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Buccaneers Athletic Club

Bucs Wrestling

 

Welcome to BUCS Wrestling,

Thank you for your interest in our program. Our program is for children in Pre-K, through the 8th grade and is designed to teach the fundamentals of wrestling, while instilling discipline, self-confidence,  and determination in a safe and fun environment. 

The Benefits of Wrestling:

Any one can wrestle - regardless of body type, height or weight, there is a place for you in wrestling. In some sports only certain body types are able to succeed. Not so in wrestling as long as you are (mentally) tough and have a desire to win and do your best.

Wrestling teams rarely cut their athletes for lack of skill or talent.

Wrestling promotes personal growth and development by reinforcing positive personality traits and characteristics. In particular, it embraces and teaches an array of life lessons that may not be as strongly promoted in other sports.

Wrestling increases self-confidence. When you wrestle you can’t rely on anyone but yourself. You have to be accountable for your successes and failures. Without confidence and a positive attitude, there will be no success. This confidence and positive attitude is gained on and off the wrestling mats.

Wrestling instills discipline. The intensity of wrestling practices requires discipline; often sacrificing time spent playing with friends or other activities. Sometimes doing things that aren’t that “fun” such as practicing can pay off in reaching goals.

Wrestling builds mental toughness. It takes a tremendous amount of toughness to pick yourself up off the mat after losing a match or being pinned, shaking your opponents hand, and walking off the mat in front of dozens of spectators.

Wrestling builds mental acuity. Wrestling requires 75% mental acuity and 25% physical strength. Much like the game of chess opponents must out think each other using offensive and defensive strategies and moves. Remembering moves learned and applying them at the appropriate times during a match requires razor sharp decision-making skills. These quick thinking skills can be useful off the mat in many other situations.

Wrestling promotes sportsmanship. Opponents are always required to shake hands before and after the match. It is common to see opponents become friends after the match. Matches often end with embraces and sometimes the loser will even raise the winner’s hand!

Wrestling promotes competitiveness. Even the mildest mannered noncompetitive child can find their competitive side in the sport. To succeed in competition, you need to train harder than your opponent. You need to want it more. Children often discover their inner competitive spirit as they become increasingly engaged in the sport. Thank you to http://wrestling.isport.com for the info

Important "NEED TO KNOW" Details

- Registration opens on 10/01 and will remain open until 12/01

- Registration fee is $165 per child.  

- A post dated check deposit of $100 will also be required for the use of headgear and singlets.  The check will be returned once the equipment is turned in.

- Practices will likely be 2 nights a week for 1st yr wrestlers and children under   8.  It will be 3 nights a week for everyone else.

- Practice times can very, but traditionally will be between 6pm-8pm

- Practice location will at Spalding - 8080 New Cut Rd, Severn, MD 21144

- Wrestlers must have a USA wrestling card.  Please visit USA wrestling site to    purchase a card.  The website link is https://www.usawmembership.com/

- There will be several wrestling tournaments throughout the season for the  children to participate in.  Although the children are not required to participate  in the tournaments, the coaches will evaluate each child and communicate  with their parents/guardian to determine which tournaments their child should  or should not participate in.  The BUCS will pay for up to 3 tournament entries,  but the rest will have to be paid for by the child's parent/guardian.  Typically the  entries fee is approx. 20$ per child, per tournament.

Meet the staff

Director - Kevin Ferguson - kferguson@gmmllc.com

Assistant Director- Scott Roberts - sjroberts11@gmail.com

Team Mom- Sarah Ferguson - charmcity80@yahoo.com

 

COACHES

 

Head Coach - Kevin Ferguson

Assistant Head Coach - Scott Roberts

Coach - Adam Palmer

Coach - Dennis Martini

Coach - Greg Hammack

Coach - Mark Goodwin

Coach - Ryan Herwig

Coach - Patrick Carpenter

Coach - Justin Tippet

Coach - Dave Dulski

Coach - Jeff Rermgosakul

Coach - Anthony Guinta 

 

Please contact Kevin and/or Sarah Ferguson for any additional info needed.  410-428-2254 or 410-662-2195