"Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it's the tough matches that are going to make the difference."
- Jim Zalesky, University of Iowa

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wrestling Policies and Guidelines

Euclid High School
Wrestling Policies and Guidelines

Academic Policy:
• Everyone is expected to go to every class. Our goal is a team GPA of 3.0
• OHSAA requires you to pass 5 one-credit courses or the equivalent in the immediately preceding grading period in order to be eligible to participate in sports.
• EHS requires you to have a 1.3 GPA in 9th grade, 1.4 GPA in 10th grade, 1.5 GPA in 11th grade, 1.6 GPA in 12th grade in order to participate in sports. (Only quarter grades dictate eligibility)
Letter Policy:
• Varsity letters are given on the basis of 10 matches or significant contribution to the team.
• All wrestlers must finish practicing until the end of the season to receive a letter.
• All wrestlers must be at the Winter Sports Banquet in order to receive their awards.
Physical Fitness Policy:
• Everyone must have a physical, insurance release form, and emergency medical card turned in before beginning practice.
• If you sustain an injury, inform a coach of the injury and we will have our trainer examine it. Injuries may excuse you from practicing but not practice.
• You are responsible for checking your weight before and after each practice.
• You must inform the coaches and our athletic trainer of any skin infections so they can be checked out.
• Fingernails must be cut, and no rings, earrings, or necklaces are to be worn during practice.
Attendance Policy:
• All practices, meets, team meetings, and team functions are to be attended unless an emergency situation exists.
• All appointments should be scheduled for times that do not conflict with your wrestling responsibilities.
• In order to be excused from practice you must do the following;
o Phone or e-mail a coach the night before.
o Find, either Coach Turk or Coach Romano during school and tell us.
o Bring in a Doctors note after appointment.
• Excused Absences include; Family Death, Doctor/Dentist appointment, Family decisions
• Unexcused Absences include; Detentions, Extended Days, Work, Oversleeping, No ride to practice

Pre-season Conditioning:
• You must have a current physical to condition.
• Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in the wrestling room.
• Starts at 2:45 PM. Be in the room ready in t-shirt, shorts, running/wrestling shoes.
• Will last until approximately 4:00 or 4:30PM.
• There are openings in every weight class. (14 positions)
• The first wrestle-off of the year is one match. After that, the returning varsity member must only win the first wrestle-off match. If the challenger wins the first wrestle-off of the rematch, then wrestle-offs become a two out of three challenge.
• You can only wrestle-off for the weight that your BMI assessment says that you can wrestle at that week or one weight higher.
• Weight classes: 103-112-119-125-130-135-140-145-152-160-171-189-215-HVT.
Practice and Meet Rules:
• Practice will begin at 2:45 P.M. everyday inside the wrestling room.
• At that time wrestlers will be dressed and ready for practice. (T-shirt, shorts, running/wrestling shoes)
• When issued, headgear will be required to be worn at every practice.
• Practices will last until approximately 5:00 or 5:30 P.M.
• Everyone must have clean practice gear, which includes kneepads and shoes.
• Do not leave an assigned area without notifying a coach. (Ex. bathroom break, locker, school locker)
• Do not steal or destroy school property.
• Horseplay, fighting, or swearing will not be allowed during practice.
• Show good sportsmanship to coaches, teammates, fans, and others.
• We sit together as a team at all meets and tournaments.
• Academics come first. We are Student Athletes, not Athlete Students. You are responsible for your grades to be eligible to wrestle. (We do not send around grading sheets.)
• You must ride the team bus to a meet. If you miss the bus you will not wrestle.
• I prefer you to ride the team bus home from a meet, but if your parent or guardian is present you may ride home with them.
• If you are late to practice, you will do extra at the end. See Consequences below.
• Any reported violations of the Code of Conduct (drinking, smoking, drug usage), school rules, or anything that will reflect negatively on the school or team could result in you being suspended from school and the team.
• Being late to practice, or unexcused absences, will be dealt with by the coaches and captains.

Wrestling Room:
• There will be no food allowed in the wrestling room, except after weigh-ins.
• You must have a lock for your locker. The wrestling room is not a locker room.
• Each night the room is to be cleared of clothing and equipment.
• You have made a commitment to yourself, your team, and your coaches.
• We expect you to keep that commitment.

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