MNUSAW takes the responsibility of coaching young athletes very seriously. In order to be in the coaches corner mat-side or to have any engagement with referees or table workers, SafeSport and USA Wrestling require all individuals to be properly certified. Coaches bands will be available at the Coaches Registration table for a $10 charge this includes your admission to the tournament for the weekend. You must meet the following criteria to get a coaches pass.
Please note that these need to be done BEFORE the tournament in order to purchase a coaches band.
Any parent without a coach’s band will NOT be allowed in the corner and are NOT allowed to interact with the table or referees in any manner. Parents will need to coordinate with coaches to determine who will be accompanying the child and coaching the child mat-side. SafeSport requires MNUSAW to operate within these guidelines. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
Please reach out to Ryan Fischer, MN/USA Membership Director firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Ryan can also help verify coach’s requirements have been met by your club coaches. A lot of clubs use college aged wrestlers to coach and run practices. They need to obtain their Leadership Card, even if they have an athlete card.
Just email him your list of coaches and he can let you know if there is anything they still need to complete.
USAW Greco-Freestyle Rule Book with Video Challenge Procedures
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The National Federation of High School (NFHS) rulebook which governs Folkstyle competitions.
USAW has no jurisdiction in that organization.