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Info & Assessments

 

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Wrestling Log Requirement


The Arkansas Activities Association will require all coaches have the records of each wrestler reported for the 2012 – 2013 season. For the wrestling record log click here. This form will be required to be brought to the state seeding meeting. This new individual wrestler log will also serve to help you keep track of your wrestler’s record for the year and for their careers. It will allow you to start gathering data to keep for your school’s record holders in wins, pins, etc. These wrestling record logs would also be a nice gift to give to your wrestlers at the end of the season in their senior year so they can remember all their matches over their career.




Deadline for the Academic State Championships Award Applications is June 15th


The Arkansas Activities Association is accepting applications for Academic State Champion awards. The Academic State Champions recognizes teams in wrestling who ahve achieved academically and is based on each team member’s cumulative grade point average for the most recent official grading period. Click here to print a flyer and the application: Academic Championship Information and Application. If you would like to become a registered teacher-coach in an AAA member school, you may take an online course and test through NFHS Coaches Ed Program. On the AAA website under “Information” there is a dropdown menu that includes Coaches’ Education. The printable forms are under the “important info” heading and the link to the NFHS coaches education is to the right under “helpful hints.” There is a checklist for volunteer coaches that is printable and it lists the items to be completed by those who wish to become registered volunteers. It is helpful for the volunteer-in-training to be able to check off requirements as they are completed. The two courses that replaced the ASEP classes are completed entirely online can be accessed at www.nfhslearn.com and are identified as “Fundamentals of Coaching” and “First Aid for Coaches”. The cost is considerably less than the ASEP class. Arkansas Athletic Association www.ahsaa.com National Federation of High Schools www.nfhs.org NFHS Announces New 2011 Weight Divisions & Rule Revisions




Hydration Testing


Remember, all wrestlers must go through hydration and body fat testing prior to wrestling their first match of the season. All coaches will have to produce a master assessment of their team and an individual weight sheet for athletes this year before any dual or tournament to 1) ensure wrestlers have been assessed and 2) so wrestlers are in the proper weight class. Wrestlers who come out late for the season must go through this testing by February 1st, 2012 in order to meet eligibility for the state tournament. If you have not passed your test by February 1st, 2012 you will not be eligible to wrestle in the 2012 State High School Tournament. This year there will be a cost of $7 per athlete in order to pay assessors for their time. Find a list of assessors in this email or go to the Arkansas Activities Association website at www.ahsaa.org. IMPORTANT: Coaches, please get your required codes from the Principal or Athletic Director at your school. You will need these codes to to log-in at the National Wrestling Coaches Association website: www.nwcaonline.com to retrieve required forms from the optimal performance calculator under the weight management tab. For additional information call Mark Haynes (NW Arkansas) mhaynes@rps.k12.ar.us or (479) 366-8281 or Kristi Mann (Central Arkansas) kristi.mann@lrsd.org or (501) 804-0457. Click on the following link for a full list of assessors: 2011 Assessor List





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IMPORTANT Deadline to Declare for Wrestling is October 4th, 2013 for the 2013 – 2014 wrestling season!

Coaches and Athletic Directors, the deadline to declare for the sport of wrestling for the 2013 – 2014 season is October 4th, 2013.  If you have any questions about declaring for wrestling please contact the Arkansas Activities Association at (501) 955-2500 or visit http://www.ahsaa.org/page/1/aaa for full contact information.

For more information on these topics and more visit the National Wrestling Coaches Association at  http://www.nwcaonline.com.

The wrestling season begins on November 18th, 2013 for 2013 – 2014 and ends after the state champions are named.

Weight Assessment Guidelines:  

 

There are two components to assessment:  hydration testing and body fat testing. Wrestlers must be assessed before wrestling their first match of the season.  At this time the cost of assessment is $7.00 per wrestler.  For a current list of assessors click and print the List of Assessors.

Assessments can begin on October 26th each year and there are two components to assessing:  body fat testing and hydration testing.  It is important to understand each wrestler must be assessed the lowest weight they are able to wrestle at for the coming year before they wrestle their first match.  Wrestlers cannot go below a weight assessed.  Just like wrestlers must weigh in at 106.0 pounds or less to wrestle 106 they must also be assessed at 106.0 pounds or less in order to wrestle at that weight at some point during the year.  The safest way to make sure wrestlers are assessed at the weight you want them to be throughout the year is to have them make their actual weight at the time of the assessment while passing the hydration test.  Kristi Mann at krmann3boys@yahoo.com or Mark Haynes at mhaynes@rps.k12.ar.us can be contacted for questions regarding assessments.

All coaches will have to produce a master assessment of their team and an individual weight sheet for athletes this year before any dual or tournament to ensure all wrestlers have been assessed and so wrestlers are in the proper weight class.  Wrestlers who come out late for the season must go through this testing by February 1st, in order to meet eligibility for the state tournament.  If you have not passed your hydration and body fat test by February 1st, you will not be eligible to wrestle in the High School State Wrestling Tournament.  At this time the cost for assessment per wrestler is $7.00.

For a current list of assessors click and print the List of Assessors.

Coaches:  Having Problems Logging in to the OPC?:

  • Your login ID always begins with the first two letters the abbreviation for your state followed by a set of numbers.  Example:  If you are in Pennsylvania, your login begins with PA followed by three numbers for, PA001.

  • In all states but Alabama, your initial password into the OPC system is the same as your school login ID. Example:  If your school login ID is PA001, your initial password is also PA001.

  • Please be careful not to confuse the school password with the coach’s password.  The school password      is used by the assessor to enter your assessment data.  This password is a combination of letters and numbers.  Remember, your initial password is the same as your login ID.

  • After initially logging into the system, you will be asked to change your password.  Please remember to write this password down.

  • If you forgot your password, please enter your login ID in the password reminder field box and your password will be sent to you.