Here’s What a Day at Wrestling Camp Looks Like

Want to train like a champion? If you’re a wrestler that wants to take a step forward on the mat, it’s time to sign up for the Pioneer Wrestling Camp this summer. This camp is designed specifically to provide a total wrestling experience, all while providing superior individual development opportunities.

The Pioneer Wrestling Camp is offered at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and is run by Head Wrestling Coach Andy Lausier, along with his assistant coach, Derek Moore. Both coaches are decorated former wrestlers and have helped turn around the Pioneer Wrestling program since joining the university.

OK, we’ve got your attention, but what’s a typical day at wrestling camp like? While there are all different kinds of set-ups, this opportunity is only currently offered as a day camp. There are three major focuses when it comes to the actual instruction, and here’s what the daily schedule will probably look like:

8:45am: Campers arrive and meet

9:00: Individual technique

11:30: Lunch (campers must bring their own)

12:30: Free time to use as you wish

1:30: Live wrestling/Dual meets

3:00: Campers depart

As you can see, it’s pretty quick day – as all day sports camps are – but there is no wasted motion, with plenty of instruction taking place. In order to hit the ground running the minute you step foot into the building, make sure you bring everything needed, which includes:

  • Health form
  • Wrestling shoes
  • Wrestling head gear
  • Athletic socks
  • Running shoes
  • Come dressed and ready to wrestle

This schedule was specifically created so you can get the most out of your experience throughout a four-day span. Once you arrive, instructors will initially group you according to ability, experience, age and camp composition. This way, you’ll be able to learn, train and improve with wrestlers who are similar to you.

Again, with a tight schedule, our instructors want to ensure you’re getting the most out of the training, and grouping you according to those qualities helps make that happen.

We also strive to keep a low camper-to-staff ratio so a focus on individual attention remains. No two wrestlers are exactly the same, which is why we approach our wrestling camps the way we do. It’ll be difficult to take that next step in the sport if you’re just doing a huge group drill and getting lost in the shuffle. We pride ourselves on providing one-on-one coaching and even video analysis so you can watch yourself wrestle with us and we can discuss your technique and how you can approach certain situations differently.

Our most important goal is to make sure campers stay motivated and train at a competitive speed so they’re continually challenged. It’s hard to make progress when you’re not 100 percent focused on something, which is why we’re here to help you get there!

Interested in signing up for a U.S. Wrestling Camp this summer? Click here to find a camp near you and receive more information.