Summer Camps

Wrestling

Our camps have sport-specific components that were designed with guidance from the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Head Coaches, while the delivery of the programming is carried out by alumni of the Golden Bears and Pandas as well as by current varsity athletes. Our sport camp programming and age groups are consistent with the guidelines of each sport’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework. 

In addition to the sport-specific training each participant will receive, camp participants will also take part in a number of familiar games which we have adapted to help our participants improve their fundamental movement skills. This will not only serve as a platform for future participation and competition in whichever sport they choose to play, but it will also improve the sport skills associated with the camp they’re presently enrolled in.
 

Camp Stage Descriptions

Learn-to-Train

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The goals of this camp are to introduce and build basic wrestling skills and strengthen general athletic skills. Half of this camp will be spent in our wrestling gym where participants will develop skills related to stance, motion, takedowns and groundwork through fun drills and modified matches. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the wrestling sessions.

  • No previous wrestling experience is required.
  • Participants are required to bring a separate pair of athletic shoes for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.

Train-to-Train

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The goals of this camp are to improve wrestling skills and refine general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent in our wrestling gym where participants will develop skills related to stance, motion, takedowns and groundwork. Basic offensive and defensive tactics will be introduced through drills and games. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the wrestling sessions.

  • No previous wrestling experience is required.
  • Participants are required to bring a separate pair of athletic shoes for the multi-sport sessions.
  • All participants will receive an official camp t-shirt.