Vista Wrestling This Week- September 26th

1. A BIG thank you for everyone that came out and helped with our tournament yesterday. Also thanks for making sure your boys were on time and there at 6:00am. It was a great day!

2. Please make sure you have made an appointment in the next week or two for your son’s physical. He will not be able to participate in the wrestling season without one. I have attached the forms you need.

3. There will be NO Monday morning workout.

Have a great week!

Coach Pitts

Tuesday- 6PM Workout- Evening

Thursday- 6PM Workout- Evening

Saturday- IEWA Tournament at Santiago HS (Corona)

Vista Wrestling This Week- September 19th

Dear Wrestling Family,This tournament is a significant opportunity to jump start our fundraising and that happens from the snack bar.
First off, we can make money from people who are willing to donate items we can sell. These items include
but are no limited to:

  • Water Bottles
  • 20 oz Gatorades
  • Nature Valley Bars
  • Candy such as Snickers, Gummie Bears, Reeses, etc
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns
  • Paper Plates, plastic forks, napkins, etc.
  • other non-perishable items

Moreover, we need people to help work the snackbar. This is a great opportunity to not get a back ache from sitting in the stands and really helps with making sure people have a great experience at our tournaments. Vista Wrestling has a well known reputation for having a fantastic snackbar, something people appreciate and attribute to a strong program. Please consider if there is a window you can help with the snackbar, the shifts are the following:

  • 6:30 to 8:30 set-up
  • 8:30 to 10:30 Snackbar/admissions
  • 10:30 to 12:30 Snackbar/admissions/Grill
  • 12:30 to 2:30 Snackbar/admissions/Grill
  • 2:30 to 4 Snackbar/breakdown

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 10:15 PM, Eric Pitts <illifornia1> wrote:

Wow, what a great week of training last week. This group is looking great! Good turnout for the Elsinore Tournament….

This week we are hosting a SDWA Tournament at VHS on Saturday. It is MANDATORY for all Wrestlers to be in attendance, beginning at 6:00am. Those who are not competing will help out with running the top notch event. We will also run a snack bar so I am sure that the Booster Parents will be asking for your help as well.

Thank you for all that you do!!

Monday- 6AM Workout- BEFORE SCHOOL

Tuesday- 6PM Workout- Evening

Thursday- 6PM Workout- Evening

Saturday- Tournament at VHS. Set up at 6am.

Have a great week!

Coach Pitts

Vista Wrestling This Week- September 19th

Wow, what a great week of training last week. This group is looking great! Good turnout for the Elsinore Tournament….

This week we are hosting a SDWA Tournament at VHS on Saturday. It is MANDATORY for all Wrestlers to be in attendance, beginning at 6:00am. Those who are not competing will help out with running the top notch event. We will also run a snack bar so I am sure that the Booster Parents will be asking for your help as well.

Thank you for all that you do!!

Monday- 6AM Workout- BEFORE SCHOOL

Tuesday- 6PM Workout- Evening

Thursday- 6PM Workout- Evening

Saturday- Tournament at VHS. Set up at 6am.

Have a great week!

Coach Pitts

Vista Wrestling This Week- September 12th

Hello all. I have some requests to make for this preseason. Great programs have parents that are very involved. Please see to it that your son’s have rides to all our his events. Please encourage him and plan around these events. We are setting the bar very high and this group has the potential to be very successful. We can not get there without your help. Lets do it TOGETHER!

This is fundraising. WE NEED LOTS OF MONEY to run our program. The amount of help we get from the school will not even account for 10% for our expenditures this season. Please do everything you can to help us raise as much money as possible. I can guarantee I will give you and your sons all I have and then some, but I can’t do it without the funds. Any help, ideas, or input is greatly appreciated and can be communicated to the booster club.

This weekend’s tournament is at Elsinore HS on Saturday. We had 7 kids compete last week and it was a great start but we need more. Help make it happen!!

Monday- 6AM Workout- BEFORE SCHOOL

Tuesday- 6PM Workout- Evening

Thursday- 6PM Workout- Evening

Saturday- Tournament at Elsinore HS

Have a great week!

Coach Pitts

Preseason 2016-17.pdf

Vista Wrestling Updates-9/9

Hello Wrestling Family!

I just wanted to drop a little note here and announce that I will be the Head Wrestling Coach for the 2016-2017 season. Coach Davis will continue to be an integral part of the program as he grows in his career as an educator at Vista Magnet Middle School. I have personally been very busy with my newborn son Lee but have finally slowed down a bit and am ready to rock and roll as an ALL IN leader of our great program. We will have lots of things coming up but I wanted to send a calendar with what we have going on right now. Also, we have put together a PHENOMENAL coaching staff that I would like to announce.

James Clark- WA State Champion, USMC Active Duty, College National Qualifier, back from deployment to our staff
Anthony Meza- Best Wrestler in VHS History, 2x CA STATE CHAMPION, former Frosh coach in 2012 and Kids Club coach
Edgar Ayala- VHS Alumni, Former Multple letterwinner, and Masters Qualifer, Current Math teacher at VHS
Geno Salamone- State Qualifier at San Jacinto HS. Special Education Teacher at VHS.

We will add another staff member as well. We also have plenty of "volunteer" coaches who come in frequently.

Talk to you all soon!

COACH PITTS

Preseason 2016-17.pdf

Starting the year

Hello Wrestling Family,

We are now beginning the 2016 school year and with that the wrestling program is starting to prepare for the season. I will be sending out a second email later today with a lot of information, but I wanted this one to stay specific.

The program has recently developed a new tax exempt organization which is called Vista Wrestling, Inc. And with the new year we are in need of defining a new booster club board. It is important to note we believe all of you contribute to the program. We do however need board members to keep our tax exempt status which allows us to access a great deal of fundraising options.

That said, we have some restrictions that limit who can serve which is affecting us. School district employees are not allowed to hold certain positions. This leaves us with very few people who are currently involved to serve on the booster club board.

The simple fact is if we do not have any new people who are willing to work with me, Coach Davis, and the folks who have been helping, we can not have a booster club. This will seriously limit the scope of the program and what your son gets to participate in. So even if you are a school employee (there are positions like snack bar coordinator(s) that can be filled by VUSD employes) I am asking that you come to a meeting THIS TUESDAY (August 30th) at 6:45pm in Coach Pitts Classroom near the wrestling room.

Coming to the meeting does not mean you have signed up, but you can talk with folks that are involved and have been and see what it entails. I can say that it is a fun group and you do great things to help so many kids who are seriously hard working and awesome young people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any questions, please feel free to email me directly. If you want to make it and can not, please email me so I can email you the information from the meeting. If you are willing to help in some capacity (like snack bar) but not on a board position then please let me know that as well.

Your help is invaluable. Having a tax exempt organization that represents our program is crucial. Please help your son by strongly considering where and how you can support him by being involved in this way.

Humbly,
Chris Davis

Please help Conrad Giles Family in need

As many of you already have heard. Conrad’s dad was tragically killed by stabbing this week. It is a unfathomable tragedy. His family needs your help. We are putting money together for a gift card to help them out. Tonight is the last workout until the dead period is over on August 7th. Please send in money with your sons to practice tonight or bring to me on Monday. I can meet at the HS to do so. If you prefer to donate online here is the info:

https://www.gofundme.com/2f8x3fvg

Thank you.

Coach Pitts
760-412-2574