Ogden High Wrestling

Expectations

EXPECTATIONS OF COACHES:

      ·         Always set a good example for participants and fans to follow, exemplifying high moral and ethical behavior.

·         Instruct participants in proper sportsmanship responsibilities and demand that they make sportsmanship the #1 priority.

·         Respect judgment of contest officials, abide by rules of the event and display no behavior that could incite fans.

·         Treat opposing coach, participants, fans and media members with respect. Shake hands with officials and opposing coach in public.

·         Develop and enforce penalties for participants who do not abide by sportsmanship standards.

EXPECTATIONS OF WRESTLERS:

      ·         Accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing school and community: display positive public action at all times.

·         Demonstrate respect for opponents and officials before, during and after contests.

·         Live up to high standard of sportsmanship established by school and wrestling program.

·         Treat opponents with respect: applaud for both teams during introductions, shake hands prior to and after contests and assist contestants who are down in getting to their feet.

·         Respect judgment of contest officials, abide by rules of the contest and display no behavior that could incite fans.

·         Cooperate with officials, coaches and fellow participants to conduct a fair contest.

·         Accept favorable and unfavorable decisions, as well as victory and defeat, with equal grace.  

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS, PARENTS AND OTHER FANS:

·         Realize that a ticket represents a privilege to observe a contest and demonstrate support for high school activities. A ticket is not a license to verbally assault others or be generally obnoxious.

·         Respect decisions made by contest officials.

·         Be an exemplary role model by positively supporting teams in every manner possible, including content of cheers and signs.

·         Respect fans, coaches, officials and participants.

SPECTATOR RULES

 

·         Fans are to stay off the wrestling mat area at all times, particularly at the conclusion of the meets.

·         There shall be no noisemakers, megaphones, and noise amplifiers during any athletic contest.

·         There shall be no confetti thrown in any rooting section during any athletic contest with the participating school(s) subject to paying the additional clean up expense.

·         Vulgar, obscene or suggestive yells or signs are not to be part of any rooting section.

·         No glass bottles in gym. 

SPECTATOR(S) DISCIPLINE

·         Any person who enters the playing floor and makes obscene gestures or language, or is any way disruptive to the spirit of the contest shall be removed from the site.

·         That person may not (pending on school’s decision) be allowed in any Ogden High Wrestling contest for the remainder of that sports season or school year. 

 Parent and Coach Communication

·         Both parenting and coaching are challenging endeavors. By establishing an understanding of each other, we are able to accept the actions of each party and provide greater benefit to the young athletes involved in the Ogden High Wrestling Program.  As a parent of a child involved in our program, you have the right to understand what the expectations and communication processes are for you and your student athlete. 

Communications Parents Should Expect from the Coach:

 

·         Philosophy and goals of the program

·         Staff expectations for individual wrestlers and the team

·         Location and times of practices and meets

·         Team rules and guidelines

·         Procedures to be followed if a wrestler is injured during participation 

Communications Ogden High Wrestling Staff Should Expect from Wrestlers and Parents:

 

·         Concerns expressed directly to the Head Coach

·         Notification of any schedule conflicts in advance

·         Notification of illness or injury as soon as possible 

Appropriate Concerns for Discussion with the Staff:

·         The staff's treatment of your child

·         Methods to help your child improve his/her skills

·         Concerns about a student’s behavior 

Issues Not Appropriate for Discussion with the Staff:

·         While the Head Coach and his staff are committed to open communication between staff and parents, there is a certain protocol that we ask to be observed. In particular, the time before and after a meet is dedicated to our wrestlers. It is not appropriate for a parent to approach a coach to discuss the meet or individual wrestler concerns at this time. The Head Coach will be happy to set up a meeting/phone call to address parent concerns at a time that will not interfere with the attention required by our athletes. An exception to this request is an incident when a wrestler is injured. The Head Coach and trainer will be available immediately after a game to discuss the situation and any concerns with parents.

·         It is important for parents to understand that we, as coaches, have been hired to make decisions based on what we believe to be best for the team as a whole and for all athletes involved with the program. This understood; we will be available to discuss parental concerns with the following exceptions, which we consider either inappropriate or counter-productive to team leadership:

·         Team strategies

·         Concerns about the mat time/performance of other wrestlers

 

There are certain situations that may require a conference between a wrestler, coach and/or parent. It is important that all parties involved have a clear understanding of the other’s position, and what procedure should be followed. When a wrestler or parent has a question or concern regarding a program and needs to contact a member of the coaching staff or administration, the communication process outlined below has been adopted by the program.

Communication Process:

 

·         Step 1. The concerned wrestler should contact the Head Coach to schedule time to discuss his questions or concerns. If the wrestler does not feel comfortable and satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, they should move forward to Step 2. 

·         Step 2. A meeting involving the wrestler, his coaches, the Head Coach and parent(s)/guardian(s) should be requested via e-mail. The message contained in the e-mail should include a brief explanation of the wrestler/parent concerns. If this meeting does not resolve the situation, the wrestler and their parents should move forward with Step 3. 

·         Step 3. A meeting should be requested involving the wrestler, appropriate Ogden High School coaches/staff members, parent(s)/guardian(s), and the Athletic Director, Phil Russell. If all the parties involved are still not comfortable with the outcome of the meeting, additional alternatives should be discussed to resolve the matter. All discussions should focus on individual concerns and questions. The performance and ability of other wrestlers will not be a topic of discussion.