A highlight of the 2013 Springfield Wrestling Camp featuring current college and wrestlers, including New England Champions, NCAA All-Americans, & National Champions.

Director/Head Clinician

Jason J Holder M.Ed.

  • Head Wrestling Coach Springfield College
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Education
  • Former Head Coach-Plymouth State University
  • NCAA Division I National Qualifier Boston University
  • 3X CAA Conference Place Winner
  • 4 year team captain at Boston University
  • 11 years of college coaching experience
  • Featured clinician at over 50 camps and clinics
  • 3X New Hampshire State Champion - 1996, 97, 98
  • 2X New England Champ 1997(OW), 98
  • NHSCA All-American – 1998

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Springfield College Wrestling Program

Program began in 1915

  • Won 70% of matches- Over 950 wins
  • 4th Nationally All time dual meet wins
  • Produced 3 Olympic Team Members
  • Produced 2 NCAA National Champions
  • 71 NCAA All-Americans
  • 53 Consecutive Winning Seasons
  • 24 top 20 National Finishes
  • 12 top 10 National Finishes
  • Over 215 Individual New England or Region Champ
  • 43 New England or Regional Team Championships
  • 1995-2000: Five consecutive Top Ten National finishes

Staff

Clinicians

Craig Kosinski: Assistant Camp Director, 2X NCAA All-American and 3X Region Champion for Springfield
Daryl Arroyo: Former Head Coach Springfield College, 2012 inductee into the NCAA National Coaches Hall of Fame, NCAA All-American
Marques Gales: Head Wrestling Coach Trinity College; Former Assistant Coach Springfield College; NCAA Division II National Qualifier at San Francisco State
Pierre Bondoc: Springfield College Assistant Coach; NCAA Division National Qualifier, NHCSA National Finalist, 3rd CA State Championships
John Archambeau: Springfield College Assistant Coach; 2x All-Conference wrestler at Springfield College, Former Springfield team captain
Keith Poloskey: Former Head Coach Trinity College , 3X All-American-Springfield College; Springfield College Assistant Coach
Mike Gaeta: Assistant Coach Freehold Township H.S. NJ; 4X All-American, 3X Conference Champion for Springfield College
Jose Leon: 4X Division I National Qualifier. NHSCA National Champion, Assistant Coach; Santa Ana High School, CA
Tyler Branham: Head Wrestling Coach Hanover Park H.S. NJ; Former Springfield College Assistant Coach; NCAA All-American at TCNJ
Mark DeCiccio: Former Assistant Coach Springfield College; 3x National Qualifier; 2x NEWA Conference Champion
Ron Fusco: Assistant Coach Shawsheen Technical High School; 2011 Conference Champion; NCAA National Qualifier
Aaron Gottesman: Head Coach Jackson H.S., NJ; 3X Scholar All-American; NE Champion; Former Springfield College Asst.
Bill Ivatts: Former Assistant Coach Springfield College; New England Champion; 2X National Qualifier
Steve Bilheimer: 3X Scholar All-American; New England Champion; Former Assistant Coach at Springfield College
Tom Bly: Former Springfield College Assistant Coach; Former Head Coach Williston School , and Ludlow High School
Ernie Goodwin: 2X Scholar All-American; NE Champion; Former Springfield College Assistant Coach; Head Coach Simsbury ,CT
Sean Kiley: NCAA All-American - Springfield; Scholar All-American; Principal at Exeter H,S., NH
Jason Bretton: 12 years of coaching experience. 2010 NH Assistant Coach of the year, Assistant Coach Timberlane HS, NH

Counselors
*Present Springfield College Wrestlers will be serving as counselors and assisting the clinicians with all sessions. These wrestlers will include several New England Champions, All-Americans, and National Champions.


 

“You choose which camp to attend”

Technique School

School Philosophy

The Springfield Wrestling School will focus on teaching student athletes how to achieve wrestling success. The strategies that lead to wrestling success, such as goal setting, dedication, and hard work, can also be applied to other areas of the student/athlete's life. Learning to apply these same strategies to areas beyond wrestling will be covered with an emphasis on academic achievement.


Teaching Technique
Here at the Springfield Wrestling School the wrestlers will be taught a variety of new techniques. During each session we will review and practice technique from the previous sessions. This will help the wrestlers to remember, retain, and develop their new skills. The importance of drilling properly during practice will be emphasized.

Topics/Areas to be Covered

  • Wrestling technique
  • Wrestling strategy
  • How to drill correctly
  • Conditioning - Pre, during, & postseason
  • Weight Training - Pre, during, & postseason
  • Mental preparation and strategies
  • Nutrition and weight control
  • Avoiding injuries and skin problems
  • Scouting opponents
  • Strategies for success
  • Academics
  • Preparing for College - academics and athletics

Technique School Schedule

Check-in:  
Checkout:  

8:00 Wake-up
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:30 1st technique session/Review
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30- 1:30 Individual Instruction & Lectures
1:30 - 3:30 2nd Technique Session
3:30- 4:30 Pool/Recreation
4:45 - 5:30 Dinner
6:00 - 8:00 3rd Technique Session/Live Wrestling
8:00 - 10:30 Videos/Recreation
10:30-11:00 Bed Check/Lights Out

Psychological Skill Lectures

In addition to being physically prepared to attain wrestling success, it is important for wrestlers to be psychologically prepared. School director Jason Holder will be conducting psychological skill training lectures at both the technique school and the team camp.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Controlling pre-match jitters
  • Increasing confidence
  • Coping with injuries
  • Learning to focus
  • Making it fun
  • Goal setting
  • Team Cohesion
  • Motivation
  • Peak performance – the “zone”
  • Mental toughness

All instruction, wrestling, and lectures will occur in the air conditioned Dana Gymnasium and Blake Arena at Springfield College.

Camp Fee is   for overnight residents
  for commuters
All wrestlers from the   camp will receive a   discount
Groups of 12+ will receive   discount per camper
(One discount per camper)

Team Competition Camp

Team Camp Philosophy

The team competition camp is designed to give a high school wrestling team the opportunity to gain competitive experience by competing together as a team in dual meets throughout the week of camp. Individuals seeking a competitive camp experience are also encouraged to attend. Our team competition camp is also a great way to increase team cohesion which can greatly affect your team’s success during the regular season. Technique instruction, strength conditioning education sessions and team challenge.

Features of Team Camp

  • Coach attends for free with 10 wrestlers attending
  • Additional coach attends free with 15 wrestlers attending
  • Teams of 10 or more will compete together as team
  • Individuals and teams with less than 10 will be assigned to other teams or be grouped together to form teams
  • Clinicians will oversee and critique individual matches
  • Each team is assigned a counselor as an assistant coach
  • Coaches are encouraged to attend, but it is not required
  • Clinicians will serve as coaches if a coach does not attend
  • Awards for top teams in dual meets and activities competitions will also be a fun and exciting part of the camp experience
  • Team Activity Challenges will consist of a variety of activities and games; such as tug-of-war, dodge-ball, conditioning, frisbee, etc.
  • Strength and Conditioning education
  • Psychological Skill Lectures

Team Competition Camp Schedule

Check-in:  
Checkout:  

8:00 Wake-up
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:30 Technique session & Dual Meets
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30- 1:30 Individual Instruction & Lectures
1:30 - 3:30 Dual Meets
3:30- 4:30 Team Challenges
4:45 - 5:30 Dinner
6:00 - 8:00 Dual Meets
8:00 - 10:30 Swimming/Videos/Recreation
10:30-11:00 Bed Check/Lights Out

Team Unity

Our team camp will help wrestlers to gain valuable mat experience. In addition, the team camp is a great opportunity to increase team unity (cohesion). School Director, Jason Holder, is an expert on leadership and team cohesion in sport. Holder has over 10 years of coaching experience in the sport of wrestling.

Team unity has clearly been shown to increase a team’s success and also to increase the enjoyment of being part of a team. The Team Competition Camp is specifically designed to help improve a team’s unity. The counselor’s assigned to each team are trained in techniques to increase team unity. The team dual competitions, as well as the team activity challenges, will help to improve your team unity.

All instruction, wrestling, and lectures will occur in the air conditioned Dana Gymnasium and Blake Arena at Springfield College.

Camp Fee is   for overnight residents
  for commuters
All wrestlers from the   camp will receive a   discount
Groups of 12+ will receive   discount per camper
(One discount per camper)