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Welcome Wrestling Club Athletes & Prospective Participants, Parents, & Coaches

posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:36 AM by Jeannie Browning   [ updated May 27, 2015, 8:51 AM ]

Welcome Wrestling Club Athletes & Prospective Participants, Parents, & Coaches

The MVKWC welcomes you to the upcoming wrestling season. We are looking forward to another exceptional year of youth wrestling. The purpose of the MVKWC is to promote the sport of wrestling to area youth through instructional training of proper wrestling techniques. The MVKWC has qualified coaching staff to assist in the instructional training of the Club’s participants. Our coaching staff conducts all training in an environment designed to promote a fun, yet informative, training experience. Our coaches have to pass a background check every two year, attend a coaching class and pass an exam to become certified; in addition they are required annually to purchase a coaching card which provides coverage through USAWKS. Hard work, dedication and sportsmanship are promoted, and through positive reinforcement our staff provides the best possible training for our young athletes.

As we begin this wrestling season, please remember that the MVKWC has high character expectations for all persons associated with the Club. Every coach, wrestler and parent is not only a representative of this Club, but of our community. Our actions are as important as our words, so please lead by example to show our children the true definition of “good sportsmanship”.

Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday, starting on Nov 4th with an informational meeting. For this meeting only, we will be meeting in the High School Commons area. At this meeting we will discuss plans for the club, allow you to meet coaching staff, complete forms, and ask any questions.

Practices: Tuesday & Thursday starting Nov 4th

Time: 6:30-8:00

Where: High school wrestling/weight room

*If the school is closed due to inclement weather, then practices will also be cancelled. Check Facebook for updates.

We are requesting to start practice at 6:30. Prior to starting practice youth need to check weight and put on wrestling shoes. On practice days coaching/board members will be on site approximately 6:15. It is requested wrestlers show up shortly after this time as it will enable an appropriate start time. If there is a scheduling conflict please feel free to discuss the matter. After weigh ins are completed and practice has started then club secretary will conduct tournament sign ups. Participation in tournaments is voluntary. We sign up for tournaments approximately two weeks prior to event. Payment for tournament is expected prior to dead line. Tournaments can fill up quickly therefore we cannot wait to submit our entries. Do not expect to sign up after the deadline as we cannot assure acceptance or participation in the tournament. We have the ability that parents may make payments in advance, and then we can deduct the fee from the account. As a club policy, we do not carry negative balances.


WRESTLERS CODE OF CONDUCT

* No wrestler is to physically or verbally abuse any coach or fellow wrestler.

* Wrestlers must listen to and follow the directions of all coaches. Wrestlers will be expected to work hard at practice or will be asked to sit. Wrestlers are not to be disruptive during practice or competitions.

* If a wrestler is disruptive during practice, a parent will be required to attend all practices until the wrestler can act appropriately.

* At all times, wrestlers must conduct themselves in a mature and respectful manner. a. No unsportsmanlike yelling or cheering if a wrestler is hurt. b. Win or lose, wrestlers MUST shake hands and congratulate their opponent. c. No vulgar or obscene gestures of any kind should ever be made by a wrestler.

* No wrestler is to use abusive and/or profane language before anyone connected with a MVKWC function (practices, tournaments, meetings, etc.).

* Wrestlers should make every effort to attend all scheduled practices.

* Wrestlers are not permitted in the wrestling room until a coach is present.

* All wrestlers are to treat all MVKWC property and equipment with respect

* The MVKWC practice facility and any school where competitions are held, are to be respected.

* Violation of this code of conduct will result in disciplinary action by approved committees, up to and including dismissal from the team.

By signing this I understand what is required of me.

Wrestler’s signature:__________________________________________________________Date:______________

By signing this I verify I have explained the above code of conduct to my wrestler in a manner in which they can understand.

Parent signature:______________________________________________________________Date:_______________


PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT

* No parent or fan is to physically or verbally abuse another parent, fan, coach, wrestler or referee. If a parent has a problem, concern or issue with a fan, wrestler or another parent, the only proper venue for discussion is to complete a grievance form and return to club president (if grievance is related to club president then form may be returned to any board member) in private at an appropriate time.

* All parents are to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner: a. No unsportsmanlike yelling, such as: booing, teasing, or cheering if a wrestler is hurt or losing. No instructions to take specific advantage of any injury incurred by an opponent while wrestling. b. No unsportsmanlike gestures of any kind will be allowed.

* Except in an emergency, no parent is to interfere with practices, meets or coaching at any time. Parents may observe, but are to wait until before or after practices to interact with their child or talk with the coaches unless a coach requests a conversation. Coaches will be glad to talk to parents in private about any issue or problem before or after practices or meets, as their schedule allows. Also, we ask all wrestlers to remain silent when a coach is teaching and we require the same of all practice spectators. If you would like to carry on a conversation with another spectator during practice, please do so in a manner which will not interfere with practice.

* Please see that your child is picked up at the designated time after practice. The coaches will try to finish practice as close to the designated time as possible.

* Please remember that this program is for our youth, but in no way is it to be used as an excuse for unfinished homework or other responsibilities. Explain this to your child so he/she can plan his/her time wisely.

* Parents or guardians must physically drop off and pick up their children inside the practice facility; this allows proper communication related to plans or announcements between parents and club directors.

* Parents, as well as their athletes, will be held responsible for compliance with their Code of Conduct.

* If I am not immediately available to give verbal consent during an emergency or injury, I release anyone associated with MVKWC from responsibilities related to providing acceptable care at that time.

Parent / guardian signature:________________________________________________________Date:__________


COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

* I will always keep youth wrestling a positive and fun experience for my team.

* I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support of all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice or other youth wrestling events.

* I will place the emotional and physical well-being and safety of my team above all other considerations.

* I will practice positive reinforcement at all times with my team, and will reward them for their accomplishments.

* I will respect each person as an individual.

* I will read and seek to be informed about the rules of the sport I coach.

* I will always speak to officials with respect at all times, on and off the mat.

* I will be respectful in victory and defeat

* I will keep an open line of communication between myself and other coaches, parents, and board members.

* I will set a high level of commitment that I will encourage my team to follow.

* I will be on the mats at all times during practice. Discussions with parents or spectators will be held before or after practice unless absolutely necessary.

* I will attend practices regularly in order to understand what the team has worked on, so that I may effectively coach at tournaments.

* I will support and promote the MVKWC and not engage in any activities that conflicts with the best interests and goals of the club.

* I will refrain from using profanity at any games, practices or any other youth wrestling events.

* I will refrain from using or being under the influence of drugs, tobacco or alcohol while attending tournaments, practices or any other youth wrestling events.

* I will remember that the game is for youth, not for adults.

By signing this pledge, I commit to uphold the values and integrity of the MVKWC and accept the responsibility as a coach as set forth in the Coaches’ Code of Conduct.

Consequences for coaches and volunteers

Depending on severity of incident, immediate removal of coaching responsibilities maybe primary consequence if deemed necessary by a board of peers.

* Verbal warning

* Practice and/or tournament suspensions

* Removal from coaching

Coaches’ Signature _______________________________________________________________Date:______________


BOARD MEMBERS CODE OF CONDUCT

Every MVKWC board member agrees to:

* Make every effort to attend scheduled board meetings.

* Be responsible for all communication to wrestlers, parents, coaches and other board members in a timely manner.

* I will keep an open line of communication between myself and coaches, parents, and board members.

* Support and promote the MVKWC and not engage in any activities that conflicts with the best interests and goals of the club.

* Conduct themselves in a professional and dignified manner.

* I will attend practices regularly in order to understand the functioning of the club.

* I will support and promote the MVKWC and not engage in any activities that conflicts with the best interests and goals of the club.

* I will refrain from using profanity at any games, practices or any other youth wrestling events.

* I will refrain from using or being under the influence of drugs, tobacco or alcohol while attending games, practices or any other youth wrestling events.

* I will remember that the game is for youth, not for adults.

Consequences for board members

Depending on severity of incident, immediate removal of responsibilities maybe primary consequence if deemed necessary by a board of peers.

* Verbal warning

* Written warning

* Removal from the board

Board Member Signature:__________________________________________________________Date:______________

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