2019-2020 Highlanders Fall-Winter Registration Instructions


ELIGIBILITY
Highlanders wrestling is open to Wrestlers ages 5 – 14 yrs. Highlanders is for Beginner and Intermediate level wrestlers that have 0 to 3 years of experience and wrestle in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF).

Wrestler age groups are determined by year of birth. Below are expected age groups for NVWF this year:

Division (Birth Years)
Bantam (2012-2014)
Midget (2010-2011)
Junior (2008-2009)
Intermediate (2006-2007)
Senior (2004-2005)

TEAM REGISTRATION PLANS
FULL-YEAR PLAN:
We have a NEW FULL-YEAR PLAN beginning this year! For only $900 you can purchase training access at VWA for the ENTIRE YEAR (1 Oct – 30 Sep). If this is difficult we will facilitate an initial payment of $450.00 or half of the balance due for more than 1 wrestler in a family. The follow-up payment of the remaining balance (e.g. $450.00 for 1 wrestler) is due 7 January. Here are the advantages of this NEW FULL-YEAR PLAN:
– Helps stabilize our club for the future
– Unrestricted access to training all year
– 10% off Club Member Rates for special camps and clinics hosted by Virginia Wrestling Academy
– Maintains the usual $75 per month average fee
– Includes all NVWF Tournament Fees, USAW Limited Folkstyle Membership
with Individual Insurance, Highlanders T-Shirt, Highlanders Gear Bag
– Sibling discount of 10% off 1-wrestler-rate for each additional wrestler
1st Wrestler $900.00 • 2nd Wrestler $810.00
3rd Wrestler $720.00 • 4th Wrestler $FREE
– If you pay for this plan in 7th and 8th grade years, your wrestler is qualified for reduced fees starting Freshman year of High School:
Freshman High School Year: 25% Off
Sophomore High School Year: 50% Off
Junior High School Year: 75% Off
Senior High School Year: FREE!!
– Special voting privileges to help chart the club’s future (your vote counts 1.5X that of normal members to elect officers).

FALL-WINTER PLAN:
Normal Fall-Winter Highlanders Team registration/season dues are $600.00 which include: NVWF (beginner to intermediate) tournament fees, Training Facility fees for 1 October through 31 March , USA Wrestling Limited Folkstyle Wrestling card with Individual Insurance, Team T-shirt. Use of a team Singlet requires an additional $75.00 deposit (Sign up early by Thursday 29 August and the deposit is only $50!). This deposit will be returned at the End of Season with return of the Singlet). Payment of $600.00 is due upon registration. If this is difficult we will facilitate an initial payment of $300.00 or half of the balance due for more than 1 wrestler in a family. The follow-up payment of the remaining balance (e.g. $300.00 for 1 wrestler) is due 7 January. Advantages of the Fall-Winter Plan are:

– Helps stabilize our club for the future
– Club Member Rates for special camps and clinics hosted by Virginia Wrestling Academy
– Includes all NVWF Tournament Fees, USAW Limited Folkstyle Membership
with Individual Insurance, Highlanders T-Shirt, Highlanders Gear Bag
– Discounted sibling rates (Same as Full-Year Plan ) for families with more than one wrestler are:
1st Wrestler $600.00 • 2nd Wrestler $540.00
3rd Wrestler $480.00 • 4th Wrestler $FREE
– If you pay for this plan in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years, your wrestler is qualified for reduced fees starting Freshman year of High School:
Freshman High School Year: 25% Off
Sophomore High School Year: 50% Off
Junior High School Year: 75% Off
Senior High School Year: FREE!!
– Voting privileges as a Normal Member to help chart the club’s future.

WINTER PLAN:
The Winter Plan is a reduced plan for those who play other sports which go late into the fall. This plan has a slightly higher average monthly rate but still covers the costs for late registration in the NVWF. Winter Plan dues are $330 which include: NVWF (beginner to intermediate) tournament fees, Training Facility fees for 1 January through 31 March , USA Wrestling Limited Folkstyle Wrestling card with Individual Insurance, and team T-shirt. Payment of $330 +$75 Singlet deposit is due prior to 1 January.
Discounted sibling rates (Same as Full-Year Plan ) for families with more than one wrestler are:

1st Wrestler $330.00 • 2nd Wrestler $297.00
3rd Wrestler $264.00 • 4th Wrestler $FREE

MONTHLY PLAN:
The monthly plan is for those who do not wish to compete in the NVWF but would only like to train month to month. The Monthly Plan for training only is $140 per month. A 10% discount per sibling is also available for this plan.

ATTENTION!!!! Physical space is limited and registration may end due to capacity. TO ENSURE YOUR WRESTLER’S ROSTER SPOT – Pay the $50 deposit prior to 29 August or pay $75 Deposit prior to 1 October via ELECTRONIC PAYMENT!!! After you electronically sign up for the Highlanders you will be sent to another page or given another link to access the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF) tournament website (if this does not occur please let us know). If your wrestler is a beginner or intermediate, You MUST sign up there also. The Highlander dues include NVWF tournament fees. Ignore any fees that you may see on their site. Advanced wrestlers with more than 3 years of experience should not register here and likely belong in the Virginia Wrestling Academy program. Contact us first by emailing staffordhighlanders94@gmail.com or calling 831-917-6860 with any questions before registering.

ELECTRONIC PAYMENT
You can pay electronically near the bottom of this page by clicking on the link to our Square site. There will be a small additional fee for the convenience of using Square. After paying please return to this page to complete the registration process by clicking on the link to our Google Forms registration form.

PAYMENT BY CHECK/CASH
If you choose pay by check you can register electronically by clicking on the link to our Google Forms registration form or register with paper onsite at our training facility (the old way). Check/Money Order/Cash and paperwork should be brought to our facility on Tuesday October 1st from 5:30pm to 8:00pm or any training session in October. Registration by check / money order / cash is only considered complete once payment is received. Please make checks or money order payable to STAFFORD HIGHLANDERS.

TRAINING
NVWF (Beginner and Intermediate) training will be held Monday & Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm (5-7 year olds) /6:30-8:00pm (8-14 year olds) and Saturday 8:00-10:00am beginning October 1st. In the event of large numbers, we may split the Saturday session up as well.

NVWF REGISTRATION
Information will be forthcoming for NVWF tournament registration. As long as there is no increase in our club NVWF fees per wrestler, registration costs will remain the same.  In the event of an increase in NVWF fees we will have to collect a small additional amount from each family. NVWF Registration Deadline is typically around November 15 (to be eligible for December meets and avoid a late fee). TO AVOID “FEDERATION” LATE FEES, PLEASE SUBMIT TEAM REGISTRATION PAPERWORK AND DUES. No registrations for the NVWF tournaments will be accepted after that date without an additional fee. There is an absolute deadline for wrestling in NVWF tournaments typically in mid-December. Noone will be allowed to register for NVWF tournaments beyond the FINAL DEADLINE. Walk-on for regular training will still be accepted. REGISTRATION MAY CLOSE BEFORE THE DEADLINE IF WE REACH MAXIMUM CAPACITY.

USAW INSURANCE: We use USAW with their insurance, and offer a Limited Folkstyle Athlete card. ($15 Membership which will be good for all USAW sanctioned folkstyle events (required for NVWF) in Virginia). If you have already purchased your USAW Membership, we can reimburse or credit your account for the Limited Folkstyle portion of the membership. If you want to sign up for Freestyle/Greco wrestling with the Virginia Wrestling Academy program, you can do so in March prior to the 1 April start date for that season.

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BEGIN PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION PROCESS

OPTION A) ELECTRONIC PAYMENT

Step 1)  CLICK ON LINK HERE to pay electronically using our Square Store. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS at Step 2 below!

Step 2) CLICK ON LINK HERE to submit your wrestler’s registration information using Google Forms.

Step 3) THIS LINK WILL BE ACTIVE LATER IN OCTOBER to register for NVWF Tournaments. (There is no additional fee. Your club payment covers this. This is required to participate in NVWF Tournaments beginning in December.)

OPTION B) PAY USING CHECK/CASH/MONEY ORDER

Step 1) CLICK ON LINK HERE to submit your wrestler’s registration information using Google Forms.

Step 2) Bring your Cash or Check/Money Order (made payable to STAFFORD HIGHLANDERS WRESTLING TEAM) to the training facility.

Step 3) THIS LINK WILL BE ACTIVE LATER IN OCTOBER to register for NVWF Tournaments. (There is no additional fee. Your club payment covers this. This is required to participate in NVWF Tournaments beginning in December.)

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*** If you encounter any problems please contact us at staffordhighlanders94@gmail.com.
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