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Coaching and member Requirements

As of July 1st, all USA Wrestling member coaches and/or officials must complete SafeSport training.  This is mandated by the Federal Government to all USA National Governing Bodies. You must be certified as a Coach, Official or Event Volunteer to officiate, coach, work with or even do weigh ins. Anyone not certified can not be in the corner coaching nor approach a mat official.

For those who are in need of SafeSport training, below are the steps one can take to complete this.

·         Set up/log into account at (please note that if one has not been in USA Wrestling’s membership system since August 2017, they will need to set up an account)

·         Claim profile (this can be done using user’s USAW ID or first name, last name, state, and date of birth)

·         Access SafeSport training from profile or by clicking (please note that when asked for “membership number,” the user should enter his/her USAW ID

We also ask that all members check their spam mail for our newsletter. We are sending many important details about our program that may not be getting to you.

Did you know there are 7 million volunteer coaches in America and less than 500,000 ever receive any training in coaching? It’s a big reason 70% of kids quit sports by age 13. VAWA wants our coaches certified through USA Wrestling's Copper, Bronze, Silver, and Gold level courses but we recognize that many coaches don’t have the time or funds to take our online or in-person training courses. So how do we grow our sport through educating coaches?
Who: Anyone 14 and up
Cost: Free!
Time: Only 27 minutes
Where: Online
This great program is developed by The United States Olympic Committee through a partnership with Nike and The Aspen Institute.

Godwin Women's Tournament: December 28th

Godwin High School is proud to announce that we will again be hosting the JV Holiday Wrestling Tournament.  It is an outstanding J.V. tournament with over 18 teams last year. We are also having a girl’s division/tournament to this event.  The girls may be varsity or JV level. Just remember this is a VHSL sanctioned event and counts as one of their 12 dates. High school coaches must be the ones that enter their wrestlers thru “Trackwrestling”, not a parent. Wrestlers must be listed on their high school’s Master Eligibility List.  They must also be on Trackwrestling. We are currently seeking teams that would like to participate.

Knights Ladies Invitational at Spotsylvania H.S.

January 19, 2019 Knights Ladies Invitational at Spotsylvania H.S. 

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Team VAWA will host the 2019 Capital Classic, Freestyle and Greco Championships

Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax June 8-9, 2019.

This event is for Women,Cadet and Junior Wrestling Teams

Registration Link for all Teams Clink Here

Congratulations to State Chairman Bill Swink being voted in as a member of USA Wrestlings National Board of Directors and selected as the USAW Person of the Year for 2017

VAWA Coaches Information Database

VAWA is going to create a database of wrestling coaches within the state. The purpose of this form is to create a usable database where wrestlers, parents, and other coaches may contact coaches for information, scheduling, etc. Please fill out this form to be included in the VAWA Coaching Database

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