Equipment for Wrestlers
Normally wrestlers are required to use singlets or fight shorts & shirt with the standard DYS Thunder design for all competitions. However, because uniforms will not be available until January 2021 wrestlers can wear shorts (no pockets) and t-shirt unitl the uniforms come in.
Head gear is required
Wrestling shoes are required
Mouth guards are required when braces are evident
Please put the athlete's name on shoes and headgear - kids leave them in the room all the time
Mandatory DYS Uniforms
Uniforms are a separate purchase and in registration fees. not included
Black Room (K- 2nd Grade) athletes practice once per week and do not compete in the weekend tournaments. They are not required to have a uniform.
Parents may purchase uniforms either:
Uniform ordering notes:
DYS parents only need to buy one type of uniform (singlet or fight gear)
Sizes for either singlets or fight gear are based on wrestler's weight, if your child is within 5 pounds of the next size, we recommend purchase of the next larger size.
If there is any doubt on whether or not uniforms will fit, then we suggest you purchase one-piece singlets because they stretch more than the two-piece fight gear.
Black Room (K- 2nd Grade) athlete practice once per week and do not compete in the weekend tournaments. They are not required to have a uniform.
DYS Fight Shorts/Compression Shirt and Singlet Designs .
Fight Shorts and Compression Shirt
(mandatory for competitions) Head gear
Head gear that minimizes concussions
(mark names and numbers on them) Shoes
suggest ASICs due to a wider foot and rubber on sides of shoes
purchases on one of many online ASICs sources ~ click here
suggested options for new kids include: Matflex
suggested options for experienced kids include: JB-Elite, Snapdown, Cael
purchases may be made at Play-It-Again Sports in Leesburg who carries new and used shoes
purchases at Dick's Sporting Goods ~ click here
all major sporting goods stores carry new shoes
Top Of The Podium private wrestling facility in Sterling VA carry new shoes (Adidas)
~ are required for anyone with hair touching their necks, and purchased separately by parents Hair nets
Ancillary Equipment (not mandatory)
to keep warm during cold days in the gym Sweat shirt with hood
Sweat pants to keep warm in gym while sitting in between matches
that go over wrestling shoes allowing wrestlers to walk around off-mat protecting shoes from infectious bacteria and restroom floor (we do no not have a current link) Cleat Skin Shoe Covers
to protect knees from "skinning" Knee pads
Other Equipment (recommended)
and Nail clippers to clip all finger nails before tournaments and wipe hands, elbows, knees, and foreheads after wrestling matches liquid disinfectant
to mark all your equipment with phone numbers Sharpies
to carry your stuff (with name and phone number) Back pack
spray for shoes Disinfectant
and anti bacterial wipes for hands, fingers, foreheads, elbows, etc Hand wipes
(mark names on it)~ wrestlers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to stay hydrated before, during, and after practices and matches Water bottles