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DURAN WRESTLING

PARENTS FAQ

The Duran Youth Wrestling Club would like to thank you for joining our club. We are asking you to take the time to read about our club’s rules and guidelines: 

  1. The Duran Youth Wrestling Club is run by volunteers. We need parent volunteers in coaching, tournament help, rolling mats out, mopping and rolling up the mats after practice. If you have coaching experience and would like to help please contact the Head Coach. We want parents on the mat!
  2. Our practices are going to continue to be closed so occasionally we will finish up early and if you are not there then someone from the club must stay and wait for you. So please be on time picking up your children.
  3. Sportsmanship. We expect all of our coaches, wrestlers and parents to represent the Duran Youth Wrestling Club with the utmost level of sportsmanship. We will not tolerate any coach or wrestler refusing to shake hands with his/her opponent, throwing headgear or use foul language. Parents are also reminded to set examples for the wrestlers. Again, any parent found displaying poor sportsmanship is subject to probation or their child could be dismissed from the club. We sincerely hope that this never occurs.
  4. Never verbally or physically abuse your child or any other child while at practices or any tournaments. Any parent or coach who is found abusing a child will be dropped from the team.
  5. Wrestlers. There is no horseplay, talking, “goofing off” while a coach is giving instruction on the mats. These coaches give up their time to pass on their experience and should not have to deal with inappropriate behavior.
  6. Pikes Peak Wrestling League. After registration you will need to purchase a USA Wrestling card (www.themat.com). The cost of the card is $40. You will need to take this to weigh-ins and tournaments. It is also a good idea to keep a copy of your child’s birth certificate with you in case someone challenges your child’s age. This is for ages 4-14, no high school freshman can compete in these tournaments. They can, however, compete in Rocky Mountain National Tournaments. For most of the tournaments the coaches will send in the weights of the kids, in some cases the wrestlers may have to make a weigh in. We are going to ask that the parents have the wrestling fee by the Thursday practice for that weekend. If the wrestler plans on wrestling, If arrangements need to be made please contact one of the coaches. 
  7. Cancellations/Changes. Practices or tournaments may need to be cancelled due to weather or school closures.  If the school is closed because of weather then practice will be cancelled. All information about this can be found on Duranwrestling.com
  8. Personal Hygiene. Ringworm and impetigo are a major concern for all wrestlers. These conditions can wreck havoc on an individual as well as a team. Each wrestler should shower immediately after practice and tournaments. It is recommended to use Head and Shoulders Dandruff shampoo. Use it like soap. Keep their fingernails trimmed. The mats are mopped with an anti-bacterial/anti-fungal cleaner before every practice. In the event your child gets ringworm it can be treated with Lamisil anti-fungal cream.  It can be found in the athlete’s foot area in most stores. Lamisil is a fungicidal (kills the fungus) the other brands are fungi stats (stops it from reproducing but doesn’t kill it). It’s a red spot that gets a crusty, itchy ring. See a coach if you think your child has it.
  9. Coaches card. You must have at least a bronze level certificate to be on the mat starting with the 2014-2015 season. This includes parents who want to be mat side to watch, video tape or photograph their child. This certification is good for life. You must wear your card during the tournament. No coaches’ card will be issued. This is for the WSWL and not PPWL. PPWL you need a USA coaches card which requires a background check all Duran coaches must have one. Also this allows free entry into the tournaments.
  10. Competing. If you are going to compete you must have a singlet, head gear and shoes. The club sells singlets. Shoes and head gear can be purchased at the following places.
  11. All American Sports, Dick’s Sports, Sports Authority, and Play it Again Sports.
  12. Parents. If you work for a company that could sponsor the club please pick up our sponsorship form.  This helps pay for building rental fees, equipment, and merchandise.
  13. Alumni. Former members of the club who are now in high school can come back and practice for free but must sign a waiver.
  14. As parents, your support is needed to encourage your young wrestler to pay attention in practice, try as hard as he/she can in practice and competition, and to be a good sport win or lose. If he/she does that, he/she will be successful no matter how many matches he/she wins or loses.

Thanks in advance for your support!