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Wrestling Minimum Weight Certification Program. 2007-2008. Vision Statement. The UIL plans to ensure the safety of Texas high school wrestler’s with this Weight Certification and Control Plan based on Hydration Testing, Body Fat Analysis and a Monitored Descent.

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vision statement

Vision Statement

The UIL plans to ensure the safety of Texas high school wrestler’s with this Weight Certification and Control Plan based on Hydration Testing, Body Fat Analysis and a Monitored Descent.

Trained assessors will sponsor regional assessment opportunities for varsity wrestlers. Assessments of varsity wrestlers will primarily occur at regional assessment clinics. Dates, times and locations will be available on the UIL website.

This rule will be applicable to any varsity wrestling participant.

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Plan Outline for 2007-2008

For varsity wrestlers, minimum wrestling weight and minimum weight class will be determined by predicted body weight at 7% body fat for males and 12% body fat for females.

The UIL does not advocate that a wrestler’s established minimum weight is the athlete’s best weight at which to wrestle, but simply the minimum weight at which the athlete will be allowed to compete.

There will be monitored weight loss on the descent.A maximum weight loss of 1.5% of a wrestler’s alpha body weight per week has been established. A wrestler who loses more than 1.5% of their alpha body weight in a week is ineligible to compete in the weight class to which they are descending.

A wrestler will not be allowed to wrestle at their established minimum weight until the date specified on the National Wresting Coaches Association (NWCA) Optimal Performance Calculator.

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Plan Outline for 2007-2008

ALL UIL WRESTLING SCHOOLS WILL BE REQUIRED TO UTILIZE THE NWCA OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE CALCULATOR FOR THIS PROGRAM.

Each school will be mailed a school code and school password for the NWCA Optimal Performance Calculator at the beginning of the school year (www.nwcaonline.com)

Wrestling coaches must bring a copy of the NWCA Optimal Performance Calculator Alpha Master Report form for their team to each contest, meet or tournament and must file a copy with their District Executive Committee Chairperson. Coaches should also print and keep a copy of this form on file in his/her office. It is recommended that each wrestlers Individual Weight Loss Plan be available as well.

program regulations

Program Regulations

Program Components

Hydration Assessment

Alpha Weight Determination

Skin Fold Measurement

Establishing Minimum Weight

Establishing Descent Calendar

Appeals 

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Program Regulations

Time Periods for Measurements

Hydration testing and skin fold measuring may begin no earlier than October 1st. All varsity wrestlers, including those coming out after October 1st, must have their minimum weight established by hydration assessment and skin fold measurement prior to any competition with a student from another school.

Skin fold measuring must be completed by fourteen days prior to the district certification deadline.

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How it Works - Program Regulations

Trained assessors will sponsor regional assessment opportunities for varsity wrestlers. Assessments of varsity wrestlers will primarily occur at regional assessment clinics. Dates, times and locations will be available on the UIL website. Schools will be responsible for transporting their athletes to the regional assessment site at the designated time. Only 1) licensed health care practitioners; 2) those who have at least a Bachelors degree in a health/fitness field; and 3) specially approved undergraduate students who participate as part of an assessment team headed up by a team leader who is either 1 or 2 above are eligible to serve as an assessor for this program.

Should a varsity wrestler not be able to attend their designated assessment location, they can contact another regional assessment site and request to be assessed at that site. Otherwise, it will be the school’s responsibility to contact a designated regional representative in their area to arrange for skin fold measurement of varsity wrestler(s) at their school. The list of designated regional representatives will be available on the UIL website at www.uil.utexas.edu under Wrestling.

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How it Works - Program Regulations

If the assessment is taking place on a school campus, the school must have available at the time of the hydration testing and skin fold measuring: 1) a certified scale, 2) Weight Certification Forms (provided by the UIL on the web), 3) the necessary school officials (e.g., coach, trainer, teacher, A.D., or other health professional) and materials (including clear specimen cups) to assist with registration, the hydration assessment process, obtaining the weight of each wrestler and with the recording of the data. It is recommended that an adult person of the same gender be present when assessment is conducted.

In all cases, the school is responsible for all charges for skin fold measuring. At this time, the fees are set at $5 per athlete. All checks for regional assessments should be made out to UIL Skin Fold Assessment Program. For regional assessments, regional assessment sites may request all schools to pre-register their students for assessment. Schools whose students do not pre-register, may be charged an additional fee for on site registration. For school based assessments, payment should be made directly to the certified assessor.

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How it Works - Program Regulations

Weight Certification forms should be prepared prior to test date for all athletes to be assessed that day. All information for the wrestler will be entered on both the top and bottom halves of the Weight Certification Form. The assessor will retain the top half of the form, the school and or coach will retain the bottom half of the Weight Certification Form.

For the weight certification process, all athletes (male and female) shall wear a wrestling singlet. Student athletes appearing for certification and not wearing a wrestling singlet will be refused assessment.

Students should sign in at designated area and obtain their Weight Certification Form.

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How it Works - Hydration Assessment

Specific Gravity Assessment:

Dehydration compromises the accuracy of body composition assessments; therefore, all athletes are required to pass a urine specific gravity test in order to be eligible for the body composition assessment. Dehydration increases the concentration of particles in the urine thereby, increasing the urine’s specific gravity. The specific gravity of water is 1.000g/ml and the specific gravity of a hydrated individual is established at not greater than 1.025. This test is simply a pass/fail assessment based on the specific gravity level less than or equal to 1.025 (pass) or greater than 1.025 (fail).If an athlete fails the specific gravity test the assessment process is ended and the athlete will not be eligible for reassessment for 24 hours.

preparing for hydration test

Preparing for Hydration Test

No vigorous activity on the evening before and the day of the testing.

Avoid any caffeinated beverages on the day before and day of the testing.

On the day of testing, drink 500ml (17 oz.) of fluid. (A sports drink is an excellent choice).

Avoid any vitamin or mineral supplements two days before and the day of testing.

Athletes should be instructed to consume 2-4 cups of water in the 1-2 hour period immediately preceding the assessment.

Be awake three hours prior to testing.

Do not eat two hours prior to testing.

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How it Works - Hydration Assessment

Urine Specific Gravity Assessment –

This should occur in a bathroom or locker room area. If the assessment is occurring at the school, the school should provide individuals (a trainer or other health professional) to assist with the specimen collection and assessment. Make certain that each wrestler is tested individually to prevent urine exchange. Individuals monitoring the specimen collection process should be the same gender as the wrestler whose specimen is being collected.

1) Evaluator wears rubber gloves during the assessment.

2) Subject should be provided a clear cup (marked by name or identification number). Sample should never leave the possession of the subject.

3) Subject is then instructed to provide a 2-3 oz. urine sample (mid-stream) in the urinal/bathroom under supervision (student privacy should be respected as much as possible). If the bathroom utilized for hydration assessment has stalls, the stall doors are to remain open during the collection process.

4) Practice and enforce secure procedures during urine collection. Only one athlete should be in the bathroom at a time. The athlete should bring no items into the bathroom other than their Weight Certification Form and the clear specimen cup.

5) Urine specific gravity is then measured by color chart, reagent strips or a refractometer (see following slides).

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How it Works - Hydration Assessment

Specific gravity must be equal to or below l.025 g/ml for the student to pass the Hydration Assessment.

- If a pass is recorded on the form, the certification form is given to student-athlete and they proceed to the Weigh In Station.

- If a fail is recorded on the form, the certification form is retained by the adult in charge and the student must wait 24 hours for another attempt.

Any attempt to violate the protocols of the weight certification process, by adulterating a sample or attempting to cheat, will result in the assessment process being ended, and the student not being eligible for reassessment for 24 hours, at which time they would begin the process from the start.

Upon completion of the hydration test the subject should dispose of the sample. If a pass is recorded on the Certification Form the student should proceed to the body weight and body composition assessment stations.

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Hydration Assessment Cont.

Hydration level will be judged using a color chart. If schools or assessors wish to provide dipsticks or a Urine Specific Gravity Refractometer and related materials for hydration testing, that would also be acceptable.

The Hydration Test is simply a pass/fail assessment based on the specific gravity level less than or equal to 1.025. A specific gravity level greater than 1.025 would be considered a failure on the hydration test.

Color Chart:

If the urine color matches the colors 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 on the chart the athlete is adequately hydrated and may move immediately to skin fold measurement.

If the urine color matches the colors 6, 7, or 8, the athlete is not adequately hydrated and may not continue the weight certification process. The athlete may try to again in 24 hours.

Dipsticks or Refractometers:

If dipsticks or refractometers are utilized, hydration would be evaluated based on the specific manufacturer guidelines of those items.

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Hydration Assessment - Color Chart

If the color of the urine matches numbers 1-5 of the color chart, the student is adequately hydrated and could proceed to skin fold measurement.

If the color of the urine matches numbers 6-8 of the color chart, the student is not adequately hydrated and may not proceed to skin fold measurement. The athlete will not be eligible for reassessment for 24 hours and must meet the hydration requirement before the skinfold measurement takes place.

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How it Works - Weigh In Station

This should occur in a bathroom or locker room area. If assessment is conducted at a school, the school should provide individuals to assist with recording of data for the participants.

Once a wrestler has passed the Hydration test, they must have their Alpha Weight determined immediately, on that date, without any exercise or delays.

The alpha weight established at this initial assessment will be the weight utilized in determining the descent calendar per the 1.5% per week rule.

For the weight certification process, all athletes (male and female) shall wear a wrestling singlet. Student athletes appearing for certification and not wearing a wrestling singlet will be refused assessment.

It is required that an adult of the same gender as the participant be present when weigh ins are done for wrestlers. No weight allowance is provided for the clothing worn for the alpha weigh in.

After establishing their Alpha Weight, the wrestler should proceed to skin fold measurement and provide the assessor with their Weight Certification Form.

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How it Works - Skin Fold Measurement

Once a wrestler has passed the Hydration Assessment and established their Alpha Weight, they must undergo skin fold measurement immediately, on that date, without any exercise or delays.

For the weight certification process, all athletes (male and female) shall wear a wrestling singlet. Student athletes appearing for certification and not wearing a wrestling singlet will be refused assessment.

Females must also wear a halter, sports bra or other appropriate undergarment allowing the assessor access to the measurement sites (subscapular). It is recommended that a female be present when skin fold measurement is conducted for females.

It is recommended that a female be present when skin fold measurement is conducted for females.

The skin fold measurement should occur is an area designated by the school. If assessment is conducted at a school the school should provide individuals to assist the skin fold measurer with recording of data for the participants.

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How it Works - Skin Fold Measurement

A brief description of the measurement procedures may help athletes feel more comfortable with the assessment. Assessors should ask the athlete if they have any questions prior to testing.

Proceed with the skin fold measurement of each wrestler. The assessor should take three measurements at each designated area and each measurement should be recorded on the applicable section of the Weight Certification Form.

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How it Works - Skin Fold Measurement

Skin Fold Measurement Sites

Male measurement sites

ABDOMINAL

TRICEPS

SUBSCAPULAR

Female measurement sites

TRICEPS

SUBSCAPULAR

Measurements should be made on the right side of the body.

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How it Works - Skin Fold Measurement

Skin Fold Sites

ABDOMINAL - measured vertically, the site is located 2 centimeters lateral to the midpoint of the umbilicus and 1 cm inferior to the umbilicus. The subject must stand erect with weight on both feet, relax the abdominal wall musculature and breathe normally during the assessment procedure.

SUBSCAPULAR - measured on a diagonal axis, (left shoulder to right hip) 2 centimeters below the inferior angle of the scapula. The site is angled infero-laterally about 45 degrees in the natural cleavage line of the skin. It may be necessary to have the subject place their arm behind the back to make the anatomical features more prominent. The arm is returned to the relaxed anatomical position for the measurement procedure.

TRICEPS - measured vertically in the midline of the posterior aspect of the upper arm, over the triceps muscle, midway between the lateral acromion process of the scapula and the inferior margin of the olecranon process of the ulna. Elbow is flexed to identify the landmarks but extended and relaxed to elevate the skinfold.

minimum weight certification

Minimum Weight Certification

All information for the wrestler will be entered on both the top and bottom of the Weight Certification Form. The assessor will retain the top half of the form, the school and or coach will retain the bottom half of the Weight Certification Form.

The assessor will enter the results of the hydration assessment, alpha weight determination and skin fold measurement into the NWCA weight certification internet calculator on the Initial Assessment page at the NWCA website (www.nwcaonline.com/nwcaonline/default.aspx).

Based on the information reported by the assessor, the NWCA weight certification internet calculator will determine the minimum weight class by predicted body weight at 7% body fat for males and 12% body fat for females.

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Minimum Weight Certification

The lowest weight class at which a wrestler may compete will be determined as follows:

 If the predicted weight at 7% male/12% female is exactly that of one of the weight classes, that weight class shall be the wrestler’s minimum weight class.

 If the predicted weight at 7% male/12% female falls between two weight classes, the higher weight class shall be the wrestler’s minimum weight class.

For any male or female wrestler whose body fat percentage at the time of measurement is at or below 7% male/12% female, their minimum weight class will be determined by their alpha weight (weight at the time of assessment). No weight loss will be allowed.

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Descent Calendar - 1.5% per week

There will be monitored weight loss on the descent.A maximum weight loss of 1.5% of a wrestler’s alpha body weight per week has been established.

Example: Alpha weight = 150 pounds

1.5% of 150 pounds = 2.25 pounds

Maximum allowed weight loss per week = 2.25 pounds

A wrestler who loses more than 1.5% of their alpha body weight in a week is ineligible to compete in the weight class to which they are descending.

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Minimum Weight Certification

Appeals

A school may appeal the results of the body fat assessment one time per wrestler.

The appeal must be submitted to the UIL Office within seven (7) calendar days of the student appearing on the school Alpha Master Report.Schools may not wrestle the wrestler that is appealing below the minimum weight class based on the initial assessment until the results of the appeal are determined.

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Minimum Weight Certification

Appeals

If a wrestler’s body fat assessment results are being appealed, the wrestler may wrestle in any interscholastic competition based on the preliminary assessment until the appeal results are determined.

Any costs associated with the appeal are to be paid by the school or the wrestler depending on the policy of the local school district.

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Minimum Weight Certification

Appeals

The wrestler and/or school have the following options for an appeal of the results of the body fat assessment and determination of Minimum Weight Class for competition:

Have another skin fold test conducted by contacting a local representative to schedule another assessment;

  or

Be re-assessed in another manner (e.g. hydrostatic weighing) at an approved Test Center in the State of Texas. The school must contact the UIL in writing to request this option and UIL will assign the test center and set up the assessment. Once determined, the school will be notified of the location, time and cost of the assessment.

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Minimum Weight Certification

Appeals

The wrestler and school must accept the results of the second assessment.

The results of the appeal/second assessment will be forwarded to the UIL Office by the person that is conducting that assessment and UIL will notify the school of the result.

 No other appeals will be considered.

questions and comments contact mark cousins 512 471 5883 phone markcousins@austin utexas edu

Questions and CommentsContact Mark Cousins512-471-5883 (phone)markcousins@austin.utexas.edu

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