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.
We are hosting the Rodney Wichern Camp 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.
Camp Fee: $50
Camp Location: The Shop, 15400 Minnetonka Industrial Road, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Billy Pierce, University of Minnesota
Marcus LeVesseur, Augsburg College
Jafari Vanier, Augsburg College
Matt Mincey, University of Minnesota & Mankato State
Terrance Young, University of Northern Iowa
Jesse Martin, Augsburg College
TJ Friederichs, St Cloud State University
2020-21 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
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
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2020-21 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Text Coach Jeff 612-598-0822 for more info.
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