Coach Simpson has created an Arlington Wrestling calendar that all wrestlers must print for reference at home. Please ensure parents see the calendar as well! Check back to this web page regularly as the calendar will be updated monthly throughout the season
Wrestlers are expected to attend all practices. Any absence will be made up with a make-up practice at a time determined in each situation. If a wrestler is not able to attend a practice, he must contact Coach Simpson or Coach Sossaman in person or by telephone prior to the absence. Text messages, voicemails and emails are not acceptable forms of communication in case of absence. Each unexcused absence will result in a penalty run or potentially a missed match. Repeated unexcused absences may result in dismissal from team. A missed practice for the purpose of failing or incomplete grades is considered unexcused so be sure to stay on top of homework and grades.
Off Season Workouts
Working in the off season will allow you to continue to progress skills, improve timing, increase experience, and get stronger. These things will only be accomplished through hard work. There are several opportunities to get better over the course of the spring and summer. See the coach's calendar below. Incoming freshmen are welcome at the summer workouts!
Coach Simpson highly recommends each athlete complete at least one summer wrestling camp. Coach Simpson is available to talk with individual wrestlers or parents about choosing a camp that is most appropriate.
Every wrestler must have a Team gear Pack which includes a hoodie and gold pants (competition warm-ups), 1/4 zip pullover, short sleeve t-shirt, compression shorts, workout shorts. All other gear is optional but it is a good idea to have a few T-shirts and pairs of shorts.
Be sure to sign up for the TeamApp on your smartphone for breaking news and information from Coach Simpson. Team App is smartphone app available from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Download it and search for "Arlington Wrestling" and view your team's results on the go. The TeamApp is the primary tool Coach Simpson will use to communicate late-breaking information such as practice changes or cancellations.