AWC is a volunteer based club. Each of our board members, coaches, and YOU the parent, play a key part of the AWC's continuity, as well as, success.
Parental support and volunteer time is essential to the success of the club. We simply cannot function without YOU! We keep our costs low, and we do not ask parents to fundraise for a club. Our tournaments are our fundraisers!
Each parent is asked to volunteer for the following services during the season.
1. Door monitor for your wrestlers practice group. (2 times)
2. Volunteer for beginner tournament in December. (1 time)
3. Volunteer for the AWC tournament in January. (1 time).
What is a DOOR MONITOR? ACSD (Ankeny Community School District) allows us in the 'back doors' of the schools we practice in. Because of safety concerns, these 'back doors' are always locked. A door monitor shows up 20 minutes before practice starts and 15 minutes before practice ends to let parents/wrestlers inside the facility. We need door monitors for every practice.
VOLUNTEERING AT A TOURNEY? There is a lot of help needed to run a successful tournament. We need people to help at admissions, concessions, help write on wall charts, help hand out awards, help set up, help tear down. If your wrestler is wrestling, don't worry, YOU WILL NOT MISS YOUR WRESTLER!
PARENTS AT PRACTICE? Our clubs welcomes parents to sit on the side during practice and watch. The club welcomes those parents who are knowledgeable about the sport and can engage and help out at practice. If you are one of those parents who can help, we ask you help all the kids in the practice room, and not just your own.
YOUNGER SIBLINGS We understand life is busy and younger siblings can sometimes be in the room with you watching. We ask that you and the younger children do not distract the coaches and instruction time during practice. Also, please keep all children off the equipment in the rooms before, during, and after practice, so these items can stay in good working condition and functioning for our middle school and high school wrestlers.
RESTROOM We ask that you take your wrestler to the rest room before practice starts. Coaches will give water breaks during practice as well.
CLEANING MATS We clean the mats after every practice. If you, as a parent, would like to help do that, our coaches can help you find the materials you need and would appreciate it immensely.
COST We don't want cost to be a deterant for your wrestler not to participate in AWC. If you are unable to make the registration fee please reach out and we have scholarships available.
RESPECT We value respect in the sport of wrestling. We ask that our parents and wrestlers do the same. Respect the schools we are in, pick up after yourself in the halls and bathrooms. Respect the wrestling rooms we hold practices in, take off shoes when entering and do not abuse the equipment, treat it as if it were your house. Leave the facilities even better than when we arrived. Respect the coaches who help instruct your kids, talk to wrestler about listening intently during practice, staying quiet during instruction and raising hands like in a classroom. Respect others in the room, treat others how you would want to be treated.
Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports. When talking to your wrestler before or after practice, stay positive and encouraging. We want our wrestlers to enjoy and love the sport.
Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Ankeny Wrestling Club experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently. SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.
Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.
In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat
Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.
Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.
Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.
Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.
Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.
Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.
Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!
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