JOURNEYMEN WRESTLING CLUB
100 Saratoga Village BLVD
Committed to raising the proverbial wrestling bar. Our academy focuses on all facets of amateur wrestling – improving technique, learning proper weight training skills, understanding dieting, developing a mental attitude and embracing discipline.
Capacity - For years our philosophy was to not turn any athlete away.
Although this inclusiveness has paid some handsome dividends over the past
14+ years, it has also produced some space issues. We now strictly limit the
allowable members to 65...No more than that. This makes it the leanest
the club has ever been. We feel that the limits offer exclusiveness and more
The membership fees are as follows: (there is no reduction in rate for athletes attending only one night a week or certain months of the year)
Member - Group of wrestlers will get access to special guest clinicians, competitions and practice times. 70-member limit: Price is for 8 months (March-October): $1200.00 (broken up into 3 monthly payments: March - April - May. There is no pausing of memberships.
Returning Seniors - Pertains to seniors heading off to college in the fall: $900 (two payments) Semi-Private Lessons (Groups of 4) - Call to inquire about pricing.
Journeymen Wrestling does not offer payment plans.
Payment is due prior to your first practice; however, we have an openenrollment policy, so you can enroll at any time. The only cut-off date is when we’ve reached capacity.
JV Boys and Girls Nights:
Tuesday & Thursdays 5:00-6:45 PM
Niskayuna High School (March-end of June, afterward will combine with varsity groups)
Monday 4:00-5:30 PM,
Wednesday-Thursday 5:15-6:45 PM
Sundays 10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Journeymen Training Center - 100 Saratoga Village Blvd.,
Suite 22, Malta, NY
Journeymen Training Center – Sunday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
100 Saratoga Village BLVD
Coach Shaun Miller
Shaun was a 3x Section II Champion and NYS 3rd place, who went on to wrestle D1 at West Virginia University. Since 2005,
Shaun has dedicated himself to leading the Mini-Men Program, Journeymen & Youth Division. Coach Miller has been
inspired by his former coaches, including Joe Bena, Frank Popolizio & Zeke Jones, and now shares his passion with the Capital
District & youth. His dedication has resulted in numerous Sectional, State, College, and World Level athletes on the mat
and extremely successful men and women off the mat.
The MiniMen Wrestling Club is modeled after the Journeymen High School Club. It is the premier youth wrestling program in Upstate NY. The program is dedicated to grades 1st through 8th, and attracts boys and girls from all over the greater capital region and beyond. Practices are run with the structure and intensity of a Varsity High School practice but at an age-appropriate pace. MiniMen strives to enhance club members & athletic abilities by teaching advanced youth wrestling/grappling techniques and promoting overall wellness. Additional focus is placed on developmental skills like Teamwork, Perseverance, Emotional Control, and Grit!
Option 1: All Year Training Nov. 6- Oct 29. Cost is $1,500 but split between 4 payments of $375.00 in consecutive months w/ NO refunds.
Option 2: MiniMen Session 1 Nov. 6- April 29. Cost is $850 but split between 3 payments of $285 in consecutive months w/ NO refunds.
Option 3: Novice Group: Nov. 7- March 3. Cost is $500 but split between 2 payments in consecutive months w/ NO refunds.
A travel team will represent Journeymen Wrestling at dual meets and individual tournaments throughout the country. Tournaments include NYS Youth Championships, Freestyle & Greco events, All-Star Duals, and various Premier League events. Novice wrestlers will be encouraged to learn more than compete until the time is right.
MiniMen mirrors the philosophy that helped shape the Journeymen Wrestling Club. The program will host special clinicians for youth wrestling and grappling clinics to positively influence our youth.
Director Shaun Miller (Niskayuna standout and West Virginia University wrestler), Dominick Moyer (Assistant Coach at N. Illionis- 15 years D1, and Athlete at Nebraska University), Jason Little (PA Placer and Edinboro Wrestler), Mark Royce (10+ years coaching MiniMen Wreslting and former Section II athlete), Dan Palmerino (Head coach of the Shen Girls Varsity team and former Brockport University wrestler), Evan Wallace (Assistant Coach of Columbia Wrestling and former NYS standout), John Paris (Former D1 wrestler at Binghamton UniversIty, Robert Hamlin (2x NCAA D1 Finalist at Lehigh University), Jeremy Eggleston (D3 wrestler at Suny Cortland), Steve Jones (Head Coach of Burnt Hills HS and Suny Cortland wrestler).