Off-season wrestling and mat time experience are a crucial part of an athlete’s success during the regular season. When deciding which camp to attend, you may want to consider how many matches you can wrestle. A camp with multiple hours of live wrestling a day is the best way to get exposure to different wrestlers and test your new techniques. A quality camp should have two technique sessions a day with a hard and long live session during the day as well. I recommend the following camps:
- Jeff Jordan’s State Champ Camp (http://www.jordantrained.com/team.php)
- Oklahoma Intensive Camp: This is not for the weak. Long camp with long hard hours. Come ready to work (http://www.osuwrestlingcamps.com/Intensive_Camp.htm)
- Oklahoma Technique Camp: More manageable for beginner wrestlers to help master the basics (http://www.osuwrestlingcamps.com/Technique_Camp.htm)
- Troy Nickerson Intensive Camp: Good for getting in live matches with good competition (http://www.northerncoloradowrestlingcamps.com/5-day-intensive-camp.cfm).
- J Robinson Intensive Camp: This camp is highly regarded as one of the toughest in the country. Not for beginners (https://jrobinsoncamps.com/camps/intensive-camps).