2016-17 REQUIRED MATERIALS
- Signed Participation Packet, including insurance information (get your PDF here)
- Current physical (typically Freshmen and Juniors) here is the form
- Initialed and signed wrestling handbook (get the PDF here)
- Current ASB card (here is the online information)
VHS WRESTLING PHILOSOPHY, MOTTO, AND VALUES
Philosophy: Attack quickly, induce pain and panic, win
Motto: Wrestling Aggressively, Relentlessly
Values: Respect, Integrity, Self-discipline, Hard Work
VHS WRESTLING DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS, ELIGIBILITY, ATTENDANCE
DOCUMENTS DUE NOVEMBER 14, 2016
- Participation packet, including insurance information.
- Current physical, typically freshman and juniors.
- An ASB card.
Any student-athlete with an “F” on his or her weekly grade check will be ineligible from that day forward. It will be the student’s responsibility to check with teachers and do what is required to improve the failing grade and restore eligibility. Students must provide the coaching staff with a new grade printout signed by the teacher or an administrator before being reinstated.
Attendance at all scheduled practices and competitions is required. If you are going to miss a practice, notify the head coach via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (208-761-1118) at least two hours in advance. If you send a text, please tell coach who you are.
Missing a practice or competition will result in team punishment, including the possible loss of eligibility, extra work, or a requirement to attend a makeup practice. Bottom line, miss too many practices or competitions and you might be done for the season.
The wrestling team has competition scheduled during the Christmas break. Practices and competition are required during this break. Wrestlers who miss Christmas break activities will not be in good standing with the team.
Look for practice updates at http://vallivuewrestling.com/vhs/wrestling-schedule/.
VHS WRESTLING, PRACTICE GEAR, AND COMPETITION GEAR
Student-athletes must wear wrestling shoes, clean shorts or workout pants (no pockets please), and shirts in practice.
The coaching staff may specify that a particular shirt or shirts be worn. Wrestlers must have headgear at practice and will be required to wear headgear during some drills or live wrestling.
On “Live” days, student-athletes should wear singlets and headgear.
There are mandatory items in the Spirit Pack that are required for practice, including headgear.
Practice clothing must be washed daily.
The school will provide singlets for competition. These will be checked out, and the student-athlete and the athlete’s family are responsible for returning them. Student-athletes can be charged $85.00 each for lost singlet, $20.00 each for shorts or shirts, and $150.00 for lost warm ups.
Wrestlers must own wrestling shoes and headgear.
VHS WRESTLING COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS
We have a full schedule of competition in the 2015-16 season. It is important that we represent VHS well.
There will be no bad language, no damage to property, and no behavior that could reflect badly on VHS, wrestling or the coaching staff. Wrestlers who impugn our reputation may be ineligible.
Wrestlers may be required to arrive as much as two hours before a home dual and as much as four hours before a home tournament. At home duals and tournaments, all VHS wrestlers are expected to stay until everything is complete, all mats are put away, and the coaches have dismissed the team. Wrestlers who arrive late or leave early will not be eligible for the next scheduled competition.
VHS WRESTLING HYGIENE
Wrestling is a skin-to-skin contact sport, so we must do everything possible to maintain excellent hygiene. As such, all wrestlers are required to shower immediately after practice and never more than 30 minutes after practice.
It is strongly encouraged that wrestlers make use of the school’s showers. Wrestlers who choose not to shower at VHS may be asked to produce a note from their parents stating that they will shower immediately when they arrive at home.
Wrestlers should also consider using a strong anti-bacterial soap.
Wrestlers not maintaining an acceptable level of hygiene may lose eligibility.
VHS WRESTLING FRESHMAN DUTIES
At VHS we value freshman. They are the future of the team. They are also responsible for mat room and gear maintenance. This means that freshman wrestlers may be required to stay 15 minutes after the end of practice to help clean up and wash the mats. Freshman may also be required to report for Saturday cleaning.
VHS WRESTLING TRANSPORTATION
Transportation will be provided to in-state away duals and tournaments. For duals, wrestlers are expected to return to Vallivue with the team on the bus. For tournaments, we would again encourage wrestlers to return to Vallivue with the team on the bus.
Transportation to out-of-state competitions is at the wrestler’s own expense. For example, when we travel to Reno, parents may need to provide transportation or allow wrestlers to ride with other team parents.
We will need written, prior permission for parents to sign out students not their own. Please do not sign out students during competition.
VHS WRESTLING LETTERING
There are a few ways for a student-athlete to letter.
- Qualify for the State Tournament
- Wrestle in half of varsity matches as an underclassmen
- Complete three, full wrestling seasons
- Complete a full season the year after lettering for Wrestling
- Coaches recommendation
VHS WRESTLING FUNDRAISING
Wrestlers are expected to participate in various fundraising activities, including helping to work in concession stands before, during, and after the season. Not participating in any fundraising activity may result in ineligibility.