JOURNEYMEN WRESTLING CLUB
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 100...No more than that. This makes it the leanest
the club has ever been. We feel that the limits offer exclusiveness and more
Member - Every member of the club gets access to special guest clinicians, competitions and all practice times (except Elite 40). 100-member limit
Elite 40 - Members of the club invited by the coaching staff to attend high intensity practices once a week and compete at select tournaments. Invitations will be given out based on commitment, willingness to compete and work ethic.
Returning Seniors - Pertains to seniors heading off to college in the fall
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 open-enrollment policy, so you can
enroll at any time. The only cut-off date is when we’ve reached capacity.
Coach Shaun Miller
SHAUN was a high school three time section II champ and NYS 3rd who went on to wrestle D1 at West Virginia university. Since 2005 he has dedicated himself to leading the Minimen club(Journeymen’s Youth division). Coach Miller has been inspired by his prior coaches to include Joe Bena, Frank Pop, & Zeke Jones and now shares his passion for wrestling with the local youth of the capital region. His dedication has resulted in many sectional, state, college, and world level athletes on the mat but also to extremely successful men and women off the mat.
Modeled directly after our high school club, Journeymen Wrestling. The MiniMen Wrestling Club is the premier youth wrestling program in Upstate NY. This program is dedicated specifically to 1st- 8th-grade student-athletes 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 a speed and content relevant for our younger athletes. MiniMen strives to enhance the club members' athletic abilities by teaching advanced youth wrestling/grappling techniques and combining that with age-appropriate youth agility & strength training. Additional focus will be on developmental skills like teamwork, perseverance, emotional control, and youth goal setting.
Option 1: All Year Training With Strength & Agility Program Nov.13, 2019 - Oct. 30, 2020
Option 2: Standard - Nov. 13, 2019 - June 29, 2020
Option 3: Beginner Program - Nov. 18, 2019 - March 3, 2020
There will be a traveling team that will represent Journeymen at various youth dual meets and individual tournaments across the Northeast. Tournament locations include Pop & Flo Nationals, Gene Mills Nationals, Adidas Empire Nationals, NY Folkstyle Kids Championships, NY State Freestyle Championships, Northeast Regional and the Ohio Tournament of Champions.
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 (former three-time Section II champion and West Virginia University wrestler), Jason Little (former Edinboro wrestler), Michele Liuzzi (Olympian, 12-time World Team member, Silver Medalist European Championships), John Paris (former D-1 wrestler, Binghamton University), Brandon Guthrie (Head coach, Mohonasen HS, college wrestler), Robert Hamlin (NCAA D1 Runner up, Lehigh University), Dan Palmerino (Former brockport Wrestler), Mark Royce .