Troy Nickerson’s UNC Wrestling Camp System provides some of the finest youth and high school wrestling camps in the country. Whether you are new to wrestling or a seasoned competitor, these camps are designed for athletes of all age and skill levels. Coach Nickerson’s camps focus on sound baseline skills that win at the highest levels, while bringing a high level of energy to every session. Coach Nickerson and his camp staff take great pride in providing an excellent camper to staff ratio which helps athletes develop individually while focusing on one-on-one attention and camper safety. If you are looking to develop as a wrestler and reach your highest potential for next season, then Troy Nickerson’s UNC Wrestling Camps are for you!
Be confident that your decision to take this opportunity to learn and develop your wrestling skills and abilities will expose you to top level wrestling technique, strategies and tactics. As you know, wrestling is a very physical and emotional sport that challenges your strength, speed, skill, stamina, agility and of course mental toughness. Wrestling teaches individuals a great deal about themselves; in fact, it has been said that many life's lessons are learned in a wrestling room!
Our camp is a proven resource to help develop competitors in each area mentioned above. The training regimen campers will follow on a daily basis has been developed under our coaching staff's leadership and guidance. AFA wrestling has implemented a wrestling system from the ground up and our coaching staff will offer campers the opportunity to study the combative and systematic style of wrestling used by our AFA athletes. All sessions are held in the newly renovated wrestling facility, home to the AFA Wrestling team.
The staff, including our featured guest clinicians and AFA Cadet counselors, will guide each camper towards mastering the skills we teach as well as help them grow with our off the mat "Character and Integrity" training sessions. The camp's outstanding staff, staff to student ratios, and access to all of the academy's outstanding athletic facilities makes the AFA Wrestling Camp an obvious choice for parents and wrestlers alike. This year's camp staff will consist of state champions, Asics All-Americans, Junior National Champions, NCAA Champions and All-Americans, World and Olympic Team Members.
Session 1- Sample Daily Schedule "Spec Ops Camp"
6:10am-6:30am Spec Ops Training/Physical Training
10:00am-12:15pm Technique Session
3:00pm-5:00pm Live Wrestling
7:30pm-8:30pm Personal Leadership 101
9:00pm-10:00pm Free time/Lights out
Session 2 - Sample Daily Schedule
8:30am-10:30am Technique (Sessions taught progressively)
10:45am-12:15pm Cross Training (Stanley Canyon, Aquatics, OTC)
1:45pm-3:45pm Technique (Sessions taught progressively)
3:45pm-4:15pm Daily Review / Questions and Answers session
4:15pm-4:30pm Commuter parents meet their athlete at the Field House or at the Wrestling Room
4:15pm-4:30pm Resident campers escorted to dormitory for evening meal and evening activity.