Welcome to Ironhawk Wrestling Acadamy

Parent/Wrestler Expectations

Wrestlers

  • ARRIVE ON TIME – Vince Lombardi once said “If you’re not five minutes early, you’re late.”
  • BE PREPARED – Make sure you have the proper equipment. If you need to change shoes/shirts, do it before practice starts. We want to start on time and end on time.
  • PLEASE wear the issued Ironhawk practice shirt
  • STAY FOCUSED – Once practice starts, be attentive and concentrate on learning, and execution.
  • ATTITUDE – Commit to maintaining a positive attitude and putting forth complete effort.
  • GIVE A GOOD EFFORT/ PRACTICE HARD – You wrestle like you practice.
  • LEAD, FOLLOW OR GET OUT OF THE WAY – Not everyone can be a leader. If you cannot be an effective leader, be an effective follower.
  • DEMONSTRATE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP – Everyone loses at some time. Don’t behave in an unsportsmanlike manner.
  • SET A GOOD EXAMPLE; BE A ROLE MODEL – It’s especially important that varsity wrestlers set good examples for the younger or novice wrestlers, who are the future of the team. Wrestlers can set a good example for athletes in other sports as well.
  • MAKE NO EXCUSES – Take responsibility for your actions. Be accountable and don’t blame others for your decisions.
  • BE A TEAM PLAYER; FOCUS ON TEAMWORK – When needed, help others. Try your best to fit in and help others fit in. A team player doesn’t cause dissension or disruption.
  • BE RESPECTFUL – Avoid talking when coaches are instructing. Making eye contact shows respect. Be thankful and respectful to your coaches, your team members, and especially your parents.
  • WORK HARD, HAVE FUN, BE A GOOD SPORT.

Parents

  • Commit to ensuring that your son is at all practices whenever possible.
  • Please be on time for the start and end of practices and allow time for your son(s) to change shoes.
  • Parents must turn in all necessary forms promptly, and ensure clinic fees are paid on time.
  • Feel free to provide input or bring issues to the coach’s attention, but plan to do so away from the wrestlers.
  • Parents must equip their wrestler properly so they can participate in all practices & matches. Wrestlers should not wear street shoes on the mats, and should not wear wrestling shoes on the street.
  • Encourage your sons to participate, work hard, and pay attention. Your reinforcement helps to maximize his focus and learning.
  • Allow the coaches to do what they do best, which is coach.
  • Parents should try to be available to assist in the Wrestling Program and team functions as requested.
  • Encourage good sportsmanship through your actions, by demonstrating positive support for all wrestlers.
  • Support and encourage the wrestlers to always give their best effort.
  • Provide support for coaches and officials working with the wrestlers to provide a positive experience for all.

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