“Building another Decade of Dominance”
2021-2022 School Year
Mid-January marks the start of the middle school wrestling season. I am handing out wrestling schedules at the parents' meeting on 2/23 @ 4:15 in the auxiliary gym. This is also team picture day in the main gym at 3:00. To be eligible to compete in matches, athletes must have eight practices completed and be academically eligible. Both 6th and 7th-grade students are able to participate and compete in wrestling at North Lake. Practices are on school days, Monday through Thursday, from 2:50-4:15. No practices will be held on Wrestling meets.
Students must be registered with FamilyID for any sport. Click Here to go to the registration website.
Students must also have a current Sports Physical on file.
An ASB card will be required if your student is participating in a sport. This can be purchased online through the payment system, "In Touch". The cost is $15.00. Click Here to be taken to the payment system or you can pay in the North Lake office with cash, check or card.
This year’s coaching staff at North Lake will include Ben Headland and myself, Dean Pakinas. It is our goal to help each athlete be the best he/she can be. No wrestler who is eligible will be denied the opportunity to compete regardless of skill or size and each wrestler can get the chance to compete as much as possible. We have no control over other teams forfeiting to our wrestlers, but we will do our part in making sure we get our wrestlers as many matches as possible. Practices will be held in the North Lake aux gym and are closed to the public. We believe that practice time is specifically for coaches and wrestlers with minimal external distractions. Practices begin promptly at 2:50 and end at 4:15 Monday-Thursday. On days where no school is in session we will not hold practice. There will be a short parent meeting on March 23rd immediately after practice in the auxiliary gym at North Lake.
If you have any questions call me at (335-1530 ext. 4149) or, better yet, email me at Dean Pakinas. I hope you take the time to read our expectations on the bottom of this sheet and review them with your child. I look forward to seeing you throughout the season.
Yours in Wrestling,
Coach Dean Pakinas
Bulldog Wrestling Expectations
● Be to practice everyday, on time and ready to go (practice starts at 2:30 sharp). If you
cannot make practice you need to contact one of the coaches prior to missing.
● Maintain a high g.p.a. and go to all classes each and every day.
● Shower directly after practice with soap upon arrival at home
● Wash your clothes nightly.
● Know when the matches are, communicate any changes with parents and ask questions if
you do not know.
● Wear shorts, a short or long sleeved t-shirt and head gear everyday in practice. Avoid
wearing sweats and or heavy clothing.
● Disinfect shoes and headgear on a daily basis.
● Keep track of your gear and pick up after yourself after practice.
● Be a good sport and good citizen on the mat, in the classroom and outside of school.
● Never let your wrestling affect your classroom behavior.
● Follow the school eligibility rules.
● Work hard and be honest!