FAQ's

What does my child need to wrestle?

The most important document that all club members must have is a USA Wrestling Membership card. Wrestlers are encouraged to purchase wrestling shoes (no bare feet or street shoes allowed on the mats due to hygiene). Headgear is not mandatory but is recommended to prevent cauliflower ear. A uniform and wrestling shoes are required for all tournaments. Shorts (without pockets), t-shirts, and wrestling shoes are traditionally worn for practices. A water bottle is encouraged for every practice - no sharing (please put your child's name on their water bottle). A water fountain will also be available in the wrestling room.​ A heavy sweatshirt or jacket is helpful after practice to keep wrestler warm after a workout

What are the benefits of wrestling?

There are many benefits of wrestling, your child will learn: self-confidence, diligence, work ethic, sportsmanship, self-discipline, perseverance and how to have a healthy level of competition. Physically your child can gain: improved balance, increased speed, increased coordination, increased endurance, improved agility, strength in all muscle groups. Wrestling a;sp has proven to help athletes excel in many different sports including Football, Baseball, Soccer and many more.

What if my child gets hurt?

Wrestling is a contact sport. Jammed fingers, bloody noses, and sore muscles are common in this sport. Major injuries in all contact sports can occur, but are not common. We make an effort to monitor practices carefully so illegal holds or potentially dangerous predicaments are stopped at once. The USA Wrestling Membership card also provide secondary injuring insurance if your child is injured at practice or at tournaments.

When does the season start and end?

The primary wrestling seas​on (winter Folkstyle/Collegiate) starts in November and ends late January / early February.

Do wrestlers cut weight?

Our youth wrestlers do not cut weight. Our goal is to create a fun atmosphere that promotes a competitive drive, regardless of the athlete's weight. In addition, there are much stricter guidelines now for high school and collegiate wrestlers.

What should I do to keep my child safe from skin infections?

Common sense hygiene is the most effective tool in preventing most problems. Our mats are disinfected and cleaned before every new practice session starts. To even further protect your child from any kind of skin infection, it is important to have your child shower immediately after practice with warm water and soap. It is important to scrub well. If your child has an open wound, it is best to not have them on the mats. On rare occasions, a rash can occur. If at any time your child breaks out with a skin condition or rash, report it to the coach and see your doctor. Consistent hygience will help prevent such an occurance.

What should I do to keep my child safe from skin infections?

Common sense hygiene is the most effective tool in preventing most problems. Our mats are disinfected and cleaned before every new practice session starts. To even further protect your child from any kind of skin infection, it is important to have your child shower immediately after practice with warm water and soap. It is important to scrub well. If your child has an open wound, it is best to not have them on the mats. On rare occasions, a rash can occur. If at any time your child breaks out with a skin condition or rash, report it to the coach and see your doctor. Consistent hygience will help prevent such an occurance.

Do we need to participate in tournaments?

Metro league tournaments occur most weekends and are offered to athletes at no additional cost. In addition, some more competative USA Wrestling and other independent tournaments are available most weekends for an additional cost. While tournament participation can provide great experience for the athletes, all tournaments are optional.

What if it's not a great fit for us?

We understand that wrestling is a unique sport and you may want to try it out to make sure it's a good fit for your athlete. That's not problem - your athlete is welcome to join us the first week without a charge. If it's not a great fit, there is no commitment to continue.

Why does my wrestler need a USA Wrestling Membership Card?

USA Wrestling is the organization that regulates all wrestling in the United States, requires that all wrestlers purchase a USA Wrestling Card Membership before participating in any USA Wrestling sanctioned events, including club practices, camps, clinics, etc. This membership is for the protection of everyone involved and provides secondary insurance to those with the membership. The purchase price covers membership for one year; from September 1 through August 31.  

 

FOR NEW MEMBERSHIP

  1. Visit www.usawmembership.com

  2. Create a new account, if you do not have one

  3. Click "Go To Profiles"

  4. Click "New Profile"

  5. Enter athletes information and click "Create Profile"

  6. Click "Manage Profile" next to the athletes name

  7. Click "Get Memberships"

  8. Click "Renew Now" next to the athletes name

  9. Click “Purchase/Renew” in the Athlete membership area

  10. Click "Select" next to the athlete name

  11. Select Athlete - Traditional Athlete Membership in "Available Memberships" and select "2817201 - Tigard Wrestling Club" as Club Affiliation

  12. Select any additional options, as desired, and click "Save & Continue to Checkout"

  13. Pay to complete process

FOR RENEWAL

  1. Visit www.usawmembership.com

  2. Login with your existing USA Wrestling account

  3. Click "Go To Memberships"

  4. Click "Purchase/Renew Memberships"

  5. Click “Purchase/Renew” in the Athlete membership area

  6. Click "Select" next to the athletes name

  7. Select Athlete - Traditional Athlete Membership in "Available Memberships" and select "2817201 - Tigard Wrestling Club" as Club Affiliation

  8. Select any additional options, as desired, and click "Save & Continue to Checkout"

  9. Pay to complete process

How can I purchase a USA Wrestling Membership Card?