New requirement for Alaska USA Wrestling 2018 season: All adults who help at their club must complete the Safe Sport training & provide a copy of the certificate to your club leaders as well as carry it with you; either paper, electronic copy or a photo image on your phone will be acceptable. This includes but isn't limited to all coaches, officials, club board members and any other volunteer adults helping their club's board with any club business. In addition, All coaches are still also required to have "Copper" or “Bronze” certification and provide a current USAW coaches card and Concussion Training certificate to receive a coaches band and to be allowed in the corner at tournaments. This will be required from now on starting with the first tournament on 3/2-3/18. AUSAW BOD will be spot checking coaches, so please abide by these rules.
In exchange for a coaches band, coaches will be REQUIRED to produce their Safe Sport certification, a current dated, not expired, ASAA or CDC concussion training certificate and a current USAW coaches card with either Copper, Bronze or higher certification. AUSAW BOD will be spot checking coaches, so please abide by these rules when handing out the wristbands at your tournament.
Free Safe Sport training can be found:
Within their USAW Membership account even if they only have the account for renewing their Child's Athlete Membership, aka, not a Coach or Official. Renewals for Coaches and Officials now will require Safe Sport just like the back ground check has been required. Those Coaches who 2 year renewed last year also are required to log into their Membership account and take the Safe Sport test now as well.
Free concussion training can be found:
Per Steve Robb, AUSAW Mat Officials Director:
Rules Clinic: Monday Feb. 19th 7-9pm @ 135 West Dimond Suite103 (across street from Costco) Avalanche Wrestling Facility - Gallo Center
Rules Clinic: Wednesday, Feb. 21st 7:30-9:30pm at Palmer Jr. Middle School, in the library.
Attendance is NOT required, but Encouraged. New officials,new parents, and anyone with a rules question are invited.
These will be the only clinics in Anchorage/Valley before our wrestling season begins.