At Broad Axe Wrestling Club, we’re committed to not only teaching your youth athlete the centuries-old sport of wrestling with an emphasis on skill and technique, but also the values that accompany it, like accountability, resilience, teamwork, and discipline. Led by Owner Samuel Walters and Coaches Solomon Fleckman, Brent Fiorito, and Tom Iredale, our team at Broad Axe Wrestling Club encourages a competitive but fun and energetic environment for their students.
We offer wrestling practices for students of all ages, from kindergarten through high school, and for youth wrestlers of all levels of experience and skill. And although we adopted the name from the Broad Axe neighborhood of Philadelphia, we welcome students from all across the region to join our top-rated wrestling club.
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Honoring the Tradition
At Broad Axe Wrestling Club, we honor the tradition of this sport that dates back several thousand years. Throughout history, wrestling remained one of the most important forms of training for youth not just in ancient Greece, but throughout the entire world as well. We honor that tradition by fostering an atmosphere that merits hard work and passion for the sport through fun training and exercises.
Our Coaching Style
Our no-nonsense coaching style is focused on forging relationships with the parents and wrestlers alike. We help students build strength and confidence, teaching them to handle adversity through conditioning and persistence. Broad Axe Wrestling Club provides your youth athlete with the skills and work ethic to handle the challenges they’ll face on the mat and in life.
Become a Member
Give your youth athlete the opportunity to improve their physical skills, enhance their mental discipline, and learn valuable life lessons through becoming a member of our local wrestling club. Don’t wait — join us today!
"My son has been working with Sam for the past 8 months, participating in both private sessions and club practices on a weekly basis. As a physical education teacher with coaching experience for over 20 years, I am highly impressed with Sam’s coaching skills as he has certainly exceeded my expectations in the qualities that I look for in a great coach. I notice a tremendous improvement in my son's skill set and skyrocketing self-confidence in his own wrestling skills. My son has developed from a timid young wrestler to a confident athlete that is apparent in all areas of his life, not just on the mat."
"I have been a youth wrestling coach for the past 8 years and also wrestled myself. My son started going to club practice and getting private lessons from some over a year ago. The improvement in my sons wrestling in that time has blown me away. The attention to detail and next level technique sam has exposed him to I believe will take him far in the sport. Most important is the passion and love for the sport Sam translates to my son."
"Without question one of the best technician in the sport! Coach Walters work ethic and dedication has help create passion in my son's life both on and off the mat in the sport of wrestling. He has built a long lasting relationship with deep committee to see my son get better in the sport. The relationship he builds with his wrestlers is a true credit to his character not only as a coach but as a man."
We came upon the wrestling scene a little later than some and Sam has played a huge part in allowing my boys to narrow the experience gap. He clearly puts a lot of progressive thought into his lessons - starting with basic concepts and steadily moving toward subtle/live variations at a pace determined by the wrestlers. Most importantly my guys look forward to seeing him and are 100% enjoying the sport - win or lose.
I’ve known Sam for a large part of my life. He has tougher me just about everything I know involving wrestling. He’s a phenomenal coach and an even better man. He knows how to work well with young kids and run a tough and exciting practice. He’s one of the best coaches, if not the best coach you can find in the Southeast part of PA!!
This club has been a game changer for my son. Coach Walters is very knowledgeable and really goes above and beyond for the kids. I drive pretty far to go Broad Axe and it's absolutely worth it. The prices are low and beyond reasonable for how much you get. There are often camps and live practices offered on the weekends which I appreciate. Everyone has been very friendly and open to discussion about my sons progress and any concerns I have. I highly recommend this club to anyone who wants to take their wrestler to the next level. Best decision I've made for my son!
Coach Sam and his coaches have made my son LJ way more confident, and a better wrestler. He now is winning matches and loves the sport. If your looking for a club to come get better at this is the place for you..Great partners and great privates lessons. All around a 5 star experience for my family..
Sam and his crew are by far the best around! The passion he has for the sport really shows with the way he coaches and he genuinely cares about the kids. He’s brought in one hell of a supporting cast and we are grateful to all of them for making our kids into better people and wrestlers!!