The Hammerin' Hawks Wrestling Club is a non-profit parent run organization dedicated to instructing participants in the basic concepts and techniques of wrestling. Other goals of the club are to build confidence in the individuals, to promote sportsmanship and team unity, and to teach discipline and strong work ethic while in a safe and enjoyable environment. The Hammerin' Hawks Wrestling Club serves children from ages 4 through 8th grade and during the 2018-2019 season we had over 125 participants.
Hammerin' Hawks Wrestling Club believes that the essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Good Citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character”.
I therefore agree that…
I will not force my child to participate in wrestling.
I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the sport is for youth not adults.
I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
I will learn the rules of wrestling and the policies of the Hammering Hawks Wrestling Club.
I will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy and by demonstrating positive support for all wrestlers, coaches, officials and spectators at every practice, tournament or other event.
I will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, athlete or parent such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands or using profane language or gestures at any time.
I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes.
I will teach my child to obey the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
I will demand that my child treat other wrestlers, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, gender or ability.
I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a match or his/her performance.
I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard and make my child feel like a winner every time.
I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
I will emphasize skill development at practices and how they benefit my child over winning.
I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
I will respect the officials and their authority during competition and will not confront coaches during a match.
Right of Refusal: Hammerin' Hawks Wrestling Club reserves the right to refuse participation in any event for any parent, coach, wrestler, or spectator. Each episode will be handled on a case by case basis. If these rules are violated at any time during the season Hammerin' Hawks reserves the right to dismiss your child from the club