Be the Referee: Wrestling Health Concern
Be the Referee: Wrestling Health Concern
Posted Thursday, January 29, 2015

This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl addresses health concerns in wrestling with a focus on prevention. 

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

Below is this week's segment - Wrestling Health Concerns - Listen

It’s often been said that the toughest six minutes in all of sports can be found on a wrestling mat. The sport of high school wrestling can be one of the most physically and mentally challenging endeavors that a young person can ever experience. 

However, the rewards that kids can find through the sport of wrestling can be some of the most rewarding experiences that someone can find anywhere. The biggest challenge right now in keeping wrestling strong and growing is the prevention of communicable disease. 

Staph infections such as MRSA are one of the key threats right now to wrestling, and schools, wrestlers and officials need to be diligent daily in keeping mats clean and using good hygiene habits to prevent the spread of these skin-to-skin conditions.

Past editions
Jan. 19 - Basketball Physical Contact - Listen
Jan. 12 - Video Review Part 2 - Listen
Dec. 29 - Video Review Part 1 - Listen
Dec. 17 - Registration Part 2 - Listen
Dec. 10 - Registration Part 1 - Listen
Dec. 3 - Legacy Program - Listen
Nov. 26 - Sideline Management - Listen
Nov. 19 - 7-Person Mechanics - Listen
Nov. 12 - Blocking Below the Waist - Listen
Nov. 5 - Tournament Selection - Listen
Oct. 29 - Uncatchable Pass - Listen
Oct. 22 - Preparation for Officials - Listen
Oct. 15 - Automatic First Downs - Listen
Oct. 8 - Officials & Injuries - Listen
Oct. 1 - Overtime - Listen
Sept. 25 - Field Goals - Listen
Sept. 18 - Tackle Box - Listen
Sept. 11 - Pass Interference - Listen
Aug. 25 - Targeting - Listen


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