M-RTC Olympic Development Program
In August 2011, the Michigan Regional Training Center (M-RTC) was sanctioned by USA Wrestling and launched through support from the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. The M-RTC allows for broader participation and increased development in the international styles for wrestlers meeting specific performance criteria at the Senior, University, Junior, and Cadet age levels.
Our development program is designed to fuel the Olympic Dream for wrestlers who consistently train and compete Freestyle and/or Greco-Roman wrestling.
Participants will build on an existing knowledge base of advanced wrestling fundamentals by committing themselves to technical development, drilling/position sparring, and competitive live wrestling. Each wrestler will achieve a higher level of mastery of the sport through: 1) exposure to techniques and training that are currently used at the elite levels of collegiate and international wrestling; 2) practices that are focused and challenging; and 3) immersion in an environment that will increase physical capabilities, competitive limitations and mental toughness. These organized training sessions are focused on Freestyle wrestling technique, strategies, and tactics to prepare wrestlers for success at the numerous state, regional, national, and international competitions at the Cadet and Junior levels.
Qualified participants must register online [beginning March 6th] by Wednesday, April 3rd to be placed on a USA Wrestling approved roster. Full participation on the mat will not be permitted without USA Wrestling’s roster approval and the following documents on file:
- Completed M-RTC Participation Forms – Link
- Copy of Valid USA Wrestling Membership/Competitor Card
- Copy of Valid Health Insurance Card
The M-RTC participation forms, a copy of a valid USAW membership, and a copy of a valid health insurance card may be submitted one of the following ways by Wednesday, April 3rd:
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: (734) 615-1330
The early deadline will provide us enough time to secure your required M-RTC Roster approval by USAW prior to the first practice. Late registration may require 48-72 hrs. for USAW roster approval.
Please note: For quality purposes in instruction and with mat space, camp participation numbers will be limited.