Webinar: Terry Steiner – Training Plan Development Webinar

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (June 1) -- Terry Steiner, USA Wrestling's Head National Coach Women’s Freestyle coach, joined Zach Errett, UWW's Education Manager, to discuss training plan development and periodization.  

Click the link below to download the Coach Steiner's Powerpoint presentation.

UWW Periodization Plan Presentation - Coach Steiner - USA WFS

Breakdown of the Webinar
0:01:58 – Introduction
0:06:40 – Start of his presentation
0:06:51 – Why do you need a plan?
0:08:04 – Why do we need a plan? Athlete perspective
0:10:04 – Important to have Openness and Transparency in Planning
0:10:35 – Biggest Job as National Team Coach
0:12:08 – Challenging the plan is a good thing
0:13:24 – Challenging and rewarding journey
0:14:16 – Job is helping the athletes see the value in the plan – showing the vision and including them in the process
0:14:57 – How do you start making the plan? (Things to start with)
0:16:15 – Story on Helen Maroulis
0:18:16 – How do we learn and develop the qualities? 
0:20:00 – What are you going to get the most return on your investment?
0:20:53 – Basis of his 4-year plan
0:21:09 – Year 1 – Filling the Backpack
0:22:34 – Year 2 – Process Oriented
0:23:54 – Year 3 – Starting to Focus on Results
0:25:59 – Year 4 – Performing 
0:27:00 – Overview of 4-year plan – Competitions and Camps
0:27:49 – Developing a Yearly Plan – Basic Process and Thoughts
0:29:52 – Science and Art in Planning
0:30:39 – Phases of the yearly plan
0:30:44 – Phase – Break time – Getting away
0:31:24 – Transition – time after the break
0:31:39 – Preparation – team focus
0:32:04 – Competition – more individual focus
0:32:34 – Peaking – rest and recovery
0:33:47 – Yearly Plan – Spreadsheet
0:36:02 – Challenge – quantifying volume and intensity
0:37:01 – Managing intensity and volume for peaking
0:38:19 – Developing a Competition Plan – last 45 days
0:38:50 – Struggle area as a young coach
0:39:21 – Story on Adeline Gray – Including in the planning process
0:41:59 – What he learned from working with Adeline Gray
0:42:49 – Managing intensity and volume during the Competition Plan
0:43:46 – Post Competition Reflection
0:44:26 – Reflection – Athlete Perspective
0:44:49 – Reflection – Coach Perspective
0:45:22 – Reflection – Data Analysis
0:46:49 – Important Data – Points by minute in a match
0:47:37 – As a coach, we need to realize it is their career
0:48:42 – Start of Q & A
0:48:52 – Can you inform the group about training load during competition phase?
0:51:22 – Is there any effects on a women’s monthly menstruation cycle?
0:53:41 – What type of information are you trying to get or asking for input when developing their training plans?
0:57:35 – How do manage to monitor athletes when they are not conducting training camps and do you perform any technical test under
these conditions?

0:59:41 – What are the strategies for nutrition planning on competition days?
1:02:53 – How do you work the emotions during training and competitions?
1:06:05 – Do you arrange any fitness testing before camps and competitions?
1:07:14 – How do you measure the intensity during a macrocycle (example during pre-competition/competition phases)?


With Online Webinars Wrestling Finds Eager Audience

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 30) -- A move from the mat to the home office was never planned, but for United World Wrestling the transition from mat-based training to online learning is showing positive results.

The hourlong webinars, launched in June, have a been a huge success with more than 40 being delivered by the development department across several languages and attracting viewership from all five continents. 

“Through the pandemic has proven to be challenging in a number of ways, the wrestling community has shown resilience,” said UWW Development Director Deqa Niamkey. “These are challenging times we have managed to engage coaches, referees and national federations on a weekly basis with highly renowned experts to keep our community motivated and learn best practices. We are grateful to be part of this growing wrestling family and we look forward to having everyone back on the field of play.”

In only a month the webinars are attracting an average of 160 total viewers, which is far more than the average in-person attendance seen for the majority of similar seminars. The Spanish-speaking webinar have been the most-watched averaging almost 200 viewers each webinar.

The Refereeing Commission has also launched a Webinar series with eight airing since June 22 and another four scheduled before the end of the summer. There will be translations of the videos in Russian, French, and Spanish posted to the UWW starting July 30. The new webinars will be posted every Thursday in Russian, French and Spanish. Russian will air at 14:00, French at 16:00 and Spanish at 18:00.

“UWW Education Webinars have offered the referee community all over the globe not only a convenient and modern way to learn and upskill on wrestling matters, but also an opportunity to stay again in touch during this difficult period of time, which has been much appreciated,” said UWW Refereeing Commission president Antonio Silvestri.
Current webinars have covered multiple aspects of refereeing, from basic skills to detailed analysis of actions and throws, which are intended to assist referees in their learning and better prepare for a return to the mat.