**** OWA Practices Are Now One Group ***
OAHS Wrestling Room - TUE & THURS -
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
*** No Power Hour on Wednesdays **
2017 - 2018 OWA Schedule
December 3rd - Germantown Academy Duals (K-8 Grade Event)
** No First Year Wrestlers **
Oxford, PA 19363 -- 8 AM Start
December 16, 2017 - Avon Grove vs. OWA, Downingtown
at Fred S. Engle MS, 107 Schoolhouse Rd, West Grove, PA 19390
-- 7:15 AM Arrival
January 6, 2018 - Conestoga vs. Kennett, North Penn, OWA
at Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Road,
Berwyn, PA 19312 -- 7:30AM Arrival
January 13, 2018 - Ridley vs. OWA, Coatesville
at Ridley High School, 901 Morton Ave #100,
Folsom, PA 19033 -- 8 AM Arrival
January 20, 2018 - OWA vs. Octorara, Great Valley
at OAHS Gym -- 8 AM Arrival
January 27, 2018 - West Chester vs. OWA, Haverford, Phoenixville
at Church Farm School, 1001 E Lincoln Hwy,
Exton, PA 19341 -- 8 AM Arrival
February 3, 2018 - Aston vs. OWA, Archbishop Ryan
at Northley Middle School, 2801 Concord Rd,
Aston, PA 19014 -- 7:30 AM Arrival
February 10, 2018 - OWA vs. Norchester, Springfield DelCo
at OAHS Gym -- 7:45 AM Arrival
Etiquette for the Wrestling Parent
There are few things in this world that are more difficult to do than watch your child wrestle. To help the parents of our wrestlers get through the season gracefully, we offer the following guidelines:
1. Your wrestler wants to have you there. It is important to him even if he doesn't say it. Whenever possible, be there for him.
2. Do not expect your child to win every (or any) match. It is your duty as a parent to give your child a big hug after every match, WIN or LOSE. If you cannot do that and winning is more important to you than showing your child that you love him or her no matter what, then disregard item #1. Your child wants to win. It's more fun than losing. But if your wrestler thinks that their losses are a bitter disappointment to their parents, not just a learning experience for them, they will not enjoy or participate in sports for long.
3. Let the coaches coach your wrestler. It is your job as the parent to be your child's biggest fan. Encourage them, listen to them, but be careful about suggesting ways that they can improve their wrestling. Too many suggestions may make them feel that you are not satisfied with them, or are disappointed with them. The coaches usually have an accurate idea of the things your wrestler needs to learn, and is in a better position to teach your child. Your job is to be their parent.
4. Try to stay calm. Remember that in 20 years you will not remember which matches were won or lost. You will remember that your wrestler learned many important lessons about life as well as about sports, and had a lot of fun in the process.
5. Read these guidelines at least once before every match and tournament!