Wrestling Team Camp at Brown University

  • Camp Type: Residential camp (ages 14-18) with commuter option
  • Coach: Todd Beckerman, Matt Meuleners, Darrius Little, & Austin Miller
  • Dates: July 7 - 10, 2020 (Tuesday - Friday)
  • Eligibility: Coed, grades 7-12 as of September 2020. Residential Campers must be 14 - 18 years old by the start of camp.

This camp is not scheduled to run this summer.

• Residential Camper: $455.00 and will increase to $495.00 on June 2, 2020
• Commuter Camper (Full Camp): $355.00 and will increase to $395.00 on June 2, 2020
-The Full Camp option will check-out at 8:30 P.M. each day (except for the 11:00 am check-out on the final day).
• Commuter Camper (Day Only): $295.00 and will increase to $350.00 on June 2, 2020
-The Day Only option will check-out at 4:00 P.M. each day (except for the 11:00 am check-out on the final day).

Tuesday Check In: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Friday Check Out: 11:00 am

Camp Philosophy: This camp is designed for individuals or teams to learn technique, and apply this knowledge in a competition setting. This camp will expose athletes of every level to wrestling techniques that have proven successful for beginner to advanced wrestlers. Team camp offers valuable mat-time experience against top wrestlers from around the country. This camp also allows coaches to grow with their team during the dual meet and competition format of the camp. Throughout the camp we will focus on match management, takedowns, top/bottom skills, and pinning combinations to achieve team bonus points.

Attend this camp as an individual or as a high school team. Upon arrival, everyone will be assigned a team, and groups that come together will be placed on the same team. Each team will be assigned a college wrestler/counselor that will help guide campers throughout the camp. This will allow each team and camper to receive personalized attention that suits their style of wrestling. The assigned coach will prepare each team for competition with warm up, preparation, and match strategy. Whether athletes are preparing for the dual aspect or the individual aspect of live wrestling, this camp will give each camper an inside look on how a college wrestling team prepares before each competition.

Camp Format: Each camp session will last approximately two hours. The first hour of each session will be devoted to learning and perfecting proven technique. The second hour will be devoted toward using that new technique in live wrestling competition. Live wrestling will be formatted as individual, takedown, top/bottom, and dual meet competitions.

Teams will compete in a round-robin dual tournament format in which each team has the opportunity to compete against every team in the camp. The team scores will be recorded throughout the camp with the last session of the camp culminating with the placing rounds.

Madison Style Weigh-In: Each camper will weigh-in on day one of the camp. We will then match up campers based upon their current weight as closely as possible for each competition. These athletes will then compete against each other in various formats including but not limited to: full matches, takedown tournament, top/bottom tournament, and an All-Star match (top two in each weight class will be randomly split into two teams and compete in a dual format match). These athletes will then compete against each other in various formats including but not limited to: full matches, takedown tournament, and top/bottom tournament.

Dining: Meals are served in the Brown University dining hall prior to each session. We offer an “all you can eat” buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner for residents. Full commuters will receive lunch and dinner. Day commuters will receive lunch.

Pool & Free Time: Campers will have the opportunity to play games, watch video, interact with other campers, and use the new indoor pool inside the Nelson Fitness Center outside of the camp sessions. Free swim times and more information will be available at registration.

What to Bring:
• Workout gear, wrestling shoes, headgear (optional), knee-pads (optional), & mouthpiece (optional)
• Casual clothes (to wear outside camp sessions)
• Towel, swim suit, flip flops (optional)
• Blanket and sheets or sleeping bag
• Room fan
• Spending money for snacks and camp gear
*T-Shirt included for all participants. Brown wrestling apparel will also be available to purchase throughout the camp.

Daily Schedule (Subject to change):
*For all days except registration and check out. Registration and check out day schedule will be provided at registration.
7:15 am • Wake-Up
7:30 - 8:30 am • Breakfast: All-You-Can-Eat
8:30 AM • Commuter Arrival (All days except check in day)
9:00 - 11:00 am • Technique & Competition Session I
12:00 - 1:00 pm • Lunch: All-You-Can-Eat
1:30 - 3:30 pm • Technique & Competition Session II
4:00 pm • Day Only Commuter Pick Up at the Gym
4:00 - 5:00 pm • Pool & Free Time*
5:00 - 6:00 pm • Dinner: All-You-Can-Eat
6:30 - 8:30 pm • Technique & Competition Session III
8:30 pm • Commuter Pick Up at the Gym
9:00 - 10:30 pm • Free Time and Camp Store Open: Pizza, Drinks, and Brown Wrestling Gear
11:00 pm • Lights Out
*Pool times may vary throughout the camp
**Each session will consist of an hour of technique and a wrestling competition.

About the Area:
Providence, Rhode Island’s capital, brings you over 200 years of history. Considered America’s Renaissance City, Providence has a great deal to offer: museums, theaters, a new convention center, historic sites, other colleges and universities, an award-winning zoo, lots of shopping, fine hotels and world class dining.

Discounts and Financial Assistance:
Children of Brown University Employees & Military Discounts: Please email sportscamps@brown.edu with the full name of the Brown employee or proof of service to receive a promo code for $25 off your camp registration at the time of purchase.
Siblings & Group Discounts: If you plan on registering two or more siblings or a team of 8 or more, please register at full price then email sportscamps@brown.edu to be issued a rebate of $25 for each camper.
Need Based Financial Aid: This camp also offers need-based financial assistance. If you are interested in applying for assistance, please email sportscamps@brown.edu.
Only one discount per camper may be applied.

Important Health Advisory

Due to recent outbreaks of measles, in consultation with Brown University’s Health Services and General Counsel’s Office, Pre-College Programs and Sports Camps are prohibiting any student or athlete from attending these programs if they have not completed the measles vaccinations.

This decision was made because of the structure of the summer programs: measles is a highly infectious disease that can incubate for two weeks before any symptoms appear. Given that many of our students and athletes are present on campus from anywhere from 1 day to 3 weeks, and then depart, the opportunities for this disease to be spread within and beyond our community is significant enough to warrant this kind of decision.

Brown University Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants that meet the listed age requirements for each camp.