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AUSAW Annual Scheduling Meeting Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 6:00pm

To all AUSAW Clubs and Coaches,

Please note the time and location below for the annual Tournament Scheduling Meeting.

All clubs wishing to host a tournament in the upcoming 2020 season must complete the attached form and return to AlaskaUSAW@gmail.com

 We are asking for this form to be completed prior to the meeting.  Completing and returning of this form is in addition to the basic requirements to get a tournament date, it does not replace either of them.  Please return the form ASAP but no later than September 28, 2019.

The basic criteria that the clubs must have a current club charter with USAW at the time of the meeting and be present at the meeting still apply.  Clubs must also be in good financial standing with AUSAW in order to claim an upcoming tournament date. 

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Time:  6:00 PM

 Location:  Advanced Diagnostics, Inc. at 2440 Cinnabar Loop - Anchorage 99507

 Webx & call in information will be available. Please email AlaskaUSAW@gmail.com if you would like this information.

 Thank you and see you then!

Bob Ottum

AUSAW Vice-Chairman

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Female Alaska Wrestlers: Juniors & Seniors

Coaches, Wrestlers and Parents,

College Women's wrestling is exploding. In the next few years we may see as many women's programs as men's programs in college.

College programs and organizations like the National Wrestling Coaches Association are compiling lists using the OPC, the weight management system, that most states are using. Since Alaska does not use this Alaska USA Wrestling is attempting to help our female high school wrestlers with the recruiting process by compiling our own data and sharing it with college programs.

This form is for junior and senior wrestlers. It can be filled in by the wrestler, their coach or their parent. Please share this with all wrestler and parents in Alaska.

Link to Form:
https://forms.gle/TPdvLBdDmaUBm5NNA

Mike Kimber
Alaska USA Wrestling
Director of Women's Wrestling

Per USA Wrestling:

SafeSport Training Required for USA Wrestling Members
 

As part of USA Wrestling’s ongoing efforts to educate our members, all Wrestling Leader members of USA Wrestling must complete SafeSport training during the 2019-20 membership season. You purchased a two year membership during the 2018-19 season, meaning that you completed SafeSport training during or before the 2018-19 membership season. Safe Sport training is now required annually by the US Center for SafeSport and the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee. As such, a "refresher" course is now available online for you to complete. For those who completed SafeSport training before the 2018-19 membership season the full-length SafeSport course will be required.

SafeSport training is now built into USA Wrestling’s membership system, so you will be able to access the training by logging into your account at www.usawmembership.com. If you have questions on how to access the training, help can be found at https://www.usawmembership.com/help/category/3/question/11 or by contacting USA Wrestling at 719.598.8181.

We appreciate your continued support of USA Wrestling and your efforts to ensure a safe environment for all participants.

AUSAW Requires a Wrestling Leader Membership to Coach or Officiate

AUSAW is requiring that athletes who will also be coaching or officiating obtain a Wrestling Leader Membership as well as the athlete membership.

AUSAW is NOT accepting Event Volunteer for coaching or officiating.

All Coaches, Pairing Officials & Mat Officials MUST have a current Wrestling Leader Membership.

Please direct any questions to AlaskaUSAW@gmail.com

 

2019 USMC/USAW NATIONALS (Fargo) Alaska All Americans

2019 USMC/USAW JUNIOR NATIONALS Alaska All Americans

Women’s Freestyle 144: Mckenzie Cook 1st place

Freestyle 100: Andrew Dalrymple 5th place

Freestyle 113: Aedyn Concepcion 6th place

Greco/Roman 106: Jeremy Bockert 3rd place

Greco/Roman 182: Jacob Anderson 2nd place

2019 USMC/USAW 16U NATIONALS Alaska All Americans

Women’s Freestyle 200: Debranna Bealer 5th place

Greco/Roman 162: Colton Lindquist 4th place

 

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2020 Tournament schedule

See the "Tournaments" tab. TBD, check back in October 2019

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Note new period lengths for 16 U (Cadet): 2 - two minute periods

Alaska USA Wrestling adds 
6U/Pre-Bantam, DOB: 2013-2014, weights: 35,40,43,45,49,53,56,62,70

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New Mandatory requirement for all Volunteer Adults for the AUSAW 2018 season - Safe Sport Training

CLUB DIRECTORS:

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.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS:

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:

HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training | HEADS UP | CDC Injury Center

AUSAW Sponsors - THANK YOU!

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2018 Annual Membership Meeting was held 2/10/18

2017 Annual Membership Meeting was held 2/4/17 @ 1:00pm

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More information can be found on the "Team Alaska" tab