Programs 2017-03-06T10:20:12+00:00

Wrestling ACADEMY Format and Schedule:

Value for your dollar

A membership in the Fried Wrestling Academy allows wrestlers to take advantage of up to 40 hours instruction each month:

Training PHASES

Our year-round training program is divided up into 4 training PHASES.  Each PHASE is 2-4 Months long and structured to coincide with the school year and major competitions like the State and National Championships.


  1. Summer Break Training – May (end of school year) –August (beginning of school year)
  2. Fall Pre-Season – August (beginning of school year) –November (beginning of H.S. season)
  3. Folkstyle In-Season – November (beginning of H.S. season –March (thru OAC State Tournament)
  4. Spring Freestyle Season – March (after OAC State Tournament) –May (end of school year)

Each upcoming PHASE of training will be updated with specifics on Academy Member practice, Beginner practice and Open Mat times in the final month of the current PHASE.

Academy Member practices are held 4 times per week, PLUS all Academy Members are welcome to unlimited Open Mat time.

Academy Membership

Membership has reached near full capacity for the 2017-18 season and is not available online any longer. 

Please contact Coach Fried at to discuss any interest in joining the club

Age Groups

For regular Academy Youth Member practices, the “soft” rule is that Mon. & Wed. is geared towards advanced youth wrestlers, while Tue. & Thu. is geared toward less experienced youth wrestlers.

Space permitting, consistent with the “soft” rule, wrestlers are welcome to cross-over.  Wrestlers must coordinate a workout partner or group on their own if they will be attending a practice that their regular partners don’t usually attend.

Beginners Program

The object of the FWA Beginners Program is to “graduate” and shift over into the regular Academy Member practices.  There is certainly no rush, but there is no fixed time commitment to the beginning wrestler program.  Each beginner is on their own schedule.

When Coach Fried has seen that a beginning wrestler is showing a command of the basic drills and fundamentals, that wrestler will be encouraged to register as an Academy Member and begin attending regular Academy Member practices.


The maximum number of members for the FWA wrestling room is between 45-60 wrestlers at any one time.  In order to provide an opportunity for previous FWA members to continue their Membership, registrations are being capped at 40 new Members until June 27, 2016.

Please understand there is limited space for all practices, camps and clinics, and NO REFUNDS will be issued once space is reserved.
**Private and/or small group lesson times will still be available for wrestlers who are not able to join the Academy as a regular practice member.

Changes to Practice Schedule/Calendar

Any changes and/or cancellations to our schedule will be reflected in the calendar as far ahead of time as possible.