GHGA USA Wrestling Club Info Getting started, Meet the Coaches, & Memberships and Fees
Getting Started! What: This is an official USA Youth Wrestling Club. Our goal is to provide top tier training to the kids in this community and give them opportunities to compete and develop strength and growth through our program.
Who: This club is for ages 5-18 years old!
When: Training is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm. **Teens are welcome to come to open mat sessions on Thursdays 6:30-8 pm, Saturdays from 10 am-12 pm and Sundays from 1-3pm
How: To get started attend a training session! You can watch the practice if you would like or you can participate on your first day. Your first week is free to make sure we are a good fit your your family. After your first week we can go through the registration process with you.
Have your child wear work out clothes (leggings, shorts, t shirts, tanks, compression wear etc) and bring water. Kids should wear wrestling shoes. If they don't have them you can find them at Big 5 sporting goods or even on Amazon.
Our Coaches Head Coach- Joel Veloni Joel is a life long grappler and is a Hoquiam native. He first stepped on the mat at 4 years old and never looked back! He was a state placer for Hoquiam High School, went on to wrestling for Yakima Valley CC and Menlo University. He most recently has been coaching for Grays Harbor College.
Assistant Coach- Joe Marchie Joe Marchie is the owner of the Academy and is also a lifelong grappler. Joe is a Hoquiam Native and was a state placer for Hoquiam High School. He most recently was the head coach for Aberdeen High School where he got the vision for this club. Helping the youth in this community is one of his highest priorities.
Assistant Coach- Jeff Hatton Jeff Hatton is a life long grappler and an Aberdeen native. He has coached for numerous programs in the community and was a state placer for Aberdeen High School.
***All of our coaches have been screened by USA Wrestling
Memberships and Fees The monthly membership fee for our club is $65 a month ** There are family discounts available for multi-athlete households
Our club has a $70 registration fee that covers the cost of your singlets - competition requires a blue team singlet and red team singlet. Our custom singlets are being mocked up right now and we will be sharing the design on our Facebook Page