Wrestling is one of the oldest sports known to the world. It is not an
easy sport, nor a casual activity. It is however a great way to build
character and confidence and be part of something special. By joining our
team you’ve taken the first step in developing skills and attitude that will
help you become successful in life. The following expectations and
guidelines should be reviewed and discussed as a family. If student or
parents have any questions or issues, please contact a member of our
staff for clarification.
We believe that through hard work and commitment, every student has the opportunity to be a champion. Nobody will be better conditioned than a wrestler. Nobody will be mentally tougher than
a Wrestler. Our wrestlers will work hard and play hard. We will have fun! We will win and lose as a
team. Giving our best effort will always be our primary goal. This is all we can ever ask of students andourselves. Nobody will be upset over a loss, but we will learn from that loss. Every wrestler will start at different levels and they will progress and see success at different times. We will stress basic wrestling skills, however we understand that each wrestler learns differently and has different physical traits. We will allow each wrestler the opportunity to develop their own individual style, but expect everyone to make an effort to master what is being taught. We will support each other and represent our team and school in a positive manner.
Attend ALL practices on time and prepared to practice:
If practice starts at 3:00pm, then take care of everything “before” 3:00pm. This means:
1. Your wrestling shoes are on.
2. The mats are mopped.
3. You have used the restroom.
4. Wrapped injuries
5. Start Warming up at 3:00pm (Running in a big circle)
Don’t be the one who forgets his shoes, is late, misses the bus ride, or is still tying laces while the team is warming up. Wrestling is a winter sport and must deal with many school holidays and breaks. We practice and compete during winter break and will give students a significant amount of time to also enjoy the break with family. We expect that families will make the commitment to support wrestling and plan holiday events around our schedule as much as possible. Students missing practice or events will lose their spot on the ladder, and will need to earn it back. This is only fair to those that didn’t miss anything. The full practice schedule is always available at .
Always be ready, preparation begins at home. If you are going to miss a practice or be late, you must notify me beforehand via email at .
Telling a friend to tell the coach you have detention or an appointment is not acceptable.
If this happens more than once, you can expect to be dismissed from the team.
Attitude, focus, and intensity:
Wrestlers are expected to bring a positive attitude and work ethic to every practice.
We do not waste time in this room. Everything we do, we do for a reason. If you are simply going through the motions, you aren’t learning and you aren’t getting any better. Bring these thingse very day and you will have a positive learning curve. Like anything in life, the more you put into this sport, the more you will get out of it.
you are responsible for returning any uniforms, singlet, or headgear we may give you or you must pay to replace them.
Wrestling is not about losing weight. It is about improving your skills and developing
physically and mentally. All wrestlers will be expected to wrestle at a healthy weight that they can be competitive at. You will be given we ight management sheets to be reviewed and discussed at home.
Maintain and keep the Wrestling room clean:
This is a very special gym; most college level wrestling rooms are half as good ( at best ). Let’s keep it that way. No street shoes are to be worn on the mat. Do not track mud in the room after running: take them off outside if necessary. Pick up garbage if you see it. Clothes/shoes left on the floor will be thrown away by the Janitor. Nothing should ever be on the floor.If you seeother wrestlers or students misusing this room, let them know and let the coaching staff know. Stay out of coaches’ office unless invited in.
Maintain good hygiene:
We must maintain better hygiene than other athletes. You must take a shower immediately after
practice. Bring towel and soap to school. Do not re-use your workout clothes. Don’t keep dirty clothes in your locker. Bring them home, wash them. Do not wear socks or street shoes on the mat. Put your wrestling shoes on at the side of the mat. If you step off the mat you just got gross stuff on your shoes. Wipe them off first with the shoe cleaner we purchased.
GRADES..! **Maintain Your GPA:
Academics will have priority over athletics. There will be grade check verifications every two weeks. There will be no grade surprises in wrestling..!
You are a representative of this team:
whether you are in the room or not, and whether you are in season or not. Student athletes are very visible in our community and represent our program and school at all times. Participation in the wrestling program is contingent upon maintaining high character and making decisions that create a positive image. This includes drug and alcohol use.
Wrestling is an individual and team sport:
No one individual is more important than the next. Our success as a team is derived from our ability to strengthen each other. Be accepting of your teammates; treat them with the respect
that they deserve. New parents should know that wrestling tournaments last all day and are held in a gym. We expect students to stay with their team after they are eliminated from tournaments and stay for the entire dual match even when they are done competing. Leaving tournaments after being knocked out is not acceptable. We work together in all that we do. If you see something that needs done; don’t push the responsibility on to others. All members of the team are responsible for setting up before and putting things away after a match. Many hands make light work!
The teams will be chosen by the coaching staff:
Teams may be different each week and will be based on merit. We may choose to have individual “wrestle offs” to determine a spot if faced with a difficult choice. Varsity and JV letters will be determined by the staff at the end of each season and again based on merit. Teams for high level tournaments will be chosen based on ability to compete at that level and merit. Some students may wrestle in varsity and JV events during the season.