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Black Friday Special: The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps is The Ultimate Holiday Wrestling Gift

If you are a youth wrestler, high school wrestler, parent or relative of a wrestler, or just a fan of wrestling, The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps is the ultimate wrestling gift. And, what a better way to kick off Black Friday and the Holiday season than by purchasing the book for Friday’s special price of $10. This includes FREE SHIPPING and is $9.99 off the original cover price of $19.99.

The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps – featured on Intermatwrestle.com, Flo Wrestling and Takedown Radio – includes interviews, resources and stories on how wrestlers and parents can make better decisions (and save money!) when choosing a wrestling camp or wrestling club. The book offers  in-season and off-season training tips and advice to help you reach your goals. The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps features interviews with Olympians, college coaches, high school coaches, parents and more. Among those interviewed and commenting in the book are Dan Gable, J Robinson, Rob Koll, Lennie Zalesky, Steve Garland, Ken Chertow, Bruce Baumgartner, Roy Hall, Jim Jackson, Wayne Branstetter, Mark Reiland and many more.

The book includes stories of how wrestling greats prepared during their career and how today’s top coaches train today’s elite wrestlers. It includes case studies, nutrition tips, workout plans and advice that can benefit wrestlers from ages 6 to 18. Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced wrestler or wrestling parent, there is information and advice that can help you and your child throughout any stage of his or her career.

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How Wrestling Legend Doug Blubaugh Influenced Ken Chertow’s Gold Medal Camp System

The stories are well documented for those who have attended one of Ken Chertow’s wrestling camps. It’s the story of about how Chertow is so involved, so eager to teach and excited to help young wrestlers improve and achieve their goals that he sweats through about two t-shirts a session at his wrestling camps. That’s because Chertow is out on the mat, getting involved with kids, showing them moves, teaching them new technique and right in the mix with the wrestlers. That’s why Ken Chertow’s Gold Medal Camp System has grown to be one of the most successful in the nation and one of the big reasons why Chertow was asked to write the foreword for the new book The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps.

“When it comes to wrestling camps, there aren’t many people who put in more work, time and effort to provide a successful, positive camp experience than Ken Chertow” says Matt Krumrie, author of The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps. “So it was a natural fit to ask Ken to write the foreword. His knowledge, expertise and passion on the subject is second to none. Think about this – there are lots of great camps, coaches and teachers out there, but Ken is one of a select few  – and maybe the only person – whose full-time occupation is coaching and teaching kids at wrestling camps and clinics. That’s pretty special, and having him be a part of the book was a special opportunity.”

Chertow’s segment in The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps talked about his involvement in camps as a young wrestler, when he attended camps by the legendary Doug Blubaugh. The training Chertow received and learned at Blubaugh’s camps helped shape his  philosophy as a competitor and coach and to this day Chertow still applies many of the values and principles learned at a young age at Blubaugh’s wrestling camps. Chertow talks about the importance of not just being a wrestler, but a scholar-athlete. He talks about the importance of succeeding on and off the mat and in the game of life.  He also shares stories about wrestling that any wrestling fan can enjoy.

“That’s what I liked about writing the book,” adds Krumrie. “While the focus of the book is to educate and inform parents and wrestlers on how to best choose a wrestling camp, club or other training options, it also features stories about wrestling from some of the  great people involved in the sport. If there is one thing wrestling fans love is stories about the sport of wrestling and this book features that.”

Here is a segment from Chertow’s foreword:

Ken Chertow has had tremendous success as an athlete, coach and camp director. He is a U.S. Olympian, 3-time NCAA All-American, 3-time Academic All-American, former head coach at Penn State and Ohio State and is now founder of Ken Chertow’s Gold Medal Training Camp System. Chertow’s experiences as a camper, counselor, coach and camp director have enabled him to develop one of the most successful and highly respected camp systems in the nation. Below are his thoughts on the importance of wrestling camps and how this book can be a valuable resource for wrestlers and parents.

Wrestling camps have been instrumental to my development as a wrestler and coach. My experiences as a camper from elementary school through high school, and now as a full-time wrestling coach and camp director have had a significant impact on my career and life.

Though camps are clearly beneficial, it is critical that you select camps that you will benefit from as much as possible. With many camps to choose from it is important that you do your homework when selecting the camps that are best for you and your team. Matt Krumrie has made your research easier by putting together this informative book. The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps is a valuable tool that will help you make the best decision possible for you or your wrestler(s).

Reflecting on my history at wrestling camps reminds me why Matt has asked me to share my thoughts with you. I have been involved with wrestling camps in every capacity. I’ve participated as a wrestler and camp director, teaching and training thousands of successful wrestlers in the process. Throughout my youth and high school wrestling career I attended multiple camps every summer. I would read camp brochures, talk to my coaches and other wrestlers who had been to camps, and then after narrowing down the choices, my parents and I would contact the camps to ask questions and discuss details. I would then choose the camps that I wanted to attend, see which ones fit into my calendar best, and travel to the camps that I thought would benefit me most. We went through this process annually. Though you now have web sites to conduct research and can send emails asking questions to various camps to make your research more efficient, it is still time consuming – but this book will help you save time and make the best decisions possible.

Though I attended a variety of camps, I chose to attend one specific camp consistently every year from seventh grade through high school and that was Doug Blubaugh’s Camp. I connected well with coach Blubaugh and chose to work with him every summer. As an NCAA and Olympic Champion he was clearly a dominant athlete, but he was also an outstanding teacher of wrestling and a no nonsense man. He had a clear understanding of what techniques he wanted the campers to focus on and we drilled them repetitively and intensely daily. He also gave us a camp notebook that was very helpful to retaining and developing the moves I learned at camp. To this day I have clear recollections of learning many different techniques at Coach Blubaugh’s Camp including: Front Headlock Lock Series, Near Wrist Series, 2 on 1 Series, and numerous leg attack finishes and counters. I successfully executed many of the moves that Coach Blubaugh taught me throughout my career at the highest levels of competition. I have also passed along these moves to my students.

For more stories and resources like this, order your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps today!

How To Pick a Wrestling Camp: Last-Minute Tips to Find The Camp That’s Best For You



It’s late May and you still haven’t picked a wrestling camp. Don’t panic. There is still time to find the camp that‘s right for you. Here are some ways to find the camp that best fits your needs, schedule, goals and budget:

1. Identify a top five list of the camps you would like to attend. Create a camp wish list.

2. From that wish list, identify this:

A. The one that fits your most important goals (improving technique, live drilling, learning from a well known clinician or coach, workout partners, team camp, motivation/fitness and so on)

B. One that fits your schedule – which dates work best for you?

C. Cost – which is most affordable or within your budget for picking a camp?

D. Dream camp – is there one camp you’ve always dreamed about going to – which camp is it? List it.

E. Worst case scenario: If all things don’t work out, what camp is local to you or most affordable that fits your schedule and allows you a chance to get on the mat and train? Don’t undersell the local camp – it can be just as beneficial and more affordable.

3. Next, narrow it down to the three top camps. Eliminate those that don’t fit the above needs.

4. Call the three camps you wish to attend. Talk to the camp director or a staff member. Ask them these questions:

A. Is there still time to register for the camp you are interested in?

B. How many people are signed up at your weight class? Ask to see if there are enough wrestlers around your weight to find good training/workout partners. For example, if you are a big man and there aren’t many big men to train with, how will you benefit? Or, if you are a young wrestler and say, about 90 pounds, will you have kids to compete with or will you be going against older 120 pounders? This is not beneficial to you.

C. Ask who the scheduled clinicians/counselors are for that week. Counselors/clinicians might not make every camp if a camp has multiple sessions. Who will you be learning from that week you go?

5. Review the camp you feel will provide the best value for your budget and register.

If you can’t decide on a camp the best advice is to find one that will challenge you and break you out of your normal routine. There is no need to focus only on your strengths. Find a camp that helps you continue to perfect your strengths, but also helps you develop your weaknesses. If you keep doing the same thing over and over, but are not getting the results you want, try something new.

A new camp could be just what you need to succeed and reach your goals.

And remember, just because your friend or teammate is going to a camp, it doesn’t mean it’s always the best camp for you. This is a time for you to learn, work hard and improve, so do what’s best for you.

Get more tips and advice like this in The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps.

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Wrestling camps: A key part of any successful wrestling training program

Wrestling camps are great opportunities to learn and improve as a wrestler. Whether it’s an individual or team camp, wrestlers of all ages can benefit from summer wrestling camps. Troy Nickerson, a four-time NCAA All-American and national champion at Cornell, is now the head coach at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, where he runs Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps.

Attending summer camp allows a wrestler to become exposed to different clinicians, coaches and training partners who all have with different wrestling styles and techniques, says Nickerson.

“No two wrestlers are the same and that is something that makes the sport so great,” says Nickerson. “By exposing oneself to many coaches and training partners, one can really begin to decipher what areas they would like to continue to improve on and what areas they are already well versed.”

A product of Chenango Forks, N.Y., Nickerson was one of the most highly regarded prep wrestlers in the country coming out of high school. He won five New York high school state championships and six national high school championships. Nickerson went on to succeed under head coach Rob Koll at Cornell and is now leading a UNC program on the rise.

“Wrestling is a sport about dedication and hard work,” says Nickerson. “It has grown away from being the traditional one season sport and is continually approaching a year round activity. By attending wrestling camps, one is at a competitive advantage by simply putting in the time. The next piece, and most important, is making sure one attends summer camp with an open mind and eager to learn.”

Wrestling camps help wrestlers get out of their normal routine, train with different workout partners and learn from other coaches.

“As wrestlers, we can often become very stagnant in a particular training environment,” says Nickerson. “By forcing oneself to get out of his/her comfort zone, we become more comfortable with the unknown. Being in a one-on-one combat sport, it is impossible to predict how your opponent will reach to a leg attack or a stand up. By learning a multitude of wrestling techniques as well as exposure to many workout partners, one can get a real feel for almost any situation that comes about.”

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5 Benefits of Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps

5 Benefits of Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps

Finding the best wrestling camp is a challenge for wrestlers and parents. Finding one that fits an individual wrestler needs at a fair price is something every wrestler and family looks for.

That opportunity is available at Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camp. Below are 5 benefits of attending Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camp:

  1. At Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps, wrestlers get a chance to work with a world class coaching staff on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado, the only publicly funded Division I wrestling program in the state of Colorado. Troy Nickerson, Head Coach of the University of Northern Colorado and current UWW Junior World Team Coach and his staff, work hard to develop a curriculum that starts with a holistic approach. By developing base line skills that win at all levels, after attending one of their camps, you will have the tools to compete with anyone at any skill level.
  2. The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, CO which sits on the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Engulfed in 300 days of sun per year, there is no place more beautiful than Colorado during the summer time. Spend your mornings doing hill sprints in the foothills, while your afternoons are full of more wrestling than you could ever need. Bring the whole family and make it a vacation!
  3. Don’t be a number, Size matters. Troy Nickerson’s Wrestling Camps pride themselves on their 10:1 campers to counselor ratio which will allow you to receive plenty of one-on-one attention while at camp. Work in small group instruction sessions to really hone in on your technical skills and don’t get lost in the crowd at another summer camp.
  4. Thinking about wrestling in college? Spend your summer with Nickerson and staff and get to know the coaching staff and current wrestlers. While on campus, you will get to see what it is like to be a student-athlete at UNC .
  5. Troy Nickerson’s Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps are some of the most affordable camps in the country. You will not find a better bang for your buck.

Space is limited, so register soon. With 4 different camps to choose from, there is always a camp that fits everyone’s needs. Visit the Northern Colorado Wrestling Camps website today and #BearDown with Nickerson and staff this summer.

How to research a wrestling camp: Tips for parents, wrestlers and coaches

It’s that time of the year. As youth and high school wrestlers are gearing up for local, sectional, state and national tournament stretch runs, parents and wrestlers are starting to look towards the future – starting to research wrestling camps.

The talk is buzzing too – at many Saturday tournaments across the country parents of wrestlers are asking:

  • How do you know what is the best wrestling camp?
  • How do you research a wrestling camp?
  • How much do wrestling camps cost?
  • How do I know what camp is best for my child?
  • What camp has worked for your child and why?

Those are just a few of the scenarios taking place. As you start to research wrestling camps, keep these tips in mind:

1. What may work for your wrestlers best friend or closest teammate may not be ideal for your son or daughter.

2. At the same time, going with a few familiar teammates can help a child have a more rewarding wrestling camp – as it gives them someone they can talk to or are familiar with at the camp.

3.  The most common concerns are about:

  • Where is the camp located?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What will my son or daughter learn?

4. Understand the types of camps out there: There are a variety of camps – technique camps, big man camps, father-son camps, camps strictly for girl wrestlers, team camps, intensive camps, day camps, overnight camps, etc.  Each focuses on a different aspect of the sport of wrestling and can help your child in different ways. The best idea is to perfect your strengths and improve your weaknesses.

5. Be ready for a challenge. If you want to get better, find a camp that will take you out of your normal routine or natural element. Going to the club or camp at your local school or with the same coaches/work out partners you always train with is a good way to get mat time. However, sometimes a new environment, new partners and new ideas can help offer a fresh perspective and outlook on the sport.

6. Make it fun. Whatever you do, don’t get burned out on the sport by picking the wrong wrestling camp. By doing your research now you are getting a head start and will in time, make the right decision.

These items and more are all discussed in the book, The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps.  Now is the time to start planning for the summer wrestling camp season. You have plenty of time to make a decision, but remember – it’s important to find a camp that is not only affordable and educational, but one where your wrestler will have a rewarding camp experience – on and off the mat.

Talk to your club or high school coaches, call camp directors, talk to other wrestlers and parents of other wrestlers and most of all, find one that fits your son or daughters needs the best.

Get more advice and detailed tips by ordering your copy of The Ultimate Guide to wrestling camps today!

Wrestling Camps 101: What camp is best for each individual wrestler?

What’s the best wrestling camp for today’s youth and high school wrestler – a team or individual camp and why? That topic was discussed in detail in a USA Wrestling article titled Individual or Team Camp: Which One is Best for You?

In that article, coaches from Oregon State, George Mason as well as a club team from Virginia commented on how to pick a wrestling camp. In addition, The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps was featured, providing 10 tips to consider when picking a wrestling camp.

Jon McGovern is the head coach at the University of Dubuque and a two-time NCAA champion. McGovern shared his thoughts on how to pick a wrestling camp and the differences and benefits between team and individual camps.

“The best fit for a wrestler wanting to get feedback and improvement in the mental, tactical and competitive aspect of wrestling or needing to unify the vision and goals of the programs with his teammates may want a team camp,” says McGovern.

Some team camps will give not only technical instruction, but match feedback from staff on tactical, mental and physical aspects, providing elite training opportunities and advice for the competitor looking to find ways to improve.

If the wrestler needs some time away from the team and his current coaching staff to go off and get a new perspective on the sport may be well fitted for an individual camp, says McGovern.

“The best fit for the youth wrestler depends a lot on the development phase, style and personality of the wrestler,” says McGovern.

Depending on where the wrestler is at in his personality phase, one wrestler may respond better to a Terry Brands type personality, where another may respond better to Ray Brinzer, says McGovern.

“Both are great coaches in the sense that they bring fundamentals to the forefront of excellence, but each teaches in a different style,” he adds.

It is always good to have your wrestlers in their later years in their career learn from many different personality type coaches says McGovern.

No team or individual camp is alike, just like no competitor is alike.

“I don’t believe there is ONE best CAMP, just like their isn’t one best method to winning,” says McGovern. “If you can come into your camp selection identifying what you want out of the camp first, you are much more likely to select the appropriate camp to help you reach your potential.  If you just go with credentials, marketing, or yes even testimonials – you might not be taking into account that what you as a wrestler need over the summer to improve may be different than someone else. So before you begin searching for a camp, search within.”

Narrow down the 1-3 things you think will make the most impact for your wrestling improvement and then start to target the camps that will help you the most in those areas – team, individual, or even intensive camps.

“All are great camps, the best camp is the one that matches your needs,” says McGovern.

Five mistakes wrestlers make before heading to and while attending wrestling camp

Let’s get right to it. If you are going to a wresting camp this summer, avoid these mistakes to get the most out of your experience:

1. Arriving to camp out of shape
Come summer many wrestlers may have not been on the mat for a while. You need a break. And maybe you play a spring sport, such as baseball, tennis or are in track and field. Maybe you don’t do anything. Whatever it is, don’t go to camp out of shape. You don’t have to be at state tournament shape or at your best weight, but prepare in advance by working out, running and training to prepare for camp. Don’t spend time sucking air when you should be learning. And if you are going to an intensive camp, it is best to be ready to work.

 2. Not taking it seriously
Don’t go to camp looking to take it easy. Camp should be fun and it certainly can be fun, but don’t take the fun out of it by goofing around and not taking it seriously. You will waster your parents’ money and the camp staff’s time by being a goof-off. Use this time to learn.

3. Thinking you are better than everyone
Sure you may wrestle for a state power. Sure you may have made it to state or advanced in your section, district or regional tournament. But don’t come into camp cocky and act like you know-it-all and are above the coaches and campers. Don’t be arrogant. You are not only representing yourself, but you are also representing your city, school and wrestling club. Be a good sport and make a good impression. No one wants to be that guy where people say “I went to camp with a kid from that team, he was pretty cocky.” Don’t be that person.

4. Dismissing the coaching staff and counselors
Chances are if you go to camp, you are going to get an opportunity to learn from some pretty talented coaches and campers. Many camps feature local college wrestlers as counselors and many camps bring in guest clinicians and speakers. Just because you might not know who that person is, or maybe you don’t know a lot about the person’s background or where a counselor is from, don’t ignore their advice. This is a great opportunity to learn something new from someone new – soak it all up.

5. Forget everything after you leave camp
Successful wrestlers just don’t go to wrestling camp and when it’s the last day, that’s it, over, whatever they learned will be remembered and they are already better. Not going to happen. The most successful wrestlers bring a journal to camp and log what they have learned, jot down notes and ask questions. Then, they go back to their club or team and practice what they learned in camp. They expand on it, ask their hometown coaches about it and drill with teammates to perfect what was learned. Camps are about getting better, improving, learning new technique, learning how to be better in every aspect. Leave it all on the mat when competing, but be sure to bring back what you learned in a notebook and then apply it to improve.

Wrestling camp is an opportunity to learn and improve. Share these tips with your wrestlers to help them understand how to get the most out of a summer wrestling camp.

Want more advice? Order your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps to get tips like these and more.

 

Training Tips: 5 Ways to Prepare For Postseason Wrestling Success

It’s crunch time for wrestlers across the country. Section, district, regional, state, states – whatever it may be called in your area – tournaments are taking place and high school wrestlers across the country are gearing up for postseason competition and focusing on accomplishing their dream of becoming a state champion.

This is a time of year where distractions can deter one from their goals. Nick Spatola, owner of Fort Thomas, Kentucky-based Spatola Wrestling (spatolawrestling.com), recently talked to The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps about what it takes to succeed in the postseason. Spatola wrestled at Indiana University from 2002-2006 and established Spatola Wrestling in 2001. Spatola Wrestling provides individual wrestling instruction, camps, clinics and speaking services while training and working with wrestlers throughout Greater Cincinnati, Kentucky and Indiana.

Spatola, who provided these Tips for Staying Shape During The Holidays for USA Wrestling, provides five tips below on how to prepare for postseason wrestling success:

1. Be in the Wrestlers Zone
You should have tunnel vision and only be thinking about wrestling and school.

2. Make a final push for your conditioning
Take on extra – extra running, sprint or shadow wrestle right after practice, Jump rope – do the extra that your opponent isn’t to get ahead.

3. Visualize Success
Visualization is important. You have to “see” it before you “do” it.

4. Do all the small things right
Get enough sleep, maintain a proper diet, stretch, get good warm ups in before every match – prepare the little things to achieve the big things.

5. Have fun and relax
Be confident that you have prepared and be excited to compete.

“At spatola Wrestling we constantly preach to be the complete wrestler,” said Nick. “If you leave one important ingredient out the recipe of success will not work.”

Related Information:

2014 Spatola Wrestling Classic
Spatola Wrestling is also now taking registrations for the 2014 Spatola Classic. The wrestling tournament takes place March 22, 2014 at Cincinnati State, 2530 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223. The tournament featured over 300 wrestlers last year and is expected to grow to up to 400 competitors this year.

“My plan is to continue to build it as a regional event and eventually turn it in to a national level event,” said Spatola. “I have a great team and am committed to growing it.”

More about Spatola Wrestling
It features a 3,000-square-foot gym that is wall-to-wall mats, features padded walls and also has a fully equipped weight room and gym with surround sound stereo system and TV, with showers to be installed soon. There is also a store front with gear and nutritional supplements. In addition, Spatola Wrestling offers:

Beginners class for new wrestlers: “It’s so rewarding to teach a kid wrestling from scratch,” says Spatola. “My class now has a couple of four-year-olds in it and its great.”

Club practice and drop-in practice available:  Wrestlers from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky can be found training at Spatola Wrestling – the Tri-State Trifecta. “It’s great to bring in wrestlers from all over into the same room,” says Spatola. These practices are held evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.

Personal/individual wrestling instruction: Get one-on-one training from a Division I wrestler dedicated to seeing your wrestler succeed – no matter the skill level.

“This time includes me working one-on-one or in a small group with wrestlers,” says Spatola. “We tackle technique specific to each wrestler and work on the mental training and mindset that’s so important in the sport. I have developed many life long relationships with past clients and have been doing it since 2001 when I was still in my parents basement.”

Bring Spatola wrestling to your school: Spatola travels about once a week to a local Cincinnati High School to run the teams practice. These services are also available at other schools and clubs.

Spatola Wrestling Summer Camps and Clinics: Spatola Wrestling is a year-round training facility with camps and clinics for wrestlers in addition to other training opportunities listed above.

Coming soon: MMA classes and training opportunities.

Learn more at Spatola Wrestling

 

Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Wrestling Camp

It’s that time of year – the season is winding down and wrestlers and teams are focusing on making state tournament runs. For others, such as youth wrestlers or junior high wrestlers, they are starting to turn their focus towards offseason training programs and starting to look into wrestling camp options.

As a young wrestler, what should you look for when choosing a wrestling camp? As the parent of a wrestler, what questions should you ask when choosing a wrestling camp? There are a number of factors that come into play. They include:

1. Type of camp: Is it a team camp, intensive camp, technique camp? You want to find a camp that fits your wrestlers individual needs. What your wrestler may need to work on could be different than the other kids in your youth club or on your high school team.

2. Workout partners available at the camp: If you go to a camp where you won’t be challenged, you may not reap any benefits. You can drill all you want, but if you are going against competition that is inferior, it won’t help you. Likewise, if you are a new wrestler and go against elite-level talent with much more experience, your wrestler could struggle, get frustrated and not enjoy the camp. And, possibly no longer enjoy wrestling.

3. Location of the camp: Is your wrestler ready to go out of state and stay away from home for a week? Or, would a day camp, where they commute back home every night be the best for your camper? Would two or three days be enough for your young wrestlers attention span? These things need to be considered and are different for every wrestler out there.

4. Cost of the camp: The cost of a camp is a big factor in the camp kids attend. Find one that fits your budget. If you can’t afford a big name camp – look for local camps that provide similar opportunities.  There is a camp out there for everyone – and you don’t have to break the bank!

5. Clinicians/staff: It’s great to be at a camp that has big name staff – J Robinson, Tom Brands, John Smith, Cael Sanderson, Dan Gable – to name a few. But keep in mind, while these legends of the sport headline the camp, many wrestlers will be working with support staff that includes college wrestlers from the team where you are attending camp. It can be a great chance to meet and work with today’s college stars. Ask what the wrestler-to-camper ratio is, how much involvement these staffers have and how they will work with your wrestler. Many truly do love working and teaching kids, and working with these coaches and wrestlers can be a major motivator for young wrestlers.

However, today’s youth wrestler can also learn and train from the many other great teachers out there from the youth clubs, high school and small college teams. A big name is great – but there are a number of great teachers and coaches out there – find one that fits your wrestler the best.

There is more detailed information and advice like this from over 40 high school and college wrestling coaches, Olympians, NCAA All-Americans, parents and more available in The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps.

Order your copy today – train like a champion – and save money doing so – tomorrow.