Introducing New 2 Piece Wrestling Uniforms
It’s not often a significant change occurs within the rules of sports apparel, so you know when it does we get real excited. Most rules have been in place for upward of decades and organizations are reluctant to change without a lot of discussions and ample reason to do so. Recently a seemingly minor change occurred within the world of high school wrestling, one that has been long overdue.
The NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) recently announced that high school wrestling athletes have options when choosing their uniforms. Gone are the days of choosing from a variety of singlets for your team. Those who opt for two piece uniforms should now feel free to purchase them – assuming the uniforms meet strict guidelines.
These uniforms consist of two parts: fight shorts, and a compression shirt. As we mentioned before, the requirements for length and what parts of the body covered are strict, but not overly so. After polling coaches, players, and parents, the NFHS came to the conclusion that, once wrestling uniform manufacturers assured them of their ability to produce sufficient quantities, it was the right move for the sport. It might feel like a minor move, but rest assured it is not.
The primary motivation behind this change was to attract new players to the sport. In an age where high school football players have the option to wear bright gold socks to match equally colorful cleats, the change is refreshing and much needed. Don’t get us wrong, we still stand by the traditional wresting singlets, but you can rarely go wrong by giving your players more options.
While the sport may take time to adapt to this change, we have been prepared for some time. We are already equipped to create custom fight shorts and compression shirts tailored to every wrestler that meet the new guidelines put forth by the NFHS. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran wanting to give this new uniform a shot, we’ve got you covered and can help you and your team create the perfect, custom wrestling singlet or compression shirt and fight short combination.