DISTRICT 8 ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
c/o Waterloo Catholic District School Board
35 Weber St W. I Kitchener, ON N2G 4G2
519-578-3660 x 2336 I www.district8.ca
DISTRICT 8 WRESTLING
PLAYING RULES AND REGULATIONS
CREATED: AUGUST 2015
- The District 8 Athletic Association Wrestling Schedule shall be played in the months of November to March unless extraordinary circumstances dictate a change.
- The training and competitive season for wrestling shall be from November 1st to the O.F.S.A.A. Tournament.
- The season shall consist of a maximum of 6 tournaments, including the District 8 Championships.
- The location of the regular season and play-off tournaments shall be discussed at the post-season coaches’ meeting and finalized by the Athletic coordinator and convenor.
- The locations of the tournaments shall be as they appear in the District 8 sports schedule unless extraordinary circumstances dictate a change.
- COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS
- District 8 Wrestling shall be divided into two (2) divisions:
- Male and female wrestlers will compete using the OFSAA standard weight classifications.
- LEAGUE STRUCTURE AND PROCEDURES
- The league is organized by a series of preliminary tournaments leading to the District 8 Championship tournament in February.
- The organization of the tournament is the responsibility of the host school.
- Each host school should send a flyer to the other schools outlining the tournament details.
- Participating schools are expected to volunteer their mat for use at the tournaments. This will be decided at the fall coaches’ meeting and a master list for the season will be submitted to the appropriate Board’s courier service by the convenor.
- A formal weigh-in shall be held for all District 8 sponsored tournaments. All weigh-ins shall be held at the home of each team and shall be conducted by the coach and forwarded to the host school as specified in the flyer.
- It is the responsibility of the host coach to forward the weigh-in sheets and tournament results to the convenor immediately following the competition of the tournament
- Host schools will receive a support payment from the league to assist with the costs of hosting the tournament. The amount of this payment will be determined by the coaches at the fall meeting. Any additional costs over and above the support threshold will be borne by the host school.
- Host schools are responsible for the pick up of the District 8 tournament kits and to ensure all materials are returned to them.
- Visiting teams should arrive at the tournament site approximately thirty (30) minutes prior to the starting time of 8:30
- The host school is responsible for providing the table crew for the tournament
- At least one sport therapist/first aid person will be provided for all tournaments, to be paid for by league fees collected from each team.
- CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
- Team and individual champions will be determined at the District 8 Championship via a modified (third does not wrestle second) double elimination tournament.
- The top four (4) finishers in each weight class will score points for their respective teams.
1st – 20 points
2nd – 15 points
3rd – 10 points
4th – 5 points
- There will be a District 8 Boy’s Team Champion and a District 8 Girl’s Team Champion
- Matches wrestled by boys will count toward the Boys Team totals. Matches wrestled by girls will count toward the Girls Team totals.
- There is no current provision for a Combined Team Championship.
- The cost of officials, awards and any other expenses associated with the District 8 Championship tournament will be a shared amongst all participating teams.
- An entry fee shall be charged to the participating school sufficient to cover the operating costs for the league. The costs will be discussed at the pre-season coaches’ meeting.
- Entry fees must be submitted by the 3rd tournament. Failure to pay by this date without making alternative arrangements may result in sanctions being imposed on offending schools.
- The convenor will be responsible for paying the officials, distributing the support payments, maintaining the tournament kits and the District 8 Championship Tournament
- Each competitor must be eligible under all the rules and regulations of District 8.
- Refer to the District 8 Constitution, Section IX, for individual eligibility.
- Each competitor must weigh-in and participate in at least two (2) league meets in order to qualify for the team and individual championships. Exceptions to the participation rule may be made in exceptional cases;
- Each competitor must attend the majority of his/her school’s practices;
- Entries shall be accepted from each school's’ Athletic Director.
- A team’s eligibility list must be received by the league convenor prior to the second league tournament of the season.
- Additions to the original eligibility list must be registered with the league convenor prior to the last league tournament of the season. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in those wrestlers being ineligible to compete in the District 8 Championship and C.W.O.S.S.A Qualifying tournament.
- RULES AND OFFICIALS
- The official rulebook governing play during the District 8 competition shall be the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Rule book with O.F.S.A.A. high school modifications.
- Amendments or deletions passed by the District 8 Wrestling Coaches or the O.F.S.A.A. Governing Body shall supercede the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Rule Book.
- Wrestlers may not wrestle more than one (1) weight class above their weight.
- Coaches may provide encouragement and coaching from the corner but are forbidden from calling out points in an attempt to influence the referee.
- UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
- The mat area should include an eight (8) metre diameter surface with a one (1) metre “zone” and a minimum one (1) metre protection area.
- It is the responsibility of the host school to provide a head table with a loud speaker system.
- District 8 will provide championship awards as per District 8 Athletic Association “By-Law VII”.
- A staff member from each school represented must be present and responsible for the behaviour of his students.
- All competitors and coaches will abide by the District 8 Code of Ethics, and the rules outlined by O.F.S.A.A. and the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association (O.A.W.A.) rule book.
- Violators of behaviour codes will be disciplined appropriately.
- FIRST AID PROCEDURES
- It is the responsibility of each coach to provide for his/her own team medical needs in accordance with his/her School Medical Regulations.
- Coaches shall provide all consumable medical supplies (e.g. tape, band aids) for their athletes.
- Each school must have a First Aid Kit on site during competition.
- JURY OF APPEAL
- The procedure for all protests, complaints, and suspensions is outlined in Bylaw IV of the District 8 By-laws.
- VOTING PROCEDURES FOR COACHES’ MEETINGS
- Voting at the coaches meetings will be limited to one (1) vote per team entered. Representatives must be present at the meeting to vote--voting by proxy will not be permitted.
- A simple majority of votes will rule.
- All changes to the Rules & Regulations must be ratified by the Board of Directors.
District 8 Wrestling (Boys/Girls) - Playing Rules And Regulations