JROB Intensive Camps are known as the most challenging and life-changing wrestling camps in the country. The training and conduct expectations of our Intensive Camps are influenced by J Robinson's experience as an Army Ranger and by the protocol of Army Ranger School, which focuses on both physical and mental development. The rigorous training model operates on the principle that intense challenges create significant change, so we provide a structured, accountable environment that pushes athletes to their physical and mental limits and shows them how to overcome personal obstacles. Through 4 workouts a day that include technical skill sessions, live wrestling, drilling, running, weight lifting, and cross-training, athletes will be taught a new meaning of hard work. They will also learn how positive character traits that we call The J7—Discipline, Dedication, Sacrifice, Hard Work, Responsibility, Accountability, and Service—contribute to their success as an athlete and as a human being.
No other camp emphasizes the development of life skills as a key part of the curriculum. The J7 training philosophy guides each activity at our Intensive Camps. We show wrestlers how to work harder than they ever thought possible, giving them the physical and mental tools to take on the challenges brought on by wrestling competition and life. Additionally, we provide daily seminars before each evening wrestling session 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.
Our philosophy takes to heart the famous quote from President Calvin Coolidge: "There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent." We teach athletes that there is much more to success than talent alone. It takes persistence, a positive attitude, an unstoppable work ethic, and resilience to rise to the top in athletics and in life.
Watch the highlight video below from the 2018 28-Day Intensive Camp to get a feel for what JROB campers do at an 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, our 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 come to 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.
6:45am - 7:45am
Running, Cross-Training, or Weight Training
8:00am - 9:45am
Breakfast and Recovery
10:00am - 12:00pm
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