We've got two great weeks of competition under our belts! Congrats to all of our kids who have been competing. We are hearing great things about them and hope they are all having positive experiences. Special thanks to all of our parent or volunteer coaches who have helped coach at these tournaments, especially Tom Narrow, Blake Standridge, and Clint & Gage Basala, who gave up their Saturday to coach the beginners at the Team St. Louis Beginners Tournament. We were short-staffed to say the least, and these guys saved the day!
Be sure to consult the web site regularly to confirm the practice schedule, at swczone.com.
Deadline this week:
Zebra Classic at Lafayette HS.
-Please have these registrations turned in no later than 6 p.m. Thursday (before practice starts). I usually grab these and run, so please try to get them in early. Cost is $20.
-Note that novices wrestle in the afternoon session for this tournament.
-Also note that there is a $5 admission fee for everyone over 12. This tournament is a fundraiser for the St. Louis Wrestling Officials Association, which needs the funds for its spring awards banquet, so we'll let them off the hook. :-)
Jr. Spartans should get in the habit of getting their weight checked by a coach each week they are competing. It's probably best if they don't eat a big dinner or down a gallon of water before practice on these nights. If they have multiple weights recorded in a given week, I will use the lowest one for tournament purposes.
T-shirts & Shorts
We have only a couple of team T-shirt & shorts orders that haven't been picked up, so great job on that! That means that attendance at practices has been fantastic. We do have some extra shirts available for sale, so if you would like one, let me know what size and I'll see if we have it.
Shoes on the Mats
We've heard reports of sightings of parents (and maybe kids) walking on our mats in their street shoes. This is a point we hammer home at our parent meeting, in our parent handbook, and at every other opportunity that presents itself. ZERO street shoes are allowed on our mats. This rule keeps the mats cleaner and reduces the damage they are subject to, making them last a lot longer. Please make sure anyone attending practice with your child knows this rule and abides by it.
Have a great week!