Wrestling Team Camp at Brown University
Athletic Camps on the Brown Bears Campus
Philosophy: This camp is the perfect opportunity for building champions through off-season technical and competition training. This camp is designed to promote an atmosphere that will expose athletes of every level to wrestling techniques that have proven successful for beginner to advanced wrestlers. This camp offers valuable mat-time experience against top wrestlers from around the country. This camp also allows coaches to evaluate and grow with their team during the dual meet and competition format of the camp. Throughout the camp we will focus on match management, takedowns, top/bottom skills, and pinning combinations to achieve team bonus points.
Each team will be assigned a college wrestler/counselor to help coach and interact with the campers throughout the camp. This will allow each team to have a more personalized attention. The assigned student athlete coach will help to prepare each team for competition with warm up, strategy, and preparation. Whether athletes are preparing for the dual or individual format of live wrestling, this will give each camper an inside look on how a college wrestling team prepares before each competition.
Schedule: Each camp session will last approximately two hours. The first hour of each session will be devoted to learning and perfecting proven technique. The second hour will be devoted toward using that new technique in live wrestling competition. Live wrestling will be formatted as individual, takedown, top/bottom, and dual meet competitions.
Format: Teams will compete in a round-robin dual tournament format in which each team has the opportunity to compete against every team in the camp. The team scores will be recorded throughout the camp with the last session of the camp culminating with the placing rounds.
Madison Style Weigh-In: Each camper will weigh-in on day one of the camp. We will then match up campers based upon their current weight as closely as possible for each competition. These athletes will then compete against each other in various formats including but not limited to: full matches, takedown tournament, top/bottom tournament, and an All-Star match (top two in each weight class will be randomly split into two teams and compete in a dual format match).
Dining: Meals are served in the Brown University dining hall prior to each session. We offer an “All you can Eat” buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner for residents. Commuters will receive lunch and dinner throughout the camp.
Pool & Free Time: Campers will have the opportunity to play games, watch video, interact with other campers, and use the new indoor pool inside the Nelson Fitness Center outside of the camp sessions. Free swim times and more information will be available at registration.
What to bring:
Workout gear, Wrestling shoes, headgear (optional), knee-pads (optional), & mouthpiece
Casual Clothes (to walk around outside camp sessions)
Towel, swimming suit, flip flops (optional)
Blanket, sheets, sleeping bag (optional), & fan
Spending money for snacks and camp gear
*T-Shirt included for all participants. Brown wrestling apparel will also be available to purchase throughout the camp.
DAILY SCHEDULE (Registration and Check Out Day Schedule Provided at Registration Table)
7:15 AM Wake-Up
7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast: All-You-Can-Eat
9:00 - 11:00 AM Technique & Competition Session I
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch: All-You-Can-Eat
1:30-3:30 PM Technique & Competition Session II
4:00-5:00 PM Pool & Free Time*
5:00-6:00 PM Dinner: All-You-Can-Eat
6:30 - 8:30 PM Technique & Competition Session III
8:30 PM Commuter Pick Up at the Gym
9:00 - 10:30 PM Free Time and Camp Store Open: Pizza, Drinks, and Brown Wrestling Gear
11:00 PM Lights Out
*Pool times may vary throughout the camp
**Each session will consist of an hour of technique and a wrestling competition.
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Brown University Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants that meet the listed age requirements for each camp.