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Requirements for Coaching Iowa/USA Wrestling National Teams 2022

Requirements for Coaches to be on IOWA/USA WRESTLING National Teams Staff include but are not limited to:

1) Must have current USA Wrestling Coaches Card

2) Must have USA WRESTLING Bronze level or higher certification through the National Coaches Education Program.

3.  Must be Safesport certified.

4) Officiate or provide an official for Iowa/USA Wrestling’s State level events (Freestyle or Greco-Roman.) 

5) All coaches must complete the Coaches Pool Application (bottom of page.) Applications are good from 2021-2024 (does not need to be done each year.)

The following point system will be used to determine coaches who have demonstrated service to Iowa/USA Wrestling.  Level of service will be used to determine coaching assignments. The point system is as follows:

A. Official at a local tournament- (see schedule) = 4 points (all day.) Two points per style. Must work the entire tournament to earn points. Points will be awarded by the host site and communicated to the coaches director.

B. Official at an Iowa/USA State Tournament = 5 points (all day, per style.) You or your club will be assigned a mat. Please contact by May 1st to receive an assignment and points for the event.

C. Assisting at a tournament = 1 pt. (video,  time / score clock, runner etc.) 

D. UWW National attendance (coaching) = 2 points per style. 

F. Regional Championship Attendance (coaching)= 1 point per style. 

A minimum of 15 points are needed to be considered for coaching assignments and a minimum of 25 points are needed to coach both styles in Fargo.

**NOTE NEW CHANGE** Points may be earned by the individual or for the club. For example- a coach could designate an official to earn points in their place at tournaments. The official may only earn points for one club/person and its coaches. 

The top 3 point scorers may choose to go to one National Duals event and stay for both styles in Fargo if they so choose. Only one Coach per club may go to a singular dual event IE: Junior Duals.

3 coaches will be selected for each dual team.

Club Officials must designate who (Club Coach/Club) you are scoring points for from the beginning of the FRECO season or upon the start of volunteerism. Points may not be transferred from one club to another. 


Head Coach Applications

Iowa/USA Wrestling is seeking Head Coach applications for our Women's, Men's Freestyle and Greco-Roman Programs.

Position: Iowa National Teams Head Coach 

Reports to: Coaches Director 

Position Summary: IA/ USA Wrestling is seeking a highly motivated coach with a proven track record of success to lead 16U and Junior aged athletes. 


o Direct, organize, and coordinate Fargo Camp and any other National Team training activities and opportunities.

o Communicate consistently with all National Team stakeholders(Directors, members of the coaching pool and athletes.)

o Assist Directors in assembling National Duals Teams (selection, training opportunities, logistics.) 

o Effectively communicate logistical information and procedures for all aspects of the National Tournament to athletes and coaches.

o Assist in selection of National Teams Staff and Athlete draft. 

o Other duties as assigned. 

Competencies and Skills: Iowa/USA Wrestling seeks an individual who: 

• Has developed elite level athletes 

• Is experienced in leading teams 

• Is skilled in the recruiting process 

• Motivates and inspires athletes 

• Understands long-term athlete development 

• Communicates effectively 

• Creates a positive and enthusiastic environment 

• Works well in a team environment 

• Effectively evaluates athlete talent, strengths, and weaknesses 

• Follows and respects organizational policies and procedures 

• Recruit, cultivate, and support the Iowa/USAW coaching pool. 

• Represent IA/USA Wrestling at coaching clinics and conduct grassroots promotional activities. 

• Train and recruit youth coaches to incorporate age-group developmental best practices at their clubs. 

• Develop and coordinate local, regional, national, and international training opportunities for 14U, 16U and Juniors. Education Requirement: Bronze Certification or higher. 

Travel: Domestic travel is required. 

Salary: Volunteer Position

Applications are due by March 1st, 2022 and selections will be announced no later than May 8th, 2022

Please fill out the google form below to apply or direct any questions to:

Head Coaches Application 2022

Link is in the header.

Iowa/USA Wrestling Coaches Pool Application

New Coaches Pool Application

This form only needs to be submitted once over the course of the four year cycle 2021 through 2024. If you have already completed the form in a previous year, send your preferences for staff assignments for the current year. Options include:

1. Freestyle Staff

2. Greco-Roman Staff

3. Women's Staff

The new point system will determine duals coaches and doubling coaches.