Schedule, Parent Letter and General Details
Registration Link (please also download forms below)
Registration Forms:KAWC Consolidated Registration Forms (2016-17)
Dear Wrestler Parents:
The 2016-2017 youth Folkstyle Wrestling Season is about to get under way! We have a few changes this year and we are excited.
First Practices & Parents Meetings.
Our first practice this season is September 27, 2016. All wrestlers (little
wrestlers, beginners & advanced/open) are invited to attend this first practice. Please arrive a little early to turn in your application forms. We will also have a parent meeting 13 September 2016 at Cinco Ranch HS starting at 6 PM.
2016-2017 Local Tournament Schedule.
Last year we have changed our program to be a competition focused club like the rest of the South Region wrestling clubs. For first year wrestlers, all tournaments are voluntary althoughhighly encouraged (red shirt season). Competition will now be MANDATORY for all wrestlers in at least their second year of wrestling, with the exception of females. These wrestlers shall compete in at least 4 or more local tournaments plus Houston Nationals and the State Tournament. Local tournaments includes all Texas USA
Wrestling sanctioned folkstyle wrestling tournaments held within the boundaries of the South Region of Texas (other region tournaments are acceptable alternatives). Failure to compete in such tournaments, may have his/her membership and privilege to participate with KAWC canceled.
2016-2017 Practice Schedule:
Mondays, 6:30-8:30, at Cinco Ranch High School COMPETITION WRESTLERS ONLY – NO TOTS
Tuesday and Thursday, Katy High School. Tots (5 and under), Beginners (including Tots) and Intermediate will practice 6:00-7:30. Advanced will practice 6:30-8:30.
We will continue to divide practices into two groups: one group for Tots/Beginners/Intermediate and one group for Advanced, wrestlers with 4+ yrs. of experience. If wrestlers are in the Tot division (5 and under), practice will run an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes. This way we can have a more effective practice for beginners and advanced wrestlers. All scheduling subject to change.
Monday practices are only open to active competitors (No Tots). We encourage our wrestlers to compete at
tournaments because it allows them to apply the technique that they learn in practice. Wrestling is a competition sport! Virtually every weekend there will be a local tournament. Over the last several years we have grown from a club that took 10 wrestlers to local events to the largest club in the South Region. Last season we regularly had more than 20+ kids competing in events on any given Saturday.
Head Coach David Newton, Dean Manibog and Kyle Bone will be working with the advanced group. This group is generally for 4th grade or older and with 4+ years experience. On occasion a younger or less experienced wrestler may be allowed to practice with the advanced group (Participation with the Advanced Group is solely within the discretion of the Head Coach)
To avoid distractions of our coaches and wrestlers during practice, starting October 10, 2015, practices will be closed to parents. However, the first Tuesday practice of each month will be designated as “Parents Night” so parents can see the progress of their wrestler. If a parent wants to volunteer to coach then they will be allowed into the practice and must assist with coaching all wrestlers in their child’s group and not just their own child. Volunteer coaches must have an active USA Wrestling coaches card (must be provided for validation). We NEED volunteer coaches, so please see Kimberly Newton for details and paper work on becoming a coach.
Wresters must wear shorts, t-shirts, and wrestling shoes to practice. T-shirts must be tucked in. All wrestlers will need wrestling shoes and head gear for practices. No zippers, buttons, pockets or other accessories are allowed on any wrestling attire for the safety of our wrestlers. We encourage you to get your wrestling shoes as soon as possible. Academy carries a good selection. If you have a Tot wrestler, Velcro-strap style wrestling shoes are worth the extra money.
We require all wrestlers to wear head gear during practice. This rule will not be enforced during first several
practices to allow wrestlers the opportunity to buy head gear. A good place to buy head gear is Ken Chertow’s Wear and Gear (www.wearandgear.com). The ‘Tornado’ style is recommended. Please mention in the comment section that you are with The Katy Area Youth Wrestling Club in Katy, Texas. Ken Chertow has donated money to our club in the past.
Volunteer Time. Family support is critical in this program. Our club is run by volunteers and we are in need of team directors and helpers at tournaments and events. Please be prepared to help out. By registering your child,you agree to work at tournaments and events in which your child competes and at the Houston National and the State Tournament, regardless of whether your child competes at that event. Your failure to work at tournaments, as mandated above, may result in the termination of your wrestler’s membership and privilege to participate with KAWC. Contact Kimberly Newton with questions.
If your child is still finishing football, fall baseball or soccer; do not worry. We can work them in once that season is complete.
The bold documents must be completed in order to practice:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Authorization Form
c) Release and Waiver (Katy Area Wrestling Club and Katy I.S.D.)
d) USA Wrestling Medical Information and Waiver Forms
e) Texas Age, Division, and Experience Level Certification (required for regionals and state)
f) Wrestling Rules
g) Off Practice Workout
h) Coaches Letter – Becoming a Coach
i) Team Flyer to pass out to anyone interested
It is important to have all the forms completed, to have a copy of the birth certificate and all completed forms turned in and have the registration fee paid prior to the start of the season. They are necessary to obtain USAW Cards for the wrestlers. The USA Card must be in place for insurance purposes. K.I.S.D. mandates insurance to be able to use their facilities.Please pass on this information to others who may be interested in wrestling! They may also check out our website
www.katyareawrestlingclub.com or Facebook.