2015- 2019 Strategic Plan This plan was adopted on Sept. 14, 2015 Click here for complete plan
Mission: Manitoba Wrestling drives the development and growth of wrestling in Manitoba. We support personal and organizational excellence for athletes, coaches, clubs, officials and other key stakeholders at all levels, throughout our province.
Manitoba Wrestling works collaboratively and has established a thriving stable organization that delivers and supports developmentally appropriate wrestling programs.
Together, we grow wrestling in Manitoba
Shared Core Values: Value Statement
MAWA embraces the following core values to provide a positive experience for all stakeholders:
Respect: To acknowledge, recognize and consider others.
Integrity: Consistently act with honesty, accountability, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the organization.
Teamwork: Collaborating and working together towards common goals.
Transparency: Operating in an open, comprehensible manner.
Amateur Wrestling Association Strategic
Developed on June 2, 2012
We believe in a respectful sport environment that fosters a safe
enjoyable positive learning (athletic) experience.
We believe in having transparency in decision-making, in policy
development and in goal-setting and that we will act with commitment and
passion in our mission.
We believe grassroots development is essential for the expansion of
We believe in strong, collaborative leadership for all of our levels
– board, coaching, officiating, volunteers and athletes, as we all work within
the best interests of our sport.
MAWA is an organization that is committed
to ensure a safe, enjoyable and respectful environment where the sport of
wrestling can grow and prosper as we support all Manitobans who have an
interest in wrestling- athletes,
coaches, officials, parents, and volunteers,
Our VISION – in 5 years time
Image in the Sports Arena:
We have a large group of participants who not only have the desire
to wrestle but also consider making a commitment to coaching
Our participants see wrestling as a pathway to success and go on to
achieve that success in life.
We are creating many successful programs
We are a stable organization and are creating more recognition for
We are increasing our advertising
We are establishing an affiliation with MHSAA
Contribution – the impact of our work
We are providing education…clinics.
We are promoting the development of wrestling and its by-products of
leadership, teamwork and life skills.
We are creating a community atmosphere.
We are establishing rituals and traditions.
We are assisting schools in starting a program of 6-8 weeks.
We are increasing participation and have high retention rates.
We are providing adequate facilities for training.
that the Future of the Organization is secure
We have increased funding and have admin staff.
We have a strong volunteer base.
We have adequate facilities.
We have grassroots development.
We have created more fundraising opportunities.
We have an active marketing plan.
We have an active recruitment plan that focuses on respect and
success in life with positive role models.
We have a large pool of coaches and officials.
We have novice and elite tournaments…elementary up to junior and senior.
We have strong traditions.
We have a balance in the ‘depth’ of development
Our Goals/PrioritiesTop 8
A.Develop the grassroots, particularly the
junior high component.
for grants to hire a part time clinicians/coaches,
numbers of programs, run one or more 6-8 week programs, encourage a teacher to
Measureable:# of students involved and # of committed
students to commit to a program
year to develop 1 group
Action Plan:First Steps
Look for grants
Provide info to schools
Develop a system to run
Locate interesting potential
Find interested clubs
SAG teacher presentation
Find dedicated volunteers
Contact North West Ontario in September as well as Sask.
B.Increase the number of qualified coaches
Increase NCCP clinics and certification 1-5 years
Increase the number of qualified facilitators and the number of
coaches certified at least at level ?
Develop a training /mentoring plan
Develop officials attendance at National Clinics and high level tournaments
to gain experience
Increase number of coaches being evaluated for Certification
Recruitment of athletes into coaching/officiating. Have them stay
involved in the sport for at least 1- 3 years.
Communicate the path for coach training/certification to members,
solicit interest from existing coaches and athletes
Provide a subsidy to bring CAWA here to develop coaches and
C.Have a provincial training/learning
center…eventually high performance
Specific:need dedicated facility and coaching staff
Measureable:can measure the number of successful wrestlers
Achievable:need a 5 – 10 year plan
long term goals
Timely:should be phase 2
Look at Canada Games facility funding
Figure out operating costs and
what is our budget for a certain number of athletes
D.Have a sustainable, functional non-biased
a code of ethics from values
Achievable:align timing of positions/terms
Relevant:consequences for breaking code (values)
Timely: set a fixed date
Action Plan:Next Steps
Develop a code of ethics from
Develop a succession plan for positions
Develop a recruitment plan - focus
on code of ethics and on values., look for prior experience on boards, look for
people without vested interests
Develop an outline of
responsibilities for board members
Consider other sports’ code of
ethics, precedents from others
Database of contact information
Create communication channel
Create opportunities for volunteers
Lack of time and or interest
Lack of recognition
Historical context…bad past experiences
E.Increase the number of programs – situate
around a reasonable driving distance and have clubs in every sport region.
Action Plan: Next steps:
Need qualified coaches
Need to provide equipment and
Need to get space grants
Need mat rental /grants
Target region where we have the
least amount of representation – linkage
Provide mentors – linkage
Develop a guide to starting a
club/program/ and a business plan
Connect them to other coaches
To increase regional participation
Train the trainers model
Have certified coaches travel
to regions to train coaches
Provide a mentor program
Encourage communication to
schools in various regions on how to start a club.
F.Establish a strong volunteer base
a database of contact information for volunteers
look at current and former volunteers
to establish a communication channel with volunteers
opportunities for volunteers
Action Plan:Next Steps
Create a communication piece
for volunteers brochure/pamphlet etc
Establish a communication
Create database of community
and stakeholders. former wrestlers, parents
Present opportunities for
volunteering with organization
Communicate values, mission and
goals to the volunteers
Create recognition for the
G.Develop a marketing and recruitment plan
a curriculum for wrestling introduction
compare number of participants with new program
Achievable:SAGE, community clubs, leisure guides, MPETA,
Timely – fall
Action Plan:Next Steps
Create curriculum guide
Locate interested coaches
Create a package for SAGE
H.Develop organizational calendars and charts
and coordinate events with other PSO’s.
Specific:calendar – already in progress and will be
adjusted monthly, charts - needed for tournament, needed for practices, needed
for out of province, needed for nationals, increased training
Achievable:already in progress
Timely:Will finish yearly calendar and put out to
schools early in the year.
Action Plan:Next Steps:
Plan initial calendar and ask
other stakeholders to add to it
Charts:plan charts and ask others to add to them
Training:communicate with Mr. Comeau ( Thunder Bay)
and Mr Walsch (Dryden)…discuss a common need
Look at present calendar
Find interested athletes
Find available weekends to plan
Communicate with neighbouring
Investigate a system to design
Other Goals to be Considered
at a Later Date:
Develop consequences for
members who do not uphold the 4 key values
Become a powerhouse for
Promote participation of
junior and senior athletes and host tournaments for both groups…ie MB Open.
Increase staff:a grassroots coordinator and an executive
Build rituals and
traditions to celebrate success.
Establish a feedback
system for consulting and evaluating purposes
Develop a succession plan
for board, volunteers and coaches.