Get Started Girls Wrestling Utah - Getting into wrestling is not easy for a girl if you don't know where to start. Below I listed the steps that were successful for us in getting 8yr old Aspen into wrestling. Note people are very kind and more than willing to help, don't be shy about asking for help.
How to get Started Girls Wrestling Utah
1. Find a local kids tournament TrackWrestling
2. Find Someone From a Local Team
At the tournament look out for people wearing the mascot of the local school. Talk with them and they'll be able to lead you to the person in charge of the program.
3. Show up to the next practice.
This is a great way to get familiar with where to go and meet the coach. They may let you practice right away or require you to sign some waivers before participating.
4. If that doesn't work Contact Utah Women's Director
If you're looking for an activity for your daughter that will help build character, confidence, and affordable, girl's wrestling is great. It never occurred to my family that wrestling was for girls. Martial arts and Jui Jitsu market to female participants but wrestling seemed like a male-only sport. In 2020 the state of Utah sanctioned girls wrestling. Many colleges now have women's programs. Girls wrestling is new but there are now plenty of opportunities to pursue it. How do you get into it? Figuring out how to start can be tricky for people who don't even know where to start.
Check Out a Tournament
The first question naturally is: Will my daughter even want to take part in wrestling? The next question is where do we go? I recommend going to a tournament and walking around. I'm our experience it was very difficult to find a local practice but finding a tournament was much easier on the TrackWrestling website. Going to the tournament is a great place to meet people and get a feel for what it's like.
Find Someone to Talk With
When we went to experience our 1st tournament we looked for a girl wrestler. Who better than the parent of another girl wrestler to get tips from? We had a great experience talking with the family, they pointed us in the right direction and became friends that we get to see at all the tournaments.
Most Importantly find someone from the local wrestling club to talk with. If you can get the practice location and times.
Visit Your Local Club's Practice
With the info that you got from the tournament, you'll know when and where the local club practices. You may even have met the coach or gotten the coach's phone number. If you got the phone number call the coach and let them know you'll be coming.
If you weren't able to get the coach's phone number just show up to the next practice. We watched the practice and then approached the coach afterward. Don't be shy, they'll want to help. The future of the sport of wrestling depends on girls participation and they know it.