Agoge Academy provides intense training environments for wrestlers to learn how to control their body’s human stress response, tap into their reservoir of resolve and resiliency, and develop their own warrior mentality. Agoge Academy wrestlers will be physically and mentally prepared to compete at the highest levels and achieve their loftiest goals.
Coach Demetri, Agoge Academy owner & head coach, served over 20 years in the United States Navy and led highly technical teams at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. Coach Demetri also has over 20 years of experience coaching wrestling. From coaching wrestlers at Virginia's storied Great Bridge Wrestling program to coaching multiple state champions in Maryland, Coach Demetri has refined his coaching techniques over two decades and brings intensity and a Warrior Mindset to Agoge Academy. Utilizing the principles and lessons learned from his Navy and coaching careers, Coach Demetri has developed a system that teaches wrestlers how to train like a WARRIOR so they can Battle like a CHAMPION!
Agoge Academy coaches have experience in all levels of wrestling (high school, college, & USAW RTC) and have coached at state and national levels. Additionally, all of our coaches are certified USAW Leaders. Our coaching staff knows what it takes to compete, pass on their hard-earned knowledge, and Battle like a CHAMPION. Additionally, many of our coaches have extensive experience being on and working with national teams at USAW National Championships and AAU Junior Olympics.
“Demetrios is an incredible coach! He exemplifies and instills dedication, confidence, and respect into all his wrestlers (including two of my children). His extensive knowledge on the mat and coaching experience allows him to run a tight and effective practice.”
"My daughter decided to wrestle entering her freshman year of high school. She joined the wrestling team and was one of two girls on the team with forty boys. It was quite intimidating and overwhelming. Coach Demetrios immediately accepted Sawyer on the team and treated her as a normal member of the team. He was supportive and tough on her, which is what she wanted and needed. She worked with him throughout the four years of high school. She learned so much and he helped her fall in love with the sport of wrestling. Five years later she is now in her second year of college and wrestles for her college’s women’s wrestling team. Coach Demetrios never wavered in his support in her.”
"I would highly recommend training with Coach Demetri. My boys have trained under him for years. He is an amazing coach that has the ability to build strong, lasting relationships with his wrestlers! My boys have learned a great deal from him, and I know anyone attending this camp will as well."