport either as a Coach or as a Wrestler yourself. Also, we are definitely in need of a team Mom or three.
Registration will initially be opened to 60 kids, 2nd grade and older. Depending on the number of coaches we can recruit we may expand registration.
We will be hosting an orientation for new families and coaches in October (TBD).
First practice will be Monday, October 30th. We know that football is still wrapping up, and we're okay with any kids still working through playoffs to start the following week.
Practices will likely be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30 to 8. The final schedule may be adjusted depending upon our access to mat space.
Practices are expected to be held at Madison and/or Oakton High Schools. We are also coordinating additional space that we can use when FFX schools are closed for .5 inches of snow(!).
Tournaments are on Sundays at regional high schools. The tournament schedule (subject to change) is December 3rd and 10th, January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, and February 4th and 11th. There will be a two day end-of-season regional tournament on February 24th and 25th.
NOVA Wrestling Club Info
NOVA Wrestling Club is a year-round program serving the Vienna, Oakton, and Fairfax area. Please check them out if you would like your child to get a head start on the season. During the regular winter season NOVA will be running a travel team separate from our VYI program, and it has it's own fees and schedule. It's a great program and provides advanced instruction for experienced wrestlers looking to progress in the sport: https://novawc.org/
We’re excited about the upcoming season, and hope that you will join us. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact VYI Wrestling Commissioner: