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Keep Recruiting, Lifting, Wrestling….and Studying

October 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Good meeting yesterday! Make sure you get your blue cards signed by your parents and your WHS Activity fee ($25) paid before the season. If your sports physical is out of date, or if it will expire during the season, we expect you to get that taken care of ASAP. Coaches will host another very brief meeting sometime during the week of November 8th to collect forms. You will not be able to practice on the 29th of November without all 3 items being in (and current).

There are a couple of Connecticut pre-season tournaments left. One’s in Bristol this coming weekend. The other is in Danbury next weekend. Click the links for more info.

Also, as the season approaches, you need to begin thinking about managing your time effectively. The coaches expect you to work hard off the mat and on it. That will take organization, effort and commitment. Your school work is a priority — but leaving school work till the last minute isn’t an effective way to excel. It’s also not a good excuse for missing practice.

We distributed schedules for a reason. Plan your study time around your competition and practice schedule.

If you’re involved in other extra-curricular activities at school, you may find yourself having to make a choice between those and wrestling if you want to excel on the mat. Know what’s important, and when, and prioritize. Keep the coaches informed at all times if you absolutely can’t make it to practice.

Get in the habit of using your “free” periods to get your school work done. When we have practice in the evening because we share the field house with track, basketball, cheer leading, etc., use the time between the end of school and practice to do your homework. Make the most of your off-the-mat time, so that when it’s time to practice, you can focus 100% on wrestling.

Keep recruiting. Remind freshmen to register for this site so they get in the information loop. Live by the WHS school motto: Nihil Nisi Praestantia! Nothing but excellence! Represent yourself, your team, and your school in a positive way at all times, and eventually you may be able to say Veni, vidi, vici!

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Meeting Reminder – 10/28 After School

October 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Please remember to attend the mandatory pre-season meeting on Thursday, 10/28 after school We’ll be handing out forms, going over expectations, etc. It shouldn’t take more than 15-20 minutes. Encourage your friends, fellow athletes, etc. to participate. If you know anyone who wants to manage/keep score at meets, etc., please have them come to the meeting as well.

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Kolat.com Live Show – Focus on Takedowns: 10/21 9:00 PM & 10/24 9:00 PM

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Cary Kolat will host 2 “live-shows” on his website this week. The focus of the shows is going to be on the top 10 take downs from this year’s NCAA Division I wrestling tournament. The first show is scheduled for Thursday 10/21 at 9:00 PM and will cover the first 5 take downs. The second show is scheduled for Sunday 10/24 at 9:00 PM and will cover the second 5. Kolat will provide running commentary. These “live shows” are free content, but they’re well worth your time and attention.

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Wilton Youth Council Meeting Reminder – 10/21 7:30 PM Clune Center

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

On Thursday, October 21st 7:30 pm wrestlers, parents, siblings, etc., please join the Wilton Youth Council at the WHS Clune Center for an informative panel presentation entitled “Our Community Cares.” Click the link for a detailed description of the event.

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Meeting Reminder – 10/28, Thursday @WHS, Right After School

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Remember to mark your calendars for the mandatory pre-season meeting with Coaches Foldeak and Rinaldi. We’ll be distributing forms and having a brief discussion of plans for the season.

For those of you whose physicals aren’t current, or whose physicals will “expire” in season, please have your parents make an appointment to get current before the season starts. If you’re going before the 10/28 meeting, make sure to pick up a school “sports physical” form from the athletic department before you go. You will not be able to practice — or participate in any meaningful way — if you don’t have your forms in, including the one-time per year WHS Activity Fund fee. Check with Mrs. Camillo if you have questions.

If you need wrestling shoes, here’s a link to a video from one of the on-line suppliers that may help with sizing. Your best bet is to go try some on. Historically, Dicks and Modell’s have had a better selection of wrestling shoes than Sports Authority.

If you wear braces, you need a mouth guard that covers them up — uppers and lowers. If you don’t have them, you won’t be able to compete, as they are required by the rules. We strongly advise picking up a pair of knee-pads as well. Volleyball knee-pads, which work perfectly well for wrestling, can be found at Wal-Mart.

Take care of “routine” doctor’s/dentist’s and other appointments (drivers ed, college visits, etc.) before the season starts, if at all possible.

There’s a preliminary schedule — subject to change — posted on the CIAC website.

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Pre-season meeting – 10/28 (Thursday) after school

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Wrestlers, please mark your calendars — and encourage any friends who are interested to do the same — for a meeting with your coaches to get physical forms, blue cards, etc. and to briefly discuss plans for the upcoming season. This meeting on Thursday, 10/28 after school is required — captains especially pass the word please.

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Thank you!

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Here’s a huge thank-you to all the parents, siblings, friends, and wrestlers who donated food and drink, helped with set-up and sales, and cleaned up after the concession at the WHS homecoming game victory today!

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