Hammer Wrestling School

Hammer Wrestling School For Youth in Naperville, Illinois

The Hammer Wrestling School has been established to help wrestlers at all levels, from novice to elite, improve their wrestling skills and ultimately achieve their wrestling goals. Our program offers a unique advantage in that our technique and philosophy are “college focused”. We provide access to the wrestling room and facilities at North Central College, a premier Division III wrestling program located in Naperville, Illinois. Also, Hammer Wrestling boasts superior instruction from established college coaches and elite college wrestlers. We teach quality fundamentals that are proven to be effective at the college level in a manner that athletes of all levels can learn. Most importantly, we do all of this at a significantly lower cost than our competitors.

Here at Hammer Wrestling, we love the sport of wrestling and believe in promoting our great sport to anyone wishing to improve, regardless of skill level or experience. Wrestling is our passion. Passion is contagious. We hope to spread our enthusiasm and we will be persistent in our efforts. One definition of the word “hammer” embodies this belief:

To make persistent or laborious attempts to finish or perfect something.

Hammer was chosen as the name as a result of “Hammer” being a coined term used by Coach Karl Bratland. A person who is a “hammer” is one who never quits, is relentless in whatever they pursue, and is tough mentally and physically. They are someone whom when you watch them practice, work, study, or do anything in everyday life, you think to yourself, “Man, he/she is a hammer. How do they do that? I wish I could be like that.”

The sessions at Hammer will cover various aspects of the sport of wrestling including but not limited to technique, drills, strength/conditioning, mental preparation, nutrition, etc. Members of the North Central wrestling team will be assisting with the sessions throughout the camps.