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Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend this Camp?

This camp is designed to give Tallahassee youth an outlet to get a crash course on the sport of wrestling in a summer camp environment. It's for wrestlers from grades K-12.


Wrestlers without experience will be placed in our beginner group and get a ton of 1:1 attention on the basics of wrestling.

Those with a strong knowledge of the basics will be in our intermediate/advanced group, and learn about the finer details in wrestling.

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Facilites and Groups

Camp Facilities  & Group Setup

This year's Summer Camp will take place at Level Up Futbol from July 8th - 12th at our home location at Level Up Futbol at 431 Capital Circle SW A in Tallahassee. It'll be capped at 60 campers, who will be split into two groups based upon age/experience.


Two coaches will be with the Beginners, and Two Coaches will be with the Intermediate/Advanced Group.

Beginner Curriculum

Beginner Group Itinerary

This group will generally be comprised of wrestlers from ages 6-10 with limited to no practice or competition experience.


The curriculum focuses on the basic concepts and techniques from neutral, bottom, and top positions.

Daily Schedule

8:00am - Parent Dropoff

8:00 - 8:30am - Team Warmup & Stretching #2

8:30am - 10:00am - Technique Session #1

10:00am - 10:30am - Team Game (Soccer, Football, etc).

10:30am - 11:00am - Break/Recovery

11:00am - 12:00pm - Technique Session #2

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch Break - Wrestling Film/Documentary as we eat.

1:00 - 2:30pm - Technique Session #3

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Team Game

3:00 - 3:45 - Live Wrestling (situation, matches, etc.)

4:00pm - Parent Pickup

Technique Sessions Itinerary


Session 1: Basics of Neutral Wrestling Attacking -- Stance, Motion, Level Change, Handfighting & Proper Penetration Steps

Game: Shirt Tails

Session 2: Double Leg Setups and Finishes

Session 3: High Crotch Setups & Basic Finishes

Live Wrestling: King of the Mat Neutral & top/bottom (time permitting)


Session 1: Single Leg Setups & Finishes

Game: Bulldog

Session 2: Sprawling & Downblocking, Intro to Front Headlock

Session 3: Short Offense/Front Headlock Attacks

Live Wrestling: Situations from Front Headlock and Single Legs -- Live Matches


Session 1: Breakdowns from the Top Position

Game: Dodgeball

Session 2: Crossface/Smash Series (Cradle/Turk/Bundles)

Session 3: Half/Power Half/Half Defense

Live Wrestling: Attack Bands then live top and bottom


Session 1: Bar/Wing Series

Game: Matball

Session 2: Bottom Wrestling 101s (quadpod standup, switch, sit and turn, peterson, granby, etc.)

Session 3: Building Your Base on Bottom When Broken Down (how to handfight, reverse army crawl, clear control, get hand control, etc.)

Live Wrestling: King of the Mat: Neutral, then Attack Bands


Session 1: Basic Throws (headlock, lateral drop, bear hugs, etc.)

Game: Team Dance Competition

Session 2: Miscellaneous Fun Techniques (merkel, banana split, dresser dump, etc).

1:30 - 4:00pm: Dual Meet Competition - during lunch, we'll break the entire camp into 4 equal teams comprised of 10 members per side. Campers will come up with a team name, and wrestle 2 Dual Matches to determine which team is the GHWC Camp Champ!

***Parents are welcome at this session***

Advanced Curriculum

Intermediate/Advanced Group Itinerary

This group will generally be comprised of wrestlers ages 11-18 who have practice and competition experience. Younger campers may be placed in this group if they have shown the technical ability and maturity to keep up with the demands.


The curriculum is advanced, and assumes you have a strong knowledge of the basics. The positions and techniques covered are designed to take wrestlers to the next level of their training.

Daily Schedule

8:00am - Parent Dropoff

8:00 - 8:30am - Team Warmup & Stretching #2

8:30am - 10:00am - Technique Session #1

10:00am - 10:30am - Team Game (Soccer, Football, etc).

10:30am - 11:00am - Break/Recovery

11:00am - 12:00pm - Technique Session #2

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch Break - Wrestling Film/Documentary as we eat.

1:00 - 2:30pm - Technique Session #3

2:30 - 3:00 pm - Team Game

3:00 - 3:45 - Live Wrestling (situation, matches, etc.)

4:00pm - Parent Pickup

Technique Sessions Itinerary 


Session 1: Handfighting 101s and Concepts: Clearing Ties, Pummeling, Underhooks, Russian Ties, Arm Drags, etc.

Live Wrestling: Live Situations from major handfighting positions

Session 2: Shots off of Handfight Situations -- Learning How to Properly Handfight, Dictate a Tieup, Have a Plan, and Attack.

Session 3: Downblocking, Creating Angles, and Re-Attacking

Live Wrestling: 6 minute matches (3) - new partner each match. 

Conditioning: Jogging & calisthenics between (pushups, situps, squats, stance and motion drill, etc)


Session 1: Front Headlock Defense (Dumps, circling out to arm drag, throwby, sucker drags, etc.)

Live Wrestling: Live Situations from Front Headlocks

Session 2: Crosswrist Tilt Series

Session 3: Introduction to Leg Riding - Positioning, Setups, and Breakdowns

Live Wrestling: Groups of 3; 1 vs 2, 1 vs 3, 3 vs 2 ; neutral & top/bottom

Conditioning: Buddy Carries (double leg, single leg, piggy back, fireman's carry, bridal carry)


Session 1: Leg Riding Turns (power half, scrape, wheel, guillotine, split)

Live Wrestling: Live Situations from Leg Riding

Session 2: Crab Riding 101 (setups, cheap tilts, etc.)

Session 3: Legride & Crab Ride Defense

Live Wrestling: King of the Mat from Neutral

Conditioning: Sprints, Bear Crawls, Baby Crawls, Squat Jumps


Session 1: High Level Takedown Defense (funk roll, Yianni high c defense, sitting the corner from high c, broomstick tilt from single, Spladle, etc)

Live Wrestling: Situations allowing them to try these defenses

Session 2: Upper Body Techniques (inside trip, underarm spin, saltoe, etc)

Session 3: Bottom Wrestling Handfighting -- learning how to seal off, keep balance, and negate your opponents breakdowns)

Live Wrestling: Groups of 4 Neutral, Takedown Stays in.

Conditioning: The Circuit



Session 1: Problem Solving: High Crotch Crackdown & Finishes

Session 2: Out the Back Door Finishes When Stuck Underneath

1:30 - 4:00pm: Dual Meet Competition


Wrestling Films Through the Week

Monday: "Mocco" -- current Florida USA Wrestling President & club owner in Coconut Creek, FL - a story about his Iowa & Oklahoma State College Career, and the mean attitude that carried him to multiple NCAA titles.

Tuesday: "My Best Rival: Kyle Dake & David Taylor" -- follows the friendship and rivalry of two of the best American wrestlers ever to live, who happen to have wrestled one another at every major level, including NCAA Championships.

Wednesday: "My Name is Jordan" -- discusses the college and international career of the best wrestler in American history, Jordan Burroughs, who has won 8 world championships & 2 Olympic titles.

Thursday:  "Ben Askren: The Funk" -- NCAA Champion, MMA Champion, and inventor of a technique that changed wrestling forever, the funk roll. This documentary follows his historic career at Missouri, and the evolution of a technique that he created and refined to baffle the wrestling world.

Other Details

Additional Details for GHWC Summer Camp

Things Needed:


  • If your child is not a current Grappling House Wrestler, you'll need to fill out our online digital waiver. Click here to complete it.

  • Wrestling Shoes

    • If you're brand new to wrestling, you can get these in Tallahassee at Dick's Sporting Goods or Academy Sports. You can get them online at Amazon or a number of other retailers.

  • Athletic Gear

    • T-Shirt & a pair of shorts, nothing too baggy

      • If your child is a heavy sweater, it'd be smart to pack a change & a towel​

  • Daily Snack

    • Please ensure they eat breakfast before camp. These are long days, and they'll need fuel. Lunch is provided, as well as drinks throughout the day. During movie time, they'll have time to eat a snack if they wish. Please bring your own.​

  • A notebook (optional, but highly recommended)

    • We will be throwing a ton of valuable information at these wrestlers, especially the advanced group. Taking notes while being taught will help reinforce fine points when they're looking back at what they learned, and help them retain the information.


Other Details

  • Dropoff is at 8am daily. Pickup is at 4pm daily. Please do your best to be on time for both.

  • About a week prior to the camp, we will send an email with any additional details. 

    • A lunch menu will be provided in that email, and added to this website.​

      • If anyone has dietary restrictions based upon the menu, please plan to pack a lunch for your child on that particular day.​

  • The only way to signup is online. Please click one of the "Sign up for camp" links throughout this page to be directed to the checkout page.

  • If there are any questions that haven't been covered on this page, please feel free to reach out to Coach Jason

Camp Registration is LIVE!

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Despite rising costs, we've kept camp price the same as 2023! However, we've changed up the early registration parameters for this year. An Earlybird discount will be available to the general public, not just current GHWC members, BUT...
  • We can only offer the Earlybird Rate of $250 to the First 20 Wrestlers that Sign Up.
  • Earlybird Registration Period ends...
    • Once 20 wrestlers have claimed/paid their spots​
    • OR March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm.. whichever comes first.
After, regular rates will take effect. If you've got 3 children attending, you'll save $100 to register during Earlybird. If you're planning to come, don't hesitate.

Click Below to Claim Your Child's Summer Camp Spot!

Select the appropriate number of wrestlers that'll be attending from your family. It'll redirect you to the Earlybird Discount Camp Ticket(s). You'll need to go through our wrestling club management software, Vagaro. Current GHWC members will already have a login. Non-members will be prompted to signup for an account (free) and complete a liability waiver for their child(ren) before checking out.
REGISTRATION IS CAPPED AT 60 WRESTLERS! This is Year 5 of the GHWC Summer Camp. over the years, we've learned that to give the best possible level of instruction, we need to keep our coach to camper ratio as low as possible. We maxed out in 2023, and expect to again for 2024. Please register early to ensure we have room for your wrestler(s)!
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