Team Leonidas is a 501c3 non-profit that is run by volunteers. There are several ways you can help out and we appreciate them all!
1. Coaching: Because we are volunteers with busy schedules, we can always use extra coaches (adult supervision). You will first be required to sit down and meet with the Club Director, Mike Demarchi, to make sure our program objectives are clearly communicated and understood. Following this, you will need to get a background screen and pass a Copper Level test (which requires no previous wrestling experience). The steps for doing this are below. Before you can take the Copper test you need to do the background screen which costs $15. The information for the screening is here.
The steps for gaining Copper Level certification are: 1) Establish an online profile with USAW and obtain your USAW membership ID click here; 2) pass the background check required by USAW (noted above) and take Safe Sports Initiative training; 3) purchase your USAW membership; and 4) purchase and pass the USAW Copper Level Coaching Youth Wrestling online course offered here.
Youth wrestling coaches looking to take the Coaching Youth Wrestling online course for Copper Level certification must be a USAW member (by completing steps 1-3 above) in order to purchase and take the online course. This ensures that each coach has met all the standards (including a background check) for becoming a USAW coach.
2. Other - we can always use help staying organized, volunteering your time at tournaments working tables, etc, The opportunities are limitless so please let us know if you have some ideas or free time! We are a friendly group so don't be afraid to speak up :-).
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