Parent Information

Bronco Youth Wrestling Parent Information Sheet

Mission Statement: The mission of the Scots/Bronco Wrestling Program is to expose kids to the sport of wrestling so that theycan reach whatever level of wrestling they'd like to achieve - local youth tournaments to the Olympics. We want the kids to have fun, learn to challenge themselves, learn to enjoy good competition while respecting opponents - tools they can use as kids and adults.

Objective: Learn good solid techniques that can continually be added onto, while having fun at the same time.

Contact Information:

Club Director and Coach: Mike Lee. Phone: 501-5408. Email: mlee@sanjuan.edu

General Information:

The Scots/Bronco Wrestling Club is affiliated with the parent organization USA Wrestling. USA Wrestling is the official sanctioning body for amateur wresting in the United States. The club is also associated with the Sacramento Area Wrestling Association (SAWA). The tournament schedule starts inJanuary and runs through the first week in May. Participation in tournaments is highly recommended. All pariticipantsmust be registered with USA Wrestling by purchasinga USA Wrestling Card. All participants must have a liability waiver on file in order to practice.

To start the season you will need to go online and purchase a "USA Wrestling Card", which is basically a secondary insurance, but mandatory to participate. To do this go to www.ca-usaw.org, click the yellow box that says "join California USA wrestling". Sign onto the site and create an account for yourself (no fee's attached). Go to "memberships" and click "add new member", then click on the "athlete" profile and follow the steps to purchasing a card - you should be able to print a copy right then to bring to practice and tournaments.

The cost of joining the Scots/Bronco Wrestling Club is $100. This will cover the cost of your team T-shirt and membership. The USA Card you buy online will be another $40. These two costs are it for the season. The only other things you will pay for are entry fees to tournaments that you choose to attend, and extra team gear you may want (for wrestlers and parents).

Equipment

No special equipment is needed or required; but you should consider purchasing 1) wrestling shoes, 2) knee pads, 3) headgear. You can buy this equipment at bigger sporting goods stores like "Sports Authority", or by going to the Links section of this website and shopping online.

Practices

1) Wear shorts and a T-shirt (tucked in). Nothing with buttons or zippers.

2) Wrestling Shoes are highly recommended, but clean socks can be worn while your wrestler decides if this is the sport for them. Important that the bottom of the shoes be clean when they walk onto our clean mats for hygiene reasons.

3) No Jewelry, not even medical bracelets. If your wrestler has a medical condition, please inform the coaching staff.

4) Keep fingernails cut and filed to remove any sharp areas that may cut someone.

5) Do not practice if your child has a contagious infection, especially on the skin.

6) Cover any cuts on the skin, and clean the cuts after practice as a precaution to a skin infection.

7) The practice schedule is on this website under "Bronco Wrestling Club".

Parents

1) Parents are not obligated to stay during practice, although you are welcome. Please be prompt at pick-up time if you do leave. If you stay, please do you best not to be noisy or distracting during practice so that we can have the best learning environment that we can.

2) If you bring siblings who are not practicing - A) bring them something to do so they do not disturb practice, and B) Bring them something warm to wear so that they can go outside to run around if they are having a hard time remaining calm enough not to disturb practice.

3) If you have wrestling experience and would like to help in some way, please let the staff know. We'd only ask that you be 100% supportive of the technique being taught and not freelance while helping.

Competitions

1) Club singlets (uniforms) will be available to check out for competitions.

2) The tournament schedule is on this site under "Scots/Bronco Wrestling Club".

3) You may wear wrestling shoes or any sneaker type shoe at tournaments.

4) Headgear and knee pads are not mandatory, but if you have them, wear them.

5) No jewelry

6) Fingernails must be cut and smooth. The referee will check and may not let your wrestler wrestle until cut.

7) Have your USA Card at weigh-ins

8) The tournament schedule changes from year to year, but the posted schedule on this site will be accurate once it says the current year on top.

9) Tournaments are not madatory, but they are highly encouraged.

Age Groups and Weight Classes

1) For tournaments, wrestlers are divided by age. Within the age group, wrestlers are further divided by weight.

2) A wrestlers age for an entire season is determined by the birthday your wrestler celebrates during the 2016 calendar year. For example, a participant whose 14th birthday falls on any day of 2016 is considered 14 years old for the entire 2015-2016 season (Winter & Spring Tournaments).

3) The age and weight divisions are as follows:

Bantam born 2007-2008

40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 75+ (15lbs maximum difference)

Midget born 2005-2006

50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 87, 95, 103, 112, 120, 120+ (20lbs. max difference)

Novice born 2003-2004

60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 130, 140, 140+ (25lbs. max difference)

Schoolboy/Schoolgirls born 2001-2002

70, 77, 84, 91, 98, 105, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144, 152, 160, 175, 190, 210, 235

Weigh-ins

1) All wrestlers must weigh-in prior to each tournament. Weigh-ins are held at the tournament site and conducted by tournament volunteers. A digital scale is used to weigh each wrestler.

2) Any wrestler that is not at or below their designated weight class according to tournament scales by the time weigh-ins close must compete in the next higher weight class. No weight allowance is provided. There are no exceptions to this rule.

3) Wrestlers must wear competition singlets at the weigh-in. It is suggested that wrestlers arrive at weigh-ins wearing their singlet underneath their clothes, as changing rooms are not often available.

Miscellaneous Tournament Information

1) The focus of all tournament matches (and all practices) is on improvement, not on winning. Thus, sportsmanship and positive encouragement are expected from all wrestlers, coaches, parents, and other spectators. Any unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated.

2) A tournament fee is charged for each tournament. The fee has generally been $10 per wrestler. This cost is NOT included in your club registration fee.

3) Officially, only wrestlers, coaches, and table help/referees are allowed in the wrestling areas. Please stay away from the action as you watch or take pictures/video. This rule is enforced strictly at some tournaments, and losely at others, but we would like our club parents to take the high road and be respectful of this rule at all times.