We hope this email finds you all safe and well. Over the past couple of weeks, we have had a number of texts wondering when we can open up again. Although we can't totally open up, we can get in the club and run drills. Of course, all these drills are wrestling related; we will work on strength, flexibility, position, footwork, and just getting back on the mat!!!
Of course, we have to follow Iowa, specifically Pottawattamie County, Health and Human Services as well as USA Wrestling's guidelines. According to the previous statement, we are in Phase III of said guidelines. Although you can read the 24-page document, it isn't all that fun. We will direct you to pages 22 and 23. Page 22 is a shortened version of how we can operate while page 23 explains the symptoms of COVID-19 so you know when to stay home. You can read USA Wrestling's guidelines from the following link:
We will practice every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. Group #1 will be Intermediate and Group #2 will be advanced. We will only offer Group #3 if Group #2 fills up and we fell there is enough demand. Practices will start Monday, June 8th and run through the end of July. We will not be allowing any WALK-INS during this season. Please note, your wrestler must be entering 2nd grade or higher in the fall to participate. With limited spots, current members from the 2019/20 season we will be given first rights. If we still have spots available, we will open it to the public.
We will be running two rooms per session divided by a coaching area. Each wrestler will have an 8’x9’ space to practice in. There will be a “blank space on each side of a wrestler to make sure we maintain a 6-foot clearance. Please see the diagram below. All practices will be conducted on the east side of the wrestling room and will be limited to 10 wrestlers per “room” per session. All wrestlers have to be registered prior to coming to practice, we will make NO EXCEPTIONS for anyone.
We will be very strict on the following rules for the safety of our athletes, coaches, and the PWC family.
1. No parents allowed in the building at any time. You will drop your wrestler/s off and pick them up.
2. No bags, drinks, food, or anything other than wrestlers and their wresting shoes allowed in.
3. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please do not come to practice. See USA Wrestling Guideline for a list of symptoms.
4. Wrestlers will wait at the door maintaining a 6-foot distance from other wrestlers until doors open.
5. Wrestlers will enter the building with wrestling shoes in hand, NOT on their feet. If you show up wearing your wrestling shoes you will not be allowed to practice that day.
6. Wrestlers will check in with Coach Massey.
7. Wrestlers' temperature will be taken and recorded.
a. Any temperature over 100.4 is considered a fever
b. If you have a fever you will not be allowed to practice for 14 days.
8. They will be asked a series of questions that they must answer yes or no (examples below)
a. Have you had any symptoms or been tested for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
b. Have you been around anyone with symptoms or being tested for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
c. Have you traveled outside of the United States in the last 14 days?
i. If you answer yes to any of the above questions you will NOT be allowed to practice
9. If allowed to enter practice wrestlers will walk straight to “Remove Shoes” area and remove their street shoes and then take their street shoes and wrestling shoes to their designated area using the “Walk Areas”
10. Wrestler/s will put on their wrestling shoes and remain in their area and wait for practice to begin
11. Coach Massey will lock the doors after all are checked in or 2 minutes prior to practice starting.
12. Practice will be conducted
a. All wrestlers will remain in their areas for the duration of practice.
b. Coach Massey will remain in “Coach Area” for the duration of practice
13. When practice is over wrestlers will change into their street shoes while remaining in their area
14. All wrestlers will wait for Coach to “release” them from practice
15. At this time all wrestlers will exit the facility keeping a 6-foot clearance from other wrestlers and coaches
16. Once all wrestlers have exited the building, Coach Massey will lock the door and then clean the wrestling areas for the next session.
17. Then we will repeat the process
Intermediate Group #1 (20 spots available)
Check-In: 5:30 PM
Practice: 5:45-6:30 PM
Exit by: 6:35 PM & Doors locked
Clean Up: 6:35-6:45 PM
Advanced Group #2 (20 spots available)
Check-In: 6:45 PM
Practice 7:00-7:45 PM
Exit by 7:50 & Doors locked
Clean Up: 7:50-8:00 PM
Advanced Group #3 (20 spots ONLY AVAILABLE if Group #2 fills up)
Check-In: 8:00 PM
Practice: 8:15-9:00 PM
Exit by 9:05 PM & Doors Locked
Clean Up: 9:05 PM
As a club, we have decided to move away from SportsCRM and will now be using TeamSnap for all registrations and communication. I am sure that most of you have used TeamSnap in the past for soccer, baseball, etc. We think this will be a better solution for both the club and our members. Remember we will only accept online registrations and all registrations must be paid online prior to coming to the club. If you show up for practice and are not on the roster, you will NOT be allowed to practice that day, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Click on this link to register: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/231004
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Coach Massey will be putting together online practices that you can do in the comfort of your own home. This will help keep the wrestlers active and in shape. So when we are allowed to return to the Power Plant we can hit it hard.
We will post the first practice tonight (3/20/2020). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
USA Wrestling to revoke all sanctions through April 6, and postpone all national events through April 20
March 16, 2020 – At USA Wrestling, our number one priority is always the safety of our athletes and their families, all our members, our national staff and the entire U.S. wrestling community.
With that in mind, USA Wrestling has made the decision to immediately enact the following:
USA Wrestling is monitoring this situation daily, and will rely on national and local government regulations and advice from medical experts, including the U.S. Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Please understand that this situation is fluid, and you should expect further updates that may well include extension of event moratoriums and/or additional cancellations. The health and welfare of all involved is our primary concern as we make event and practice-related decisions.
USA Wrestling has a page on its website solely devoted to COVID-19 at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2020/March/14/COVID-19-Special-Section. This page includes links to resources for the wrestling community, as well as lists of statements, press releases and articles that involve impact from COVID-19.
Powerhouse Wrestling Family,
Please read the letter from USA Wrestling.
The safety and well being of the athletes and their families are the most important thing to us as an organization. With that being said, and the guidelines released today by USA Wrestling we will be suspending all practices and private lessons through the 29th of March. As a board of directors and coaching staff, we will be monitoring the situation very closely and will keep you up to date.
Powerhouse Board & Coach Massey
Over the last few days, our Board of Directors & Coach Massey have been monitoring developments of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on our community. We have also been in contact with USA Wrestling (our governing body) and they recommend stopping all non-essential events. With that being said, as a group, we have decided to close the Power Plant the week of March 16th. There will be no practices or private lessons during this closure. Currently, our plan is to re-open March 23rd, but we will reevaluate the situation later in the week.
Currently, we do not have any known members that are affected by COVID-19 virus. We already had a club clean up day scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, March 15th at 1:00 PM to get ready for our banquet on April 3rd. If you are available to help tomorrow, we would appreciate the extra hands. We will be cleaning the club and focusing on the areas that are touched most by our athletes and families. We are staying informed of any new developments and will take appropriate precautionary measures and actions to ensure the safety and well-being of our Powerhouse Family.
Here are a few things you can do to limit the spread of illness
I will continue to be in conversations with our Board of Directors and Coach Massey while reviewing this ever-changing situation. We’ll continue to keep you updated via email, social media and our website should the status of our facilities change in the future.
The Powerhouse Wrestling Club, established in 1989 as CB Panthers, is an organization dedicated to the betterment of wrestlers of all levels and the advancement and promotion of the sport of wrestling. Through it's organizational structure and communication the Powerhouse Wrestling Club will strive to foster the sportsmanship and integrity which are the foundation of athletic competition.
Keith Massey, Nate Harm, Chad Davis, Doug Reisz, Matt Fletcher & More
Practice starts on March 2nd and End on May 28th
(Unless you qualify for Nationals, and then it runs through nationals.)
Practices are on Mondays, Tuesday, & Thursdays @ 100 Power Drive, Council Bluffs, IA
Beginner/Intermediate: 6:00 – 7:00
Advanced/High School: 7:00 – 8:30
Advanced/High School: $225
Payment Plans: Contact Matt Fletcher (402) 960-6840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$25 annual registration fee. If you paid this for Preseason or Regular season you will not need to pay it again. If you have not paid a registration fee this season it will be added to your contract.
All members are required to have a 2019/2020 USA Wrestling Card (Full Athlete Membership) at the time of Registration. You can visit https://www.usawmembership.com/login to purchase your USA Wrestling Card.
1st Kid – Full Price
2nd & 3rdKid - $35 Discount each
4th Kid & More - $70 Discount each
Group Discounts – Contact Matt Fletcher (402) 960-6840 or email@example.com
We are doing one last Singlet Order for 2020. Orders must be submitted by Midnight on Thursday, March 12th. Singlets will
be available for pickup at the club in approximately 4 weeks.
Both BOYS & GIRLS cut singlets are available.
Sizing charts for the singlets are available from the supplier.
The ONLINE store is now open until March 12 @ Midnight. Get your RED singlets for Freestyle and Greco Season in this order.
All scholarships are available upon request.
Powerhouse Wrestling Club wants ALL wrestlers to participate no matter their financial status. If you need assistance, please contact us. Scholarships will be granted upon approval from the Board of Directors and Coach Massey.
If you have any further questions, please contact
Matt Fletcher at 402-960-6840
100 Power Dr. Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Everyone who registers for Regular Season will have to pay a $25 registration fee unless you attended Preseason. You are only required to pay the registration fee one time per year.
All athletes are required to have a current USA Wrestling Card. You will be asked to enter your USA Wrestling Card number during Registration. These numbers will then be validated with USA Wrestling.
For directions on how to register,
These Practices are currently running
Practices are held every
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:15/30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
IMPORTANT DATES & TOURNAMENTS
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This information will be published at a later date. Check back for updated information.
We are pleased to bring you GRIT by Top Tier Performance. GRIT is the only 3-stage workout drink specifically formulated for wrestling.
GRIT is regularly priced at $45 per bottle, but we have worked out a deal with Top Tier Performance for our PWC members. Members can now purchace GRIT for $40 per bottle!!! Available at the Power Plant, just ask at the front desk.
This site keeps members posted on the various events and tournaments we offer.
If you have a recommendation or would like to see something added to our site, please contact one of our coaches or board members. Without the children, parents, and volunteers, we wouldn't have this program, so we welcome and thank all of you for being a part of the club!