Let me first thank you for considering the Spartans as your home for wrestling. I cannot express to you enough how much my coaching staff and I love the sport of wrestling. In some way or another wrestling has touched our lives in the past. We remember how it was to earn Victories through hard work and the strengthening we felt to work even harder after losses. The dedication, hard work and determination it takes to wrestle are in my opinion second to no other sport. With that said I would like to share the expectations our coaching staff has of our wrestlers and of our parents. I will also share the expectations I have of my staff.
We all want what is best for our child. We want them to get into an activity that encourages them. We want them to have fun and grow. And we want them to do all this with as little disappointment as possible. We want the same for you. But for this to work we must both be on the same page. Coaches cannot coach effectively when a parent constantly over rides their actions … in a practice room or on the mat. The coach you have entrusted your child with needs to have your complete confidence.
AS A REMINDER …PLEASE REMEMBER TO READ THE (PARENTS) SECTION OF THE PARENT CONTRACT. ALSO REMEMBER THAT ALL PRACTICES ARE CLOSED (LINE 1 OF THE PARENT CONTRACT).
Wrestlers in PracticeI hold all wrestlers of any age accountable for their actions. It is the first step to molding them into great dedicated wrestlers and even better adults one day. Their actions in practice affect themselves and other wrestlers in both positive and negative ways. Our goal is to limit the negative and flourish in the positive.
We look for:
- consistent attendance
- be fully prepared for each practice (shoes, headgear, etc..)
- absolute team concept only accepted – we are one team made of many characters
- nonstop hard work in the room
- each wrestler being the absolute best partner possible
- no negative comments between the wrestlers or to the coaches
- absolutely no foul language
- do not talk when the coach is talking, keep your eyes on the coach when he is instructing and do not disturb other wrestlers during instruction
- Have FUN!
Punishment for offensesLook… the bottom line is with any sport, job or any aspect of life there are consequences to our actions. I will be fair with consequences to negative actions. At first we will verbally correct any thing necessary. If they are actions requiring simple corrections and can be handled quickly then they will be things like extra running and extra conditioning. If their actions are continual then the parents and the coach will discuss further actions. And in some cases repeat offenders have been released from the team. We are not looking for perfection just a hard working compatible room.
As a Reminder … PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE ABSENCE, ATTIRE AND ATTITUDE PORTIONS OF THE PARENT CONTRACT THAT EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO SIGN.
Wrestlers in Tournaments or any Wrestling Event
- I expect all wrestlers to actively and consistently attend events throughout the season. Our schedule is very detailed about what we expect as a team for all wrestlers from The Middle School Duals Team to the 5 & 6 year old wrestlers.
- Tournament Entries are very important. We have to maintain a set number of registrations each year to maintain the right to host a tournament. As of 2012 South Paulding has led the entire state for five years in total tournament entries. We very much would like to keep it that way. It only stands to reason that the more you wrestle the better you will be.
- All wrestlers are to wear only Spartan wrestling attire and Spartan singlets to team attended events listed on our schedule.
- Attire and appearance should always reflect the character of the Spartans!
AS A REMINDER…PLEASE REMEMBER TO READ THE PARTICIPATION SECTION OF THE PARENT CONTRACT THAT EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO SIGN.
A coach can make or break the development of a child. They can encourage or discourage any child. They can be a lifelong friend or cause a child not to believe in themselves. Coaches have a moral obligation to every child they encounter. Teaching a sport is only half the battle. The other half is being a ROLE MODEL.
South Paulding expects complete professionalism from every one of our coaches. Each coach is required to sign a Coach's Contract.