Sep 29, 2016, 7:36 pm
I wanted to give you an update some exciting changes to our wrestling program.
Kyle McKee (NGHS Wrestling Coach) is very passionate about wrestling at North Gwinnett and about the middle school program. He helped us out last year by aligning the youth program with the high school program and providing the entire wrestling team and wrestlerettes for both the open and beginner tournaments. Kyle is really motivated to build the HS program and has done a great job in the past 2 years since his arrival at NG. Kyle and I talked about the needs to have the middle school program as a true feeder program for the High School and how that could be accomplished. He wants there to be overlap and consistency with MS and High School and the best way to do that is to have the HS involved with the MS program.
As a result of these discussions, Alex Paucar will coach the middle school program. Alex Paucar is a 2 time GA State Wrestling Champion (1989 and 1992) from my alma mater (Meadowcreek High School. Alex has worked closely with the HS program in the past and continue to bridge the gap between the MS and HS.
The Middle School Wrestlers will practice from 5:00pm to 6:30pm M, W, and Th. They will be escorted from the North Gwinnett Middle School to North Gwinnett High School by Coach Alex. Alex is working on a schedule for dual events so that all of the MS wrestlers can attend these and they will be used to emphasize the NG Wrestling team concept.
Note: The Middle School kids from Lanier are still welcome as before (this restructure does not change that), but will need to have their own transportation to the HS for the Middle School Practices.
For Elementary School, Chris Lester and John Rogers will both be coaching the wrestlers. I have worked closely with Chris and John and know that the kids will receive excellent instruction from them (as they always have). The Elementary School Practices will be M and W evenings from 6:30PM – 8PM.
In order to establish the NG brand, the High School, Middle School, and Elementary School programs will have new uniforms and singlets this year.
Registration will start on October 3, 2016 and last through 11/14/2016. @ www.ngyouthwrestling.org
Practice Time: Practice Start Date 10/24/2016
Middle School: M-W-Th 5:00- 6:30pm (Walk over to high school w/ Coach Paucar)
Youth Wrestling (Elementary School): M-W 6:30- 8:00pm
Cost: $250 + USA Wrestling Card – cost includes new Uniform (Shirt, Shorts, and Singlet), and almost 5 months of training