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NC St. Youth and HS Camps

By Smitty, 06/19/19, 9:30AM EDT


Join the NC St. staff and athletes for this great event

The Empire Academy is back at it again! The 2019 NC St. Youth and HS Camp is approaching fast. The Youth Camp is K-6 and the HS Camp is 7-12. See flyer for pricing and dates.

North Carolina St. brings a plethora of staff and athletes to New York for this great event.  Head Coach Pat Popolizio has transformed NC St. into a national powerhouse. In his 7 years at the helm, Pop has been named ACC Coach of the Year (2018) and National Coach of the Year by FloWrestling (2016). In 2018, the Wolfpack would finish 4th place at the NCAA tournament, their highest ever finish as a team.

Joining Coach Popolizio are Empire Academy alumni and current NC St. wrestlers Kevin Jack (NCAA All-American), Jakob Camacho and Matt Grippi (NYS Finalist). Other clinicians include Timmy McCall, Kellen Devlin (NYS Champion) and current Cornell wrestler Adam Santoro (NYS Place Finisher/Empire Alum)

Highlights of this year's camp:

  • 2 hour technique session on Day 1
  • Private session with Jakob Camacho, Kevin Jack or Timmy McCall - 6 wrestlers/per hour with an emphasis on goal setting, proper drilling technique and sparing.
  • Filmed Dual Meets between teams, single individuals will be placed on a team.
  • Coaches and clinicians review all dual meet footage via Hudl, critique and correct all wrestlers on their team based on their performances. This is specific for each wrestler and is a great learning experience for all.
  • The camp will conclude with a takedown tournament. This is a great opportunity to wrestle some of the camp's best athletes. In order to get to the top you must go through the best!

This camp is a must attend and is for all ages K-12. You receive high quality instruction from some of the nation's best. This is more than just a wrestling/team camp. Clinicians dive into what steps you can take into becoming  a better wrestler and not just technique.  The opportunity is at your grasp and you are guaranteed to finish this camp a more complete wrestler then when you started.  

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