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.