Coed Varsity Wrestling · WRESTLING WEEKLY – DEC. 2-8


HIGHLIGHTS

1. COMPETITIONS BEGIN!
We begin competition this week – Saturday 12/7/19 is “opening day” for the Firebirds!  
Varsity @ Cincinnati Elder / JV @ Lakota East / FR @ Western Brown (travel sheets attached)
FYI – really early roll calls this weekend!
 
2. MAKE-UP WEIGHT CERTIFICATION
We have 8 athletes that have not certified their weight.  The make-up is this Wednesday 12/4/19 at 7 PM at Kettering Sports Medicine (Far Hills).  Those athletes should attend practice and then must be taken to KSM.  An athlete must certify their weight in order to compete (at any point in the season).  Please plan accordingly.  (Almosawi, Cahill, Martin, Miller, Ranchel, Salih, Schoonmaker, Williams)
 
3. GRADES & STUDY TABLES
Grades need to be a priority!  We have only 2 regular weeks + exam week remaining in the 2nd Quarter.  Those quarter grades (not exams or semester grades) determine if an athlete can remain with the team during the 2nd semester (January to end of season in March).  Any athlete that has a D or F has to attend study tables.  Remaining study table dates are Dec. 2-4-9-11-16-18 from 6:15-7:15
 
4. WRESTLE-OFFS
We will wrestle-off this Tuesday (and, as necessary, Wednesday & Thursday).  I will assume that most of our able-bodied athletes will compete this weekend.  That said, Lakota only allows 2 per weight class so some athletes may be on the bench this weekend.  We will probably have to do some wrestle-offs on Thursday simply due to the late weight certification for 8 athletes.  Athletes will be informed of lineups and be given a travel sheet for which location they are traveling to on Saturday.  All athletes should expect to travel with a team whether they are able-bodied or not.
 
Please note – wrestle-offs are an earned privilege not a guaranteed right.  If an athlete isn’t on the mat for practices, they most likely will not wrestle-off or compete until they’ve put in work in practice.  This is for safety purposes, not a punishment!  The coaching staff has the final say as to wrestle-offs & lineups.
5. WARM-UP GEAR
The athletes have received 1 of the 7 items for their warm-up package (short-sleeve t-shirt).  I know for sure they will receive 3 other items this week (sweatpants, long-sleeve t-shirt, & either hoodie or crew sweatshirt).  We are hoping the last 3 items (pullover, grappling shorts, compression shirt) arrive by mid-week so we can get those to the athletes as well.  We are at the mercy of shipping from out of the country at this point.
 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

MON. 12/2  Practice 3:36-5:45 / Study Table 6:15-7:15
TUE. 12/3 – Practice 3:36-5:45 (Youth Practice 6:15-8:15) 
WED. 12/4 –  Practice 3:36-5:45  Study Table 6:15-7:15 / Make-up Wgt Cert 7 PM @ Kettering Sports Medicine / (Middle School Practice 6:15-8:15) 
THU 12/5 – Practice 3:36-5:45 (Youth Practice 6:15-8:15) 
FRI. 12/6 – Practice 3:36-5:45
SAT. 12/7 – Varsity @ Elder / JV (top 2) @ Lakota East / FR @ Western Brown
SUN. 12/8 – OFF

GENERAL INFO/REMINDERS

1. GRADES / STUDY TABLES
Grades need to be a priority!  When we go back to school next week, only 2 regular weeks + exam week remain in the 2nd Quarter.  Those quarter grades (not semester grades) determine if an athlete can remain with the team during the 2nd semester (January to end of season in March).  Any athlete that has a D or F has to attend study tables.  Remaining study table dates are Dec. 2-4-9-11-16-18 from 6:15-7:15
 
2. FEES
>> KCS Fee – $60 – due Dec. 2 – online (Final Forms) or check to Kettering City Schools.  Everyone pays – Payment Plans & Free/Reduced please contact – nicole.motto@ketteringschools.org.  NEED TO GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF THIS WEEK!
>> Wrestling Fee – $130 – Fee needs to be paid by the end of season or it is added to School Fees!  Coach Baxter has a record of payments – please get them in ASAP based on the plan that you have set up.  PLEASE GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF ASAP!
 
3. FORMS
Reminder, virtually all forms/calendars for parents & athletes can be found at www.fairmontwrestling.com & all forms specifically at https://kffirebirds.com/high-school-links/

UPCOMING

Dec. 3 – Monthly Parent Meeting (Room 413 @ 613)
Dec. 4 – Make-up Weight Certification – 7 PM @ Kettering Sports Medicine
Dec. 7 – Varsity @ Elder / JV @ Lakota East / FR @ Western Brown
Dec. 10 – JV-FR @ Carroll Round-Robin
Dec. 14 – Varsity @ Bellefontaine / Varsity-Silver @ Ironman (Snodgrass) / JV-FR @ Fairfield
Dec. 20 – Firebird Classic Setup – all team members (after practice)
Dec. 21 – Varsity Firebird Classic (HOME) – al team members attend (wrestle or work) – all hands on deck!
Dec. 22 – Kettering Youth Tournament – need 5 athletes to be officials (will be paid / experience preferred) + all team members help tear-down on 12/22!
Dec. 29-30 – Varsity @ Brecksville Holiday Tournament
Jan. 3 – JV-FR – JV-Palooza (HOME) / varsity athletes will work this event following a practice!
 

COMMUNICATION

Frank Baxter / 937-470-3889 / Room 413 / frank.baxter@ketteringschools.org

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