Registration for our 2022-2023 Folkstyle season is now closed.
Please check back here in February for information our 2023 Freestyle/Greco season and registration link, (runs April to May). 1 year of previous wresting experience recommended.
Registration for our 2023-2024 Folkstyle registration will open here in August of 2023 (runs November to March).
Families who are already registered for the 2022-2023 Folkstyle Season -
- Please make sure you are logged in to view all Team information using the email and password you used to register your wrestler(s).
- Be sure to download the SportsEngine APP and check your emails for important season information including the following paperwork required for their first practice,
On or before the 1st day of practice, the following is required:
• ALL wrestlers must turn in a physical dated after April 1, 2022
• NEW wrestlers must turn in a birth certificate (in addition to their physical)
Your child will NOT practice until a physical and birth certificate are on file.
Copies of birth certificates/physicals can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or will be collected at the 1st day of practice.
Screenshots will not be accepted - please scan or deliver a hard copy.
Note - If your wrestler already had their annual checkup and you didn't ask the Dr. to sign a physical form they may agree to fill out this form for you without a new appointment, https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/9558-1683695/physical2page.pdf?_gl=1*nma6zk*_ga*MjEwMzUwMDE1Mi4xNTcwNTYyNzE1*_ga_PQ25JN9PJ8*MTY2NzM4Nzc2OC4yMS4xLjE2NjczODc3NzQuMC4wLjA.#_ga=2.63544172.2113402937.1667328608-754127846.1570562715.
Founded in 1987, the Matcats are one of the oldest, most competitive, most respected and largest traveling youth wrestling clubs in Michigan. Over the last 5 years the Matcats, led by Steve Richardson and a core group of nearly 15 assistant coaches, many of which are certified USA wrestling coaches, have helped grow this organization to nearly 160 boys and girls who compete at a very high level. In 2016, we coached 45 state qualifiers, 7 state champions, 6 All-Americans a couple national champions and over 1000 earned medals in competition.
The kids, the sport, the club, the competition.
We separate ourselves from most other clubs with our strong commitment to family. We are not elite because of any one coach, we are elite because of the strong group of dedicated parents, coaches, siblings and volunteers that believe in what we are doing. When one of our kids is competing, we are ALL on the side of the mat, encouraging them. We do not believe this is an individual sport. It is the greatest sport in the world that builds character, lifelong friends and lifelong discipline.
OUR PROUD SPONSORS! Thank you for enabling kids to reach their potential.
The Matcats are a youth wrestling club for boys and girls who compete at a very high level of competition while never losing site of our key values.
We are recognized nationally for the quality of our athletes and within the South Lyon community for our values.
The Matcats compete in several leagues throughout the state and nationally. We structure our tournament schedule to provide fun and competitiveness to both novice and elite wrestlers.
Competition is optional for novice wrestlers but highly encouraged as it builds confidence. You have the support of the entire Matcat family and the best coaches behind you. Our practices ensure wrestlers are well prepared for competition.
For advanced wrestlers we include some of the toughest tournaments in several Michigan leagues with dozens of state qualifiers each year. Over the past few years we have expanded to include competition in dual tournaments at the state level and typically four national level tournaments.