Team Tugman operates on a four-session schedule with each session lasting approximately three months.

During each Session, all groups practice 2 – 3 times a week for 90 minutes. Please see our current schedule here : Session Calendar

Private or Semi-private coaching sessions and video match review sessions will be scheduled around team practices subject to the availability of the Coach conducting the session.

Tugman’s Tots

Ages 4+. Designed to develop basic wrestling skills through drilling fundamentals for young children. We will foster a non-competitive, safe environment and teach by using basic drills and playing games.

Elementary Youth II

For girls and boys in grades 2 through 5 who have more experience with the sport of wrestling. Emphasis will be on wrestling fundamentals but also include drilling and some live situational wrestling. Wrestlers in this cohort may also compete for Team Tugman during the Youth Wrestling season

Elementary Youth I

For girls and boys in grades 2 through 5 who are new to the sport of wrestling or who have less than two years of experience. This cohort will focus on developing foundational wrestling skills such as take downs and pinning combinations necessary for competing in folk style wrestling.

Middle School

For girls and boys in grades 6 through 8 and athletes of all skill levels. We strive to pair wrestlers with similar skill and experience levels as practice partners. This cohort will train to compete at larger, more prestigious tournaments for Team Tugman during the youth season. Athletes in this cohort should be prepared for more intense practices.  

IMPORTANT - Team Tugman WC Spring Session Information

We are pleased to announce our spring 2022 schedule! We have updated the registration process to be exclusively online. This applies whether you are a current club member or a new member. We have provided a Registration Guide on our website to guide you through the process. As always, you may email any questions or issues regarding registration to our email address.

Spring 2022 Practice Sessions

The following programs are being offered for our spring session:

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Competition Team Practices (Co-Ed)

  The first weeks of this session will continue to prepare our athletes for post-season tournaments, including the High School New England Championships, the Youth New England Championships, and the NHSCA Championships in Virginia Beach.

  After those tournaments, practices will transition away from a focus on folk style wrestling to freestyle and will focus on teaching and mastering the skills and techniques needed to be a successful freestyle competitor. This practice session will also begin the preparation process for those athletes who intend to compete at the Marine Corps. Nationals in Fargo, ND in July. We recommend this session for advanced wrestlers who have a serious desire to learn freestyle wrestling.

  If you love free style (and we know Coach Tugman does!) and want to improve, take this opportunity to join us.

Women’s Elite Training Program

This session is designed to get our women’s team ready for the World Team Trials in Texas in May. This is an invitation-only training program designed for advanced wrestlers and thus requires approval by Coach Tugman for participation. If you are interested, please contact Coach Tugman directly by email to discuss requirements and pricing:

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!New! Skill and Technique Club Practice (Co-Ed)

These practices are designed for wrestlers who are still learning the sport and thus will focus on the three basic positions every wrestler needs to master: neutral, top, and bottom. The session will be primarily folk style-centric and thus is perfect for wrestlers of all age groups who are looking to learn proper technique and improve their game. We also recommend this session for athletes who have some “rec” team experience and have decided they want to move to the next level. Practice will be held two days a week.

Additional Services

We continue to offer private lessons with Coach Tugman. Please speak to him directly by email for scheduling, requirements, and pricing. We also have strength and training coaches available for one-on-one or small group training sessions. Please send requests for information to, and include the number of people and their ages.

We’ve also partnered with our facility, Evolution Athletics Club, to offer Personal training, Team Training, and Fitness Classes for the entire family!”