USA Football
Program Fee: $100.00 to JYSA

USA Card: $35.00 to USA Wrestling (required)
Mission Statement
The Jasper Youth Sports Association will provide a positive and enjoyable learning experience for area youth, teaching sportsmanship, teamwork, work ethic, fair play, dedication and proficiency in any sport within Jasper Youth Sports Association. The Association was formed and is operated under the premise that the best interests of the players and cheerleaders and that any and all efforts undertaken by the Association will support the following as its one and only priority... The Kids Come First!
2017/18 Wrestling Information
2017/18 JYSA Wrestling Information


Registration can be done online through this website or in person October 25-26 from 6:30-8:00 at the Pickens High School mat room.

The first week of practice is FREE so kids can try out the sport!

Practice Start Date: Monday, October 30 at 6:30 at the Pickens High School mat room. Practices will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to start, a calendar will be given out at practice.

Cost is $50 (with no gear).

Wrestlers/Parents must provide:

-wrestling shoes

-USA Wrestling Card (can be purchased at

Please contact Joe Mullins with any questions or concerns (


What is Wrestling?

Wrestling involves a unique balance of practically every aspect of physical and psychological conditioning. Strength is as important as stamina. Speed as technique, strategy as intensity, and power as is coordination. However, it's not always the natural athlete that ultimately succeeds in the sport - it's the natural competitor.

Kids that are strong for their weight, well coordinated and naturally aggressive are usually more successful early on in the sport. However, it's the highly competitive kids that really enjoy the sport, that eventually achieve the highest levels of success. True competitors come in all shapes and sizes, and in varying degrees of natural talent. Many of the best wrestlers the world has ever seen, such as John Smith, Dan Gable and Dave Schultz were not star athletes. They are and were ordinary people with an extraordinary competitive drive.

Gifted athletes, especially those that are strong and well coordinated, typically do well and take an early liking to the sport. Some kids that thrive on competition, with only average or below average natural ability, often surprise parents and coaches by eventually surpassing more gifted kids through hard work and preparation.

Although it is wise for parents and coaches to de-emphasize winning, victories can be extremely gratifying because of the strong sense of personal accomplishment. The effort put forth in practice and preparation is apparent in competition, and not lost in a team effort. This aspect of wrestling can be a great motivator and teacher, and can develop a person's work ethic, self-confidence, and ability to achieve in all areas of life. Wrestling is great for exposing the "champion" within most any kid, but especially with those that love to compete.