**TIMES AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE **
2022-23 OWA Registration Information
WHO: Students in Grades 1st - 8th
•Self Discipline and Motivation •Physical Fitness/Body Awareness/Coordination •Fun within a Team Atmosphere •Self Defense
Dates To Remember
*** OWA Practice Information ***
- Schedule, Times, and Practice Groups are TBA
**If practice is cancelled or changed, OWA will contact parents/wrestlers**
Oxford, PA 19363 -- 8 AM Start
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!