Buffalo Wrestling Club is a USA sanctioned club that was re-established in 2012 to serve the young athletes of The Villages Charter School system in order to teach the fundamentals of wrestling while developing technique for success. BWC is open to both boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 18 that are current students of The Villages Charter Schools. BWC participate in local, regional, state & national tournaments.
BWC provides a positive & safe environment for the wrestlers to excel and learn the sport of wrestling. BWC coaches are experienced in coaching as well as are certified under USA Guidelines and practices so that each wrestler can develop at their own rate while contributing to the overall growth of the team. BWC wrestlers and their families represent themselves, their team & The Villages Charter Schools and are expected to display good sportsmanship and abide by the core values of the club.
Integrity: BWC wrestlers, coaches & family members are expected to conduct themselves both on the mat, within practices, at tournaments or in any other capacity where they are representing BWC with the highest level of integrity.
Accountability: BWC wrestlers, coaches & family members are expected to meet the requirements of the program to include attendance at practice and participation in tournaments with the knowledge that there is mutual accountability within the team to help each develop to be better and get the most out of the program
Sportsmanship: BWC wrestlers, coaches & family members are to display a positive example and good sportsmanship at all time. Profanity and fighting are strictly forbidden and may result in immediate removal from the BWC club. Parents are expected to reinforce at home, during practice and during tournaments this quality within their wrestlers. (wrestlers that demonstrate poor sportsmanship at a tournament may result in forfeiture of matches for the duration of that tournament by coaches)
(BWC is open to all children of TVCS; if you have a child who has a physical or mental disability but would like to participate we welcome them to be a part of the BWC family. Coaches will work with parents to establish a positive practice plan so that they are able to participate on a team in a manner that is positive for them)
Youth Novice: is open to wrestlers between the ages of 5 and 8 that are new to the sport or have less than 3 years of wrestling experience. Coaches work to teach the fundamentals of the sport. The team participates in local, regional and state tournaments.
Youth Advanced: is open to wrestlers between the ages of 8 and 14 that are new to the sport or have more than 3 years of wrestling experience. Coaches work to teach the fundamentals of the sport to those that are new at an escalated tempo with an emphasis on more advanced techniques. Placement on the Advanced team is at the sole discretion of the coaches and is based on what is in the best interest of wrestler. The team participates in local, regional and state tournaments.
Varsity: is open to wrestlers between the ages of 15 to 18 that are enrolled in The Villages Charter Middle School or The Villages Charter High School. Coaches work incorporate advanced conditioning, drilling and technique into each practice. The wrestlers begin to develop a deeper understanding of the sport as well as are educated on the rules that impact competing at the high school level. BWC conducts the varsity practice in accordance with FHSAA guidelines.
Competition: is open to those wrestlers between the ages of 5 to 14 that are a member of either the Youth Novice, Youth Advanced or Varsity teams. The competition team hold an additional practice that is mandatory to maintain a position on the team. Advanced drilling and advanced conditioning is included in each practice. The team participates in local, regional, state & national tournaments.