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    Dear all,

    Thank you for taking the time to read my post. My younger brother is currently a junior in high school and is on the wrestling team. There is a slight problem though- his high school coach has never actually wrestled a match before. Our school is terribly underfunded and our wrestling coach is simply the football coach. I respect him for his effort, but even on good days his advice can be at best, limited.

    I feel this is a complete waste because I know my brother has a potent mind for wrestling and he is also freakishly strong. But I am concerned his technique, or lack thereof, will bring him down at some point. He could also use some more conditioning. Needless to say, I feel this is a complete waste of potential.

    I have considered sending him to a camp, notably J. Robinson's intensive one. He is slightly apprehensive about going but after hearing stories I am convinced that this camp would provide results. Given this situation, would J. Robinson's camp be a good idea? Does anyone have any other suggestions? He only has one year left.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenzen View Post
    Dear all,

    Thank you for taking the time to read my post. My younger brother is currently a junior in high school and is on the wrestling team. There is a slight problem though- his high school coach has never actually wrestled a match before. Our school is terribly underfunded and our wrestling coach is simply the football coach. I respect him for his effort, but even on good days his advice can be at best, limited.

    I feel this is a complete waste because I know my brother has a potent mind for wrestling and he is also freakishly strong. But I am concerned his technique, or lack thereof, will bring him down at some point. He could also use some more conditioning. Needless to say, I feel this is a complete waste of potential.

    I have considered sending him to a camp, notably J. Robinson's intensive one. He is slightly apprehensive about going but after hearing stories I am convinced that this camp would provide results. Given this situation, would J. Robinson's camp be a good idea? Does anyone have any other suggestions? He only has one year left.

    Thank you.
    With only a year left, a summer camp would be a great thing to do. Maybe one geared more towards technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger View Post
    With only a year left, a summer camp would be a great thing to do. Maybe one geared more towards technique.
    I agree with tiger, the camp should be a technique intensive camp. You can also talk with some other area coach's because many of them open up there wrestling rooms a few nights a week in the off season. (if there is an off season in wrestling . You can also ask about local wrestling clubs that he can join, some clubs have kids from lots of different school's. This is a good way to learn new technique and make new friends.

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    Thanks for the replies.


    Does anyone have any good suggestions regarding camps?

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    Where do you live? What region? J Robinson, Oregon State, Iowa are all good. It depends on what region of the country you are in.

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    Sounds like a team camp might be of value too. Coaches can attend with the team and I'm sure that would benefit the coach.
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    You might also try to get the coach to attend the camp with your brother. This could help your brother and the rest of the team during next season.
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    I wonder what he's apprehensive about at Robinson? Heh, YOU should give him sessions! And let him win a lot too!

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