2012 USA Wrestling Silver Coaches College in Iowa City, Iowa April 18-20

By Jackie Branca USA Wrestling | March 06, 2012, 9:05 a.m. (ET)
In conjunction with the 2012 USA Olympic Trials, in Iowa City, Iowa, USA Wrestling is offering a Silver Level Coaches College to its member coaches, April 18-20. The Silver College is a requirement for coaches wanting to achieve Silver Certification. From Wednesday, April 18th - Friday, April 20th, coaches from across the country will learn the latest innovations for coaching the sport of wrestling.

The Silver College will include on-the-mat instruction from USA World Team and National Team coaches. There will also be sessions focusing on several aspects of wrestling, which include philosophies both on and off the mat in building future champions.

"We are going to have a great turnout for this Silver College" said USA Wrestling's Manager of the National Coaches Education Program, Cody Bickley. "Especially with the line-up we have coming and it being at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. We have a lot of interest and we definitely encourage coaches to jump on board A.S.A.P."

Included on the agenda are USA Wrestling's National Team coaches, Zeke Jones (freestyle), Steve Fraser (Greco-Roman), and Terry Steiner (women's freestyle). Jones was a World Champion and Olympic medalist and Fraser was an Olympic Champion. Other national coaches include Bill Zadick (freestyle), Brandon Slay (freestyle), and Ike Anderson (Greco-Roman) will appear. Slay was a 2000 Olympic Champion and Anderson a 1988 Olympian while Zadick was a 2006 World Champion.

Among other instructors are three-time World Champion Lee Kemp, two-time World Champion Terry Brands and respected coaches Mark Reiland, Mike Duroe, Mike Hagerty and Mark Hull.

In addition to the Silver College instruction, all participants will receive a general admission ticket for all sessions of the 2012 USA Wrestling Olympic Trials. This is a great opportunity for fans and coaches to see up close the best wrestlers in the United States compete for the right to wrestle at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

All Silver College participants will receive credit towards Silver Certification, a USA Wrestling polo shirt, an all session general admission ticket to the Olympic Trials, and a DVD set of all clinic sessions. The cost of the Silver College is $350. Coaches need to register by April 6, 2012.

Detailed information will be sent to the coaches following receipt of their registration.
The Olympic Trials will follow the Silver College, with weigh-ins on April 20th and competition April 21st-22nd. Please visit www.usawrestlingevents.com for more information on the Olympic Trials.

Please fill out the registration form and return to:
USA Wrestling
Attn: Silver College - Cody Bickley
6155 Lehman Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Or Fax to: #719-598-9440 / Email to: cbickley@usawrestling.org

Click here for Silver College Registration form

2010 USA Wrestling Silver Coaches College schedule

Where: Field House Recreational Facility
225 S Grand Ave - Iowa City, IA 52242

Wednesday, April 18th
4:00-6:00 - Registration for Silver College
6:45 - Introduction
7:00-8:30 - How to Run a Bronze Clinic

Thursday, April 19th
8:30-10:00 - Classroom Session
*Mark Reiland - Iowa City West, IA HS - Program Development

10:15-11:45 - Classroom Session
*Mike Duroe - Cornell College - The Next Level
*Terry Brands - University of Iowa

1:15-2:4 - Wrestling Technique
*Terry Steiner - USA Wrestling - Leg Lace Series

3:30-5:00 - Wrestling Technique
*Ike Anderson - USA Wrestling - Par Terre Offense & Defense - Greco

6:30-8:00 - Classroom Session
*Brandon Slay - USA Wrestling - National Teams Structure & The Big Picture

9:00 - Social - TBD

Friday, April 20th
8:30-10:00 - Wrestling Technique
*Bill Zadick - USA Wrestling - Transitioning From Takedowns To Turns

10:30-12:00 - Wrestling Technique
*Zeke Jones - USA Wrestling - Daily Freestyle Practice Plan

1:30-3:00 - Classroom Session
Steve Fraser - USA Wrestling - Mental Toughness

3:15-4:45 - Wrestling Technique
*Mike Hagerty - Blue Springs, MO HS -

6:15-7:30 - Classroom Session
*Lee Kemp - 3X World Champion - Nutrition

7:45-9:15 - Classroom Session
*Mark Hull - FCA Director - Coaching The Heart Of The Athlete

Saturday, April 21st - Sunday, April 22nd
Observation of the 2012 U.S Olympic Team Trials @ Carver-Hawkeye Arena

For more information contact: Cody Bickley - Manager of NCEP