The Wisconsin Wrestling Federation camps and tournaments around the corner, this time of the year the excitement and emphasis is on the high school and college seasons as they near the end. Congratulations to all of those athletes that committed to the long hard season and maybe had the success they dreamed of or possibly fell short of those hopes but continued to compete.
The WWF had intentions of implementing the requirement to have a coach’s certification to have a mat side access pass to our state events. USA Wrestling provides four levels of coaching education and the WWF will be requiring in “2017” that either a minimum of copper or an optional bronze level certification for our state championships. Those classes can be taken on line or we can schedule a classroom setting for a hands on face to face setting. Those can be arranged and scheduled by contacting Scott Kluever. Just a brief outline for the programs that I’m referencing to are listed below.
Purpose: USA Wrestling Coach Certifications are comprehensive coaching education programs for coaches, parents and volunteers who are committed to expanding their knowledge in the art and science of our sport. Copper certification is typically recommended for coaching children 12 and under while Bronze certification is typically recommended for coaching children 12 and up.
Audience: Coaches from youth, high school, collegiate and elite internationals levels. Bronze certification is required to coach at most national level USA Wrestling National and Regional events.
Prerequisites: Participants must be current coach members of USA Wrestling and must have a successful background check, the membership is already a minimum requirement
Materials: Course material can be found on the website at http://www.teamusa.org/usa-wrestling/coaches/educational-resources under the heading Bronze Level Coaches’ Course Materials.
Renewals: Membership can be purchased as an annual or two-year card, the education card is a one-time application, it lasts a lifetime, however it is not valid without the current membership card.