Osceola Wrestling Club The OWC board Andy Willeman- President Brian Meyer- Vice President Terry Viebrock- Treasurer Cassie De La Cruz, Missy Anderson- Secretaries Clint Strom- Coach How to get information www.osceolawrestlingclub.org https://www.facebook.com/osceolawrestling Remind 101 OWC email: [email protected] OWC handbook Handbook is available on the OWC website http://osceolawrestlingclub.org/?page_id= 31 Practice For grades 3-8, Mondays and Tuesdays beginning Dec. 1st in the High School Wrestling Room Mondays for everyone, Tuesdays for those with a USA wrestling card Time- 6:00-7:15 Beginning Jan. 5 Practice will move back to 6:45-8:00 Pre-K-2nd grade practice will begin Jan. 5-6:00-6:45 Enter through the main doors and then enter the gym and upstairs to the wrestling room Middle school wrestlers can practice before or after their MS season One adult should be present to help learn and be able to go over moves *time change for the month of December* What’s expected at practice… Wear shorts, T-shirt, clean shoes. Can be wrestling shoes (found at Treadmill, Dick’s sporting goods, online at www.suplay.com or many others. Wrestlers can also wear clean tennis shoes. Make sure that they are specific shoes for wrestling only so dirt is not brought into the wrestling room. Coach Strom- Philosophy Tournaments www.wiwrestling.com -Wisconsin youth events www.theguillotione.com -Minnesota youth events Many towns put on their tournaments on Saturdays or Sundays. Each wrestler weighs in and are bracketed according to their age, size, and ability. Wrestlers will usually get 2-3 matches in a day. Most tournaments have trophies or medals for wrestlers that wrestle in the tournament. Tournaments are not mandatory for wrestlers. There are tournaments nearly every weekend and families can travel long or short distances. OWC is usually well represented in many area tournaments. Ask for help if you are unsure of the details for tournaments. OWC tournament Our home tournament will be February 15th. It takes a whole club to make it happen from set up to registration to weigh ins at the beginning of the day until the tear down and the day is complete. Sign-up sheets will be passed around when the date gets closer. Please find an area that you can help out and sign up to help the club create another great tournament. The tournament is the only fundraiser that the club does. Incentives Wrestlers that earn a 1st or 2nd place in a tournament can earn incentives to reward them for a job well done. 1st year- Wrestling winter hat 2nd year- T-Shirt 3rd year- Shorts 4th year- Wrestling Bag 5th year- Warm Up Pants 6th year- Warm Up Jacket End of the season Regionals- End of the year tournament that wrestlers can participate in. Wrestlers that finish 1st or 2nd can earn a trip to Madison to wrestle in the State tournament Pool Party at the Middle School Summary If a child works hard and has an enjoyable experience with the sport, it can be very rewarding. As with anything that is worth doing there will be ups and downs, but it is how the parents and children handle the ups and downs that will build character. Learning to handle the situations in a positive way will affect them in future years in this great sport. It is our goal that everyone that participates with us in Osceola Wrestling club will have a positive experience with the sport. Questions??