Welcome to the 2016/2017 Season!We are really excited to get started on the mats!!! Over the next week or two we will be sending out a lot of info regarding our league, matches, and our expectations. However, before we do, we want to get out the practice schedule so you can prepare for the upcoming weeks. Next week practices will start, but will have a different "look" to them. The Older Group ONLY will start on Tuesday, and everyone else will start on Thursday. On Tuesday, November 29th the Older group (ages 9 and up) will have practice from 6:30-8:00. On Thursday, December 1st, everyone will practice - Younger group (under 9) 6:00 - 7:15, Older Group 7:15 - 8:30. We will have a brief parent meeting between the practices on Thursday (about 7:00) in the foyer. Parents bringing kids for the older group - please try to arrive a little early. We will answer any questions you may have at that time.
A typical practice week will be:
Older Group (ages 9 and up) 6:30 - 8:00
Younger Group (under 9) 6:00 - 7:15
Older Group 7:15 - 8:30
Younger Group (under 9): 6:00-7:15
Older Group: 7:15 - 8:30
General Practice Information
Practice will be held in the Seneca Wrestling Room. Please use the entrance in the back of the school. The wrestling room is located right inside the doors.
Wrestlers should come ready to practice in shorts and a t-shirt. No jewelry, zippers, or buttons are permitted on the mat. Practice shirts will be distributed the first night. The shirt will have the wrestlers name on the back. Please try to wear the practice shirt as often as possible as this is extremely helpful to the coaches. All wrestlers must have wrestling shoes and headgear by the second week of practice. If you do not have wrestling shoes the first few nights, wrestlers can wear just socks. Veteran wrestlers – please bring any gently used shoes or headgear that you’ve outgrown to practice the first night. If you are in need of shoes or headgear, feel free to go through these items on the first night of practice and take what you can use. Otherwise, you may purchase wrestling shoes and headgear from any sporting goods store or online. One online site is http://www.wwsport.com/
Very important note: Wrestling shoes should NEVER be worn outside. Extreme care is used to keep the mats sanitary by mopping them before every practice with an anti-bacterial cleaning product. Wearing wrestling shoes outside just invites germs into the room. If a wrestlers walks into the building wearing his wrestling shoes, he will not be permitted to wear them on the mat. We must take hygiene very seriously for the health of our children as well as the high school team. We are guests of the high school wrestling program and there is no exception to this rule. In addition, please make sure your child’s fingernails are neat and trim. Long nails cause scratches and can break and hurt your child.
Lastly, parents are not permitted in the wrestling room. This is not negotiable. All of our coaches passed a background check including finger printing. If you would like to assist with coaching, please let one of the coaches know and you will be provided with the necessary documentation to go through the process and be cleared as a coach.
Do not park in the bus lanes in front of the school. It is designated a Fire Lane and your car will be towed.
There are 6 League Matches during the season beginning in January. All wrestlers will be provided a team singlet to be worn to all meets. Singlets will be distributed at practice during the week of December 17. Because the singlet is team property, a deposit in the amount of $100.00 is required. When you return the singlet at the end of the season, your check will be given back to you. It will only be cashed if the singlet is not returned.
During matches, your wrestler will be matched up with an opponent of the same age, weight and experience. The goal is for every bout to be competitive, win or lose. Coaches keep close attention to wrestler’s individual abilities and do their best to match wrestlers up accordingly.
We will have three home meets. Home matches require a lot of help and everyone is expected to assist in one way or another. We will need volunteers to move mats, score keep, and work the concession stand. If everyone lends a hand, the time required by each volunteer is minimal. As our first home match approaches, more information will be sent out regarding volunteering and food/ beverage donations to our concession stand. The expenses are high for our 3 home matches including $400-500 for referees and $500-600 for the use of the school.
More experienced wrestlers will have the opportunity to participate in a Dual Team format - if interested. More will be explained about this team at the parent meeting.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Head Coach: Brad Bauer
Wrestling Program Director: Lori Graff
Matchman Director: George Chilkotowsky
Concessions Director: Gina Borton
Head Table/Singlets Coordinator: Julie Chilkotowsky
Clothing Coordinator: Stacey Seidle
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