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ISWA 2023 Coach Application

By ISWA, 03/08/23, 11:00AM EST


2023 ISWA Coach Application- see deadlines below 

NOTICE: when you re-apply for your coaches card on the USA Wrestling site - notice it is called: WRESTLING LEADER 


Spring trips: Due no later than February 1, 2023

"Summer trips": Due no later than April 1, 2023, those turned in late will be placed to the bottom of the selection list to be used possibly at a later date.

If there are special needs for a coach selected, this must be put in writing and sent to the your trip leader for submission to the ISWA board 4 weeks prior to the trip or the trip camp.

Coaches selection criteria - items for selection are considered but not limited to:
-regular rtc involvement- are you working your local one?,
- local wrestling involvement,
-Iswa state finals coaching involvement (minimum be present)
-coaches pursuit of education (clinics, Certifications)
-prior trip involvement in Indiana National Teams
-involvement of your own club
-Passion and dedication to kids and wrestling

-reports of yellow cards, red cards, dismissals, or unsportsmanlike conduct
The higher the level the trip, the more emphasis on each item.  
Coaches are to work their way up through the system- kids trips, duals trips, Fargo, international - the ISWA reserves the right to use the need of a coach to work them faster through the system.

Once a coach is selected, some of the expectations of the position are as follows but not limited to:
-once selected coaches are to attend all pertaining state finals events.
-coaches must attend and help pertinent camps - this includes all coaching activities such as running practices, supervising sleeping quarters, and all things asked by the team leader
-coaches will help recruit the trips
-travel to and from the events working as a part of the staff with the entire team supervision and coaching processes
-coaches will follow all expectations personal expectation set in the ISWA Coaches Code of Conduct (signed at each ISWA state finals event to receive wristband)
*Post trip - Coaches will be evaluated post trip by the team leader and state coaches director, as well as a self eval to be turned in

FARGO COACHES: please take special note of all details and expectations!

Who selects the trips?
 Coaches Selection Committee (State Coaches Council), chaired by the ISWA State Coach
 - selection committee is made up by the state coach, age group director(s), team leader director and the trips team leader, and a member of the executive committee.  Once selected the committee submits the trip to the board for review and approval. One official from our board of directors will be reviewing each list.