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Johnston Wrestling Club

Johnston Wrestling Club

FAQ

WHEN DOES THE WRESTLING SEASON START AND END?

JWC usually starts practice the first week in November and runs through mid-February.  There are kids in the club who compete in state and national competitions.  If your wrestler decides to compete in these events their season could last until mid-March.

DOES MY WRESTLER NEED HEADGEAR?

Head gear is optional in practice and at most local tournaments.  If a tournament requires head gear, it will be posted on their registration information. 

WILL MY WRESTLER ALWAYS PRACTICE AT THE SAME LOCATION?

We have 2 locations within the Johnston Community School District.  Most practices will be in the same location but could occasionally change due to scheduling conflicts.  

WHAT SHOULD MY WRESTLER WEAR FOR PRACTICE?

T-shirt, shorts, socks and wrestling shoes will be needed for practice. Headgear is optional, but not required.

WHY CAN’T WE WEAR NORMAL SHOES IN THE WRESTLING ROOM?

Bacteria are harbored on the soles of our outside shoes. This bacteria can easily get transferred to the mat and make it unsafe for our kids to practice. Rocks from outdoor shoes can damage the wrestling mats, which are very expensive to repair/replace. Please make sure you ALWAYS take off your outside shoes when you are entering either of the wrestling rooms.

CAN MY WRESTLER WEAR THEIR WRESTLING SHOES OUTSIDE?

No, wrestling shoes should only be worn in the wrestling room.  Please do not allow your child to wear his wrestling shoes outside. 

DOES MY WRESTLER NEED WRESTLING SHOES?

We would prefer kids have wrestling shoes on while in the wrestling room. We have a member buy and trade at the beginning of the year for anyone who would like to sell their used shoes. This is a great opportunity to purchase inexpensive shoes.

WHY DO I NEED TO VOLUNTEER?

Our club tournament is our primary fundraising activity.  We need our parents to volunteer at this event to help it run smoothly.  We appreciate all volunteers, as it helps our youth wrestlers as well as the club.

WHAT NIGHT WILL MY WRESTLER PRACTICE?

Practice groups are divided according to age/grade level. Each group will practice on a routine weekly schedule which will be available to parents via the JWC website mid-October. This schedule will have the date, time and location of practices for each age group.

IF MY WRESTLER MISSES A PRACTICE DURING THE WEEK, CAN I ATTEND ANOTHER LEVEL OF PRACTICE?

Due to numbers we would like the child to stay in the practice he/she was designated for.  If you have an exception, please get with your club coach and get it okayed beforehand. 

WHY DOES MY WRESTLER NEED TO SHOWER IMMEDIATELY AFTER EVERY PRACTICE?

Even though we clean the mats after every practice, there is always potential for bacteria to transfer to your child’s skin during practice. Bathing immediately after every practice will help limit your child's susceptibility to any type of skin disease.

HOW DO I SIGN MY WRESTLER UP FOR TOURNAMENTS?

The best way to find a listing of the local and surrounding tournaments online at: https://iawrestle.com/youth-tournaments/. New tournaments are added weekly throughout the season. Registration is handled differently by each individual tournament. Registration information should be available via the posting on https://iawrestle.com/youth-tournaments/ Some tournaments require mail in the registration, while others have online registration via www.trackwrestling.com.

DOES JWC GO TO TOURNAMENTS AS A CLUB?

The club coaches will plan to attend a few different local tournaments where they will be available to coach the club wrestlers.  We will communicate these tournaments to you in advance so you have ample time to plan and get your wrestler registered.  Wrestling tournaments are available each weekend, and parents are able to register and accompany their child to tournaments at their discretion. We will host our own beginner tournament in December.  Most coaches will be at these tournaments to help coach your child. 

DOES MY WRESTLER NEED A SINGLET?

No. Most local tournaments do not require singlets. Club singlets will be available for purchase during registration at the beginning of the season if you desire. 

DOES MY KID HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN TOURNAMENTS?

We do encourage wrestlers to compete in tournaments throughout the year.  However, parents know their kids better than us.  If you believe your kid is not ready to compete, keep them in practice until they are. 

CAN I JOIN JWC IF I LIVE OUTSIDE JOHNSTON?

Johnston Wrestling Club serves Johnston residents, and Johnston Community School District students and employees.

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