Elementary - Curricular 2021
- Wrestling mats being used need to be mats manufactured and approved by the manufacturer for wrestling, and be in good repair.
- Determine that mats are not damaged to the point where the mat is compromised (for example, large pieces of foam missing).
- Utility or add-a-mat systems may be used. Determine that mats and joining systems are in good condition.
- No gaps between mats.
- Wrestlers with orthodontic devices must wear appropriate mouth protection.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn. Bare feet or wrestling shoes (no sharp edges, lace tips on shoes) are not permitted.
- No jewellery is permitted.
- Glasses are not permitted.
- Mat surfaces must be checked regularly for irregularities and be clean.
- Allow suitable clearance from the edge of wrestling area to surrounding walls.
- Surrounding walls must be padded if clearance from mat surface is less than 2m (6’6”).
- All infections, burns and open cuts must be covered.
- Students with communicable skin conditions must not participate in contact wrestling (for example, impetigo).
- Warm-up activities must emphasize conditioning and flexibility.
- Rules and illegal moves must be outlined.
- Students must not act as referees.
- Maximum total time limit of 3 minutes per round.
- Match length/format may be shortened if desired.
- Ground or ‘par terre’ and standing wrestling permitted.
- No throws.
- Make students aware of the importance of keeping fingernails and toenails closely trimmed.
- On-site supervision is required.
- Constant visual supervision is required during initial instruction of techniques for holds and releases.
- Resources can be found at the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association.
Mon, 09/13/21 07:29 am