Patriot Pioneers Athletics
Patriot High School
Boys Varsity Wrestling
Hope everyone is getting ready for and enjoys the holiday weekend. Update to our current workout schedule, no lifting or open mat on Thursday, Sept 7 due to Back to School night.
Next workout will be Sept 11.
First off, great participation in our off-season program, excited to continue to build on our strength/conditioning and mat work to be peaking as we get into the regular season in November.
Reminder, no workouts this Thursday, Aug 31 or Monday, Sep 4 due to the Labor Day holiday. Next workout is Thursday, Sep 7.
For those showing up for the first time, remember that you need the following in order to participate:
1. Updated Physical, dated after May 1, 2023 (it will be good for full school year)
2. Concussion Training certificate printed and signed by parent
Both need to be turned in to either Mr. Qualls in the Athletics Office or with Mr. McCullough in the training room.
3. Blue, emergency contact card signed by a parent (this is turned in to me)
Enjoy your upcoming holiday weekend.
Had to re-synch the schedule, here are our latest dates for workouts:
Aug 21, 24, 28
Sep 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28
Oct 12, 16, 19, 26
Workouts will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Wednesdays did not have the facility availability we needed.
We will start in the weight room at 6:00PM, transition into the main gym for open mat work from 7:00-8:00PM.
Fall sport athletes, I will see you when you have been released by your coach at the end of your Fall season, not earlier.
If you participate in FCA, Birds of Prey, VA Patriots or any other wrestling club that your parents pay for, that takes priority if there are time conflicts. These off-season workouts are a chance to knock off some dust, get stronger, build some team cohesion and learn a little bit before going in to our season. For new wrestling families, these are opportunities, not mandatory. Coach Fisher and I do not evaluate wrestlers based off either their performance or attendance at these workouts.
Thanks for all who could attend and for those who couldn't, I have attached the Guidance and Expectations document for your review.
CHANGE 1: NO OFF-SEASON WORKOUTS NEXT WEEK. We were bumped from the Aux Gym by an in-season sport, so I need to relook what is available. Still looking at Mondays and Wednesday b/w 6:00-8:00PM, but will more likely be a combo of weights and open mat work. I will try to get a revised workout schedule out by the middle of next week.
Keep working on getting an updated physical, complete concussion training and ensure you have a blue emergency contact card on hand or turned in to me before you report to either off-season workouts or the first week of tryouts in November.
Hope you all continue to enjoy the rest of your Summer and see you soon.
23-24 Guidance and Expectations
Hope that everyone is enjoying the Summer. We will host an interest meeting for new wrestlers, which will also serve as a kick-off meeting for returning wrestlers to review expectations for the upcoming season, distribute and collect blue emergency contact cards (a prerequisite for attendance at any off season workout) as well as, having a current physical and concusssion training.
Location: Commons 2 (new families can park in the lot adjacent to the football field and enter door 26)
Date: Aug 10
Time: 6:00 PM
I will have a stack of blue cards, as well as a take home 1-pager with expectations, contact info and key timing.
Off Season workout schedule To Be Published, due to conflict with an in-season sport
Tryouts Nov 6-10.
If there are changes, will communicate via this website and our Twitter page, recommend scribing to one or the other to get the latest. For those that can't make this session, will run a catch up meeting closer to the Winter season.