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Coaches Information

 Requirements for all Perry Youth Wrestling coaches:


  1. Read all of the OKWA ByLaws at www.okwa.us

  2. Read the OKWA Operation Educate and OKWA Tournament Conduct Sheets below.

  3. Read all the Coaches Information on this page.

  4. Watch the CDC Concussion video and take test and print certificate. Link Below.

  5. Attend a OSSAA Rules Meeting, dates below or view online meeting at OSSAA.com

  6. Read the NFHS Wrestling Rule Book )
    found at www.nfhs.org 

  7. Take the OSSAA Wrestling Officials test and print certificate.
  Once you have completed these we will take your photo and send it in for a 2015-16 OKWA coaches badge or submit your name for a 2015-16 season date prism for your last years badge.

OKWA is not going to demand this but I wish every club would.  We are working on some OKWA ethics guidance training for coaches, parents, fans and wrestlers.  We will have this all available on our www.okwa.us website once we get it all compiled and approved in the future.


OKWA Operation Educate Operation Educate
 
The goal is to create a culture where
parents know they are to stay in the stands
and allow the coaches to do their job
and where coaches stay in the corner
and allow the officials to do their job.
Know your Role
Fans...Cheer (from the stands!)
Table workers...Work
Kids...wrestle
Referees...Ref
Coaches...Coach
Parents...Parent (Love and support your kids from the stands!)
Lets all promote and support the sport of wrestling!
Go Wrestlers Go!
Thanks from your OKWA Board of Directors.


OKWA SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT CONDUCT

IN ORDER TO CREATE MORE ORDERLY TOURNAMENT ENVIRONMENT THE FOLLOWING
NATIONAL FEDERATION WRESTLING RULES AND OKWA PROTOCOLS WILL BE ENFORCED.

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WRESTLERS MAY NOT LEAVE THE MAT DURING A MATCH UNLESS FIRST APPROVED BY THE OFFICIAL.

TECHNICAL VIOLATION – ONE MATCH POINT AWARDED OPPONENT.

[ THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS RESULT IN WARNINGS, DEDUCTIONS UP TO THREE TEAM POINTS, REMOVAL FROM FACILITY AND / OR ARREST ACCORDING TO NATIONAL FEDERATION WRESTLING RULES. ]

1. ALL SPECTATORS TO REMAIN IN STANDS OR OTHER ACCEPTABLE LOCATION AWAY FROM

CLOSE PROXIMINTY OF MAT AS NOT TO IMPEDE OTHER SPECTATORS VIEW, ESPECIALLY

BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DIRECT AUDIBLE INTERFERENCE WITH COACHING, OFFICIATING,

AND TABLE WORKERS.

2. USE OF ANY AND ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY ANY PERSON IS PROHIBITED.

3. USE OR INFLUENCE OF ANY AND ALL ALCOHOL AND / OR ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES IS PROHIBITED.

4. USE OF ANY FORM OF VERBAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE TO ANY PERSON IS PROHIBITED.

5. MAXIMUM TWO COACHES PER CORNER - SEATED IF LOCATION PROVIDES OR KNEELING IF NO CHAIRS.

6. COACHES FROM SAME TEAM MUST BE IN SAME CORNER, NOT BEHIND OPPONENTS.

7. COACHES MAY NOT APPROACH OFFICIAL OR WRESTLERS ON THE MAT UNLESS FIRST APPROVED BY

THE OFFICAL.

8. COACHES MAY ADDRESS OFFICIAL DURING MATCH ONLY BY CALLING TIMOUT WITH THE TIMER /

SCORE KEEPER AT THE TABLE THEN BEING RECOGNIZED TO ADDRESS THE OFFICIAL.

9. ONLY PERSONS WITH COACH IDENTIFICATION ALLOWED IN COACHING CORNERS AND ALLOWED TO

ADDRESS OFFICIALS. ALSO INCLUDES VIOLATOR BEING BANNED FROM FLOOR AREA IMMEDIATELY.

10. CONFERENCES WITH OFFICIALS DURING A MATCH CAN ONLY BE FOR A MISAPPLICATION OF RULES,

SCORING / TIME ERROR, INJURY. OR SAFTY ISSUES.

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MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS OF CONDUCT CAN RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM EVENT, SUBSEQUENT OKWA

TOURNAMENTS AND / OR OKWA MEMBERSHIP AFFILIATION.

OFFICIALS WILL BE THE PRIMARY PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF MATCH, COACH AND

SPECTATOR ETIQUETTE, CONDUCT AND ENFORCEMENT OF NATIONAL FEDERATION WRESTLING RULES

HOST CLUB TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, PERSONNEL, COACHES AND SECURITY ARE PRIMARY PERSONS

RESPONSIBLE FOR EVENT OPERATIONS AND SUPPORTING OFFICIALS WITH ANY FLOOR AREA BAN OR

REMOVAL VIOLATIONS

THE SOCIAL ATMOSHPERIC ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, SAFTY, WELL BEING AND CONDUCT OF OUR OKWA

EVENTS IS ULTIMATELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERYONE IN ATTENDENCE.

KNOW YOUR ROLE – RESPECT OTHERS!



COACHES' ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
A. Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior and leadership.
B. Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athlete.
C. Abide by the rules of the game in letter and in spirit, regardless of the consequences.
D. Respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials, never baiting or taunting officials in any way, or seeking out an official 
during halftime or at the conclusion of a contest.
E. Demonstrate a mastery of an continuing interest in, coaching principles and techniques through professional improvement.
F. Encourage and respect all athletes and their values.
G. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
H. Promote ethical relations among coaches.
I. Fulfill responsibilities to provide emergency health procedures and ensure an environment free of obvious safety hazards.
J. Encourage the highest standards of conduct and scholastic achievement among all athletes.
K. Seek to inculcate good health habits, including the establishment of sound training rules.
L. Strive to develop in each athlete the qualities of leadership, initiative and good judgment.
M. Achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.


GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SPORTS HYGIENE, 
SKIN INFECTIONS AND 
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC)
Proper precautions are needed to minimize the potential risk of the spread 
of communicable disease and skin infections during athletic competition. 
These conditions include skin infections that occur due to skin contact 
with competitors and equipment. The transmission of infections such as 
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Herpes 
Gladiatorum, blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis B, and 
other infectious diseases such as Influenza can often be greatly reduced 
through proper hygiene. The NFHS SMAC has outlined and listed below 
some general guidelines for the prevention of the spread of these diseases. 
Universal Hygiene Protocol for All Sports:
• Shower immediately after every competition and practice.
• Wash all workout clothing after each practice.
• Wash personal gear (knee pads and braces) weekly.
• Do not share towels or personal hygiene products (razors) with others.
• Refrain from full body (chest, arms, abdomen) cosmetic shaving.
Infectious Skin Diseases 
Strategies for reducing the potential exposure to these infectious agents include: 
• Athletes must be told to notify a parent or guardian, athletic trainer and coach of 
any skin lesion prior to any competition or practice. An appropriate health-care 
professional should evaluate any skin lesion before returning to competition. 
• If an outbreak occurs on a team, especially in a contact sport, all team 
members should be evaluated to help prevent the potential spread of the 
infection.
• Coaches, officials, and appropriate health-care professionals must follow NFHS 
or state/local guidelines on “time until return to competition.” Participation with a 
covered lesion may be considered if in accordance with NFHS, state or local 
guidelines and the lesion is no longer contagious.
Blood-borne Infectious Diseases 
Strategies for reducing the potential exposure to these agents include following 
Universal Precautions such as:
• An athlete who is bleeding, has an open wound, has any amount of blood on 
his/her uniform, or has blood on his/her person, shall be directed to leave the 
activity (game or practice) until the bleeding is stopped, the wound is covered, 
the uniform and/or body is appropriately cleaned, and/or the uniform is changed 
before returning to activity. 
• Athletic trainers or other caregivers need to wear gloves and take other 
precautions to prevent blood or body fluid-splash from contaminating themselves 
or others. 
• In the event of a blood or body fluid-splash, immediately wash contaminated 
skin or mucous membranes with soap and water. 
• Clean all contaminated surfaces and equipment with disinfectant before 
returning to competition. Be sure to use gloves when cleaning. 
• Any blood exposure or bites to the skin that break the surface must be reported 
and immediately evaluated by an appropriate health-care professional. 
Other Communicable Diseases
Means of reducing the potential exposure to these agents include:
Appropriate vaccination of athletes, coaches and staff as recommended by the 
Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
During times of outbreaks, follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC as well as 
State and local Health Departments.
For more detailed information, refer to the "Infectious Disease and Blood-borne 
Pathogens" and “Skin Disorders” sections contained in the NFHS Sports 
Medicine Handbook. 
Revised and Approved April 2010


OSSAA Contest Officials
Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussions
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain function. An athlete does not 
have to lose consciousness (be “knocked out”) to have suffered a concussion.
Common Symptoms of Concussions Can Include:
 Headache
 Fogginess
 Difficulty concentrating
 Easily confused
 Slowed thought process
 Difficulty with memory
 Nausea
 Lack of energy, tiredness
 Dizziness, poor balance
 Blurred vision
 Sensitivity to light and sounds
 Mood changes—irritable, anxious, or tearful
An official that has observed one or more of the above symptoms in an athlete should:
 In compliance with the NFHS Concussion Rule found in each NFHS sport rule book---“Any player who 
exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, 
headache, dizziness, confusion or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the game and 
shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional.”
 As of July 1, 2010, Oklahoma Statute 24-155 of Title 70 further states that after the player has been 
removed from participation the player “may not participate until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed 
health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion and receives written 
clearance to return to participation from that health care provider.”
 The NFHS rule does not require written clearance but Oklahoma Law does require written clearance.
The official is NOT responsible for the “written clearance” that must be done to re-enter the contest. The 
decision for the athlete to re-enter the contest and the “written clearance” to document return to play is the 
responsibility of the acting head coach.
(The OSSAA requires that all play-off game officials view the free 20-minte video on concussions, “Concussion 
in Sports: What You Need to Know”, located at the NFHS website, www.nfhslearn.com.)


OSSAA Fighting and Profanity Rule
(Rule 4 – Conduct of Students, OSSAA Handbook)
The OSSAA fighting and profanity rule states that a student whose flagrant or unsportsmanlike 
conduct consists of fighting, cursing or using foul language toward a game official will be 
automatically suspended from participating in the next two games or contests his/her team plays. 
Fighting is defined, but is not limited to any player or non-player (bench personnel) striking an 
opponent with arms(s), leg(s), foot (feet), or other object(s), regardless if there is contact with an 
opponent; or instigating a fight by committing an act(s), that causes an opponent to retaliate by 
fighting related to an OSSAA sponsored activity in which the players and non-players are 
participating. A player or non-player who retaliates by fighting is in violation of the fighting rule.
The OSSAA expects game officials to enforce the fighting and profanity rule when it applies. The 
rule provides for severe punishment against the offender. Since the rule has been in effect, it has 
helped reduce the number of incidents in relation to fighting and profanity. It is not the responsibility 
of game officials to decide if the punishment is too severe; it is their duty to apply the rule if it is 
warranted and to report ejections to the OSSAA.
In relation to applying the fighting part of the rule, officials should be sure that fighting is taking 
place. In the heat of battle, participants sometimes simply push each other with open hands or their 
fists. This action could constitute unsportsmanlike conduct but is not fighting. Officials can use and 
must use "common sense officiating" to prevent any further pushing between opponents. Simply 
step in between the participants and tell them to "knock it off." This gives them a chance to get 
control of their emotions and lets them know that the officials have had enough of this type conduct. 
Also, let the head coach know you have a potential problem with the player (s) by letting the wing 
official communicate this information to the coach. This gives the coach a chance to pull the player 
for a play or two until the player(s) is emotionally ready to participate again.
We at the OSSAA are not suggesting that officials overlook unsportsmanlike behavior, but suggest 
we can appeal to the rational side of the participants and coaches, at the same time, keep the game 
under control. If the participants and coaches do not respond to the official's request, then turn to 
the other options that are available.
If it is obvious that a participant(s) has made a fist and struck an opponent (violation of fighting), 
then the action of the official is to eject the participant(s) who are involved in fighting. Be sure to 
notify the head coach that the participant(s) is being ejected for fighting. Record the participant (s) 
jersey number and his first/last name on your card. After the game or no later than the next day, 
follow up with an e-mail report (the instructions for filing are on the website) concerning the incident 
to the OSSAA. We do not need a dissertation or thesis, just the who, what, when, and where. 
If a participant uses profanity toward an official, the participant is to be ejected from the game. 
There simply is no place for this type behavior on the secondary school level of competition. Follow 
the same notification procedure to the head coach and an email to office. NOTE: Both of these 
ejections for fighting and use of profanity toward an official is unsportsmanlike conduct and carries a 
15-yard penalty.


Dealing With And Understanding Head Coaches
1. Make eye contact. A coach wants to be assured that he has your attention. Don't act distracted.
2. Never call coaches by their first names. They'll feel most comfortable, particularly in front of their players, simply by 
being called "coach." If you know their last name, it is all right to say mister.
3. Show respect to get respect. That means using formal language, keeping communication brief, adopting a neutral 
tone and avoiding any personal remarks. Stick to the issue at hand in a straightforward way.
4. Ask them to deal with problem players. Be sure to identify the problem in explicit terms, without making the player to 
be an evil person. Sometimes that is hard to do, but can be accomplished with a careful choice of language.
5. Remain calm under all circumstances. If a coach moves toward you to "get in your face", then pivot sideways so that 
you are shoulder-to-shoulder to him. It is hard for someone to speak in an aggressive, confrontational way when the 
proximity between parties is side-by-side.
6. Let coaches have their say. When a coach approaches to protest or argue, adopt an instant "listening mode" and let 
the aggrieved individual finish his remarks. Do not interrupt.
7. Use non-confrontational body language. To be aware of body posture, facial expressions, head tilt and arm positions, 
one must say, "I am going to appear receptive and contemplative. I can think best and measure my words that way. I 
am determined not to escalate the problem."
8. If you make a mistake, admit it. A simple apology is sufficient; do not elaborate, rationalize, make excuses.
9. When coaches raise their voice, lower yours. A soft voice has a way triggering a reciprocal soft reply.
10. Get both coaches together. Sometimes there is a need to reach a uniform agreement in a joint consultation. Weather 
problems in an outdoor situation are examples. Other issues could include clock problems or difficulties with game 
equipment such as a loose volleyball standard.
11. Support fellow officials. Never betray partners by showing that you doubt their judgment. Instead indicate faith in 
someone else's decision by saying the partner had a better view or a more favorable angle than the responding official or 
the protester.
12. Acknowledge the coach: "I hear what you're saying." "I understand" or "I see what you mean: are equally 
effective. If the next sensible step is to confer with a partner over a controversy, make that next move firmly.
13. Give praises when proper; promote sportsmanship. When a coach makes a gesture of consideration for the 
opponents or toward the officials, be sure to acknowledge it. Sometimes a smile and a nod of the head are enough.
14. Determine where the coach is coming from. Put yourself in their shoes just as you would in trying to understand a 
player's viewpoint. That means having some insight about a coach's motivation and overall goal. Sometimes how the 
coach will be viewed in the eyes of players and team supporters is the primary stimulus for behavior.
15. Keep your ego under control. Often a mere glance will carry a significant message, whether it's negative or positive, 
whether it is meant to curtail dialogue or to encourage it. A quizzical expression can signal a desire for additional input, 
whereas a frown may denote closure.
16. Give the coach the benefit of the doubt, but be sure there is doubt. If you are uncertain about the accuracy of a 
ruling, make a decision and tell the coach what you believe is correct. Avoid being too adamant about a rule 
interpretation. Someone has defined the word positive as "being wrong at the top of your voice."
17. Permit the coach to disengage. Recognize (through facial expression, body language and terminating vocal patterns) 
when it is time to cease a dialogue. Nothing is gained by insisting on the last word.
18. Don't use your hands when talking to a coach. Your gestures will reveal more than you'll want to convey.


To Report an Ejection of a Player or Coach
The Official making the ejection must send in an email report to the 
OSSAA office as soon as possible after the completion of the contest and 
at the latest, 24 hours after the contest. Include in the email report:
• Person ejected (indicate player or coach)
• School of ejected person
• Opponent in contest
• Date of contest
• Sport
• Name of Official making report and OSSAA ID number
• Incident reported
Baseball ejections sent to Mike Whaley at mwhaley@ossaa.com
Basketball ejections sent to Mike Whaley at mwhaley@ossaa.com
Football ejections sent to Mike Whaley at mwhaley@ossaa.com
Volleyball ejections sent to Mike Clark at mclark@ossaa.com
Wrestling ejections sent to Mike Clark at mclark@ossaa.com
Soccer ejections sent to Mike Clark at mclark@ossaa.com
Softball ejections sent to Amy Cassell at acassell@ossaa.com


Important Links

The website for the concussion training is:
www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports

  As for rules:
  go to www.ossaa.com
  Click on the sports icon scrolling down to wrestling
  Then go to 
OSSAA State Required Rules Meeting
2015-16 OSSAA wrestling Rules Meeting
2015-16 On-Line Wrestling Rules Meeting
Click on this: 2015-16 OSSAA wrestling Rules Meeting
and you get:
2015-16 Wrestling Rules Meetings
October 14 PerryHigh School 7:00 pm
October 21 Midwest CityHigh School 7:00 pm
October 28 Tulsa Thomas Edison Preparatory School 7:00 pm
Click on this :2015-16 On-Line Wrestling Rules Meeting
  and you can go through an online meeting at your convenience of the same information that will be covered in the meetings
  just without the  luxury of asking questions for clarification.
As for Officials Testing to learn rules:
go to www.ossaa.com
Click on the Officials icon
It will take you to a page with some quick upfront info and an icon to Register.
There you will fill out your personal information and will need to pay $60.00 with a card.
They will then mail you a rule book and case study book.  When you think you are ready you go back online and fill out the test.
They will send you your results, officials number, and certificate if you pass.  They will let you know what sections you need to 
go back and study even if you pass and especially if you don't.
 They always include some questions that you will only know the answer to if you attended a rules meeting on or off line.  They are sneeky that way.

  This will be a requirement for any and all Perry Youth Wrestling coaches to do all three.  
  Once they have completed these we will take their photo and send it in for a 2015-16 OKWA coaches badge or send in their names for their 2015-16 season date prism for their last years badge.

OKWA is not going to demand this but I wish every club would.  We are working on some OKWA ethics guidance training for coaches, parents, fans and wrestlers.  We will have this all available on our www.okwa.us website once we get it all compiled and approved in the future.