A relaxed two day camp that combines both technique and fun to create the perfect father/son bonding weekend.
Registration & Check-In: 12:00AM-1:00PM - Stoughton Hall -Dorm
Check-Out: 10:30 AM
Meals are provided
Four days spent blending basic technique lessions and fun activities for a younger crowd.
Coach/Counselor ration 8-1
Registration: 8:00AM-9:00AM - Caruso Complex (top floor of Grace Hall)
Pick up: 2:00PM and drop off:8:30AM - In front of Grace Hall
Session Times: 9-11am, then lunch (not provided), and 12-2pm
This program will include 80% top-flight instruction and 20% combat with live evaluation. High coach to wrestler ratio.
Ideal for Grades 8-12
This option is geared towards more experienced wrestlers. They will be physically and mentally challenged, while still learning and perfecting techniques through hard repetition drilling.
Technique and Intensive Camp
Ages 10-18 unless accompanied by a parent or adult. There will be two techniques sessions a day, a workout session, and some live wrestling in the evenings. Our technique camp is designed for individuals or teams. Campers will be taught technique and drills that will help improve their performance and help them achieve their goals. Coach Mills uses his energetic and entertaining style to teach techniques that he used to pin his way around the world. He will teach every day as well as having many great guest clinicians. A tournament will be held at the end of camp getting 7 to 9 matches each.
Technique and Competition Camp
Campers must be going into at least 6th grade to attend the competition camp. Campers will receive the same great technique and drill sessions as well as great competition from all over the country. Wrestlers will be critiqued immediately after each match in the first tournament. Campers will have the opportunity to wrestle 14-18 matches. First, second, and third place tournament winners will receive Pin2Win awards!!!
8 Day Intensive Camp
Technique & Competition. Unlike other intensive camps, we spend more time learning and drilling than running and conditioning. This is a camp like no other!
12 Day Intensive Camp Technique & Competition
Unlike other intensive camps, we spend more time learning and drilling than running and conditioning. This is a camp like no other!
4 Day Mean Gene Exclusive Camp
4 day exclusive technique camp with Mean Gene teaching every session, every day. It will be limited space and will keep everyone on 1 Pavillion so Gene can teach everyone. You will learn some great technique and have a great time in the process
The TNT Team Camp is designed for you and your team to gain the competitive edge for next season. Our junior and senior high team camps provide the opportunity to learn, compete and build team unity. The wrestlers gain valuable experience while your coaches and our staff evaluate and give instructional feedback. Numerous states are represented at this camp and the competition is considered outstanding. Our techniques and training will enable you and your team to compete for conference and state championships
Our camp is designed for Junior High and High School teams and individuals that are looking for a format that combines challenging competition with an opportunity to learn and develop techniques taught by our experienced staff. A typical day consists of multiple live matches in dual meet format, a custom-tailored technique session for each team, and short motivational talks delivered by our professional staff. The unique structure of our camp, coupled with the personal attention provided to each team and camper result in a positive and rewarding experience for all participants. Coaches are encouraged to attend camp. Grades 6-12
Pennsylvania Wrestling Camps are committed to providing Excellence at Every Level. Our experinced staff and counselors value character, community, and building the enjoyment for the great sport of amateur wrestling!
Advance Wrestling Academy (AWA) mission is to advance every wrestler's career from where they are today to new heights, by setting a proven pathway for success.
Led by the expert coaching of AWA Director Chase Pami, along with Penn Wrestling and PRTC Staff, AWA's elite staff will be teaching techniques that are proven at every level of competition both nationally and internationally.
Pennsylvania Wrestling Commuter Camp is ideal for all ages and levels. It is technique oriented for youth, middle school and high school wrestlers. Techniques and strategies taught are proven successful at all levels of competition, from Youth through scholastic, collegiate, and all the way to Olympic Gold.
Pennsylvania Wrestling Camp Staff is committed to providing excellent instruction for every age level. Camp Directors are Hall of Fame Coach Roger Reina, and Olympic Champion & Hall of Famer Brandon Slay. The two teamed up for record success at The University of Pennsylvania, and continue today having coached beginners & champions at every level.
Expert technical instruction will be provided by staff from The University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Olympic Regional Training Center, and other select elite coaches who value the overall development of our campers first and foremost. Counselors will include wrestlers from The University of Pennsylvania and area college programs.
Pennsylvania Wrestling ID Camp
This 1-Day ID Camp is designed for 7th through 12 graders. Skill instruction, drills and live wrestling will be incorporated into a full day & great experience for middle school and hiogh school wrestlers who aspire to continue their careers in the NCAA.
Coaches from The University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC), and area colleges representing various divisions will also be in attendance to provide greater opportunity to be identified.
This camp is open to all skill levels, and will limited only by space. Register today!
GOLD MEDAL TRAINING CAMP SYSTEM
I have personally designed the Gold Medal Camp System so that you will learn and retain as much as possible. While college sponsored camps are often thrown together, Gold Medal Camp is very organized. Through a carefully planned sequence of instruction, unique drills, and review sessions, you will learn the techniques necessary to become a champion.
I will be present at ALL camps. I design the curriculum for every session, personally instruct many sessions, and am available for personalized instruction. I have made a commitment to coordinating the finest camp system in the world.
I have been an avid student of the sport since I was fourteen years old and made a commitment to becoming a State Champion. Since then I have trained year-round, experimenting with different techniques while drilling, wrestling, and coaching young wrestlers. While coaching at Penn State and Ohio State, I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest coaches and wrestlers in the nation. I have gone to training camps at the Olympic Training Center regularly since 1984. At these camps I trained with some of the best wrestlers in the world, expanding and polishing my repertoire daily. I also regularly analyze videotapes of State, NCAA, and Olympic Championships. I know and understand what it takes to become a Champion and am eager to share it with you.
I have carefully designed the entire technique curriculum so that everything you learn will be presented in an organized, systematic fashion. You will learn a system of wrestling—the same system that has made me and many other top wrestlers successful.
TAKEDOWNS – You will learn an array of set-up actions that will allow you to constantly pressure your opponent while always maintaining good position. Learn to attack your opponent in a variety of fashions from all angles using the inside step, knee spin, knee bounce, and low ankle mechanics of penetration. Our staff will also detail a variety of leg attack finishes so you can quickly and effectively finish your leg attacks both from your feet and when you get stuck on your knees.
If your opponent’s legs are back, you must work his head. You will learn the snap, shuck, head pull, and cross snap so you can wear your opponent down, open up your leg attacks &/or get his head down. You will learn a unique front headlock, cement job, cement mixer, whizzer & cobra series, as well as essential spin behind techniques, including the back hand and short drag. Many other counterattacks will be taught including the chestlock, bundled arms, spladle, and elevator series.
The slide by and throw by series will be carefully detailed, so you can score on the opponent who hangs on your collar. Advanced takedown techniques including throws, underhook attacks, two-on-one combinations, and low single attacks will also be covered.
My goal is for you to leave camp with a clear understanding of the takedowns you must master to excel, and the work ethic it will require to perfect them. I expect you to go home and develop into a takedown machine as so many past campers have.
Although takedowns are the most important and difficult area of wrestling to master, mat wrestling will NOT be neglected as it is at many other camps.
TOP POSITION – Emphasis will be on legs, tilts, & cradles, the most effective ways to turn a good opponent. Important breakdowns will be drilled as well as unique breakdowns to turns, including side headlock, inside ankle pretzel, and foot hook. You will learn to control and turn your toughest opponents. All nearfall techniques will be taught in extra small groups because the finer points are so important. Special sessions are offered for wrestlers particularly interested in advanced instruction on parallel legs, cradles, turks, and freestyle turns.
BOTTOM POSITION – Chain wrestling from the bottom position will be drilled daily. You will learn the finer points of the stand-up that will help you explode to your feet with back pressure for a quick escape, and you will develop a variety of second moves that can be used depending on your opponent's pressure. You will get to choose which reversal techniques you want expert instruction on and receive this instruction in extra small groups to learn the finer points. Special sessions are offered for wrestlers particularly interested in advanced instruction on granbys, head spins and counters to legs.DAILY SCHEDULE (SAMPLE)
Early Morning (Optional) Strength Training and Running
7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:30 - 11:30 First Wrestling Session
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 Second Wrestling Session
4:30 - 6:00 Dinner
6:30 - 7:00 Guest Speaker Discussion
7:00 - 9:00 Third Wrestling Session
The Technique Camps will concentrate on instruction, drilling and live wrestling for beginning to advanced wrestlers in grades 6-12. It will include techniques and drills from the feet, top and bottom positions. Instruction will cover hand fighting, multiple setups, counters, strategy and an array of high-percentage scoring techniques from the feet. The camp will explore the most effective ways to ride, turn and pin or technical fall a good opponent. Emphasis will be placed on leg riding, controlling wrists, arm bars, tilts, breakdowns, cradles and winning 30-second ride-outs from the mat. This camp will also focus on escapes and reversals to make you a well-rounded wrestler. Camp will conclude with an individual takedown tournament if so desired.
Intensive Training Camp:
The Intensive Training Camp is designed for experienced, dedicated wrestlers in grades 6-12 who want an intense program combining technique instruction, drill sessions, running, strength training and high-level competition. The camp is ideal for wrestlers who want to expand the limits of their mental, physical and emotional toughness. This camp can be TOUGH; however, it can provide the wrestlers with the mental and physical conditioning they need to be champions in the upcoming season
July 6-9 or July 10-13
The Team Camps will give wrestlers in grades 7-12 a balance of intense competition and outstanding instruction in each session, while also providing a unique bonding experience between the wrestlers and staff members of both levels. We have set up the team camps to enable schools to bring together both junior high and senior high staff members to enhance their camp experience and bring unity to their program; junior high teams will compete against other junior high teams when it is possible. In previous years, coaches have embraced our flexibility and arranged to have their ninth graders wrestle on either the junior high and/or senior high team in order to create the best match. Those teams bringing a junior high team are encouraged to attend the first session of our team camps. (Please check "other" on the registration form.) This will allow junior high students an opportunity to get more matches against wrestlers of the same age and experience level. An individual takedown tournament will conclude the camp.