Getting Started

2021-2022 Wrestling Checklist

Below is a checklist of items you must complete to participate in wrestling.  All items must be complete before the first day of conditioning.

Section 1: Athletic Participation Paperwork

1) Complete Athletic Participation Paperwork

This paperwork is required to participate in wrestling.  It must be done each season.  If an athlete participates in multiple sports they do not have to submit these forms a second time.  A copy of the form is attached to the left on this page.

1A) Print Packet and fill out

1B) Create an account at https://athleticclearance.fhsaahome.org/

 

-There are electronic signatures and a couple of the packet forms must be uploaded.

-One requires a Physical signed by a health care professional.

-You do not need to get this form notarized!

2)  Purchase School Insurance

This button brings you to the site to purchase school insurance. You must purchase school insurance regardless of your medical insurance coverage.

3) Concussion in Sports Certificate

Every student athlete in Pinellas County is required to complete a free online course regarding concussions.

-Click the button the left,

-make an account,

-take the free course,

-download your PDF certificate.

Upload certificate with your online paperwork. 

 

This test must be completed by the student-athlete, not a parent.

Section 2: Wrestling Paperwork

4) Wrestling registration fee $100

Please make a check payable to East Lake Wrestling Booster Club

-Put the wrestlers name in the memo

OR

You may enclose cash in a envelope and write the wrestler name on it.

This fee pays for associated team costs. It helps to pay the costs associated with the operation of the team. We are not provided a single penny from PCSB and must raise all money to operate.

Examples:

-Each tournament has registration cost of $350-$400 (We participate in 7 of these).

-Medical & training supplies

-Training equipment

-Travel & hotel costs

5) Buy team uniform at the "Go Earn It" store

This includes a compression shirt, fight shorts and a warm up hoodie, worn during matches.  You can keep these when the season ends.  There is also an option to purchase a custom team wrestling bag and a singlet (for varsity/returners) to keep. The website link to the left has sizing information as well.

6) What do I need for practice/compete?

Wrestlers need to purchase a pair of wrestling shoes and headgear for matches and practice. Most wrestling shoes are sold through a variety of online outlets. The only place that sells them in person is Dick's Sporting goods.

What colors do I choose?

When choosing Headgear and wrestling shoes, please stick to our team colors:

Royal Blue, Black, White, Silver, or charcoal.

7) Join our Remind.com group. This is App allows me to communicate with Wrestlers & Parents via text.

Click this button to instantly join. Wrestlers need to join as a "student" and parents join simply as a "parent". This will be my primary way of communicating info with parents & wrestlers.

 

8) Parents + Wrestlers read and sign the Wrestling Team Contract.