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Wrestling Attire

All wrestlers will wear their BAA singlet for tournament nights only.  DO NOT WEAR YOUR BAA-ISSUED SINGLET TO PRACTICE.   Wrestlers are allowed to wear plain gym shorts, t-shirts, and wrestling shoes. 
No one will be allowed to wrestle with pins, buttons, zippers, pockets, loops, belts, or snaps.
No jewelry of any kind, nor gum is allowed.
Fingernails must be kept short and trimmed of sharp edges.  This will be checked at meets and practices
Wrestling or tennis shoes are to be worn in practice and in meets at all times.  No one will be allowed to wrestle in socks or with bare feet. If you do not have wrestling shoes, you may wear regular gym shoes.  You need to make sure the bottoms are clean and hand carry them in and put them on when you get into the wrestling room.  Do not wear your street shoes into the wrestling room at any time.  We need to keep the mats clean and dry.  
Mouth guards are permitted with the parents assuming all responsibilities. 
 
General Rules/Scoring and Definitions
Individual Match Points 
    Take Down...........................2 Points
    Escape..................................1 Point
    Reversal................................2 Points
    Near Fall...............................2 Points
    Near Fall...............................3 Points
Team Points
   Fall.......................................6 Points
   Forfeit...................................6 Points 
   Default..................................6 Points
   Technical Fall(win by 15 points
                       or more..........5 Points
   Major Decision(win by 8-11
                         points)..........4 Points
   Decision................................3 Points
   Draw....................................2 Points 
 
Scoring Definitions
Take Down 
     When a wrestler brings his opponent to the mat from a neutral position and gains control over him.
Escape
     When the defensive wrestler(bottom) gains a neutral position.
Reversal
     When the defensive wrestler comes from underneath and gains control of his opponent.
Near Fall (2 points)
     a. When both shoulders of the defensive wrestler are held within four inches of the mat or  less for 2 full seconds. 
     b. When one shoulder of the defensive wrestler is touching the mat, and the other shoulder is  held at an angle of 45 degrees or less for 2 full 
         seconds.
Near Fall (3 points)
     When the criteria for a near fall has been met uninterrupted for five seconds. The referee shall use a visual hand count in determining a near
     fall.
Fall 
     When offensive wrestler holds opponent's shoulders in contact with the mat for a full two-second count.

 
Equipment
Each boy must provide his own wrestling or tennis shoes.  BAA will provide singlet.  BAA provides scoreboards and time clock and referees shirt and whistle.

Conduct and Discipline (Team and Spectators)
Wrestlers should try to attend all practices and meets or notify the coach when needed to be excused.   All disciplinary actions must be approved by the City Director.   Harassment of referees will not be tolerated.  Coaches, players, or spectators who violate this rule will be asked to leave the room.  Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the meet.  Referees will issue one warning prior to enforcing this rule.  This rule is not subject to protest.

NO food or drink (excluding water) is allowed in the wrestling room.
No street shoes will be permitted on the wrestling mat.
Failure to comply with any of these rules will result in forfeiture of the meet or suspension. 

Practices and Season Meets
All practice schedules will be set up by the City Directors.   We allow one practice minimum per week during the season.  The regular season meet schedule will be made out by the City Director.

 Protests
All protests must be made in writing to the Assistant City Director within 24 hours.  The City Director and Assistant City Director will meet to decide the outcome of any protests.  This must be done within one week of filing the protest. 
 
Overtime
In the case of a tie there will be a one-minute sudden death overtime.  If the score remains tied after the one-minute period the match will be a draw.

Uniform 
All players must wear the BAA-issued uniform in order to participate in meets and tournaments. 
 
Timekeeper Guidelines
* Prior to the start of the meet, check the clock operation.  If there is any problem with timekeeping equipment, consult with coaches and referee.
* Timekeeper is responsible for three one-minute periods or one-and-one-half minute periods.
* Keep an eye on officials throughout the match.  They let you know when to start and stop clock.
* Throw out the towel to signal the end of the period.
* Assist Scorekeeper. 
 
START CLOCK
A. Prior to starting the clock the referee will look before he starts the match and ask if you are ready.
B. Start clock when the referee blows the whistle or on the words, Ready, Wrestle.
STOP CLOCK
A. When time expires at the end of the period.
B. Official blows whistle 
    1) Injury
    2) To repair and adjust equipment
    3) Out-of-bounds
    4) Illegal or dangerous hold.

Coaches notes
* Please utilize mat time for practices.  Be prepared (practice plan).
* Coaches are encouraged to attend the Coaches' & Referee's Clinic.
* If there is a meet scheduled on a night of a school or church function please call the City Director as soon as possible to arrange to play the match on another night.  The two coaches involved must agree on a date.
* We may occasionally lose a BAA-reserved room or gym to a particular school event.  Please be understanding and we will try to reschedule as soon as possible.
* We will try to have impartial refs for all regular season matches.  If a BAA-paid referee shows up to ref a match, he will take precedence over your referee.
* Coaches who feel they are having problems with referee(s) should call the City Director with their complaints.  .
* Encourage wrestlers to attend high school team meets when not practicing or attending BAA meets.
Responsibilities & Goals-Wrestlers, parents, coaches

WRESTLERS
* Be on time for practices and meets.
* Listen and obey the coaches, referees, directors, parents.
* Learn basic wrestling skills.
* Learn sportsmanship
* HAVE FUN!

PARENTS
* Bring your wrestlers on time for practices and meets!!
* Attend and cheer your child on.
* Encourage your son.
* Praise you son for a job well done - win or lose.
* Volunteer.
* Monitor halls.  Stop or report disruptive behavior, other rules' violations.  Protect our privilege!
* HAVE FUN!

COACHES
* Teach basic wrestling skills
* Teach sportsmanship.
* Teach mental and physical discipline.
* Teach self confidence.
* Be fair.
* Be sure of the safety of welfare of each wrestler.
* Be positive.  
* Give encouragement.
* Communicate with parents