NWCA, NWOA Partner to Host Inaugural Officials Summit at NWCA Convention

Manheim, PA – The 2019 NWCA Convention will have a new feature this year as the NWCA and National Wrestling Officials Association partner to host a first of its kind event.  Typically, the Convention touts over 400 wrestling coaches from the youth, scholastic, and collegiate ranks, but this year they will be joined by a contingent of wrestling officials. “With the collaboration and support we are receiving from the NCAA and NWCA, it is a huge step for wrestling and our officials. We will have the ability to set policies and best practices for wrestling officials at all levels. We will move to create more opportunities and better training with the intentions of increasing the number of quality officials nationwide,” Tim Shiels, NCAA Coordinator of Officials. 


Youth, scholastic, and collegiate officials are invited to attend and engage with officials from around the country and hear from NCAA officials, Mike Hagerty, Brian Manzi, Ken Daws, Kenny Ritchie, Jeff Cook, Jimmy Chung, Matt Sorochinsky, Ryan HaganMike McCormick (NWOA President) as well as the current NCAA Wrestling Secretary-Rules Editor, Chuck Barbee. Topics covered will include but not be limited to mentorship and recruitment of new officials, video review, nutrition and fitness, social media, and great calls, tough calls, and missed calls.   

“We maintain an excellent relationship with the NCAA as well as the member officials of the NWOA and are excited to work with them to provide the resources they need to continue to develop as outstanding officials alongside their coaching counterparts,” said Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director.  “Special thanks to Tim Shiels and the NWOA as well as the NCAA for helping bring our nation’s coaches and officials together to help improve and grow our great sport.” 

The Convention also features a trade show with over 30 of the leading companies in wrestling. For a full schedule, a complete list of presenters, and registration information visit the NWCA website via the link below. 

WHAT: 2019 NWCA Convention sponsored by Cliff KeenDefense Soap, and Resilite
WHEN: August 2-4, 2019
WHERE: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Division 3 Hall of Fame Banquet Registration: http://www.nwcaonline.com/d3banquet
Full information & schedule: http://www.nwcaonline.com/news-events/events/nwca-convention-2019  


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