*** OWA Practice Information ***
Begin on Tuesday November 13th
Recur every TUE & THURS @ OAHS Wrestling Room
1st Group - 5:45 to 7:00 PM; 2nd-Group - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
**If practice is cancelled or changed, OWA will contact parents/wrestlers**
There is still time to register for OWA. Just printout your registration form and bring it to practice with your fee
2018 - 2019 OWA Schedule
Oxford, PA 19363 -- 8 AM Start
DECEMBER 15, 2018 - Media vs. Oxford, Coatesville
at Penncrest High School, 134 Barren Rd,
Media, PA 19063-- 7:30 AM Arrival, 8 AM Start
January 5, 2019 - Boyertown vs. Oxford, Pennridge, North Penn
at Boyertown Middle School West, 380 South Madison St.
Boyertown, PA 19512 -- 7:30 AM Arrival
January 9, 2019 - OWA Youth Night at the
OAHS vs. Great Valley HS Varsity Wrestling Match
at Oxford Area HS Gymnasium, 705 Waterway Road,
Oxford, PA 19363 -- 6:00 PM
January 12, 2019 - Octorara vs. Oxford, Avon Grove
at Octorara HS, 226 Highland Rd,
Atglen, PA 19310 -- 7:30 AM Arrival
January 19, 2019 - Ridley vs. Oxford, Haverford
at Ridley HS, 901 Morton Ave, Folsom, PA 19033
-- 7:00 AM Arrival
January 26, 2019 - Strath Haven vs. Oxford, Springfield
at Strath Haven HS, 205 S Providence Rd,
Wallingford, PA 19086 -- 7:00 AM Arrival
February 2, 2019 - Oxford vs. West Chester, Chichester
at OAHS -- 7:30 AM Arrival
February 9, 2019 - Pottstown vs. Oxford, Drexel Hill
at Pottstown High School, 750 N Washington St,
Pottstown, PA 19464 -- 7:30 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!