UWW Academy Releases '22 Rule Modifications Breakdown Videos

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (March 15) – UWW Academy, the official educational learning platform for coaches, referees and athletes, released a new course on the 2022 Rule Modifications. The Referee Commission has created a new online course over this year's rule modifications.  This course will focus on the changes that occurred in the articles.

Rule Modifications:
Article 27 – Interrupting the Bout
Article 32 – Challenge
Article 45 – Par Terre Position during the Bout
Article 47 – Enforcement of Passivity & Activity Time in U15, U17, Veterans
Article 49 – Fleeing the Hold
Article 50 – Fleeing the Mat

The short videos covering each of the articles along with video examples from matches can be found on the Academy platform at https://academy.uww.org. At the end of the course, there will be a short assessment to check for understanding of the new modifications.


United World Wrestling Launches Innovative Online Learning Academy

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 7) -- After more than a year of development United World Wrestling has launched its innovative online academy for assisting wrestlers, coaches, referees, and administrators with programs aimed at education, certification and career advancement.

The first version of the site includes the Online Rule Test, the Ready to Wrestle Program, the Introduction to Coaching course and the Level 1 Coaches Course. Coaches interested in anti-doping instruction can also access WADA’s "Coach True" program.

"The launch of UWW’s Academy has taken incredible energy and I think that right now is the perfect time to introduce it to our community," said United World Wrestling’s President Nenad Lalovic. "The IT and Development departments have created this online resource to assist with remote learning and as an opportunity in the middle of this unprecedented  pandemic for coaches and referees to complete additional certifications."

In addition to the programs listed above, the Academy’s site will also offer informative lessons including the Wrestle4Fun program, scientific journals, and videos covering techniques and strength and conditioning exercises. 

The Academy plans to expand in July with the inclusion of a Level 2 Coaches Course, Intro to Refereeing, and the National Level Referee Training Course.

"Our educators will be saving a tremendous amount of time," said UWW Development Director Deqa Niamkey, "because we can teach theory online while the educators will have more time to practice the technical aspects."

Soon, the learning academy will expand to national federations, event organizers and other key collaborators of the worldwide wrestling community.

You can visit the Academy at academy.unitedworldwrestling.org.