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Golden Gate Wrestling Club is open to anyone over the age of 5 with an interest in FreeStyle, GRECO, Scholastic, and Grappling. This includes men and women at all skill levels. Height, weight, gender, race, age, disability, and intelligence can be mixed in any proportion to produce good wrestlers — and good coaches!

Beginners are encouraged to join, and you are welcome to come just to watch. Workouts are friendly and physical, grouped by size and skill level for safety.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

High school wrestlers in San Francisco may join GGWC's Alliance Wrestling Youth Program to learn freestyle skills to enhance their Scholastic folkstyle wrestling. Practices are held the SAME time for GGWC's ADULT and GGWC's Youth, however only the certified high school coaches will coach the Alliance Wrestling group.

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PRACTICE LOCATION: Eureka Valley Recreation Center (EVRC)
100 Collingwood St. San Francisco CA 94114 +1.415.831.6810 (EVRC Rec Center)
Map to EVRC     Driving Directions to EVRC
2 blocks from the Castro/Market St. MUNI stop for the K L M F 24 35 lines

GGWC's Adults/Alliance/Youth:
Tuesday: 6-9pm
Friday: 6-9pm
Saturday: 3-5pm
GGWC's Camp Grappling (Kids):
Saturday: 12-2pm


Due to insurance requirements, you must comply with the following requirements before getting on the mat:

+ Hold a current USAW competitors card, purchased on-line for ~$50 at www.usawmembership.com. Cards are valid September through the following August.

information for first practice

+ for ALLIANCE Youth High School Wrestlers:
information for first practice

+ for Camp Grappling Kids Program:
information for first practice

+ Be in good/decent physical shape

+ Make the coaching staff aware of any chronic injuries, physical limitations, or skin conditions you may have

+ Wear appropriate clothing for a workout: mat shoes, singlet or shorts, and T-shirt

Annual Membership includes the following:
+ GGWC Rash Guard type T-shirt
+ Supplemental medical/liability insurance (supplied by USA Wrestling competitor card)
+ discounts on workout wear and safety gear
+ instruction from a variety of qualified USA Wrestling bronze certified coaches.

USA Wrestling card coverage MUST be purchased before you are allowed to step on the mat !! no exceptions!!
Club Dues of $80(ADULTS ONLY!) which can be paid annually or semi-annually in cash or check payable to: Golden Gate Wrestling Club, or
on-line at our CreditCard/PayPal Portal: CreditCardPayPal

Get your USAW card and establish a membership login:

1. Go to the USA Wrestling's Athletes & Coaches Membership site, create an account, and purchase a membership with a credit card for ~$50. When filling out the information, choose "Bay Area Wrestling Association (BAWA)" for the local association and "Athlete Membership - BAWA" for Membership Type. For club, select "GOLDEN GATE WRESTLING CLUB – (CA-Q02)."

2. After you have bought the membership, print out a copy of the membership card for yourself and keep a digital PDF copy of it on your local device.

3. Store your username/password in a safe place! You will need it to logon again in the future when you renew it.

4. eMail the GGWC Coaches a copy of your digital PDF of your CA-USAW Card: GGWC Coaches Also, if necessary, send any updated contact information (address, home and cell phone numbers) in the eMail.

5. Show your membership card at your first practice. Coaches will be verifying that you are insured.