Secondary - Interschool 2023
High Risk Activity
- 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 for practices only. Determine that mats and joining systems are in good condition. Mats must be attached together or aligned so separation does not occur.
- Wrestlers with orthodontic devices must wear appropriate mouth protection.
- Appropriate clothing must be worn. Wrestling uniforms consistent with current rules must be worn. Wrestling shoes or appropriate footwear (no sharp edges, lace tips on shoes). No bare feet permitted.
- No glasses permitted.
- Mat surface and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles (for example, tables chairs) and must provide safe footing and traction.
- Mat surfaces must be checked regularly for irregularities and be cleaned prior to use.
- 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”).
- Students must wrestle with partners of similar weight, strength and ability.
- Maximum time limit of 3 minutes per round.
- Match length may be shortened if desired.
- There must be a minimum of 15 minutes between matches.
- Ground or ‘par terre’ and standing wrestling permitted.
- Throwing permitted only when break fall/roll techniques have been well established.
- Students may referee under the supervision of the coach in practice. Only trained and certified officials for competition.
- Warm up activities must emphasize conditioning and flexibility.
- Benefits of headgear must be outlined to student athletes.
- The hazards of improper eating practices and severe weight loss techniques must be outlined to students.
- On-site supervision is required.
- Constant visual supervision is required during initial instruction of techniques for holds and releases.
- At least one wrestling coach must possess one of the following coaching qualifications:
- NCCP Competition Coach – Competition-Introduction Part 1 Course
- NCCP Competition Coach – Competition-Introduction Part 2 Course
- Accreditation as a NCCP Wrestling Learning Facilitator
- Completion of wrestling NCCP level 1 and/or level 2 certification in the past
- Attendance at a clinic or workshop within the last three years provided by an instructor who is knowledgeable of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions), and where safety is addressed as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education
- Past experience within the last 3 years as a coach in wrestling, having knowledge of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions) and current safety practices as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education.
- Universal precautions (for example, using impermeable gloves, consult Universal Precautions – Blood and Bodily Fluids) must be followed when dealing with situations involving blood and other bodily fluids.
Fri, 09/22/23 10:44 am