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FAQ

What does my child need to wrestle?

The most important document that all club members must have is a USA wrestling card.  Wrestlers are encouraged to buy their own headgear, wrestling shoes and singlet for tournaments.  Singlets and wrestling shoes are required for all tournaments.  Shorts, T-shirts, and wrestling shoes are fine to wear for practice.

What does my child need to wrestle?

The most important document that all club members must have is a USA wrestling card.  Wrestlers are encouraged to buy their own headgear, wrestling shoes and singlet for tournaments.  Singlets and wrestling shoes are required for all tournaments.  Shorts, T-shirts, and wrestling shoes are fine to wear for practice.

What does my child need to wrestle?

The most important document that all club members must have is a USA wrestling card.  Wrestlers are encouraged to buy their own headgear, wrestling shoes and singlet for tournaments.  Singlets and wrestling shoes are required for all tournaments.  Shorts, T-shirts, and wrestling shoes are fine to wear for practice.

What are the benefits of wrestling?

 

There are many benefits of wrestling, your child will learn:  self-confidence, 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.

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 card also provide secondary injuring insurance if your child is injured at practice or at tournaments.

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

 

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.  If at any time your child breaks out with a skin condition or rash, report it to the coach and see your family doctor. On rare occasions, we will have a case of a rash break out on a wrestler. The most common types of skin conditions are ringworm, impetigo, boils and cold sores. Although these conditions are often blamed on the wrestling mat, the likely case of transmission is through bodily contact.

Why do I need a USA card?

 

Our club is affiliated with the USA Wrestling organization. It also provides secondary injury insurance if your child is injured at a tournament or practice and is required by the school district to practice and hold tournaments at the high school to limit their liability.

How to get a USA card?

Step 1: Go to www.usawmembership.com

Step 2: Login with your existing USAW ID or create a new ID if you do not have one.

Step 3: “Add an athlete” or “Renew an athlete”

Note: the name of our wrestling club is “Ambush Wrestling Club”

Step 4: Pay (using a credit or debit card)

Every wrestler must have a current