Hartland Wrestling Club: Welcome

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HWC P.O. BOX 811, Hartland, MI 48353

*Due to scheduling conflicts, mandatory parents meeting was moved to the first day of practice.  Novice will be Monday, November 6th at 6 PM & Open will be Tuesday November 7th at 6 PM.  Both will be in the HHS commons - same as registration. 

Walk-In Registration...  is closed.  If not provided during registration, PLEASE bring COPY of your wrestler's CURRENT PHYSICAL by the first day of practice.  If new to our program, we need a copy of his/her birth certificate by the first day of practice too.  For those who provided an IOU, fee for in-district students is $110 and $135 if out-of-disctrict.  Cash or check only please!  If you flat out missed both, we can address the first week of practice.

Practice Schedule
The first Novice practice will be held on Monday, November 6 in the Hartland High School wrestling room from 6 - 7 PM.  Yes, a week earliere than initially communicated (apologies).  This practice will be for our Novice wrestlers. A Novice wrestler would be a first year wrestler or any returning wrestler that will begin the season competing in Novice tournaments.
 
Note: If your first year wrestler is older (Ore Creek student), plan on attending the Open Practice.
 
The first Open practice will be held Tuesday, November 7 in the Hartland High School wrestling room from 6 - 7:30 PM.  Yes, like Novice, a week earlier than orginally anticipated.  The room will be pretty full and the instruction will be more advanced so we ask that only Open wrestlers attend this practice.

The practice schedule will be as follows:
Novice practiceMonday & Wednesday from 6-7 PM
Open Practice – Tuesday & Thursday from 6-7:30 PM
Note:  If the high school cancels classes (snow day, etc.) practice will be cancelled.  There will also be no practice when there is a home wrestling event for the high school team.
 
Practice Pointers for New Parents
Your wrestler should have wrestling shoes on and bathroom trip done by 5:55 PM.  Practice begins promptly at 6pm. Please do you best to have your wrestler there on time.  Parents are encouraged to sit along the wall inside the wrestling room, but please be mindful when the coaches are speaking conversations must stop.  It’s a relatively room so conversations tend to drown out the coach’s instruction. Thank you for your cooperation.  Your wrestler should wear shorts, a T-shirt, and wrestling shoes.  Street shoes are not allowed on the mats as they can damage them as well as bring bacteria and fungus on the mat.  There will be a mop right before they step on the mat which is a bleach/water mixture that will kill germs, etc.  Coaches will remind wrestlers to step on it when returning from water and/or bathroom breaks, but we need you to remind them too!  A “Wrestling 101” parent meeting will take place during the first practice.
 
Birth Certificates
If your wrestler is new to the club, a copy of their birth certificate is required. The Mid-Michigan Wrestling Association (MMWA) requires it. They will not allow you to enter your wrestler in any tournaments until they have a copy on file.  If your son/daughter is a returning wrestler, another copy in not necessary for the MMWA keeps those on file.
 
Physicals
A copy of a current year physical is required to participate .  A current year physical is one given on or after April 15 of the previous school year.  Form supplied by MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) is acceptable/preferred and due by the first day of practice.
 
Thank you for your patience & look for additional updates over the course of the season.