The Olympus Wrestling Club offers a variety of wrestling camps/programs sanctioned through USA Wrestling and AAU Wrestling. Our focus is on the development of fundamental wrestling skills, body awareness, coordination, and helping kids achieve their goals both on and off “the mat”. Whether or not wrestling is an athlete's "main" sport, we believe the skills learned in wrestling will help them excel at their sport and in life. We also believe wrestling is just plain fun!
Ages: PreK-12 (We have a variety of classes for various ages and try our best to allow anyone the oportunity to wrestle.)
An Olympus Wrestling Membership is required for athletes to particpate in our club camps/programs.
A Youth AAU memberhsip is included in the membership cost.
Wrestlers who purchase the membership may particpate in any of our regular program offerings and can attend classes that fit their needs.
Athletes are expected to participate and behave appropriately. Athletes that are not behaving appropriately, may be asked to leave a session(s) or the remainder of the program without the option of a refund. We are not a daycare/babysitting.
Sessions are held in the wrestling room at Olympus High School, click here to see a school map.
Those attending practices (Athletes, Coaches, and Spectators) are expected to complete the symptom check form prior to attending, by clicking here.
About Our Coaches All coaches are certified with background checks through AAU and USA Wrestling
Jason LaMunyon: Jason has spent lots of time around Judo wrestling and as such he has become an invaluable resource into throwing techniques and utilizing leg attacks (sweeps and trips). Josh Burkman: Josh wrestled at Cottonwood High School and fought for years in the MMA ranks. His strategies involve developing full body strength and learning how to best utilize that strength in wrestling John Robbins: John was a State Champion from Skyline High School and has been amazing at helping to develop quality athletes who become amazing people in society. He sees not just life in wrestling but how wrestling can make you better and live a better life. He is also very knowledgeable about wrestling and will teach your athletes a thing or two about this amazing sport. Cameron Wallace: Cameron wrestled at Olympus High School and is super dedicated to helping grow this program! His recent tenure in High School helps him relate with what the athletes are experiencing as they compete and his dedication is a great example to us all. Devin Ashcroft: Devin is currently the coach of the Olympus High School wrestling team and has put a ton of time and effort into growing this program. He has a younger family so you may not see him coaching a non highshool class but you will see him as he mills about helping to ensure these fine coaches get what they need to build amazing wrestlers. If you have questions or gripes please let him know (email@example.com)
What will we need for the first practice?
All wrestlers should come in an athletic t-shirt, shorts, and shoes. Athletes are encouraged to purchase and wear wrestling shoes to all practices, however they are not mandatory. With youth wrestling it is optional to purchase and wear headgear, most athletes do not wear them at the younger age programs.
Yes, however we prefer you pay online. If you are paying with a check please write the check out to "Olympus Wrestling Foundation." Also you will need to still complete all other registration requirements.
Are parents expected to attend practices with the athletes
Younger athletes (ages 4-8) are definitely a yes
Older athletes (ages 9-18) no. generally.
What is the youngest age kids should start to wrestle?
We believe that wrestling is mozt effective starting at about age 7-8.
We typically have kids as young as about 4 years old that attend. Our goals with younger wrestlers are to develop core strength, flexibility, and learn basic wrestling positions. Mostly we want them to have fun at this age and we don't heavily push them to compete.
If we paid in the fall, do we need to pay again?
As of right now, yes. We are changing from a season approach to a year long wrestling approach. We will have monthly, seasonal(winter, spring, etc.), and annual memberships that can be purchased. If you buy a year long membership you are all set for the entire year! If you buy a seasonal membership you'll be good to come until that season ends. If you buy a monthly membership you will need to keep buying a new membership each month for your wrestlers to continue to attend after the month ends.
What if I just want to see if my athlete likes wrestling?
We offer a one time 2 week membership for just $15. Give it a try we think you'll not just like it, you'll fall in love with this amazing sport!
Who/what benfits from the money rasied in this program.
The Olympus Wrestling Foundation is a student support organization for Olympus High School Wrestling. These funds are used to benefit the wrestlers in the various programs and do not go towards paying coaches. Currently we are saving to purchase a new wrestling mat (they cost about $7,000-$10,000).
What can we expect wrestlers to learn while they are at your program:
Core wrestling positions
3(4) point base positions
Top position basics
Reinforce all skills taught from younger age group
Hand fighting and positioning
Develop basic offensive maneuvers
Defensive position development
Make wrestling enjoyable
Begin competing after practicing for about a year.
Develop "throwing" techniques
Ability to “scramble” in unfamiliar positions
Development of 2-3 moves from each position
Master a “throwing” technique, body attacks, and leg attack
Folkstyle wrestling is the traditional style of wrestling in America and iis what we wrestle during the high school season. We offer beginner and advanced classes for our youth. Typically these classes run from October-January, however athletes can come and practice these skills in Open Mat sessions. Practices are led by a trained coach and will focus on building core skills, muscles and helpign the wrestlers have fun in the room.
Olympic wrestling includes the Freestyle and Greco styles of wrestling and is what most of the world actaully wrestles. We offer beginner level classes that focus on learning to throw and score from moves that can generally be used back in folkstyle wrestling. These classes are typically held in the spring and summer (March-May), however athletes can come and practice these skills in Open Mat sessions. Practices are led by a trained coach and will focus on building core skills, muscles and helpign the wrestlers have fun in the room.
Open Mat sessions are offered for wrestlers to come and practice their wrestling skills without a coach led practice, however a coach will be present to ensure athlete safety. Athletes are welcome to come and lift weights, use our mats for drilling/practice, and/or watch wrestling matches.