August 19th, 2018

Pre-Season Workouts
Auburn Wrestling will start fall workouts for 7th-12th grade wrestlers on Monday, August 20th at AJHS (old gym).  Workouts will run Monday through Thursday from 4-5:30 PM.
* Teenage drives park in the side parking lot.
Dates: Starts August 20th
Location: AHS Old Gym
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM, Monday-Thursday
- First official JH (7-8 grade) practice will be on October 22nd at AJHS.
- First official Varsity/JV (9-12 grade) practice will be on October 29th at AHS.


Student-Athlete Eligibility Requirements
AHSAA and Auburn City Schools requires the following forms to be completed ANNUALLY and on file in the Auburn City Schools Athletic Office prior to a student-athlete participating in any tryout, practice or game/contest:

AHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluatiron Form: The front side must be completed and signed by the student and parent/guardian. Back side must be completed, dated and signed by an MD/DO.
   - Exams can be completed at the following locations:
     . Hughston Clinic: 161 E. University Drive, Auburn
     . Moore’s Mill Urgent Care: 2415 Moore’s Mill Rd, Auburn
     . 
American Family Care South College: 1902 South College St, Auburn
     . 
American Family Care Tiger Town: 2544 Enterprise Dr, Opelika

AHSAA 2018-19 Concussion Form: Parent/Guardian and student must print their respective names, sign and date.

AHSAA 2018-19 Participant Agreement, Consent and Release : Parent/Guardian and student must print their respective names, sign and date.

ACS 2018-19 Medical Consent and Insurance Verification Form: Insurance information must be completed and form dated and signed by parent/guardian.

ACS Extracurricular Substance Abuse Program Consent/Release Form: Required to be signed each school year for all student-athletes.

The following requirements are completed one time with certificates remaining in the student-athlete’s file in the Auburn City Schools Athletic Office until graduation.

Student Certified Birth Certificate: Original certified birth certificate brought to Athletic Office to be copied and the copy then placed in student-athlete’s file.

NFHS Sportsmanship Course
The NFHS Sportsmanship Course replaces Star Sportsmanship for First Time Student-Athletes. ANY STUDENT WHO CURRENTLY HOLDS A STAR CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE NEW PROGRAM. Refer to the AHSAA instructions on completing this requirement below:

All first-time student-athletes (those who have not taken the STAR Course) are required to complete the NFHS Sportsmanship Program. Any student who currently holds a certificate of completion for the STAR Sportsmanship program is “grandfathered” and will NOT be required to complete the new program.

The NFHS Sportsmanship component can be found at www.NFHSlearn.com and the course is free of charge. Students need to register if they are first time users to the NFHS Learn website.

Instructions for NFHS Sportsmanship Course
- Go to www.NFHSlearn.com and register an account if you have not done so before. Keep a record of your username and password. The AHSAA does not have access to these.
- Under courses, type in sportsmanship and the The “Sportsmanship” Elective Course should appear.
- Click on the course. Then the “View” buttom.
- Next, a blue tab should appear that says “Order Course.” (The course is free)
- A box will appear for the student/coach to identify who will be completing the course.
- Next, a shopping cart appears. Select the state of Alabama, and checkout.
- Order status appears and an agreement statement. After checking the agreement statement choose continue. Last, at the Order Receipt box, “click here”.
- Next, begin taking the course.
- A student can return and finish any time. When finished, a student can print the certificate from that screen or save and print later.


Burger Fi Fundraiser, Aug 21st
From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 21st, Burger Fi (Auburn) is donating a percentage of their sales to the booster club. To receive this donation, you must tell them that you are there for the Auburn Wrestling fundraiser and leave your receipt with the cashier. If you want a copy of the receipt, they can print an extra one for you. Go get a great burger and support the wrestling team!


Wrestling Survey!
We are asking each family to complete a survey to help the Wrestling Booster Board with planning for the upcoming season. Please complete the survey by clicking here or on the graphic at right.


Team Uniforms
We have set up the wrestling store.  Please read carefully my instructions who orders which items. Not everything is required, but the ones that are listed below have to be ordered. Click here or on the graphic at right to enter the website. You can also view/ download the team store flyer below which has a code and instructions on how to enter the website.
The final day to order is August 24th.  By ordering in this time frame, our items will be here at the beginning of the season.
Link to AHS Team Store Flyer
   

Varsity/JV wrestlers required: (grades 9-12)
1. 1/4 zip jacket
2. Both singlets black and blue
3. Wrestling fight shorts
All other items are there for you to shop.

Middle School wrestlers required: (grades 7-8)
1. 1/4 zip jacket
2. Wrestling fight shorts
3. Custom fight shirt
4. Nike Academy Back pack
All other items are therefor you to shop.

Parents, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.  I think we have set up a good store for you and your wrestler.

Sincerely,
Spencer, Chris
cspencer@auburnschools.org
8th Grade Football
Varsity Wrestling


Fan Store for Parents!

Parents, just for you. the “fan” store where you can purchase items to show support for your young grapplers! Click on the graphic below or here to enter the website.  The final day to order is August 28th.

Link to AHS Fan Store Flyer   


AHS 2018-2019 Football Game Volunteer Positions

These volunteer positions will generate funds to be used to offset various costs throughout the upcoming season. For each position filled, volunteers will receive one free entry for a Swede Umbach tournament! Click on the logo at right or here to volunteer!

Main gate and Visitor gate volunteers must be 18 or older to handle money associated with selling game tickets. Those working the Visitor gate are asked to report to the main gate prior to the beginning of their shift to pick up a money box from Teresa Hildreth. Volunteers working the Handicap gate will only take tickets and not be selling them.

All home games are scheduled to start at 7:00 PM. As you will arrive well before game time, plenty of parking will be available in the field next to the stadium.

Home Game Schedule
Aug 24: Wilcox Central
Aug 31: Opelika
Sep 21: Jefferson Davis
Sep 28: Minor
Oct 12: Smiths Station
Oct 19: Prattville
Nov 02: Park Crossing

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Stewart at dwstewart@auburnschools.org or (334) 559-2759.


Wrestling Team Fee Payments
Please submit the $50 team fee online through the Auburn City Schools My School Bucks website.


How to Pay Online:
1. Click on My School Bucks to enter payment portal
2. Login or Register for a new account
3.
Choose School Store
4.
Browse All Items
5.
Athletic Fees
6.
Search for Wrestling
7.
Pay $50 Team Fee


Preventing Skin Infections
All AHS and AJHS wrestlers are strongly encouraged to view this video.
National Wrestling Coaches Association - Preventing Skin Infections (30:18)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS6c2KtnpYQ


Oct 27: 9th-12th graders mandatory hydration test

All wrestlers in the 9th-12th grade will participate in a state-mandated hydration test on Saturday, Oct 27th at Auburn High School) from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  Plan to arrive at 8:30 AM.  The cost of this test is $20 per student. If an athlete fails the hydration test, a $10 charge will be assessed for a retest.  Additional details of the “Minimum Weight Program” can be found in the attached pdf below.

   Minimum Weight Program

How to prepare for the hydration test

Thursday and Friday (2 days and 1 day prior)
- Drink at least 8-10 oz of fluid per day (preferably water).
- Drink an additional 16-24 oz of water for each pound lost during practice.
- Avoid caffeinated drinks such as iced tea, coffee or soda.
- Eat more high fiber foods to help eliminate excess waste (whole grain breads, cereals, fresh fruits, salad, vegetables).
- Eat smaller but more frequent meals.
- AVOID high fatty and/or salty foods.
- Avoid any vitamins or mineral supplements unless prescribed by your doctor.

Saturday (day of test)
- Avoid any vitamins or mineral supplements unless prescribed by your doctor.
- Drink a glass of water when you first get out of bed.
- DO NOT EAT OR EXERCISE.
- Do NOT urinate until you get to the test site so you can provide a urine sample.
- Wrestlers should report in “weigh-in attire” only.


Open Booster Club Positions!
Vacant board positions include a first vice president and a concessions committee chairperson.  If anyone is interested, please contact our booster president, Nancy Chastonay at nschastonay@auburnschools.org




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