(updated Autumn 2015)
What is the usual practice time and locations?
Practice will be immediately after school in the girls lower gym.Practice will end around 5:30, after practice we have to put away the mats and shower. We are normally out of the building by 6pm. For the first couple of weeks of the season and during the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks, practice is usually held from 10am-noon. Athletes are expected to attend practice during these breaks.
First Practice Date and Time:
First practice date will be November 16th after school.
Equipment athletes should bring to tryouts.
Wrestlers should wear shorts (without pockets, preferably), two t-shirts, and wrestling shoes.
Will there be cuts made after tryouts?
Wrestling is a non-cut sport. All that turn out are on the team.
What are the school and district academic requirements for eligibility?
- Must have a 2.0 GPA at grade checks
- Cannot have 2 E’s in one grade check
- Must have minimum 10 practices
- Must be in ALL classes game day ( please no doctor appointments game days if possible)
- No tobacco, drugs, or alcohol before, during, or after games or on school premises. Automatic 2 game suspension.
Will the athletes miss any class time due to away games? If so, how is that situation coordinated between teachers and the athletic department?
Most wrestling dual meets are at 6 or 6:30pm, so for away meets athletes will leave Ingraham around 3:30 or 4pm. Tournaments are on the weekends. The one exception is for the Metro Championship Tournament in early February--athletes will leave school around noon on that Friday. (Also, athletes who make it to the state tournament will miss 1.5 days of school in late February.) This is arranged through the Athletic Director and teachers are informed.
Is there a website available that lists game schedules, standings, etc?
The Ingraham wrestling team has a facebook page that all athletes and their families are welcome to join. It is a closed group, and important scheduling information is placed there. The schedule of meets and end of season tournaments is available on the Metro League site.
How will athletes and parents receive communication about last minute changes regarding meets, schedules, transportation, etc.?
The majority of communications will be on the facebook
page, including weekend tournaments, transportation needs, snacks for the kids, etc. Occasionally the coach will give the athletes flyers to bring home, but we understand that this is an unreliable communication method.
What is the time and location of the parents' meeting?
The parents' meeting will be held after the all-winter sports meeting at 7pm on Monday, November 23, 2015.
Are there volunteer opportunities available for me to help the team?
We will need parents' help in transporting wrestlers to weekend tournaments (and perhaps occasionally to regular meets at close-by schools such as Hale or Ballard). We can also use help with providing snacks for our wrestlers at weekend tournaments.
Will the team be raising money? If so what will the fundraisers be and how will the money be used?
The team will hold a tournament in early December to raise money. There may be additional smaller fundraisers to be determined later.
What is the expected cost of equipment and/or uniform for each athlete for wrestling?
Players must provide their own wrestling shoes. There are many varieties of shoes available on various websites or at Sports Authority and other athletic equipment stores. Prices range from $40-$100. All other equipment is provided.
Players may opt to purchase practice gear and headgear as part of team-order. More information will be provided to the wrestlers as these orders are made.