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JJ Trained focuses on the everyday youth wrestler who wants to compete at the highest level regardless of size, race, athletic ability, special needs, etc.  Our all-inclusive community includes practices that consist of technique and live wrestling, challenging your kids both physically and mentally. Your wrestler is not just a number; our coaches take the time to make sure your kids are improving so they have the opportunity to reach their full potential.   

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If you would like to be added to the waitlist in the event of any cancellations, please email jjtrained@gmail.com or text Coach Jeff at 612-598-0822.


We are hosting the Rodney Wichern Camp on Sunday, June 13th,  in honor of the 20th Year Anniversary of Rodney Wichern's passing and the contributions he made to the wrestling community.  

Rodney Wichern was awarded the first MNUSA coach of the year award in 1990 when his team won state.  This award today is now called the "Rodney Wichern" MNUSA Coach of the Year in his honor.  Rodney, a Minneapolis native himself, coached for 25 years at Minneapolis Wrestling Club and Powderhorn Park and was instrumental in many of its youth's wrestling success.  He coached 100's of City Champions and his teams won multiple City Titles along with several State Placewinners, State Champions, and National Champions.   This foundation at the youth level led several kids he coached to go on to win multiple High School State Titles for Minneapolis and other metro schools.  

In honor of Rodney Wichern, the camp instructors will be wrestlers that were once coached by Rodney.

This one-day camp for K thru 12th graders will be structured so that wrestlers will learn fundamental and advanced techniques within the sport, and how to drill and wrestle in specific situations.  Wrestlers do not need to be advanced level.  This camp is for all skill levels that are looking to improve and outwork their competition.  Our goal is to give your child every opportunity to be successful on and off the mat.

Sunday, June 13th Camp Schedule:

  • 8:30a-9:00a - Check-In 
  • 9:00a-10:30a - Technique and Drills 
  • 10:30a-11:00a - Games/Snack 
  • 11:00a-12:30p - Technique and Drills 
  • 12:30p-1:00p - Lunch 
  • 1:00p-2:30p - Technique and Drills 
  • 2:30p-3:00p  - Games/Snack 
  • 3:00p-4:30p - Technique and Drills 
  • 4:30p-5:00p - Live Wrestling 
  • 5:00p-5:15p - Pick-Up

Camp Fee: $50

Camp Location: The Shop, 15400 Minnetonka Industrial Road, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Camp Technicians:

Billy Pierce, University of Minnesota

  • Multi Age Level National Champion
  • High School: 2x State Champion
  • Collegiate: 3x NCAA Champion & Big 10 Champion
  • Assistant Coach at St Francis High School and Youth 
  • Coached Anoka 2x  High School 3rd Place State Winners 
  • MN Cadet and Junior Staff Coach 

Marcus LeVesseur, Augsburg College 

  • High School: 6x State Place Winner, 4x State Champion
  • 4x National Champion and 4x World Team Member
  • Top 2001 Recruit in the Country
  • Collegiate: Undefeated 4x NCAA Wrestling Champion
  • Head Coach at Shakopee High School
  • Coached 2x High School State Team Champions 

Jafari Vanier, Augsburg College 

  • High School: 2x State Place Winner & State Champion 
  • Cadet National Runner up & Junior Nationals 3rd Place Winner
  • Collegiate: 3x NCAA Runner up 
  • Owner/Coach of Super D & UFC Coach

Matt Mincey, University of Minnesota & Mankato State 

  • High School: 4x State Place Winner, 3x State Champion
  • Collegiate: 1x NCAA 3rd Place Winner
  • JJ Trained Assistant Coach 

Terrance Young, University of Northern Iowa

  • Top 119 pounder in the country in 2006
  • High School: 3x State Place Winner & 2x State Champion
  • Junior Folkstyle National Champion
  • Collegiate: JUCO National Champion, 2x AA
  • JJ Trained Assistant Coach
  • Assistant Coach at Edison High School

Jesse Martin,  Augsburg College

  • High School: 2x State Entrant
  • JJ Trained Head Assistant Coach

TJ Friederichs, St Cloud State University

  • High School: 6x State Entrant & 3x State Place Winner
  • Multiple State and National Champion
  • JJ Trained Assistant Coach
  • Assistant Coach at Watertown/Mayer High School 

 JJ TRAINED ELITE (PK-8) - 9/13/20-5/15/21

A year round intense, elite program looking for wrestlers that push the pace and bring the fight to each second of practice and competition.  Athletes, as well as parents are expected to buy into the process (doesn't happen overnight) and represent themselves as leaders in the community as well as JJ Trained in a positive and respectful manner.  Athletes are expected to push themselves and be accountable.  Your best effort and attitude will always be expected.  

1-2 day session options will be structured so that JJ Trained wrestlers will learn fundamental and advanced techniques within the sport, how to drill and wrestle in specific situations, compete at an elite level, and learn to develop goals and push themselves to achieve those goals.  Wrestlers do not need to be advanced level.  JJ Trained is for all skill levels that are looking to improve and out work their competition.  Our goal is to give your child every opportunity to be successful on and off the mat.

Elite sessions will start on September 13th and run through May 15th.  As a bonus, the 2021 JJ Trained Summer Sundays session will be complimentary so that each Elite wrestler has an opportunity to wrestle year round. 

Sessions fees will be due on the 1st day of practice in September.  4-month payment plans (9/1, 10/1, 11/1, 12/1) will be available upon request.  Additional processing fees may apply to the payment plan.

NO FUNDRAISING WILL BE EXPECTED...JUST WRESTLING!

PREK THRU 3RD GRADE

What to expect:

  • Basic fundamentals in steps & advancing in technique that will benefit them long-term as the season progresses
  • Situational wrestling along with mat awareness
  • No child left behind, coaches will ensure each wrestler is helped and not move on until they're caught up
  • Intense practices but will have fun as well with games that help their wrestling skills (No dodgeball!)
  • Each wrestler will be put in a group of 4-6 wrestlers and assigned a consistent coach for the season
  • Their coach will evaluate, take notes and keep track of each wrestler's progression
  • Weekly homework workout will be given

Session Options:

  • Sundays - 4-5:30pm
  • Wednesdays - 6-7:30pm 

4TH THRU 8TH GRADE

What to expect:

  • Fundamentals to Advanced technique focusing on stance & motion, hand fighting, repetitive drilling and breaking technique down in steps until proficient at match speed
  • Mastering offensive and defensive skills on their feet, movement and hand control on bottom, forward pressure with riding on top, pinning skills and chain wrestling
  • Situational wrestling along with mat awareness, match strategy and mental preparation & toughness
  • No child left behind, coaches will ensure each wrestler is helped and not move on until they're caught up
  • Each wrestler will be put in a group of 4-6 wrestlers and assigned a consistent coach for the season
  • Their coach will evaluate, take notes and keep track of each wrestler's progression
  • Weekly homework workout & video assignments will be given

Session Options:

  • Sundays - 6-7:30pm 
  • Wednesday 6-7:30pm 

PERSONAL TECHNIQUE TRAINING - 30 MINUTES FOR $65

Looking for a more individualized plan or critique?  Private sessions include a small group 30 minute session with JJ Trained coach of your choice.  Schedule sessions prior to practices based on coach availability.  Email jjtrained@gmail.com or Text Coach Jeff 612-598-0822 for more info.


VIDEO EVALUATION - 3 MATCHES FOR $25

Recorded a match and need advice?  Coach Jeff will watch your wrestler's match and send you a breakdown of the video with feedback on what to improve on and where your kid is excelling.  Email jjtrained@gmail.com or Text Coach Jeff 612-598-0822 for more info.


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