Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 14, 2002
2002 Oklahoma Wrestling Camps :: <blank> 2002 Oklahoma Wrestling Camps

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Three Exciting Locations!
Brockport, N.Y. (June 23-28)
Smithtown, N.Y. (July 1-5)
Norman, Okla. (July 7-12, 12-17)

Camp Costs
Camp cost include all instruction and training room and board (for residents only), use of the facilities and a top quality camp shirt.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit must accompany this application. Checks are to be made out to Oklahoma Gold Camps. Personal checks will be accepted for deposits only with cash or money order accepted at registration.

What To Bring
In addition to bedding and toiletries, bring plenty of wrestling workout clothes, wrestling and running shoes, knee pads, head gear (optional) and a good attitude. The camp store will have sweatshirts, shirts, shorts, hats and wrestling bags available for purchase. To purchase Oklahoma wrestling gear at any time, go to

Supervision and Rules
Campers will be supervised during all organized activities and in the dormitory. Attendance at all assigned activities is mandatory. Failure to comply with camp rules or schedules will result in immediate dismissal without refund.

Camp Tournament
Each camp offers a tournament that begins of the last evening camp. Participation is optional but encouraged. Awards will be given to champions in each division. Matches will be four minutes of folkstyle wrestling. Parents are invited to attend.

Camp Counselors
Jack Spates' Oklahoma Gold Coaching Staff is considered one of the finest coaching and counseling staffs in the country.

Inside The Camps
The following types of camps are offered at Jack Spates' 2002 Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camps.

? Technique Camp
Every session begins with a drill review
At most wrestling camps, wrestlers are taught moves which they do not see the remainder of the camp. By the time they go home or the season begins, they have forgotten key elements. We begin every session with a drill review to ensure that the key techniques are drilled into the nervous system. Our system will benefit each wrestler all year long.

Systematic session of instruction
At most wrestling camps, instructors from all over come and teach individual, unrelated holds. After our drill review, we move to the main body of instruction. This is a unified system of high percentage, progressive techniques that ensure chain wrestling and success.

Optional majors
After almost all general sessions, wrestlers and coaches are asked to identify areas for further instruction. For example, if you have good leg attacks, you must choose a session on advanced setups or finishes. If you are good or bad at leg riding, you might request more instruction in leg riding or getting out of legs. These half hour sessions allow wrestlers and coaches to improve strengths and confront weaknesses. For beginning wrestlers review groups are formed to ensure understanding and procedures. Two week camper will form separate instructional groups for the second week so that this week will not be a repeat of the first but progressive and complementary. Campers will be grouped according to age and ability.

? Intensive Camp
For wrestlers desiring to expand the limits of their mental, physical and emotional strength, we offer the Oklahoma Gold intensive experience. In addition to the progressive, high percentage techniques given to all campers, intensive campers will run/bike, drill, weight train, wrestle competitively and have fun. They will be formed into teams and train alongside successful Oklahoma wrestlers. Participants will learn to work hard and smart to become champions.

? Team Camp
The concept of training together as a team in a competitive environment has helped many teams and individuals turn the corner of success. Team camp is a unique opportunity to bond your team together while benefitting from expert instruction and great competition. Last year, team from over seven different states attended. Join them to work together for the Gold. Team camp is offered to teams of 10 or more wrestlers, though teams may be combined if needed.

? Kids Camp
The best instruction is that which is tailored to the age and ability of the wrestler. Kids camp guarantees this instruction along with providing the necessary workout partners to maximize learning. Wrestlers ages 7-12 will receive separate and special instruction along with careful camp supervision. This camp will lay the essential groundwork for championship high school and collegiate careers. Last year's kids camp had wrestlers from seven different states!

Camp Site Information
(June 23-28)
Coach Spates has team with Coach Don Murray and S.U.N.Y. Brockport to bring Oklahoma Gold to New York. Combine Brockport's five Division III National Titles with the Sooners' seven Division I National Titles and you have a wealth of experience to learn from. Wrestlers delayed by regent's exam will receive a discount.

Technique Camp$335$195
Intensive Camp$335$195
Team Camp$300$195

Send $100.00 deposit and application to:
Don Murray, Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp Director
Wrestling Office
S.U.N.Y. Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, New York 14420-2989
Office Phone: (716) 395-5360

Wrestlers from all over the country come to the Sooner State to be part of the Oklahoma Gold experience. Held in the outstanding facilities on the beautiful campus of the University of Oklahoma campus, this camp has grown to be one of the nation's elite. Learn to be a champion from one of America's great wrestling traditions.

Week 1 (July 7-12)$335$195
Week 2 (July 12-17)$335$195
Team Camp (July 7-12)$335$195
Kids Camp (July 12-17)$335$195
10 Day Techinque (July 7-16)$620$380
10 Day Intensive Camp (July 7-16)$620$380

Send $100.00 deposit and application to:
Jack Spates, Wrestling Office
University of Oklahoma
151 W. Brooks (Room E-16)
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
Office Phone: (405) 325-8209
Home Phone: (405) 366-1996

Coach Spates bring Oklahoma Gold to Smithtown High School where he wrestled and won the New York State Championship. A commuter camp limited to 125 campers, this camp will bring the Oklahoma tradition and its cutting edge training techniques to Long Island wrestling. Daily training sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will make the difference in your wrestling. Long Island's Jesse Jantzen will also be instructing, teaching the tricks that made him New York's greatest high school wrestler.

Technique Camp (July 1-5)$160
Kids Camp (July 1-5)$160

Send $100.00 camp deposit (made out to Oklahoma Gold):
Jack Spates, Wrestling Office
University of Oklahoma
151 W. Brooks (Room E-16)
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
Office Phone: (405) 325-8209
Home Phone: (405) 366-1996

10 Reasons To Attend Jack Spates' OKLAHOMA GOLD Wrestling Camps
1. One of the finest coaching staffs in the country, including coaches who have not only been champions themselves, but who know how to develop champions. In addition, they know how to make learning fun.
2. A unified system of instruction in the progressive, high percentage techniques used by the best collegiate and international wrestlers.
3. Training of the mind as well as the body with instruction in mental relaxation, visualization and other sports psychology techniques.
4. Teaching in goal setting, including how to, short and long term goal setting, etc.
5. Instruction in weight training, running, nutrition and injury prevention from certified experts.
6. Training in the international styles of freestyle and greco-roman.
7. Intensive training for those seeking to expand their mental, physical and emotional limits and those preparing to compete.
8. Instruction in performance analysis and overcoming weaknesses.
9. Fine food, great facilities and air-conditioned dorm rooms.
10. The opportunity to train and compete with some of the best high school wrestlers in the country along with outstanding University of Oklahoma and Brockport wrestlers.

Important Information

All campers must have their own medical coverage. A secondary, non-duplicating resident insurance policy is provided by the camp's tuition. This insurance covers medical expenses within the range of its limits except for those costs covered by other valid and collectible insurance. No one will be admitted without an insurance policy number and signed release located on the application blank.

Transportation to and from camp is each wrestler's responsibility. Special arrangements for bus or airline pickup and delivery can be made by calling the camp directors. Arrangements must be made at least one week prior to arrival and a transportation fee of $30 (round trip) will be charged ($20 for one way trips).

Rooming will be two per room. Lodging for one week campers will be available from registration through the evening before the last day of camp. Campers are responsible to bring bedding, towels and toiletries. The first meal will be Sunday evening and the last meal will be breakfast the last day of camp. Campers needing to stay additional nights can do so at $25 per night. Arrangements for late arrivals will also be made. Checkout will begin at 11:00 a.m. the last day of camp.



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