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Winter Break Wrestling Camps

Level Up is offering three different opportunites to improve skills during winter break.

Dec 21-22 – Leg Attack Finishing Camp: Stop getting stuck underneath! Most wrestlers can attempt a takedown, but do they have what it takes to finish? This camp will focus on the position, techniques and chain wrestling required to be a finisher and score […]

New Folkstyle Season Practice Schedule

Starting Monday, Nov 9th Level Up will have a slightly modified schedule for Folkstyle Season.

This will include important strength training, as well as create an opportunity for HS wrestlers to get an extra practice with good partners in during the week.

Quick Summary:

Beginners stay the same, but can stay for strength training after
Daily open practices now […]

Level Up Hammerfest Nov 14th

Hammerfest is designed to bring some of the areas best youth and middle school wrestlers together for a Saturday of live action to prep for the season, Tulsa and VAC.

Who: This event is for experienced youth and middle school wrestlers only. You may invite others, but we will be limited to the first 50 wrestlers. Below is […]

In-Depth Beginner Wrestling Clinic Oct 18th

Level Up is offering an in-depth beginners wrestling clinic on Sunday, October 18th from 9am-2pm.  This is for both brand new and returning 1st/2nd year wrestlers.  The free clinic we held on Oct 4th is NOT a pre-requisite for this event. Anyone can attend.

Goals: Get a head start on the season by honing core foundational skills necessary […]

Free Beginner Wrestling Clinic

Have a child interested in wrestling but want to try it out before the season starts? Level Up Wrestling Center is holding a free wrestling clinic on Sunday, October 4th.

What: Learn the basics and participate in wrestling drills. Kids will develop foundational skills and be able to try out wrestling before the season starts.

Who: Anyone […]

Fall Wrestling Season? Yes.

Whether part time or as your fall sport, now that Level Up is open, wrestlers can now train during the fall season and get a leg up on their competition. This can be a big advantage to gaining confidence and growing their skills.

Benefits of practing part-time:

Even just 1-2 days a week can keep wrestlers fresh and […]

Top 6 Reasons to Attend a Beginner Wrestling Camp this Summer

“Beginners” are defined as brand new wrestlers and those entering their second season.  This is a critical time in a wrestler’s development where they will develop habits that can define long term success in the sport. It is also the time when, with positive coaching influences, they will develop a love for wrestling.

Getting off-season practice […]

Why Kids Should Wrestle

In 20+ years of coaching, I have seen kids grow up through the sport, become adults and reap the rewards of what they’ve learned through experiencing the greatest and oldest sport on earth.

There are several incredible benefits of wrestling, not only that can positively affect children but also as they grow into an adult. In […]

Why I Started Level Up

For the last 21 years of volunteer coaching (13 with the Pope Jr program), all I could think about each day was how I could improve the wrestlers I was coaching and how I could improve as a coach myself.  It’s been an obsession. Constantly studying the sport, as well as different techniques for teaching […]

The Progression of a Wrestler

Where it Starts
Every wrestler starts with different tools to be successful. Some are naturally strong, some are fast, some are technical and some have great balance. And then some aren’t blessed with the natural skills right off the bat. But they have the determination to get better and that’s what will allow them to go […]