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Jan, 2020

2020 Welcome Letter

2020 Welcome Letter

Dear Club Members and New Parents,

 

Welcome to the Spearfish Youth Wrestling Club! We are glad you are here! This letter will help you to prepare for the upcoming wrestling season and inform you of the activities associated with our club. Please check the website for tournament dates and keep an eye on your email for any communication updates. History – The Spearfish Youth Wrestling Club is one of the premier wrestling clubs in the Black Hills. Our coaches teach the basics, FIRST. Your wrestler will learn the basic offensive and defensive moves and establish a foundation in wrestling they will use for a lifetime. Our primary focus is building a foundation in the fundamentals of wrestling and then learning how to compete at the local, state, regional, and national levels. The ultimate goal is to prepare them to compete, and win, when they get to high school.

Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights beginning on January 2, 2020. Beginner Level practices are from 6:15-7:00 pm. Advanced Level from 5:30-7:00 pm. Practices are subject to change based on basketball game conflict. Please have your wrestler at practice at least 10 minutes prior to the start time indicated. This allows them to get their gear on and be ready to start promptly on time. Entrance to the wrestling room will be through the double doors on the west side of the Auxiliary Gym building. 
Uniforms for practice are t-shirt, shorts or sweat pants, and wrestling shoes. Headgear is optional. Please do not wear competition team singlets to practice!  Do not wear your wrestling shoes to practice.  Wear a different pair of shoes or boots to practice off the mat to keep your wrestling shoes as clean as possible.  After every Practice please have your son or daughter take a bath or shower.

Practices are fun but serious. If your wrestler disrupts practice or is habitually a troublemaker, we’ll ask them to sit down or possibly leave the practice. Then we’ll discuss how we can change the behavior moving forward if necessary.

Tournaments – Transportation and participation costs in tournaments are the parents’ responsibility for their wrestler(s). We do not have a bus for tournaments. Carpooling is an option and parents are encouraged to do so if they desire. Please sit in the general area of the team and support all our wrestlers if you can. This also allows you to meet other parents and “learn the ropes.” Check the bulletin board or website about any upcoming tournaments. Anyone can go to any tournament for the most part, but keep in mind tournament matches are mostly determined by weight and age, not experience. We do encourage first year wrestlers to attend a few weeks of practice prior to competing at tournaments. We don’t want young wrestlers to get disappointed in matches against more experienced wrestlers and not want to continue learning. You as parents must make that decision if your wrestler is ready. Feel free to talk with the coaches and other experienced parents to discuss if your wrestler is ready and how some tournaments are set up or run. 
Parent Participation – As with any non-profit club, we are as successful as the volunteers that assist and support club activities. We ask that you volunteer to help with our club tournament on February 1,2020. As the tournaments get closer, we’ll need to ensure all areas of the tournament are covered.  The board implemented a volunteer deposit this year so that we can continue to keep our fees low, but to continue to do that we need to make sure that our tournaments are covered with volunteers.  To date we do not request any "fundraisers" from parents just volunteering at our two events.  

 

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Spearfish Youth Wrestling Club

PO Box 573 
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783

Phone: 605-210-2917
Email: [email protected]

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