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    Michigan National Team training camps and other important info you need to know

    Freestyle and Greco Roman national team camps begin Saturday, May 27. Please see the schedule below for details. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before practice time in order to hand in necessary paperwork and get other details settled.

    For logistical information about national duals for schoolboy, cadet and junior please click here

    Note from National Teams Director Al Freeman:

    The camps are extremely valuable. We do make exceptions because we understand that situations arise which make it difficult to hit every camp. On the other hand, one of the reasons that we have been championship caliber in the past is largely a result of preparation. And we want the best-prepared wrestlers on the teams. For each team there is a Saturday before you take off for your Duals Event … on those Saturday’s it is mandatory that you attend for team purposes (gear, money, important last minute logistics, etc., etc.). All of the other opportunities are yours to take advantage of or to waste.


    • May 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the University of Michigan
    • June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holt.

      Schoolboys Mandatory Team Kickoff Camp is June 3.

    • June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holt. Cadets Mandatory Team Kickoff Camp is June 10.

    • June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Michigan State University. Juniors Mandatory Team Kickoff Camp is June 17. 
    • June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at MSU.
    • July 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Michigan University.

    Each camp will have special guest clinicians and a number of the national team coaches will also be present. Not all coaches will be present at each camp because on any given weekend some of them will be coaching at a competition event. There will always be an “MC”, or lead to keep things orchestrated.

    Calendar will help parents, wrestlers plan for upcoming competitions

    Please see the PDF version of the calendar below. 

    The idea behind the calendar is for parents, wrestlers and coaches to use it as a guide for this spring and summer. 

    It was created by Michigan USA Wrestling national team coach Al Freeman. 

    Coaches Bronze Certification

    The USA Wrestling Bronze Certification is a comprehensive coaching education program for coaches, parents and volunteers who are committed to expanding their knowledge in the art and science of our sport. Bronze Certification is the first of a three-part advanced coaching education program followed by Silver and Gold Certifications.

    Click here for information or to sign up for the course. 

    Important note: Bronze certification is required to coach on the floor at many of USA Wrestling's national events. 

    How To Qualify for Schoolboy/Cadet/Junior USAW Freestyle/Greco National Events

    Schoolboy, Cadet, and Junior age groups each have a National Freestyle Duals Event, a National Greco Duals Event, an Individual Freestyle Nationals Tournament and an Individual Greco Nationals Tournament.  Qualification criteria differs depending upon the event.

    For information about the how to make the Schoolboy team, click here

    To find out how to make the Cadet national team, visit this link

    Get information by clicking here on how to make the Junior national team.

    Information about the Kids division is available here.

    Follow Michigan cadets at national duals in Pennsylvania

    06/15/2017, 9:00am EDT
    By Michigan USA Wrestling

    YORK, PA -- Day 1 is in the books for the cadet national team at greco national duals. 

    You can watch a rematch of last year's greco national championship between Hudson's Jordan Hamdan and Oklahoma's Reece Witcraft at this year's duals here.

    Follow the greco duals live on track here

    You can follow the freestyle duals live on track here

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