First day of Wrestling November 13th
Practice times and days: Monday-Friday 4:30pm -7:30pm in the BHS aerobics room. Saturdays 8:00am - 10:00am aerobics room.
Welcome to the Bothell High School Wrestling team! We are excited to work with each of you and are looking forward to a successful season. Wrestling is the oldest known competitive sport. As one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports, you will be pushed to your limits. At the end of the year, we hope that you will walk away with a great sense of accomplishment, pride and in the best shape of your life. Whether you are a state champion, or a first year wrestler, be ready to work hard, make improvements and have fun.
Hygiene and Skin Disease Awareness
Due to the fact that wrestling is a skin to skin contact sport, it is extremely important that the entire team abides by the following rules:
Shower directly after practice with Hepa Cleanse soap (this will be provided by the school)
Practice clothes may not be re-used at any time. You must come to practice with newly washed clothes each day (this includes the towel you use to shower with).
Perform a nightly skin check and inform a coach immediately if you see any irregularities on your body. Do not practice until after you have consulted with a coach regarding this.
Do not begin to use the mats until they have been washed.
Every Friday, there will be a team skin check. If an outbreak occurs, skin checks will happen more frequently (every other day or daily) until the outbreak has subsided.
If an outbreak occurs, you will not be allowed to return to the mat until cleared by a doctor.
If a team outbreak occurs, wrestling will be suspended until further notice and the outbreak has been cured.
Always remember to clean your wrestling shoes. Do not wear them outside of the wrestling room. Therefore, remember to bring other shoes with you to practice, in case you need to leave the wrestling room (bathroom breaks).
Abiding by these rules will ensure that we have minimal outbreaks and provide us a chance for a more successful season. Failure to abide by these rules could result in your suspension from the team.
Practice -- Practices will be held in the aerobics room every day after school. Practice will begin at 5:00pm. This means that we will begin with drills at this time. The mats must be cleaned and ready before we can begin practice. This is a team responsibility, led by the captains. Practice will end around 7:25pm. Please ensure that you have arranged a ride home. Please keep in mind that you are required to shower directly after practice and you should communicate this to your ride. Coaches have found that calling your ride after practice has ended but before you have showered, usually provides a satisfactory timeline for all involved.
If you need to miss practice, it is your responsibility to bring a note from your parent with your reason to the coach. Too many unexcused absences can result in suspension from the team.
Saturday Practices -- Saturday practices will begin at 9:00am and end approximately at 11:00am, unless there is a tournament. Saturday practices are required.
Behavior -- It is expected that you come to each practice, match and tournament with a positive attitude and ready to work. Due to the physical and mental demands of the sport, we understand that there may be times where it can be hard, and you will get frustrated. Any behavior that is deemed detrimental to yourself or the team will not be tolerated and could result in suspension from the team.
Lettering -- Everyone can letter. Lettering will be based on a points system determined by participation. Each practice will be worth 10 points. Everyone is expected to continue practicing until the last tournament has been completed. For example, if a wrestler qualifies for the state tournament, all are required to continue practicing until then. Each match or tournament will be worth 25 points. Excused absences will still be awarded their points for practice that day. Unexcused absences will not be awarded points.
Wrestling families and supporters,
The path to become an elite wrestler is full of adversity. It takes strength, dedication, and endurance to outlast your opponent. It takes a team to train, and the strength to stand alone and compete. Whether the road block is staying in your stance for 25 minutes during hard drilling, or a teammate holding your varsity spot, maybe it’s a state competitor standing between you and a KingCo title -- there is always a challenge in which one can find motivation.
It has been an honor to watch boys/girls turn into young men/women and to inspire their younger classmates.
I would like to thank the community for your support in helping these student athletes become the best versions of themselves.