The BC Summer Games will take place on July 23 - 26th in Maple Ridge, BC Athlete, Coach, and Officials Registration Deadline is June 22, 2020 Venue: Maple Ridge Secondary Age:14–17 Age Description: 14–17 years in 2020. Eligible Birth Years: 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 only. Zone Team Composition: 14 competitors (no more than 10 of one gender) per zone. Wildcards: 24 wildcards (no more than 18 of one gender) Maximum Athletes: 136 Coaches: (See BC Games General Rules for information about the "adult supervisor" role) 1 Head Coach and 1 Assistant Coach per zone. Where the zone team includes both male and female athletes, the Coach and Assistant Coach must be of the opposite gender, otherwise at least one must be the same gender as the athletes. Each zone is required to bring a Head Coach; if there is a second member of the zone coaching staff, they must be registered as an Assistant Coach.
Officials: (the number of Officials the sport is permitted to register as participants) 14 Transportation, accommodation, and meals, as arranged by the Host Society, will be provided for officials. See BC Games General Rules for more information.
Athlete Eligibility: In addition to BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific eligibility requirements noted in this technical package are in effect for the 2020 BC Summer Games. Participants must be members of BCWA. To register, send name and address to: BC Wrestling Association, Unit #3014- 3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrestlers who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at any Canadian Juvenile or Junior National Championship are not eligible to participate in the BC Summer Games. The only exceptions to this are those athletes who had fewer than 6 participants in their weight class at the National Championship. Exceptions must be approved by the Provincial Advisor.
Athletes who have been selected and competed for Canada as a member of the Canadian Cadet National Team at the Cadet World Championships or Pan American Championships are not eligible to compete at the BC Summer Games.
Athletes may attend a second BC Summer Games to compete in Wrestling if at the second Games they intend to move up a weight class AND have submitted a formal request to BC Wrestling demonstrating advancement in skill level and physiological development from the previous Games. Athletes who are attending the Games for the first time will be given priority in selection, where all other aspects of selection are equal. Athletes are not permitted to attend more than two BC Summer Games to compete in Wrestling.
Wildcard positions will be given to athletes who are unsuccessful in qualifying for the zone teams. These athletes must submit an application form to BC Wrestling through their Zone Representative in order to be considered. The 24 athletes with the highest tournament points from the current season (Provincial Development Plan) will be awarded the wildcard spots. Wildcard athletes will not contribute to team points.
Fees: The current BC Games registration fee can be found by clicking here. The BC Games Registration fee is included in the fee charged by the BC Wrestling Association. Contact BC Wrestling for confirmation of the fee for the current BC Summer Games.
Coach Eligibility: See BC Games General Rules for information about the roles of the head coach and assistant coach. All Head Coaches must be Intro Comp Certified and must have completed the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation. Assistant coaches must have completed the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation. BC Games General Rules dictate the level of coach certification required for head coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise stated in this Technical Package - click here for details. A minimum of Making Ethical Decisions is required for all assistant coaches - more information can be found here.
Weigh-in: Each athlete will weigh-in after their zone has been accredited. There will be a 1 kg allowance.
Rules: Contact Provincial Sport Organization. (BCSSWA High School Rules)
Team Classification: At the BC Summer Games, team points will be awarded in each weight class. The top 14 (Wildcards can be used as long as not more than 14) placing wrestlers from each zone in a given weight class, will be awarded team classification points.
1st - 16 points
2nd - 12 points
3rd - 9 points
4th - 6 points
5th - 3 points
6th - 1 point
Zone Selections and Registration Deadline: The BC Wrestling Association states that wrestlers must qualify through the Zone Representative or Coach/manager if not affiliated with an existing team. Zone selections must be made by June 15, 2020.
Wildcard positions will be given to athletes who are unsuccessful in qualifying for the zone teams. These athletes must submit an application form to BC Wrestling through their Zone Representative to be considered. The 24 athletes with the highest tournament points from the current season (Provincial Development Plan) will be awarded the wildcard spots. Wildcard athletes will not contribute to team points.