Elk River Wrestling

2018-2019 Pod Coach Volunteer Registration


Welcome to the 2018-2019 Pod Coach Volunteer Registration!

We highly encourage parent involvement as a pod coach on the mat during practices. Especially for younger wrestlers, having a parent help walk them through the wrestling moves during practice is helpful. As a pod coach, you will help explain and demonstrate the skills and knowledge being taught by the staff coaches to a small group of wrestlers. This hands-on approach ensures each wrestler understands how to perform each move correctly.

  • Previous wrestling experience is not required, the coaching staff will give a demonstration of each move and instruct the pod coaches on the key components.

  • Pod coaches should arrive at practice early to receive direction from the coaching staff regarding the schedule for that practice.

  • As a pod coach we ask that you participate in the majority of the practices throughout the season. Without a consistent commitment from the pod coaches, it is difficult for our coaching staff to maintain an effective practice schedule.

  • You are not required to be a mat-side coach at any tournament events sanctioned by ERYW.

  • There may be times you are asked to pod coach a group that does not include your son or daughter.

  • As a pod coach you are an advocate of the ERYW program.

  • To ensure the safety of all wrestlers, all pod coaches are required to complete and pass a background check.



Please direct questions to:  

Amber Svendsen, Secretary, Youth Wrestling


Karen Pool, Secretary, ERW Booster Club


Phone: (612) 567-0054