Riverton Wolf Pack Wrestling
Parent Information Packet
Welcome to wrestling season once again! There is a lot of basic information you need to know. Please read carefully and retain this information for future reference.
Head Coach: Dean Ludlow
Assistant Coaches: Chris Bowles & Kevin Olson
Team Mom: Jill Ludlow
Program Coordinator: Dwayne Henry (RHS)
Email Contact: First_Last@silverwolveswrestling.com
- It is the wrestling coaches responsibility to train wrestlers to become student-athletes who represent their community, school, team and themselves through the pursuit of high standards and the refinement of good character.
- We would like to provide an opportunity for the kids and parents in our community to experience how wrestling is a fantastic sport that builds self confidence, self esteem, work ethic and a strong body and mind.
- Our goals are to teach the fundamentals of wrestling, good sportsmanship, and team spirit/friendship and to have fun doing it.
- We want this experience to be a pleasant one for your child and the parents, too!!
- Riverton Wolf Pack Wrestling will communicate primarily via email, facebook and our website. We will be able to send out information on tournaments, practices schedules or any other information that parents will need to have concerning our team.
- Check out our website at: http://silverwolveswrestling.com/jrhigh.html
- Find us on Facebook: RIVERTON WOLF PACK WRESTLING
- For those who do not have an e-mail address, please see Jill Ludlow to make other arrangements.
- Please check your e-mail frequently for information on the upcoming events & tournaments.
- If you have questions please contact:
o Jill Ludlow @ 801-833-8437 | Jill_Ludlow@silverwolveswrestling.com
o Dwayne Henry 801-613-7130 | Dwayne_Henry@silverwolveswrestling.com
- All Practices will be held in the Riverton High School Wrestling Room on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 6-8pm. (There will be a modified schedule towards the end of season)
- If there is any reason a wrestler won’t be attending practice let us know via email.
- Wrestlers should wear a t-shirt and comfortable loose-fitting shorts free of zippers, buttons or snaps, and wrestling shoes to practice in.
- STREET SHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE MATS AT ANYTIME.
- When leaving practices PLEASE bring warm clothes to walk outside. KEEP HEALTHY! You are not helping the team if you’re sick.
- The team does NOT encourage weight loss for the wrestlers.
- A wrestler IS NOT bound to a certain weight for the entire season.
- The weight classes are as follows:
o Middle School (4th-6th Grade) 55,60,70,75,80,85,90,100,105,115,125,145,145+
o Jr. High (7th-9th Grade) 75,80,85,90,95,100,105,110,115,120,125,130,135,142,
- Wrestling shoes are required. These shoes must be worn only in the wrestling room and at tournaments!
- You may purchase these new or used. Sometimes parents will sell the previous year’s equipment for a discounted price.
- Headgear is required for all meets and some parts of practices. (Drilling & Live Wrestling)
- Athletic bags to carry gear to practices and tournaments are recommended. Items such as Tape for Laces, Band-Aids, Ice Packs and Ace Wraps are recommended.
- Bring some type of water bottle to practice.
- WHERE CAN I BUY GEAR LIKE SHOES AND HEADGEAR? SCOREBOARD SPORTS, any other sporting goods store and online. (http://www.scoreboardsports.net/)
- The team singlet that your wrestlers receives for the season is the teams. The singlet will be returned at our end of the season banquet as his/her ticket in.
o Machine wash with COLD WATER on GENTLE CYCLE (Do Not Use Bleach)
Hang Dry Do not put in the Dryer.
- We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to have your child participate in tournaments. This is the best experience for the wrestler.
- The fee for each tournament on our schedule is covered under your registration. (7 Tournaments, serval dual meet match-ups with other Jr. High teams plus our Middle School/Jr. High State Championship Tournament)
- Each week we will be emailing you a copy of the tournament flyer so you have information regarding start times and school addresses. Please disregard the info about registering your wrestler online because that will be taking care of by the Coaches or Team Mom.
- When you arrive to an event we please arrive a minimum of 45 mins - 1 hour earlier than the start time listed.
- When you arrive to an event we will sit together as a team. (Parents, Families, Wrestlers and Coaches)
- When we warm up, we will warm up as a team.
8. Tournament “Chaos”
- Rule # 1 - Keep Calm
- Rule # 2 - If you have questions ask a coach
- Rule # 3 - DO NOT WRESTLE WITHOUT A COACH
- Each week that we have a tournament we will registering and weighing in our team.
- IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU EMAIL US (JILL LUDLOW) BY WEDNESDAY NO LATER THAN 6PM IF YOUR WRESTLER IS PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE TOURNAMENT FOR THAT WEEKEND. NO EMAIL, NO WRESTLE
- IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR WRESTLER IS AT PRACTICE FOR WEIGH-INS ON WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK. NO WEIGH-IN NO WRESTLE
- IF THERE IS A FAMILY EMERGENCY OR EVENT SCHEDULED WHEN YOUR WRESTLER WILL MISS A WEIGH-IN PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL SO A PRIVATE WEIGH-IN CAN BE SCHEDULED.
- We go above protocol to maintain a clean and safe environment.
- Shower immediately after each practice or competition.
- We never practice in the same clothes from one day to the next.
- Don’t share water bottles. Viruses and bacterial infections can be easily
transmitted via a shared bottle.
- Wash equipment on a routine basis. Work-out clothing after each practice.
- Consider washing smaller pads (for knees or elbows) on a weekly basis.
Parents are a vital component to any wrestling program, and as such, can heavily impact a program either positively or negatively. We actively use email and will respond to questions or concerns either via email, phone call or text. The silverwolveswrestling.com website will contain essential information pertaining to schedules, practices and news. We will update it so check it often.
Do to the of number of wrestlers and limited space we have in our wrestling room we ask parents to stay in the hallway, or the commons area south of the wrestling room. We appreciate your involvement and support, we want to maximize the space we have in the room.
As a wrestling family we need help from you. We work very hard to make sure this is a enjoyable experience for both our wrestlers and their families but it is hard to cover everything with the responsibilities we currently have with coaching, our families and our jobs. We would like to reach out to our parents hoping that they have the spirit of service as well.
Car Pooling- Each practice we will have the a white binder with open slots for volunteers. Please sign up when you get a chance.
Snacks- Each practice we will have the a white binder with open slots for volunteers. Please sign up when you get a chance.
Parents, What To Do:
- Help your athlete eat nutritious meals and discourage junk food
- Maintain a curfew and insure sufficient sleep
- Talk to you child about his/her grades and attendance
- Attend dual meets and tournaments
- Positively support his/her efforts in school and athletics
- Cheer during matches
- Encourage additional conditioning year around
- Talk to the coaching staff if you have any concerns
What not to do:
- Talk to your wrestler while on the bench during competition
- Interfere with the preparation of your wrestler before a competition
- Openly criticize wrestlers, coaches or officials
- Officials will make some blatantly bad calls that may cost you wrestler the match.
Coaches will handle it in a judicious way at the proper time and respectfully request that parents model the kinds of behaviors we expect from our kids.
- Move to the bottom row of the stands and shout moves or coach during a match. This causes confusion to the wrestlers during the matches.
February 7th & 8th