Wrestling “the original Olympic sport” is one of the most rewarding and physically challenging sports in existence. It’s not for the meek; It demands discipline, hard work, self reliance, focus and mental toughness!

You win or lose on your own, there is no place to hide on the mat; it is an INDIVIDUAL – team sport!

The Fairfield Wrestling program and its youth club is one of the oldest and most successful in southwestern Ohio. We have more state champions and state placers than any other program in southwestern Ohio, all but one state champion started in the Kids club (7 of 8). The Club teaches the fundamentals, keeping it fun so the kids continue wrestling and are successful at the Middle, High School and college levels. Almost all the club’s coaches are a products of the program, all have years (most have tens of years) of experience. Both Coach Barden and Coach Woodall were NCAA qualifiers during their college careers!

The same technique is taught at all levels in the Fairfield Wrestling program (Kid's Club, Middle and High School). It is this consistency, hard work ethic, and disciplined approach that is the hallmark of our success. 

Winning is a by-product. We do not stress winning; rather the attributes that make a winner.

Overview

We welcome Fairfield School district residents who are in the 6th grade or younger, not afraid of sweating, not a afraid of mixing it up, not afraid of hard work hard, interested in improving themselves & their wrestling skills, wants to be a member of a successful team, wants to have fun and learn/experience what it takes to be a winner. Instruction/practice/drills/conditioning/wrestling time is on T & Th nights. Sunday Tournaments are sponsored by the member clubs of the (CYW) Cincinnati Youth Wrestling Assn. (9 to Noon & 1 to 5PM paired by age/weight and some by experience). On a slected Saturdays, we scrimmage or wrestle off for a team event (you wrestle for a spot on the team like the middle and high school). The Sunday tournaments are focused on the individual (cost is $10 to $15) and attendance is not required but highly encouraged. Our coaches are there for those who want to participate and see the results of their efforts.

Program is  2 tiered: Instructional/Novice & Experienced – same curriculum – different pace

Phase I moves at a slower pace and is geared toward novice wrestlers and those who want/need a lighter commitment. They practice technique on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6:00 to 7:15 PM. The season runs from the first of November through mid February ending with the CYW CIty Tournament and attendance at the banquet in March/April.

Phase II moves at a faster pace and is geared to more experienced/serious wrestlers and requires a greater commitment. They practice technique on Tuesday & Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:15 PM. The CYW league season runs from the first week of November and ends mid February with the CYW City Tournament. For those choosing to pursue the Ohio Grade School State Tournament in March, the club will provides a post CYW season preparation schedule; times, locations and potiential cost to be determined.

The club sponsers a party for all FYWC wrestlers in March/April after the OAC State Tournament.

Information:
www.FairfieldYWC.com or call Head Coach Barden @ 513-295-6658 or Old Coach Jacobs @ 513-858-3071



Head Coach Dave Barden
Dave is an 4x Division I NCAA qualifier, 3x Southern Conference (SC) champion, & SC wrestler of the year and an Ohio H.S. state placer for Fairfield. 
Coach Barden's wrestling philosophy
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Coaching Staff:
Jake Jacobs (Old Coach Jacobs) ,


Room Assistants:
Wayne Shupp, Ben Otto, Tony Parker

FAIRFIELD YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB

2012 - Qualified  17 for OAC State