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Wrestling Program Explanation, Contacts, & Quick Facts

Cranford PAL Wrestling

Quick Facts...
Program Director
Kevin Murray - kevintmurray@aol.com
Program Coordinator:  Rob Kanterman - rak64932000@yahoo.com
Program Coordinator:  Andrew Hooey - ahooey@nerm-inc.com
Program Coordinator:  Ken Hoefling - kennyhoef@yahoo.com
Season: November through Mid-February
Fees:  $125 Registration (wrestler supplies headgear and wrestling shoes)
Grade Levels:  Kindergarten through 8th Grade



The PAL Wrestling program is an open program to youths  K through 8th grade. The wrestling program is designed to encourage all youths to learn, love and excel in the sport of wrestling. Throughout the season the kids will improve their skills, increase their strength and their agility while having a fun experience. There are opportunities for kids of all ages regardless of their experience or grade level.

Recreational / Instructional Wrestling K-3rd Grade

This program is designed for the beginner / novice in K–3rd grade. The skills learned at this level will help the wrestler to gain confidence and ability to move on to the Travel Teams. Practices are typically twice a week. Throughout the season there are novice matches and novice tournaments that are organized for the kids to participate and are optional. For the tournaments, there is an additional cost that varies per tournament.   At these events, the kids are able to use their learned skills and the experience helps in building their confidence. Practices begin in early November and typically ends in mid-February. Registration cost is $125.00. Singlets will be provided for use during the season. Wrestler is required to provide headgear and wrestling shoes.

Travel Teams K-6th Grade

The travel team program provides more advanced skills training than at the recreation level. This program is designed for all 4th, 5th and 6th graders. This program may be suitable for select K-3rd graders who have demonstrated progress at the Rec level and who display the maturity to participate in more serious structured practices and competitive matches. Practices are mandatory and are typically Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.    

Wrestlers compete on a team in one of two leagues, Central Jersey Youth Wrestling League and Raritan Valley Wrestling League. Both leagues provide organized schedules and matches and typically end their seasons with league tournaments. Throughout the season there are several open / novice tournaments that are optional. For the tournaments, there is an additional cost that varies per tournament. Registration cost is $125.00. Singlets will be provided. Wrestler is required to provide headgear and wrestling shoes.

Middle School K-8th Grade

The middle school program is designed for 6th-8th graders. Practices are mandatory and are typically Monday, Wednesday and Friday.    Wrestlers compete on the Middle school team in the North Jersey Youth Wrestling League. Select K-5th graders can participate depending on the size of the roster and must have demonstarted progress at the Recretaion and Travel Level and who display the maturity to participate in more serious structured practices and competitive matches.. The league provides organized schedules and matches and an end of the season league tournament. Throughout the season there are several open tournaments that are optional. For the tournaments, there is an additional cost that varies per tournament. Registration cost is $125.00. Singlets will be provided. Wrestler is required to provide headgear and wrestling shoes.

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Cranford Police Athletic League

P.O. Box 1021 
Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Email Us: cranford.pal@hotmail.com
Phone : 908-709-4313
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