Come join the fun! The MSO Cougar Youth Wrestling Club season runs November - March. We are open to Maplewood and South Orange boys & girls in Grades 1-8. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
We are a volunteer parent-run organization sponsored by the Maplewood Recreation Department. Our mission is to teach the world’s oldest sport in a fun environment to foster self-confidence, goal-setting, and discipline. In keeping with the core values of our great two towns, we are an inclusive organization open to all with an emphasis on healthy competition, sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork.
We divide our club into a Novice Squad and Middle School Team:
Our Novice Squad consists of younger wrestlers and those with little or no experience who practice on Saturdays and either Monday or Wednesday nights. Novice Squad wrestlers may, but are not required to, participate in multi-club competitions sponsored by the North Jersey Jr. Wrestling League (NJJWL), in which we match up wrestlers by weight, age, and level of experience in an effort to ensure safe and competitive matches. For more information on the NJJWL, please see http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=northjerseyjrwrestling.
Our Middle School Team consists of middle schoolers and experienced younger wrestlers who practice together on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Our Middle School wrestlers compete in dual meets sponsored by the Suburban Jr. Wrestling League (SJWL). For more information on the SJWL, see http://www.subwl.com.
Info Packet & Team GuidelinesParents of new wrestlers should refer to this packet throughout the season.
Modell's 15% CouponModell's is again offering 15% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE on all store merchandise to MSO wrestlers! Plus, our club gets 5% cash back. Please use it!
Your First Competition!To lessen confusion & help you enjoy your first competition, we explain here what new MSO wrestlers and their parents can expect.
Folkstyle Rules & ScoringDetailed explanation of our style of wrestling.
Referee Hand SignalsEver wonder what all that waving is about during the match? See these pictures with explanations to understand.