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Posted on September 16, 2016 | | Comments Off on MSHSAA WRESTLING MANAGEMENT ASSESSOR COURSES

The Missouri State High School Activities Association would like to send out a few friendly reminders and information about the upcoming 2016-2017 Wrestling Weight Management Assessor courses.


For a list of available 2016-2017 Weight Assessor Courses, please go to the Wrestling page at www.mshsaa.org. These courses will be limited and only offered during September and October of 2016. For those qualified and interested in becoming a certified weight assessor, you must complete a MSHSAA Wrestling Weight Management Assessor Registration Form and submit to the MSHSAA office along with your registration fee of $15 “PRIOR” to the date of the course.


The Weight Assessor Course was enacted to provide a safer environment for our scholastic wrestlers by determining a minimum percentage of body fat for the season and encouraging appropriate weight loss/gain/maintenance practices.


For a list of currently certified MSHSAA Weight Management Assessors please go to the Wrestling page at www.mshsaa.org


The requirements for serving as a MSHSAA Weight Management Assessor under the guidelines for the MSHSAA Wrestling Weight Management Program are listed below. As approved by the MSHSAA Board of Directors and Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, there are limitations on those individuals who are permitted to serve as MSHSAA Certified Weight Management Assessors. Listed below are those who are permitted to be certified for serving as a MSHSAA Weight Management Assessor:

*Certified Athletic Trainer
*School Administrator (Superintendent, Principal, Athletic Director)
*Retired School Administrator (Superintendent, Principal, Athletic Director)
*School Nurse
*Active Certified Health Teacher (that does not coach any sports at a member school)
*Nurse Practitioners
*Physicians- MD, DO, DC
Please note that School Coaches are not permitted to be Certified Body Composition Assessors. (This includes wrestling coaches and all other athletic coaches.)

Courses are only offered during last two weeks of September and first two weeks of October for certification/re-certification.  Furthermore, there are only a total of six courses to attend of which are in different geographical areas of the state.


Please see the attached letter for additional instructions and information:




Additional Resources:


National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Safe Weight Loss and Maintenance Practices in Sport and Exercise

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