Robinson’s camps teach youths ‘life skills’

first_img“It’s about as intense as you can get,” he said. “I mean you can’t put these kids through much more than we already do put them through.”But that’s what Robinson said makes the difference between his camps and others being offered.“Most sports camps are skill development,” he said. “(My training) has more to do with (work ethic) than just the technical part of it.”Robinson said the work ethic is something that goes a long way into giving youths a life skill.Larrieu said he hopes those skills will transfer into better results on the mat this coming year and possibly in the future at Minnesota.“This is a really big college that I look forward to hopefully coming to one year,” Larrieu said of the Minnesota wrestling program.Larrieu would break the streak of J Robinson campers coming to Minnesota. No current Gophers wrestler has been to Robinson’s camp before coming to school at Minnesota.But first, Larrieu has to complete his junior and senior year of high school.“These are high school kids that want to be good,” Robinson said. “They don’t know how to be good, and what we do is we teach them work ethic on how they can be successful.” Robinson’s camps teach youths ‘life skills’J Robinson’s intensive camps are one of six types of wrestling camps offered. Robert MewsJuly 19, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintDespite temperatures soaring past 90 degrees the past few days, a herd of runners still took to University streets with athletic improvement on their minds.These runners weren’t just any collection of athletes, but 14- to 18-year-olds who paid $2,149 to give up 28 days of summer fun for a life-altering experience at J Robinson’s intensive wrestling camp.“Last year I had a disappointing season (wrestling),” said Trenton Larrieu, a Spring Valley, Wis., high school wrestler, of his decision to come to the camp. “I figured this is the way to get better.”That is just what J Robinson, Minnesota’s wrestling coach for the past 20 years, had in mind when he started the camps for youths 28 years ago.Robinson has a variety of nationwide camps to choose from. Along with six types of wrestling camps, Robinson also has basketball and hockey camps.“I think you start them just like any other coach,” Robinson said. “You just start them as part of your program. Try and help the younger wrestlers get better.”But Robinson’s intensive camp isn’t like other camps.The 28-day camp is the longest of all of his camps, with a typical day starting at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 11 p.m. It includes plenty of running and weight lifting as well as unorthodox training techniques to help develop what Robinson calls “life skills.”“It’s hard. The intensity really picks up as the camp goes,” Larrieu said.Current Gophers wrestler Mack Reiter helps the youngsters train and said some can’t make it through because of the duration and intensity of training.last_img read more

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first_imgProject MOSTProject MOST has opened registration for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for children of all ages every Tuesday in March from 4 to 5 PM. The five sessions will cost $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Advance registration is required.Also, registration is now open for 3D Pen Creations, which will be held on Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6, from 4 to 5:30 PM for children ages 9-13. The two sessions are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Both classes will be held at the Project MOST Community Learning Center in East Hampton. Advance registration is necessary. To register or for more information, visit www.projectmost.org.Community Health FairThe East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will co-host a free community health fair at the Most Holy Trinity Parish in East Hampton on Friday, March 6, from 11 AM to 2 PM.Some of the highlights include health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and HIV, applications for colorectal screenings, and appointments for no-cost mammogram and Pap tests for uninsured women over the age of 40.Representatives will be on-hand from health insurance organizations, Medicare, HRHCare Community Health (Hudson River Health Care), the Town of East Hampton’s Human Services Department, The Retreat, and others with information for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with a nutrition educator.Healthy refreshments will be served. For more information, call 631-329-2425 or visit www.easthamptonhealthcare.org.Southampton DemocratsThe Southampton Town Democratic Club’s monthly breakfast called “The Resistance and Me” will feature author Barbara Weber-Floyd. The meeting will be held at Buckley’s Inn Between in Hampton Bays on Saturday, March 7, from 10 AM to noon. The event is open to all those who would like to attend. For more information, visitwww.shdems.org.Northwest Woods HikeThe East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will explore the Northwest Woods with its sublime and beautiful white pine forest. Enjoy many surprises along the way on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 10 AM. For more information, visit www.ehtps.org.Free Qigong ClassesThere will be free spring Qigong classes beginning on Sunday, March 8, at noon at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork on Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Find healing and balance as well as gentle, powerful exercises and massage techniques. For more information, visit www.uusf.org.Battle Of The BrainiacsBob DeStefano will host a “Battle of the Brains” trivia night on Monday, March 9, at 5:30 PM at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. The contest will consist of 50 general-knowledge questions to be answered by the entire team. Bring your smartest friends or come alone. Register online at www.myrml.org.Volunteer For BideaweeBideawee, an animal shelter in Westhampton, is looking for volunteers.According to President and CEO Leslie Granger, 20 percent of the organization’s volunteers are senior citizens, who walk dogs, socialize kittens and puppies, do office work, and become foster parents for homeless animals.“Volunteers are a vital part of the Bideawee family,” Granger said. “They devote their time, energy, and talents providing love, compassion, and support to the vulnerable pets in our care who need forever homes. If you love animals and have a couple of spare hours a week, Bideawee would welcome you into our volunteer family.”Volunteers of all ages are welcome. To apply, visit www.bideawee.org. Sharelast_img read more

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