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

    UPDATE: Cadet, junior national team camp at Olivet on July 8-9

    This a resident national team training camp culminating a summer of training. It is mandatory for Team Michigan Fargo competitors barring extreme circumstances. The cost of coaching, room, and two meals is included in your Fargo package. Non-Fargo team members with USAW cards are welcome to train for a cost of $75/wrestler. The primary purpose of the MUSAW Fargo Camp is final preparation for the most prestigious tournament of the year, team-building, and to have fun while we're at it. Following the camp we recommend competitors taper their practice sessions with lighter/shorter/sharp sessions at their local facilities so as to be rested for the event. We are proud that Michigan wrestlers are considered the most well-prepared Fargo Nationals competitors in the country via our training camp system. Contact Al Freeman 248-863-6388 with questions.

    More information, camp schedule is available here

    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.

    Schedule:

    • 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

    Purpose:
    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.

    132 lbs. Junior Freestyle Nationals champion Ian Parker of Michigan. Photo: John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com.

    Cadet, junior national team members prepare for Fargo camp at Olivet

    07/05/2017, 8:30am EDT
    By Michigan USA Wrestling

    OLIVET, MI -- Cadets and juniors on the Michigan national team will make their final preparations at Olivet College during camp on July 8-9. 

    All of the details and schedule can be found here

    This a resident national team training camp culminating a summer of training. It is mandatory for Team Michigan Fargo competitors barring extreme circumstances. The cost of coaching, room, and two meals is included in your Fargo package. Non-Fargo team members with USAW cards are welcome to train for a cost of $75/wrestler. The primary purpose of the MUSAW Fargo Camp is final preparation for the most prestigious tournament of the year, team-building, and to have fun while we're at it. Following the camp we recommend competitors taper their practice sessions with lighter/shorter/sharp sessions at their local facilities so as to be rested for the event. We are proud that Michigan wrestlers are considered the most well-prepared Fargo Nationals competitors in the country via our training camp system. Contact Al Freeman 248-863-6388 with questions.

    The freestyle and greco wrestlers from Michigan are looking to build on the state's 2016 performance.

    We had three national champions and 30 all-Americans in the state’s best ever finish at the 2016 ASICS/Vaughan USA Wrestling freestyle and Greco-Roman national championship.

    You can read more about that team here.

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