Coaches Corner

Wrestling Log Requirement

The Arkansas Activities Association will require all coaches have the records of each wrestler reported for the 2012 – 2013 season.  For the wrestling record log click . This form will be required to be brought to the state seeding meeting.  This new individual wrestler log will also serve to help you keep track of your wrestler’s record for the year and for their careers.  It will allow you to start gathering data to keep for your school’s record holders in wins, pins, etc.  These wrestling record logs would also be a nice gift to give to your wrestlers at the end of the season in their senior year so they can remember all their matches over their career.


Deadline for the Academic State Championships Award Applications is June 15th

The Arkansas Activities Association is accepting applications for Academic State Champion awards.  The Academic State Champions recognizes teams in wrestling who ahve achieved academically and is based on each team member’s cumulative grade point average for the most recent official grading period.  Click here to print a flyer and the application:  Academic Championship Information and Application.

If you would like to become a registered teacher-coach in an AAA member school, you may take an online course and test through NFHS Coaches Ed Program. On the AAA website under “Information” there is a dropdown menu that includes Coaches’ Education. The printable forms are under the “important info” heading and the link to the NFHS coaches education is to the right under “helpful hints.” There is a checklist for volunteer coaches that is printable and it lists the items to be completed by those who wish to become registered volunteers. It is helpful for the volunteer-in-training to be able to check off requirements as they are completed.

The two courses that replaced the ASEP classes are completed entirely online can be accessed at and are identified as “Fundamentals of Coaching” and “First Aid for Coaches”. The cost is considerably less than the ASEP class.

Arkansas Athletic Association

National Federation of High Schools

NFHS Announces New 2011 Weight Divisions & Rule Revisions

Hydration Testing


Remember, all wrestlers must go through hydration and body fat testing prior to wrestling their first match of the season.  All coaches will have to produce a master assessment of their team and an individual weight sheet for athletes this year before any dual or tournament to 1) ensure wrestlers have been assessed and 2) so wrestlers are in the proper weight class.  Wrestlers who come out late for the season must go through this testing by February 1st, 2012 in order to meet eligibility for the state tournament.  If you have not passed your test by February 1st, 2012 you will not be eligible to wrestle in the 2012 State High School Tournament.  This year there will be a cost of $7 per athlete in order to pay assessors for their time.  Find a list of assessors in this email or go to the Arkansas Activities Association website at  IMPORTANT:  Coaches, please get your required codes from the Principal or Athletic Director at your school.  You will need these codes to to log-in at the National Wrestling Coaches Association website: to retrieve required forms from the optimal performance calculator under the weight management tab.  For additional information call Mark Haynes (NW Arkansas) or (479) 366-8281 or Kristi Mann (Central Arkansas) or (501) 804-0457.

Click on the following link for a full list of assessors:  2011 Assessor List