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Push Wrestling is happy to announce that we will be sponsoring an IKWF registered wrestling club in the West Chicago Section.

The purpose of sponsoring an IKWF club is to promote the great sport of wrestling and to emphasize the fundamentals that will allow wrestlers the opportunity to succeed.  The skills that will be taught and developed in this club will be necessary for success at the junior high and high school levels.  We offer fundamental and foundational training to anyone who feels they are falling behind with their skills - both at the individual and small group level.  Attention to detail is paramount.

Who Can Join: Any interested student in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Size makes no difference in wrestling. Your opponents are the same weight and age as you.  


The benefits of wrestling are innumerable.  Here are but a few of the life lessons children who stick with wrestling will learn.

Work Ethic
Success in wrestling is in direct proportion to how hard you work. Of course being physically talented can make a big difference but because of the weight classes the best wrestlers are typically only separated by who has put more work into practice, running, etc. This parlays into life post-wrestling as there is no substitute for hard work.

Wrestling is a lifestyle. It requires dedication and discipline away from the mat, especially when it comes to diet and nutrition. Nothing will tax your body more than a wrestling match and wrestling training.  Wrestling also requires the discipline to put in the extra work and effort required to be successful.

Be Humble
There is no bigger test than competing in one-on-one physical combat. But unless you are a world-beater there will always be someone better than you. In wrestling you can’t hide behind or place blame on teammates. If you make the choice to compete, you not only subject yourself to the joys of winning but also being humiliated in a loss, which is not something a lot of people can handle.

Physical Strength
Knowing the capabilities and limitations of your body at a young age will serve you well for the rest of your life. By building a strong physical foundation, sports and other activities will come more naturally and you will be better prepared to face these challenges.

Self-Defense / Anti-Bullying
If you can physically impose your will on another wrestler, then the average Joe doesn’t have a chance. Wrestlers are not known to pick fights but they definitely know how to defend and carry themselves.  The skill set and reasoning for children to take up martial arts is very similar to wrestling.

Once you realize that the worse thing that can happen in wrestling is getting pinned (which can be devastating at any age), you only have one direction to go and that is up (literally).   Working hard and being diligent about practice, you will build confidence in your abilities to succeed. You might not win a match but you will get better at a takedown or an escape and once you can put it all together the wins will follow.

Mental Toughness
Mental toughness is even more important than physical strength as your mind will almost always give up before your body. Wrestling not only works the body but the mental aspect and controlling emotions before and during a match is a key to success.

Wrestling isn’t for everyone but children that choose to participate will be rewarded with qualities that will remain with them throughout their life.

Practices will be  held at the Push Wrestling facility in Naperville, IL

Practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30PM to 8:00PM, and Saturdays 10:30AM to 12:00PM.

We also will have staff available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00PM to 8:30PM for private, small group, or individual training to help members improve and advance their skills.

All wrestlers are welcome to practive and train, regardless of their club or team affiliation, even if they choose to roster with another IKWF Club or IESA Team.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Contact us for more details and additional information.


phone:  708-740-PUSH