SCAA Winter Wrestling Registration Coming Soon
Expect October 1, 2021 registration for the season November 2021-February 2022 (see Overview tab)
USA Wrestling is the governing body for our sport, and provides supplemental insurance, coaches background checks/screenings and trainings. It is an organization that insures, and checks all affiliated clubs, tournaments, coaches, and officials.
SCAA coaches have passed a background check, wrestling leader certified (USA wrestling member), SafeSport trained, and have years of experience with the team. They include head coach Jeff Payne (SCHS wrestling coach 17 years and SCAA wrestling coach 4 years), and Ryan Autry (SCAA wrestling coach for 4 years). We may have guest coaches such as current and/or former SCHS wrestlers and guest clinicians USA wrestling certified. Moves will be demonstrated on SCAA coaches and not new athletes.
Practices are twice weekly Mondays and Wednesday 6:30-8:00 PM at the South County High School wrestling room. Practices will run from June 14th through August 11th. This is 18 training sessions. Traditionally, SCAA wrestling season is in the winter and runs from November through February with 2-3 practices a week, and 8 wrestling competitions in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF) league that consists of 6 counties including Fairfax, Alexandria City, Arlington, Prince William, Stafford, Loudon, and Orange. This summer session is in preparation for the upcoming winter season.
Please enter the Kiss N Ride entrance and drop athletes off at entrance 11. Athletes only are allowed in the building at this time due to FCPS COVID guidelines. A coach will be outside entrance 11 to make introductions. First time families will be allowed in once to see the layout of the wrestling room, which is just inside entrance 11, and meet the coaches to enhance comfortability. (see attached image for aide for new parents finding the wrestling room, can attach this for registration too please) Practices will include a warm up, stretching, technique guidance, drilling of moves, and games such as relays will be played. Competitive wrestling will only be available in individual tournaments on the weekends at various sites to be emailed out and advertised on our SCAA website. Practices will be low key. Practice attendance will be required through a team website so we can plan accordingly for training partners and coaching availability.
Wrestling shoes and comfortable workout gear (t-shirt and shorts) are required. Wrestling shoes can be purchase at Dicks Sporting Goods or online at Amazon.
We will follow FCPS, and SCAA guidelines. Any athletes who are unwell and experiencing COVID symptoms or who may have been exposed to someone with COVID may not train for 14 calendar days. A self-reporting Google check in will be required before each practice due to SCAA policy. All athletes (any age), must wear masks while entering and exiting the facility as per current FCPS and VA COVID guidelines for persons entering a school building. The athletes will train with those of similar size/age. Masks can be worn to train, coaches will remain masked, but athletes may take off masks to train. Bathrooms for sanitary usage including frequent (every 15 minutes) will be available with soap and sinks for cleaning hands, face, etc. They are right across the hall from the wrestling room and cleaned daily.
Wrestling room mats are cleaned after each practice using a virucide disinfectant.