Hear and read what others have learned and benefited from Coach Krause’s wrestling camps and more.
Coach Krause is the best, most impactful on-line resource I have seen in my 10+ years coaching youth wrestling. I borrow his technique, practice structure and language in my wrestling program – it is pure gold! I try, but don’t come close to matching his energy and enthusiasm! I even find myself using his approach at the youth football practices I run. Keep working hard and spreading the good word Coach; God knows we need more people like you in the world!
Jason ManeyMadeira Youth Wrestling
Coach, we had 16 of our youth wrestlers just attend your two day camp near Lincoln, Nebraska. This was, without a doubt, the best youth training clinic I have ever attended. You held the attention of the boys from start to finish. You taught fundamental winning technique in a way the boys could understand and replicate. Most important, you included great life lessons throughout the clinic. Our kids came out of your clinic with greater knowledge, confidence, and pride in being wrestlers! I highly recommend your clinics and programs for any wrestlers at any level! We will incorporate your techniques in our room!
John JoinesWestern States Wrestling Club. Sioux City, IOWA
Hey coach, I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for me and all of the time you’ve invested in me. You worked with me from the beginning when I wasn’t all that great of a wrestler, and helped shape my attitude and wrestling to help me become who I am today. I just thought I’d let you know you have been a big influence on my life and it is greatly appreciated, especially now that I’m in college.Connor Brancheau
State Champion Lake Fenton High School
Mike Krause makes me wanna have a kid and move to Michigan – he’s that good at coaching, leading, and being an extraordinary example to student athletes. I would recommend any young person spend as much time in proximity to Mike as possible.
Pamela Jean Gibbons
I am a 47-year-old middle school wrestling coach in Northern California and I started wrestling at a very young age. Wrestling runs in my family and I have been involved in this sport for roughly 37 years. I have attended many camps and clinics in my lifetime and have coached at both high school and middle school levels. Not only have I coached wrestling—I have coached girls’ softball and boys’ little league as well. I can honestly say that throughout my entire wrestling and coaching experience, I have never seen a clinician like Mike Krause.
I have an older brother who has also been involved in wrestling for most of his life. A few years ago, he told me “Hey, you have to check this guy out!” He showed me a few of Mike’s videos online and I was greatly impressed. Shortly afterwards, I started communicating with him over the Internet and he told me that he was going to be a clinician at a coaches’ clinic here in California. Right away, my brother and I decided that we needed to be there!
Watching Krause run a practice at the coaches’ clinic was unbelievable. He is an extremely high energy coach who teaches tons of great techniques. While at the clinic, I purchased about four of Mikes DVDs and brought them home. I have “studied” each one of them and I am constantly looking for his videos on different websites. My brother and I did our best to incorporate the things we had learned from Mike Krause into our practices during the season and our team benefitted from it to a great extent. The following year Mike came back to California for another clinic. I brought my son, who is a high school wrestler, my daughter, who is a statistician and hardcore wrestling fan, and a few other wrestlers. Not surprisingly, the clinic was amazing and the kids that I brought with me gained a lot from their experience.
There was one thing that I observed from this clinic in particular as I watched my own son run through a practice with Mike… I saw that Coach Krause had the ability to apply wrestling to life off of the mat. So not only is he a great wrestling coach, but he sends a lot of great messages to the kids—one of my favorites would have to be: “The definition of a cool kid is a kid that makes other kids feel cool.” He is a huge advocate for anti-bullying and promotes wrestling in a positive way. Furthermore, he has the ability to obtain the interests of his wrestlers like nobody I have ever seen. Kids are never bored in his mat room and the workouts go by quickly for them. Kids are constantly paying attention because they are trying to keep up with his fast pace. (I wish I had even a fraction of his energy!)
Mike Krause is a guy that all coaches and wrestlers can look up to and learn from. He is an inspiration to everyone who loves the great sport of wrestling and has impacted more lives than he is aware of. It is for these reasons that I can truthfully say that Mike Krause is the greatest clinician that I have ever seen in my life.
Jim BrazilCreekside Middle School Wrestling Coach, Castro Valley, California
I have been bringing Coach Krause to Oklahoma for 6+ years now. He is the most passionate intense coach I have been around. He will bring more than heat to your room as he also is always coaching life lessons!! Coach Krause will do much more than impress you with the world class technique he brings but also has a special gift of keeping kids attention. If you want to take your club to the next level you need to book a camp yesterday! I have coached with a top national club in Oklahoma for years. We have many world class wrestling coaches here but he brings another level of intensity and passion to the room…….
Justin RosenEdmond Generals Club Coach and Edmond North High School assistant coach.
While Coaching at Linden High School in Michigan we were lucky enough to have Mike Krause come in and do some instructional clinics. He was perhaps the best instructional coach for youth wrestlers that I have seen. His enthusiasm and attitude drives kids to exceed their limits and take their wrestling to the next level. Mike has had a measurable effect on the level of youth and High School wrestling in the state of Michigan.
Mike GallagherLinden High School, Michigan
I’ve been in wrestling since 1982. Have to say that Mike Krause has one of the best coaches I’ve seen. NXL Level Wrestling is top notch. Very professional, they know how to keep the young wrestlers attention.
Mike develops champions, he’s a great mentor, and an authority on Wrestling. Mike is one of a few that coaches look up to. Keep up the great work Mike.