New Wrestlers

New to wrestling?

We’d like to welcome you to the sport of wrestling and Texas USA Wrestling!  This page was created to help you get off to a great start by answering questions every new wrestler and parents have.

Every day I turned a “you can’t” into a “you can.” Rulon Gardner

 

how to find a club

Behind EVERY great wrestler is a great club and we think Texas has some of the best.  Clubs provide you with coaching, training partners, a team environment and so much more. If you’re new to wrestling, then finding a good club is step 1.

purchase a usa wresting membership and Complete the age & experience form

To compete in USA Wrestling sanctioned events and chartered clubs, you will need a USA Wrestling membership. Membership benefits include secondary, non-duplicating sports accident insurance provided by an outside carrier. There is sports accident supplemental benefits provided to USA Wrestling members who participate in limited non-sanctioned events. This insurance coverage includes a deductible, co-payment provisions and other conditions of the policy (details are available here); a one-year subscription to USA Wrestler magazine; the privilege to compete and take advantage of events, camps, clinics, international exchanges, and club programs; and other national discount programs as they become available.

Age & Experience Form: Tournaments are bracketed using both the wrestler’s age and experience.  Every wrestler needs to fill out one of these forms each year and return it to their coach or regional director. 

folkstyle Rules and scoring 

In these short videos, will cover the starting positions, rules, scoring, and referee calls. Rules PDF

 

tournaments

Your first tournament can seem a bit overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect.  This video section will turn you into a tournament pro before you even step on the scale!  List of Texas Tournaments

Forms

Here a few forms that you need be familiar with.

 

Age & Experience certification

Tournaments are bracketed using both the wrestler’s age and experience.  Every wrestler needs to fill out one of these forms each year and return it to their coach or regional director. 

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Medical Information & Waiver

Parents, this form can give your club coach or administrator instructions on how to proceed if an athlete becomes injured or ill and needs emergency treatment.  

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Notice of Injury

In case of injury, the injured party, parent, or coach of the injured party should complete this form and mail it immediately to USA Wrestling. 

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Skin Check

Before a wrestler is cleared to wrestle with any skin lesion, this form must be completed by a physician and the appropriate minimum treatment guidelines followed.  

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