Mat Club

GENERAL INFORMATION:
(sign up information still below…)

Information
2017-2018 Season

Practice Schedule
Practice attire is athletic shorts, t-shirt, and wrestling shoes.
Monday and Wednesday  6-12 Years (1st to 6th Grade) 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Tuesday
Tiny Tots (5 and under) 6:00 – 7:00 PM
7th/8th Grade 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Thursday
7th/8th Grade 7:00 – 8:30 PM

**The schedule can be changed based on overall turnout.

Practice Room
We will use the high school wrestling room for all of our practices.  Our room has terrible acoustics, so we will not have the ability for other kids to play or make much noise on the sidelines in the room.  Please help us instruct the young wrestlers by helping us police this during practice.

Age Groups
Peewee (Too young for Bantam)
Bantam (born 2010 or 2011)
Intermediate (born 2008 or 2009)
Novice (born 2006 or 2007)
Schoolboy (born 2004 or 2005)
Cadet (born 2002 or 2003)
Junior (born on 9/1/98 & after, and enrolled in grades 9-12)

USA Wrestling Membership & Registration Fee
A USA Wrestling Card must be purchased to compete in the weekend tournaments and be a part of the club.  

Club Membership
Cost: $60.00
Includes: Team T-Shirt / Shorts and Team Membership

USA Wrestling Card
Cost: ~$46.00
Includes: Entry to many free/paid weekend competitions and liability insurance.
Purchase directly from USA Wrestling website.

USA Wrestling:
http://www.usawmembership.com/
Total Season Price: $106.00

Tournaments/Matches
We will have many opportunities to attend matches on the weekends.  We highly recommend it, we have a lot of fun and it gives the kids an opportunity to try moves they have learned against kids in a real situation.  We will ask that the entire team attends a few set matches during the season. Most matches are in the Portland metro area and are free to enter as we are a member of the NWJCWA league. These require the USA Wrestling membership.  The kids that progress in skills will attend some additional tournaments during the season.

Announcements
We will provide Email updates at the start of each week for parents.  In addition, we will post these updates on our facebook page. (Scappoose Wrestling)

Shirts/Shorts
All shirts/shorts and shorts will be handed out at the first few practices.

Requirements
Kids will be expected to attend a majority of practices.  The techniques that are taught build off of each other week to week, missing practice puts the kids behind.  This does not mean that we don’t know part of the season is during the holidays.  Parents should check in with the Coaches to let them know of any upcoming absences.

High School Duals
For all home high school wrestling matches, we will all attend wearing our T-shirts and sit together as a team in the stands.  We will also have some fun games for the kids during the dual meets.  We will do a special event on 1/17/18 with the High School team during their home match against Banks.

Fundraising
We will have one fundraiser (Push-up-A-Thon) towards the beginning of the season that will benefit the kids club.  Our goal in the future is to have enough money to subsidize memberships and allow all kids to have gear packages and fund the ability to travel to tournaments.  We will also be hosting a poker tournament/wrestling social location and date to be announced.

Fun
Powerbars for Hardworkers

Goals
Have Fun
Develop Basic Athletic Skills and Balance
Learn Good Work Ethic
Build Camaraderie
Learn Scappoose Specific Techniques

Inherent Risks
Wrestling has some inherent risks; we try our best to train in a safe environment.  We will do our best to keep coaches in the room that are First Aid and CPR certified.