INTENSIVE CAMPS

JROB Intensive Camps have been our company’s flagship since its founding in 1978. Our distinctive training model operates on the principle that intense challenges bring about life-changing growth. By focusing on physical preparation, technical skill, mental toughness, and life skills, JROB is the spark that accelerates their personal and athletic transformation. The work ethic, discipline, and mindset of achievement taught at camp become a part of their core, propelling them toward immediate and long-term success on the mat and in life. No other camp emphasizes comprehensive personal development as a key part of the curriculum, so wrestlers leave camp with the confidence that they can have a greater impact on the mat and in the world than they ever thought possible.

Athletes at JROB Intensive Camps are challenged to fight through and overcome physical fatigue and mental stress every day. The training and conduct expectations at camp are inspired by camp founder J Robinson's experience as an Army Ranger and by the protocol of Army Ranger School, which focuses on both physical and mental development. JROB immerses athletes in a structured, accountable environment that challenges them to push their limits and to discover their untapped potential. The J7 training philosophy guides the curriculum at our Intensive Camps. Practicing these seven positive character traits—Discipline, Dedication, Sacrifice, Hard Work, Responsibility, Accountability, and Service—in the context of sport empowers wrestlers to build a foundation for success that lasts a lifetime. 

JROB teaches athletes that there is much more to success than talent alone. Success in athletics and in life takes resilience, a positive attitude, an unstoppable work ethic, and a determination to rise to the top. So, in addition to our intense wrestling and cross-training sessions, we provide seminars before each evening wrestling practice that focus on a variety of character-building topics, including leadership, overcoming adversity, mental attitude, money management, nutrition, goal setting, developing a personal philosophy, visualization, and service to others.

Wrestlers from across the country and around the world choose JROB Intensive Camps to elevate their skills, work ethic, and mental toughness. In 2019, wrestlers came from 46 states and 8 countries/U.S. Territories. Because of the wide geographic footprint of our camps, wrestlers are able to train with and compete against peers who have diverse skill sets and styles, just like they would at state and national tournaments. Check out our 2019 Camper Map to see who came to camp from your area.

Watch the highlight video below from the 2018 28-Day Intensive Camp to get an inside look at what wrestlers do at a JROB Intensive Camp.


To learn more about our camp system and how J Robinson's early life led to the creation and development of our Intensive Camps, please watch our feature-length documentary, J Robinson: Full Circle. The film parallels the ups and downs of J Robinson's life with the successes and struggles of two high school wrestlers from Pennsylvania—a state qualifier and a future state champ—at the 28-Day Intensive Camp.

Because of the high-intensity environment, JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps are only for wrestlers 13-18 years of age. 13 year-olds are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Call us at 612-349-6585 if you have a 13 year-old who would like to attend an Intensive Camp.

Visit our Intensive Camps Videos page for raw footage of camp activities and drills.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

The daily schedule at JROB Intensive Camps varies from day to day in order to maximize the physical and mental challenge that our athletes face. We use unpredictability and constant change as a tool to test the athletes, so they never know what they'll face when they wake up. Here is a sample daily schedule that shows what one day might look like.

6:30am
Wake Up

6:45am - 7:45am
Running, Cross-Training, or Weight Training

8:00am - 9:45am
Breakfast and Recovery

10:00am - 12:00pm
Technique Sessions

12:15pm - 2:45pm
Lunch and Recovery

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hard Practice, Drilling, and Live Wrestling

5:15pm - 7:15pm
Dinner and Recovery

7:30pm - 8:00pm
Mental Attitude, Motivation, Life Skills, and Visualization Training

8:00pm - 9:45pm
Technique Review + Running, Cross-Training, or Weight Training

11:00pm
Lights Out

 

Intensive Camps Dates and Locations

Waldorf University
Forest City, Iowa
2020 Dates TBD
2020 Fee TBD ($1,139 in 2019)
Ages 13 - 18*
Boys and girls*

Edinboro University
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
2020 Dates TBD
2020 Fee TBD ($1,649 in 2019)
Ages 13 - 18*
Boys and girls*

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
River Falls, Wisconsin
2020 Dates TBD
2020 Fee TBD ($2,899 in 2019)
Ages 13 - 18*
Boys and girls*

Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon
2020 Dates TBD
2020 Fee TBD ($1,649 in 2019)
Ages 13 - 18*
Boys and girls*

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