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    Youth Registration Form

    The 2020-21 Youth Wrestling Season is finally coming together!  What a year this has been!  As a program, we have been working diligently with the School District and City to be able to provide a safe and enjoyable opportunity for the Youth in our schools and community to participate in the sport of wrestling.  Our program has always strived to combat the stigma of health concern of the spread of disease in the sport, and will continue to do so.  There are a few accomodations to the operation of our program, and we will continue to adjust with the ongoing changes in our society.

     

    The youth program will now consist of three levels; Kindergarten - 2nd grade, 3rd grade - 5th grade, and 6th grade - 8th grade.  These accomodations will allow for health and hygeine to remain an emphasis, as well as improving instruction opportunities in lowered athlete to coach ratios.

     

    We have three wrestling courses offered this year.  Check out each webpage to get the registration links and more information:

    Early Bird Practices

    • K-2nd and 3rd-6th grade course offerings
    • November and December
    • Willmar Senior High Wrestling Room

    Cardinal Youth Season

    • K-2nd, 3rd-5th grade course offerings
    • January, February, March
    • Willmar Senior High Wrestling Room

    Intermediate Wrestling

    • 6-8th grade course offerings
    • January, February, March
    • Willmar Senior High Wrestling Room

     

    Here is an overview of some guildelines and practices that are being implemented to ensure our coaches and athletes safe:

    • You must register your wrestler PRIOR to the first night of practice. We ask
      this to ensure our group is not bigger than 25 and so we know you have read
      the MDH guidelines. Please register online at willmarmn.gov or call the Parks
      and Recreation office at 320-235-1454.
    • Daily health assessment and attendance prior to entry - every practice athletes will have to complete their daily assessment before entering the wrestling facility
    • Masks are required - coaches will be required to wear masks.  Athletes wlil be required to wear masks upon entry/exit of the facility and wrestling room, during breaks when social distancing is not possible.
    • Mats will be disinfected before and after each practice
    • Equipment will be disinfected between training groups
    • Athletes will be assigned training groups of 4 or less each week to reduce contact between peers
    • Athletes will be assigned to a training area to allow for social distancing between groups
    • Each athlete is responsible to bring their own water bottle to practice
    • Wipes will be provided to disinfect headgear and wipe down contact areas on body
    • Hand and shoe sanitizing stations will be provided and required upon entry
    • Practices will be limited to the coaching staff and participants - unfortunately at this time parents and spectators are not allowed to enter the facility.  A staff mamber will greet your athlete, direct them to the wrestling room, and be a contact for general questions.
    • We ask you do not drop off your wrestler more than 10 minutes prior to
      practice, and are at the Willmar Senior High School within 10 minutes of the
      end of practice. This helps relieve any potential congestion that tends to
      happen in the wrestling room, as well as cross contamination.

     

    Youth Wrestling is the foundation for the future of the Willmar Wrestling program.  Getting young athletes interested and involved in the sport of wrestling is what will make our program a success.  The youth program consists of wrestlers in grades K-8.  The focus at the youth level is to get many kids involved and enthusiastic about the sport.  The main teachings will be centered around enjoyment and learning the basic skills of the sport.  Competition is not the focus during these ages; it is learned through practice experience, and when the athlete is ready they should compete at events.  Competing is a parent/family decision.  Our coaches will provide support and direction based on their perspective of your athlete’s development.

     

    Our Youth program competes in Individual and Team tournaments.  Parents are encouraged to bring their wrestler(s) to any tournaments.  The Youth coaches will provide a schedule of tournaments that you can attend throughout the season.  Parents are free to coach their child(ren) at any Individual tournament.  The Youth coaching staff will coach at Team events.