Wrestling is one of the few sports that requires almost no equipment to participate in practices, and very little equipment for tournaments.

In wrestling tournaments, it is required that all wrestlers wear wrestling shoes, and a wrestling singlet or uniform, (we also suggest wearing mouth-guards, knee-pads and wrestling headgear), but at wreSTL practice the kids are free to participate with nothing more than shorts, a t-shirt and socks. Try not to wear clothing to practice that is too loose or baggy, because sometimes hands and fingers get caught up in the baggy clothes.

We do not allow regular street shoes to be worn on the wrestling mats, as this causes damage to the mats, and can spread dirt and skin diseases.

Most wrestlers wear their wrestling shoes at practice, but sometimes we have new kids who didn’t have wrestling shoes yet, or someone who forgot their shoes, can wear socks on the wrestling mat.

Here are a few things to remember when choosing practice attire.

  • No Jewelry or Watches
  • No Zippers or Buttons or Snaps
  • No Bare Feet
  • Cover Skin Scratches or Scabs