Individual Wrestling Camp

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Individual Camp June 21-24, 2018
Overnight camper $385 Full price / $375 EARLY BIRD (Before May  1st, 2018)

Day camper $355 Full price / $335 EARLY BIRD (Before May 1st, 2018)


The resident camp fee includes instruction by top collegiate coaching staff and wrestlers, housing, unlimited food at all meals, athletic training services, camp t-shirt, and supervised swimming. Commuters receive all the features of the resident camp, with the exception of overnight lodging and breakfast.

Wrestlers will be grouped by ability levels and rotated through several technique stations.  Additionally, they will be able to choose special areas of emphasis:

  • advanced takedowns and setups
  • pinning/cradles, arm bars, leg rides
  • advanced defensive techniques
  • upper body throws
  • escapes and reversals


Typical Day
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Technique
11:00 a.m. Motivation-nutrition/weight training
12:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Technique
4:00 p.m. Recreation/Swim
5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Technique
8:25 p.m. Competitions
11:00 p.m. Lights out

All wrestling activities will be held at Chick Evans Field House or NIU Wrestling Room (at Huskie Stadium) on the campus of Northern Illinois University. DeKalb is located one mile north of the East-West Tollway (Interstate 88), Annie Glidden exit.

It is also accessible via state highways 38 and 23. The city is 65 miles west of Chicago, 45 miles southeast of Rockford and 183 miles northeast of Springfield.

Housing and Food
All resident campers will be housed and fed at Grant Towers North, an air conditioned residence facility. All efforts will be made to meet roommate preferences. In case of unavailability, roommates will be assigned based on age. Camp staff have been through a security check and will supervise campers at all times. Commuters will receive lunch and dinner only and will have access to showers in Convocation Center locker rooms.

Check In / Check Out
Check in the first day of camp is 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Grant Towers North. Check out on the last day of camp at 11:30 a.m. There will be no supervision provided for campers after 12:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend the wrestling tournament from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the last day of camp at Chick Evans Field House.

What to Bring
Participants should bring blankets, sheets, a pillow, towels, toiletries, laundry detergent, swimsuits, a fan, alarm clock, plus practice equipment-running and wrestling shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, supporters, and sweat clothes. No tank tops. Knee pads and head gear are optional. Commuters must be properly attired for practice sessions. Avoid bringing valuables, as Huskie Sports Camps are not responsible for lost/stolen articles. A small amount of extra spending money is suggested.

Who is Eligible
Camps are geared for grades 1-12 and all levels (beginners to state champions). Resident campers must be at least 10 years old.

Rules and Regulations
Campers must abide by the rules and regulations of the Huskie Wrestling Camps. Campers are required to attend all sessions and activities. Any serious violations, damage to NIU camp property, or other behavior deemed detrimental to the group will result in immediate dismissal. There will be no refund of fees upon expulsion or upon voluntary withdrawal from the camps.

Insurance and Medical Care
A member of the NIU Athletic Training Staff will be in attendance during camp activity sessions to handle any injuries that may occur. A parental authorization/release of information form is included and must be returned with the registration form. All insurance information must be complete or the camper will not participate. If applicable, a doctor’s release must be attached if camper is recovering from a recent illness or injury, or if he/she will be participating with a cast or splint. Note: Camp includes much physical activity. Participants are encouraged to be properly conditioned.


Registration Methods
Please complete the attached registration form and parental authorization/release of information form. If applicable, confirmation will be sent via email within one week of registration receipt. If email is not an option, confirmation will be sent through U.S. mail.

Please call 815-753-9478 or email with questions regarding registration, cancellation or general inquiries. For specific questions about wrestling camp, call Ryan Ludwig at 815-753-9478. Please note: There is a $50 cancellation fee.

NIU Huskie Sport Camps
219 Convocation Center
Phone: 815-753-2915
Fax: 815-753-7700
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

For information regarding the Individual and Team Competition Camp:
Contact: Coach Ryan Ludwig
Phone: 815-753-9478