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Stretching before Practice

Practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 - noon in the wrestling room of Albany High School.  Please bring your registration form and $40 fee to your first practice. Practice will begin on Tuesday, September 8 and will continue through the school year.  You may register at any time.

Click here to download registration form




Coach Jon with new Crocodiles

" I really like the crocodile wrestling program because I got to do wrestling before middle school.  I also like it because I get to meet other kids my age."

Preparing to wrestle

Several of the Crocodiles attended the Battle in the Bay Tournament on December 14.  The wrestlers did very well and gained experience in tournaments.

1st Place: Erik Nelson

               Michael Dixon

2nd Place: Joshua Tang

4th Place: Jack Ely 

The Natomas Tournament in Sacramento in February 2009, was attended by several Crocodiles. Tennessee, Jack, Joshua, Eric and Michael each won one of their matchs.

Natomas Tournament

Coach Jon shows how to do it

"The Coach has done a fantastic job in running the Crocodile wrestling program.  We really appreciate his dedication and hard work."

Wrestlers get lots of attention

A handshake to start

To obtain a USA (AAU) Wrestling card click here (you do not need this card to participate in the Crocodile program)

The Crocodile Wrestling program is designed for 1st - 5th grade boys and girls to learn basic wrestling techniques.  Participants are paired with other wrestlers of similar weight and age.  Every practice is supervised by coaches with wrestling experience and is lots of fun. The sport of wresting includes tumbling and stretching and improves coordination and agility. Socialization and team building skills also increase as wrestlers work together becoming one team.  No previous experience is necessary to participate. 

There will be no practice on the following dates:


Thurs 11/26 and Sat 11/28 for Thanksgiving
Thurs Dec 3 
Sat 12/19-Sat 1/2 Holiday Break  Start again Tues 1/5
Saturdays 1/16 and 1/23  JV and Var tournaments at Albany- crocs can come watch-get in free
Thurs 2/4 Senior night Dual at Albany
Sat 2/13 Albany hosting Girls NCS (crocs cannot get in for free)

Tues 2/16, Thurs 2/18 and Sat 2/20 Ski week break  


"The Coaches are Awesome! They have taught my child discipline, patience, and structure.  My family appreciates APAL."


November 2009

"My son learned many skills from this experience."



" The Coach does a fantastic job in keeping the kids motivated and teaching them new stuff.  Our son has really benefitted from the opportunity to participate in a high-contact sport and learn physical self-control.  Thanks."

Brentwood PAL Tournament

Sunday March 1, 2009 found the Crocodiles heading to the Brentwood PAL Wrestling Tournament.  Michael Dixon took first place and Jack Ely took 3rd.    GOOD JOB!

Natomas Tournament, February 2009

Crocodiles at the Oakley Tournament