IWCOA and Beat the Streets Chicago Coaches & Officials Convention

Dates: October 29-30, 2021

Location: Beat The Streets Chicago Headquarters, 5985 S Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60638

Registration: Friday 3PM - 3:30 PM, Programming will run Friday afternoon/evening and conclude at 3:00 PM Saturday

Coaches Convention Clinicians/Presenters: 

  • J'Den Cox - 2x UWW Freestyle World Champion, 4x World Medalist, current world #1 92kg men's freestyle
  • University of Illinois assistant coach and NCAA champion Jeremy Hunter will run a session on winning close matches
  • NCAA Champion Mark Ellis and current Division I coach will lead a session on 3-D Coaching
  • Illinois Regional Training Center Head Coach Bryan Medlin will run a session on building a championship culture
  • National High School Coach of the Year Mike Powell will lead a session on winning wrestling drills
  • A former college coach will speak about ways to get your athletes recruited
  • There will be dinner and social on Friday night that is included with your fee

Officials Meeting Clinicians/Presenters:

    • Live Rules Interpretation with IHSA head wrestling clinician Tony Clarke
    • Wrestling Hot Topics Discussion with Eliot Hopkins of the NFHS

Social: There will be a social Friday evening for all attendees. Food and libations will be served.

Cost: $125 per coach or $300 for an entire coaching staff (3 or more coaches from the same school).

This includes Friday evening dinner/social, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch.

Officials are Friday only and are a fee of $25 (includes dinner and social Friday evening).

Live Rules Interpretation Meeting, hot topics, and items of interest: led by IHSA Head Wrestling Clinician & NFHS rules committee member Anthony Clarke. With the many rule changes, coaches and officials will come together for this interactive session with Q&A.  Special guest appearance by Eliot Hopkins of the NFHS.

Note:  Head Coaches attending will get credit in their IHSA schools center.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Countryside

Booking info:

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  2. Call the hotel directly at (708) 354-4200 to book, do not forget to mention your code and name of group block IWCOA & Beat the Streets Chicago Convention.

Questions?  Please email Mike Powell at