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updated as of April 17, 2018

National High School Coaches Association - NHSCA MAY 2018

Middle School Wrestling Duals Tournament

Weighins Friday Afternoon, May 25, 2018

Wrestling Saturday through Monday, May 26-28, 2018

- NHSCA hosts several events throughout the year including the March individual national championships for HS and MS, as well as the Memorial Day May Duals for HS, MS, ES, where last year there were 92 ES, 92 MS, and 184 HS teams of which 1233 were MS wrestlers from all over the United States. For last year's MS teams ~ Click Here

- The NHSCA May 2018 event is structured as a "Duals Format" for both high schoolmiddle school, and elementary school age groups. Event Friday afternoon, May 25 through Monday, May 28 with guaranteed six matches minimum at the Virginia Beach convention center. Wrestling begins Saturday morning. 

- Bill Marck, manager and coach for Dulles Youth Sports, has partnered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), another local wrestling organization to enter a middle school team as part of a much larger effort to enter several high school and middle school teams overall. Although wrestlers are generally from the northern Virginia area, all teams will fly under the FCA banner to enter the May 2018 NHSCA event. The group is focused on the following principles for this event:

(1) exposure to higher level wrestling (60 active mats all day with teams from all over the U.S.)

(2) camaraderie as a team with one or two common diners, visits to the beach, etc

(3) physical, mental, techical, and spiritual strength

(4) good sportsmanship and the demonstration of being a role model for the community

- This website tab pertains to event details pertaining to the middle school element of the larger FCA group effort. Other coaches are managing the high school elements. 

Contact Information 

- Bill Marck, , 571-338-5669 cell/evenings

- Simply call, text, or email Bill to get information, registration links/details, or express interests

References

- NHSCA Middle School Duals Information Website ~ Click Here

- FCA Prince William Group Website ~ Click Here

- FCA Prince William Group Facebook Page ~ Click Here

- FCA private gym/club address:  10659 Gateway Blvd, Manassas VA 20110 (suite 104)

NHSCA Middle School Team Details

Middle School Age Division - Grades 6-8 for the 2017-2018 school year

- League and club memberships are not required (such as USA Wrestling Cards, AAU, or any others)

- Weight Classes:

- Weights - must wear singlet at weighin and meet the following weights with a 2 lbs allowance

  75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 127, 135, 142, 154, 165, 180, 230

  Example, you need need to be 77 pounds on the scale when wearing a singlet

 

- Weighins:

There is only one weigh-in for the entire event: Friday, May 25 afternoon (details TBD)

- You must be wearing a wristband at time of weighin

- Wrestling is Saturday through Monday with six duals guaranteed. 

- Event Location:  Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

- Lodging:  required for 3 nights including Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings

Tourist Attractions

- Tons of restaurants, shops, and stores along the beach

- Virginia Beach Top Restaurants ~ Click Here

- Virginia Beach Top Places to Eat ~ Click Here

- Virginia Beach Tourism ~ Click Here

- Virginia Beach Shops Images ~ Click Here

- Virginia Beach Images ~ Click Here

- Virginia Beach Convention Center ~ Click Here

- Virginia Beach Acquarium ~ Click Here

- Virginia Beach Acquarium Images ~ Click Here

- Cape Henry Lighthouse ~ Click Here

- Fort Monroe and National Monument ~ Click Here

- Harbour boat site seeing tours ~ Click Here

- Battleship USS Wisconsin Museum ~ Click Here

- The FCA team may even get a special private submarine tour from military friends stationed in the area

- This is a great time and place to go for a mini family vacation!

How to get on the FCA middle school team

- Simply call, text, or email Bill to get information, registration links/details, or express interests

- FCA members have preference for slots and must provide email notice by Sunday, 6:00 PM, April 1st

- Registration opens to all others beginning April 2nd 

- Team roster status ~ click here

Costs, Refunds, and Approach (payable to the FCA group)

- Cost per wrestler ~ $95 (includes entry fee plus t-shirt for wrestlers)

- Singlets (must use common team singlets) at no cost to wrestlers with small deposit for loaners

- You own the slot once paid in full and show that you meet the minimum skill level

- Partial refund is granted after a replacement wrestler is found, if you need to cancel

- Reserve your slot prior to Sunday, April 8, 6:00 PM to guarantee your entry

Lodging

- Wrestlers will need to get lodging for 3 nights including Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings

- Parents may leave their child with another family in accordance with arrangements made in advance of the trip. The high school wrestlers are making separate arrangements to rent one large beach house to save costs, however, this is currently separate from the middle school age group. If a child is left with another family the parents or guardian would not be required stay with them. However, we encourage families to use the event as a mini weekend vacation and enjoy the experience together. 

- Hotel arrangements individually arranged or via NHSCA event associated hotels ~ click here

Other Costs to Consider (separate from the FCA group)

- Entry fee for spectators in accordance with the published standard from NHSCA

- Parking has traditionally been free at the convention center

- Loding and food separately arranged by parents/guardians

Registration Details

- First review the roster status to see availability ~ Click Here

Green text shows those that are paid in full. If someone currently occupies your desired weight class, then merely email Bill to express your interests in case someone drops or cancels out.

- Email your

- full name,

- current weight

- desired weight class

- number of prior years of wrestling experience

- information about yourself

- Names will be reviewed by an FCA group of managers

- Once selected, you will be given a registration link to check waivers and complete the payment process. 

Area Maps, Convention Center, Wrestling, and Beaches Pictures ~ Click Here