FAQ

Below is a list of FAQ, if you don’t find the answer you are seeking please contact us at any time

  1. WHAT IS THE PROPER GEAR FOR WRESTLING PRACTICE?

    Athletic Shorts (no zippers, buckles, snaps, etc…) T-shirt Wrestling Shoes (not required, but recommended) Headgear (not required) NOTE: Shorts and t-shirts should be somewhat tight fitting so their opponent’s hands and feet do not get caught in them and so hands and feet are not hidden allowing coaches to see if they are practicing a move correctly. Absolutely, no outside shoes are to be worn on wrestling mats. 
  2. WHAT ARE THE SIGNALS FOR OFFICIALS SCORING A MATCH?

    Here is a link to a picture depicting the various signals an official will give when scoring a match. Wrestling signals Link  

  3. WHAT IS THE PROPER GEAR FOR TOURNAMENTS?

    • Singlet (provided by WWC at registration)
    • Wrestling Shoes (strongly recommended)
    • Headgear (recommended but not required at all tournaments)

    NOTE: Singlets are required at meets and tournaments. WWC singlets are available for each wrestler. Wrestlers must wear WWC team singlets so they are easily spotted at the tournaments by coaches and parents.

  4. HOW DO I REGISTER FOR TOURNAMENTS?

    Registration for tournaments can vary quite a bit.  Start by searching upcoming tournaments at the following websites:  Huskerland Calendar and USA Nebraska Events. Both webpages list upcoming tournaments. Another link at the top of our webpage is Track Wrestling - Nebraska. This will take you to youth wrestling tournaments in Nebraska for this season.

    Announcements will be made during practices for the proper registration for each tournament. Registration is usually taken in advance, however, wrestlers can sometimes register at the door when capacity has not been met. Mandatory weigh-ins are most often held the morning of the tournament before the first round of competition. 

  5. WHAT IS THE COST OF TOURNAMENTS?

    Every tournament is different, but most of the local tournaments are around $10-$18. Regional and National tournaments are a bit more expensive $25-$50.

  6. HOW MANY MATCHES WILL MY CHILD WRESTLE AT A TOURNAMENT?

    Most tournaments place kids into a four man round robin brackets (based on grade/weight/experience), which gives a wrestler three matches. The actual number in each bracket will vary based on the number of kids attending the tournament.

    Larger tournaments use bigger brackets based on the number of entries. They can have 8 man, 16 man or even 32 man brackets.

  7. WILL MY CHILD WRESTLE OLDER/YOUNGER KIDS AT A TOURNAMENT?

    Tournaments pair kids into different divisions based on grade level or age. If by grade in school: PreK & K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th and; if, by age: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Each tournament will list how the kids will be divided on their information sheet.

  8. WHO WILL COACH MY KIDS AT TOURNAMENTS?

    WWC will have coaches at local tournaments each week. The coaches are all volunteers and do the best they can to attend tournaments. WWC will have several designated tournaments that coaches will attend.

  9. THE PARENT'S ROLE

    Wrestling can be relatively demanding, not only for the wrestler, but also for the parent. There are responsibilities ranging from helping with tournaments or participating in other team activities. The parent's role, however, extends beyond such tasks. Matches and practice sessions offer new and unique learning opportunities for young athletes. Involved parents spot these opportunities and make the most of them.

    Most importantly, kids need support and encouragement. They need to be able to stake claim to something positive about themselves that they can build from in developing self-confidence. Parents can facilitate this process by identifying and reinforcing strengths while helping their child to see past their weaknesses. Your positive reinforcement as a perceptive and caring parent can be the single most significant influence in your child's athletic development and personal growth.

  10. HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL DO'S AND DON'TS:

    Don't impose your ambitions or expectations on your child. Remember that wrestling is your child's activity. Improvements and progress occur at different rates for each individual. Don't judge your child's progress based on the performance of other athletes and don't push them based on what you think they should be doing.

    Be supportive no matter what. There is only one question to ask your child, "Did you have fun?" If meets and practices are not fun you should not force them to participate.

    Do not coach your child. Your job is to support, love and hug your child no matter what. Conflicting advice and criticism work against the coach's efforts and only serve to confuse and demotivate your child. If you feel you have the experience and ability to contribute to the team as a coach, volunteer your services through the proper channels.

    Get involved. Your club needs your help and support. Attend parent and club meetings to find out how you can help. And most importantly, show your child that you care by attending as many meets and tournaments as possible.

    Acknowledge your child's fears. Their opponents appear to be much more intimidating through their eyes than through the eyes of a grown-up. Consider their perspective and don't expect them to compete with the confidence and mental toughness of a seasoned expert.

    Do not criticize the officials. Unless you have been there, you have no idea how challenging officiating can be. Expect that in some matches your child could lose as a result of an error on the part of an official or score keeper. That's life. Help your child to understand that the official does their best to score the match fairly, and that it is important that we respect the ruling of the officials regardless of how we feel about the situation.

  11. DO I NEED ADDITIONAL INSURANCE FOR TOURNAMENTS?

     

    Most tournaments only require your child to have Primary/private health insurance. You can also get secondary sports insurance from AAU or USA Wrestling, this coverage comes along with getting your child registered and getting a membership card.  A USA membership card is required for the USA State tournament and an AAU membership card is required for Huskerland events.

    USA Membership USA Athletes Membership (Click Here)

    AAU Membership  AAU Athlete Membership (Click Here)

 

 

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