1. Practice requirements:
    1. Your child is expected to attend wrestling practice all 3 nights (except Monday’s Beginner Group).  If you cannot attend, no need to call to report it, but keep in mind that the more you practice, the better you will get.  Wrestling involves lots of different techniques; missing practices means you’ll be missing those learning opportunities.
    2. Wrestlers should shower after practice and wrestling clothes need to be washed after every practice.  Wrestling involves close contact with others.   
    3. Bring a Water Bottle, with your wrestlers name on it.
    4. Put your wrestlers name on everything, shorts, shirts, shoes, head gear.
    5. Don’t come if you are sick! Wrestling involves close contact with others-an illness isn’t something that we want to share!
  2. Parents at Practice
    1. Parents are welcome to stay and watch during practices, although younger wrestlers tend to do better when they don’t have the safety net of a parent in practice.
    2. Please do not sideline coach in practice, while your wrestler may need a little motivation, if you’re coaching your wrestler to win in practice your coaching against someone else’s.
    3. If you have to bring siblings, please help keep them quite.
    4. Please remove shoes prior to entering the wrestling room.
    5. Understand that there are good days and bad days for all kids.  Some days they will pay attention great and some days less so.  Don’t make your wrestler dislike the sport because there is too much pressure at practice. 
  3. What does my wrestler need to wear to practice?
    1. A t-shirt and shorts along with wrestling shoes.
    2. Shorts without pocket & removed jewelry.
  4. What’s expected of my wrestler?
    1. HAVE FUN! First and foremost wrestling should be fun for everyone.
    2. Go to the bathroom before practice, going during practice keeps the wrestler and their wrestling partner from getting better.
    3. Respect the practice room. Do not jump on, hang on, crawl up or run into the mats on the walls. This will cause the mats to fall down or tear and that will cause us to lose our practice room. (This includes siblings)
    4. Do not wear wrestling shoes outside of the wrestling room.  While this may seem strange, the mats are cleaner than the hallways, unless their shoes track stuff in.
    5. Wrestle to the best of your ability at all practices and tournaments. (I can’t is not in our vocabulary).
    6. Be 5 minutes early to a scheduled practice, this will give you time to get ready so practice can begin on time.  The transition between practices can be very loud, please keep the noise down while getting ready.
    7. Come to every practice. We know there are genuine reasons why you might have to miss practice, please keep absences to a minimum.
    8. Tell coaches of any injuries. If you were injured when not at wrestling the coaches need to know. Injured wrestlers may not wrestle if the injury is serious. Any concussions must have a medical release prior to returning to practice. Wrestling is a combative contact sport; you will get bumps, bruises, scrapes and pulled muscles from time to time.
    9. Your Kids will be put in positions physically and mentally that they have not dealt with before; don’t over react when they don’t know how to handle themselves and they show there frustration.  These are the moments that make wresting great for opportunities to teach team work, self-discipline, self-control and sportsmanship.
    10. Control yourself at all times or wrestling in a match.  Support the team when not wrestling!
    11. Listen to the coaches. This means eyes on the coaches with mouths closed.
    12. WORK HARD. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard! 
    13. Practice’s move at a fast pace, your wrestler will very rarely learn a technique the first time it’s shown.  Generally they will learn a concept, then pick up a little piece of the technique, then another piece at another practice and another and another.  This takes the whole season and years for certain techniques.  After a couple years they will know the language of wrestling and together all the techniques.  If they do not understand a technique right away and we move on to another, don’t worry we will come back to it.