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How to pick the best wrestling camp: 3 factors every parent or wrestler should consider when making a final decision

Below is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of the book, The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps.

In the book, some of the top high school coaches comment on the advice they give parents and wrestlers on how to pick the best wrestling camp. With this group of HS coaches, there is over 100 years of combined coaching experience backing up their advice.

It doesn’t matter if you are from a top wrestling state like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma or California. Or a state like Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington, Montana or Rhode Island, where wrestling is popular in pockets. You can find the best wrestling camp for your skill level and budget by following these three steps to finding the best wrestling camp for youth and high school wrestlers.

To choose the best wrestling camp, you can’t go wrong following the basic advice of some of the top high school wrestling coaches in the US:

➭ Determine what you want from the camp experience.

➭ Read the promotional materials carefully, and don’t be wowed just by the names of big-time college programs hosting the camp, or superstar wrestlers or coaches.

➭ Ask your coach and other wrestlers which camps they’ve been to, and would recommend.

Want more advice like this from top high school and college coaches, parents, elite wrestlers, camp directors and elite wrestling minds like Dan Gable, J Robinson, Rob Koll and more? Then order your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps today. It’s only $10 and shipping is FREE! You could spend thousands on camps and training over the course of your child’s wrestling career. But you could also save thousands by following the advice and tips gathered in this book.

You’ll become informed, make better decisions, find better training opportunities and most important, SAVE MONEY  while HELPING YOUR WRESTLER HAVE A BETTER CAMP EXPERIENCE. Save money. Train better. Become a better wrestler.


Black Friday wrestling gifts: The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps

Looking for something for that wrestler in your family this holiday season? Consider the gift of The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps.

This books has received high praise from high school and college wrestling coaches across the country and author Matt Krumrie has been featured on Intermatwrestle.com, Takedown Radio, College wrestling Examiner, FloWrestling and in WIN Magazine discussing the book. In 2011, Intermatwrestle.com featured the book on its holiday gift list and in 2010, the St. Paul Pioneer Press recommended the book as a must read for wrestling fans.

The book is an educational resource for parents and wrestlers, from youth to high school age. If you are looking to get the most out of your wrestling camp experience, learn how to train to be the best, where to train and how to save money in the process, then consider The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps this holiday season. If you are a wrestling fan who would like to read training tips and stories of what made them successful from wrestling legends like Dan Gable, Ken Chertow, Gene Mills, J Robinson and many many more – as well as top current high school and college coaches – then this book is for you!

As part of this black Friday special, wrestling fans can get the book for $10 – and that includes FREE shipping. This is nearly $10 off the retail price of $19.99. Order today, learn how to train to be a champion tomorrow.

Order The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps

Special Offer: If you are a wrestling coach, wrestling club director or parent looking to help your school with fundraising, consider The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps. Buy the book in bulk at a low price – and resell them at your events – keep the money for your club or wrestling program! Make money and share the book – it’s a win-win! Contact author Matt Krumrie at matt@wrestlingcampguide.com for more details!

Happy Holidays!

– The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps

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.

Order your copy today, train to be a champion tomorrow!

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.”

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.

Best Summer Wrestling Camps: How to Pick the Best Camp For Your Wrestler and Budget

A new book that will help educate and inform wrestlers and parents on how to make the best possible decision when it comes to picking a wrestling camp, club and other training options is now on the market. The book, The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps, is for sale at wrestlingcampguide.com.

With interviews, comments and information from over 40 of the most informed and knowledgeable people involved in the sport of wrestling, this book is not only an educational resource for wrestlers, it’s a valuable tool for parents who are trying to learn more about the training opportunities available for their son or daughter. The book provides tips and information for wrestlers of all ages, including youth wrestlers, middle school wrestlers and high school wrestlers.

But The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps is more than just a resource about camps. It provides information on club wrestling,  the combination of MMA training and wrestling, nutrition tips, offseason training tips, camp checklists, case studies and wrestling stories from those who have experience at all levels of the sport of wrestling.

The source list for the book includes Olympians, NCAA champions, All-Americans, college coaches, high school coaches, club directors, camp directors, parents, youth wrestlers, female wrestlers and more.

The author of the book is Matt Krumrie, contributer to USA Wrestling, Intermatwrestle.com, The Guillotine and MatBoss. Krumrie is the former editor of TheWrestlingMall.com and a previous contributor to W.I.N Magazine.

“What I did was take the advice, comments and experiences of those who are involved with camps, clubs and training and coaching wrestlers and turned it into resources and stories that can benefit wrestlers and their parents,” says Krumrie. “Parents spend hundreds and often times, thousands of dollars on a kids wrestling career, traveling to events and tournaments, taking them to club practice, attending summer camp. The goal of this book is to inform and educate and help the parent make the best decision for their budget and the wrestler the best decision for his or her career. The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps does just that”