How to Join the NCWC

Step 1: Come to practice, introduce yourself, try out wrestling

Attend whatever practice works for you; you can try it out two or three times to see if you're interested before committing to a membership. New wrestlers are welcome at any time, though since we occasionally have to move or cancel practices, it's a good idea to let us know you're coming through the Contact Us page to make sure you don't show up when we're not there. For the 2019/2020 season, practices at which new wrestlers can start are:

Sunday: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM (open) - École élémentaire et secondaire publique Maurice-Lapointe (17 Bridgestone Drive)
Monday: 6 PM-8 PM (open) - St. Patrick's High School (2525 Alta Vista Drive)
Tuesday: 6 PM-7 PM (youth) - St. Patrick's High School (2525 Alta Vista Drive)
Wednesday: 6 PM-8 PM (open) - St. Patrick's High School (2525 Alta Vista Drive)
Friday: 6 PM-8 PM (all ages) - Russell High School (982 N Russell Road)
Saturday: 9 AM-10 AM (youth), 10 AM-12 PM (open) - St. Patrick's High School (2525 Alta Vista Drive)

If you are unsure of what practice would be best for you, check out our programs page.

Come to practice in gym clothes and either wrestling shoes or clean running shoes. The only piece of equipment we require you to own is a pair of wrestling shoes, but you can borrow a pair from us or wear your running shoes for your first few practices. After that, you can buy wrestling shoes from us or online. We also sell knee pads and headgear, which are optional.

Step 2: Register with the NCWC

Registering with the National Capital Wrestling Club requires filling out our registration form, giving us proof of age, and paying the membership fee. Our registration form can be downloaded here. Print it out, fill out your information, and bring it to practice along with payment and a photocopy of proof of age.

Proof of age should come in the form of a photocopy of any identification that states the wrestler's name and birthday. Health cards, passports, birth certificates, and driver's licences all work.

Our membership fee includes the mandatory $65 OAWA fee, which is the wrestler's insurance. The NCWC's fee for twelve months is $300 for the first wrestler in a family ($365 total, including the OAWA fee), and $150 for each subsequent wrestler ($215 total, with the OAWA fee). We also offer $95 memberships that last for three months ($160 total, with the OAWA fee). If you purchase a three-month membership, you can upgrade to a twelve-month membership at any time by paying the difference.

We are committed to making the sport of amateur wrestling accessible to families of all incomes and not turning away any potential wrestler due to financial issues. Please send us an e-mail or talk to the coaches in person if our fees are a problem for you.