Regional Training Center (RTC)
Mission and Purpose Statement

RTCs unify the American wrestling community under one goal to advance the sport at all levels.

The purpose of the USA Wrestling RTCs are to allow individuals to achieve their full human and athletic potential. The RTCs provide qualified youth athletes and Olympic Hopefuls access to elite level coaches, high level training partners and world class facilities in a safe local environment. RTCs should mirror USA Wrestling’s mission, vision and values.

A key focus is to raise the relevancy of wrestling on college campuses. Within NCAA rules, RTCs provide additional opportunities for college coaches to further develop and enhance their individual program. This cooperative effort strengthens the connection between the Olympic Movement and college athletics.

RTCs will enhance the development of America’s youth athletes, college student-athletes and elite Olympic hopefuls in the international disciplines.

Starting a Regional Training Site

USA Wrestling, in conjunction with its state associations offers training opportunities for all USA Wrestling members, through a growing system of Regional Training Sites.

The purpose of the RTS system is to provide young wrestlers available locations to actively train in the sport of wrestling year round. Very often, wrestlers have the desire to deepen their commitment to attain higher goals. However, many wrestlers cannot find an active club or quality workout partners. The RTS system aims to help these aspiring wrestlers.

To attend a practice at a Regional Training Site, a wrestler must be a member athlete of USA Wrestling and meet at least one of the qualification criteria in the Regional Training Site contract. If unsure whether or not you qualify for such practice, please contact the Regional Training Site.

Wrestlers and coaches that attend RTS practices will learn more about the sport of wrestling as they continue to improve their abilities. Across the country more and more Regional Training Sites will be recognized by USA Wrestling. Kids and coaches will now have more opportunity to train then ever before.

For more information on the Regional Training Site System contact USA Wrestling at cbickley@usawrestling.org or call (719) 598-8181.

  • Regional Training Site Criteria
  • Regional Training Site Application
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