2022 Introduction to Wrestling Sessions!

The Bandits Wrestling Club and the Robinson and West Springfield High School Wrestling Teams will be hosting 2 Introduction to Wrestling Session in late September. Please check out our flier for more details, and pass it along to anyone in the area who may be interested in this event.


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Volunteers Needed for Key Positions for the 2022-2023 Bandits Season

As we move into the planning phase for the 2022-2023 season, we are looking to fill the following key volunteer roles.  Each of these key volunteer roles include a seat on the club’s board, meaning they will have a say on the strategic direction of the club and a vote on decisions that impact how we will operate. 

Key Volunteer Roles:

  • Head Coach (Senior Divisions):  The Head Coach (Senior Divisions), working closely with the Head Coach (Junior Divisions), will be responsible for coordinating and leading the club’s practices and establishing the club’s developmental approach to wrestling, focusing specifically on wrestlers in 5th – 8th grade.  The head coach should have prior experience with competitive wrestling and must have a USA wrestling coaches certification.  The Head Coach (Senior Divisions) will also need to attend all club wrestling events involving wrestlers in the 5th – 8th grades, and will be responsible for coordinating assistant coaches for practices and events.
  • Operations Manager:  The Operations Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all club wrestlers are correctly registered for wrestling events the club is attending, and that the club is in full compliance with USA wrestling standards.  They are also responsible for managing the athlete registration process and reserving facilities for club practices and events.
  • Volunteer Coordinator:  The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the club’s volunteer requirements are met for all events the club is attending.  They will also be responsible for coordinating any events hosted by the club, and for organizing the end of season banquet.
  • Webmaster/Social Media Coordinator:  The webmaster/social media coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the club’s website as well as club accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Treasurer: The treasurer controls both the collection and disbursement of the club’s money. They will collect member dues, prepare and monitor the budget and maintain accurate financial records.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please send an email to info@banditswrestling.com.


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2021-2022 Folkstyle Season Registration is Open!

Please register your wrestlers here.


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Bandits Yard Signs

Bandits yard signs are now available for families who want to display their Bandits pride and help to recruit new wrestlers to our program. Please message us on Facebook or email info@banditswrestling.com for details.


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Urgent – Introduction to Wrestling at Woodson HS this Wednesday, 9/22 is cancelled

Unfortunately our Introduction to Wrestling event scheduled for this Wednesday, 9/22 at Woodson High School has been cancelled.

 
We apologize for the inconvenience, and still look forward to seeing you at our event at West Springfield High School the following Wednesday, 9/29.


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2021 Introduction to Wrestling Sessions!

The Bandits Wrestling Club and the Robinson, West Springfield, and Woodson High School Wrestling Teams will be hosting 3 Introduction to Wrestling Session in September. Please check out our flier for more details, and pass it along to anyone in the area who may be interested in this event.


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George Mason Wrestling Giving Day

Please see the message below if you’re interested in making a donation to support George Mason Wrestling:

We Need Your Help!
George Mason University Giving Day is here.  The link is open till the end of the day tomorrow.  We are trying to set a new record with 150 donors.  We would love to have your support!  The donation goes directly to GMU Wrestling when you select “FRIENDS OF WRESTLING.”  Click on this link
Remember to click “FRIENDS OF WRESTLING!!”


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2021-2022 Season Update and Spring/Summer Wrestling Opportunity

We hope this message finds you safe and healthy.  The past year has certainly been challenging for many, and our wrestlers have had minimal opportunities to practice and compete in their sport.   We are now looking ahead to the 2021-2022 season, which will be a rebuilding year for all developmental wrestling programs.  We plan to have a full developmental wrestling program in the winter of 2021-2022.  We will compete in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF), and schedule practices at our one or more of our pyramid schools (West Springfield High School, Robinson Secondary School, and Woodson High School).  If you have any suggestions for us, please let us know by responding to this e-mail or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

2021-2022 Season Volunteer Opportunities:We have a few critical volunteer roles to fill as we prepare for the 2021-2022 season.  If you are interested in any of these roles, or in helping out in any way, please reply to this email and we will get you involved in our planning efforts.

  • Head Coach:  The head coach will be responsible for coordinating and leading the club’s practices and establishing the club’s developmental approach to wrestling.  Ideally, the head coach should have prior experience with competitive wrestling and a USA wrestling coaches certification.
  • Assistant Coaches:  Assistant coaches aid the head coach to run safe, effective and fun practices and competitions.  Wrestling experience is not required, but assistant coaches will need to go through a background check and Safe Sport training through USA wrestling.
  • Webmaster/Social Media Coordinator:  The webmaster/social media coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the club’s website as well as club accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Treasurer: The treasurer controls both the collection and disbursement of the club’s money. They will collect member dues, prepare and monitor the budget and maintain accurate financial records.
  •  Uniform Coordinator:  The uniform coordinator is responsible for managing the inventory of club-owned singlets which are loaned to wrestlers throughout the season.  They are also responsible for orderingand distributing additional club merchandise, such as t-shirts.

Summer Wrestling Opportunities: The Bandits will not have any club coordinated activities until the fall, however, we would like to point you to a local organization that has spring and summer activities for your wrestler.
Top of the Podium is a facility in Sterling, VA that supports wrestling in the region.  They will be hosting a takedown tournament on April 10 and have multiple programs and events throughout the spring and summer.
Please continue to stay safe, and reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


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Spring Wrestling is Open

We are excited to announce that Coach Carolyn Wester from Wrestling Prep will be coaching any Bandits or High School Wrestlers interested in training in the Spring on Thursday’s at West Springfield from 6:00-7:30pm. First practice is Thursday, 12 March 2020. The program runs through 4JUN20. Please register on our registration page. Thank you.


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Practice at WSHS on 1/8/20 is Cancelled

Enjoy the snow!


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