Wrestling Intensive Training Camp
June 17-21, 2013
Full Resident: $380 (all meals, housing, materials)
Day Camper: $305 (noon and dinner meals, materials)
Commuter: $235 (materials only — no meals)
Additional camp information: Registration, check-in and check-out information, camp regulations, refund policy, and what to bring to camp
In the last eleven years, Dave Mitchell has coached the Luther wrestling team to six top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships. He has coached eight national champions, four national runners-up, and 45 All-Americans. He has also coached 33 Scholar All-Americans and two NCAA Post Graduate scholars. Dave was named the NWCA National Division III Coach of the Year in 2004, and Iowa Conference Coach of the Year in 2008, 2004, 2002, and 1999; he was nominated for Division III Rookie Coach of the Year honors in 1997 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and USA Wrestling Magazine. Dave is currently serving a three year term as president of the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association. In 2010, Dave was inducted into the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Before joining the Luther wrestling program Dave earned All-American wrestling honors by placing third at the NCAA Division III championships at 167 pounds. He was also a two-time NCAA Academic All-American and was selected to the GTE Academic All-America squad his senior year.
All 2013 camps will feature outstanding clinicians—recent clinicians have included NCAA Champions Brent Metcalf, Tim Hartung, Jay Borschel, Zach Roberson, Jayson Ness, TJ Williams, Jeff O'Gara, Matt Pyle, Nate Hansen and All-Americans Derek St. John, Jason Welch, & Travis Paulsen, as well as Olympians Cael Sanderson and Brandon Slay and National H.S. Coach of the year Jim Jackson. You'll learn from the best at our camps!
The Luther Coaches and Team, including . . .
Luther Assistant Coach
Decorah High School Coach
Three-time NCAA All-American
Luther Assistant Coach
Director of Midwest Extreme Camps
Wisconsin State Champion
Wisconsin State Champion
NCAA National Qualifier
Two-time Missouri State Runner-up
Minnesota State Runner-up
Wisconsin State Runner Up
Angelo San Juan
Illinois State Place-winner
plus many others!
Campers will experience championship training methods developed by the Luther College wrestling team and head coach Dave Mitchell. Campers will participate in work-outs the Luther wrestling team does in and out of season. Each camper will be assigned to a counselor, and each counselor will be assigned to 10 or less campers. Thus, campers will get much one-on-one attention. There will be significant technical, mental, cardiovascular and strength growth opportunities for the campers. We view live wrestling and drilling as the best cardiovascular training for wrestling. Therefore, this camp will incorporate more wrestling and drilling than running and sprinting.
The Train Like a Norseman Intensive Training Camp is designed to provide campers with an intensive training setting which will help them reach a new level next season. Many campers have spoken highly of the impact this camp had on their success the following season!
Tentative daily schedule (An accurate daily schedule for camp will be distributed at check-in.)
|7:00-7:45 a.m.||Drill / Conditioning|
|8:45-9:45 a.m.||Weight Training|
|10:00-11:30 a.m.||Technique Session|
|11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:00-3:00 p.m.||Technique Session|
|3:00-4:00 p.m.||Live wrestling|
|5:30-6:00 p.m.||Technique review from the day, presented by counselors|
|6:00-7:00 p.m.||Classroom training sessions including nutrition, mental imagery, plyometric training and question & answer period|
|7:00-8:30 p.m.||Evening activity (movies, swimming, football, etc.)|
"I would like to thank you for teaching my son Tanner wrestling techniques and how to become a better wrestler at your camp. He was struggling at the varsity level last year. This year he has become a very positive and smart wrestler. He has more confidence in himself, and cares more about everything, including his studies and his future.
I want to thank you Coach Mitchell, and the camp wrestling staff for all the wonderful things you have done for my son."
Kelli, from Minnesota
Attending our "Train Like a Norseman" Intensive Training Camp and one of our Team Camps provides an excellent 9 day camp experience at a fraction of the cost of most 9 day camps.
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Housing and Meals
Campers live in a comfortable, air-conditioned residence hall on the Luther campus and eat in the Dahl Centennial Union dining hall. College athletes serve as camp counselors and provide full supervision and help direct all camp activities. Medical services for campers are available through local clinics, as well as the emergency room at the Winneshiek Medical Center. Individual campers are responsible for any medication, and hospital and physician fees.
Luther College Sports Facilities
Regents Center indoor facilities include six tennis courts; a six-lane, 200-meter track; six full-sized basketball courts; 25-yard, six-lane swimming pool; locker, training, and equipment rooms. The Legends Fitness for Life Center offers a strength and fitness facility with its own climbing wall. The outdoor facilities include 12 tennis courts, a cross country race course, fitness trails, and an all-weather track, which was installed in the fall of 2009.