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2010-11 VHSL WRESTLING RULES CLINIC. Purpose. Review important VHSL policies and information Explain this year’s rule changes Answer any questions you might have. Clinic Attendance. Each school that sponsors wrestling must be represented by a wrestling coach

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2010-11 VHSL

WRESTLING RULES CLINIC

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Purpose

Review important VHSL policies and information

Explain this year’s rule changes

Answer any questions you might have


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Clinic Attendance

Each school that sponsors wrestling must be represented by a wrestling coach

Officials must attend each year to be eligible for varsity and post-season consideration

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Penalties for Non-Attendance

Coach

Letter to principal

$50 fine

Head coach must take NFHS wrestling rules exam

Official

No clinic – no varsity.

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Clinic Make-up

Coaches or officials who are unable, due to extreme or unusual circumstances, to attend one of the VHSL Rules Clinics, MAY be given an opportunity to meet the clinic requirement by viewing the PowerPoint presentation online.

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Clinic Make-up Request Procedure

The request for an official must come from his/her officials association commissioner.

The request for a coach must come from his/her Principal/AD.

Requests must be in writing (email is OK).

Past clinic attendance and present circumstances along with any additional pertinent information will be considered in the decision to grant or deny the request.

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Rules Clinic Make-up Requirements

If the request is granted

The coach/official must pay a $25 administrative fee to VHSL in order to receive credit for attendance.

The requesting school/association must verify that the official/coach did in fact view the presentation.

The coach must take the online exam.

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Rules Clinic Make-up Requirements

Requests may only be approved by the VHSL office.

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Web Info

2010-11 Wrestling Rules Changes

Points of Emphasis

Appropriate Dress for Weigh-ins

VHSL Rules Clinic Power Point

Equipment, Facilities and Uniform Changes

2010 VHSL Championships Schedule

Weight Control Program

Additional resources

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IMPORTANT DATES

MPR = Minimum Practice Requirement = number of daily practice sessions required prior to first legal contest. For competition cheer, the requirement applies to each individual. For all other sports, the requirement is a TEAM requirement.


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VHSL Wrestling Championships

Quarter Finals – February 18-19, 2011

A/AA – Salem Civic Center

AAA – James W. Robinson Secondary (Fairfax)

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Practices

  • No practice prior to November 15, 2010

  • No contest prior to December 1, 2010

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Pre-Season Conditioning

  • Must be open to entire student body

  • May include weight training and/or running

  • Cannot be sport-specific

    • No wrestling equipment

    • No wrestling instruction

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Contest Limits

Regular season contests

12 team contests

Individual wrestlers limited to 60 mat appearances

Individual wrestlers limited to 5 matches per day

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Scrimmages & Jamborees

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Rules Exam

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EXAM REQUIREMENT

All wrestling officials must take and pass the exam to be eligible to work VHSL contests.

Minimum score of 70 for regular season eligibility

Minimum score of 80 for post season eligibility

Coaches who miss the rules clinic must take the exam

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ONLINE EXAM

Exam will be taken online -- exams.nfhs.org

VHSL will provide a link to the NFHS site from each sport’s landing page of the VHSL web site.

There is also an on-line PowerPoint that details how to register and take the exam. Look under “Resources” in your sport’s area.

NO PAPER COPIES OF THE EXAM WILL BE ISSUED.

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TESTING DATES

Exam opens on October 25, 2010

Exams completed by Nov. 21, 2010 – no fee

Officials have 4 weeks to complete the exam requirement

This provides our staff with time to process results from the NFHS and send information to commissioners in time to make any necessary adjustments to assignments

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LATE FEES

Exams completed after Nov. 21, but before Nov. 29 - $50.00 fee must be paid to VHSL before credit will be given

Exams completed after Nov. 28 but before Dec. 6 - $75.00 fee must be paid to VHSL before credit will be given

After Dec. 5 - $100.00 – payment must be received before credit will be given

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EXAM CLOSES

Exam will close on Jan. 9, 2011

Officials cannot be assigned to VHSL contests until they have completed the exam requirement.

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VHSL ID REQUIRED

Officials must have a VHSL ID to take the exam

Officials should have only ONE VHSL ID, regardless of the number of sports you officiate.

If you do not have a VHSL ID, contact your association commissioner.

Registration fees must be paid prior to receiving a VHSL ID.

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EXAM LAYOUT

100 True/False questions

Order of the questions is random

No two tests will be alike

If you need to re-take the exam (because you failed on your first attempt), the questions will appear in a different order.

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RE-TESTING

Officials who score less than 80 may take the exam a second time

No additional attempts will be permitted

Do NOT attempt the exam until you are prepared to take it.

Officials who score 80 or higher on their first attempt are not permitted a second try.

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SPORTSMANSHIP

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SPORTSMANSHIP ISTHE #1 PRIORITYOF EDUCATION-BASED ATHLETICS


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The sole purpose of VHSL and other “education-based” athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

Sportsmanship


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Player Ejections athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

Total – 447

(363 last yr.)

29 wrestlers ejected!

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Coach Ejections athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

Total # of coaches ejected = 61

(38 last yr)

0 WR coaches ejected

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Sportsmanship athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

  • There is NEVER a valid reason for behaving in a manner that results in ejection.

  • Wrestlers and coaches who are ejected let their teams down.


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Coach’s Role athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

  • Always remember you are a TEACHER, and that you are teaching much more than wrestling.

  • Always model appropriate behavior – coaches can sometimes have more of an impact on students than any other person.

  • Sportsmanship starts at the top. Let players and parents know what you expect.


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Coach’s Role athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

  • Keep the proper perspective

  • It’s a game/match, not a war.


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Official’s Role athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

Officials – you are the “protectors of the game.”

NEVER engage a spectator – not before, not during, not after a meet

NEVER “bait” a coach or participant

ALWAYS behave in a professional manner

You are always an official, whether you are in the grocery store or a spectator at your child’s game – behave like one.

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Official’s Role athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

ALWAYS show respect for wrestlers, coaches and administrators.

If you have “an attitude” about a coach or team, don’t do their matches.

If a question is asked in a respectful manner, it deserves an answer.

What you permit, you promote.

The match is about the student athletes.

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What can your school do? athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

Adopt the VHSL Sportsmanship Guidelines for State Events for all of your games. The guidelines are on the VHSL website.

Recognize and highlight good sportsmanship when it happens.

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Questions about Sportsmanship athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

All questions regarding VHSL regulations should be directed to VHSL office – not to contest officials or commissioners.

Match officials do not determine the number of games a player will miss if he/she is ejected.

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Reporting Sportsmanship Problems athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

ALL ejections must be reported to VHSL office

Sportsmanship “incidents” (things that happen before or after a match) must be reported to the VHSL office

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It’s All About RESPECT athletics and activities programs is to provide students with unique opportunities to learn skills that will make them better people.

Good sportsmanship is nothing more than having and showing respect for competitors, coaches, officials, each other, and the sport itself!

Wrestle with honor!

Player behavior mirrors that of his/her coach. It starts at the top.

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OFFICIAL CALL is the EXCLUSIVE PROVIDER of officials gear at VHSL-sponsored rules clinics

OFFICIAL CALL is the only vendor permitted at VHSL-sponsored clinics. Other vendors may arrange with associations to sell at regular association meetings.


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Respect the Game! VHSL-sponsored rules clinics

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