Referee Game

Wrestling Releases Online Game to Challenge Fans

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (April 28) -- Think you know the rules of wrestling? Can you call the action on the mat as accurately as the sport's best referees? Well, now you can test your knowledge online.

Created by the UWW Referee and Development departments in collaboration with the Communication team to be a fun and interactive exercise, "UWW #1 – Scoring Situations" on Kahoot, is an online-refereeing simulation, the first of its kind for the sport.

The game consists of 20 action sequences taken from UWW match footage and asks the fans to score as though they were the referee. For fans it's a chance to see the sport from the perspective of those who have to call the action in real time, and for referees its a powerful learning tool. For both its a chance to compete, as the game logs the scores of players in real time and places their effort against that of all other participants.

"We want to engage with our Wrestling family worldwide during this crisis in a fun and instructive activity" said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. "These are basic questions, but there are some tricks in there, too."

The game is open to the first 1000 participants. New game boards will be created bi-weekly, which you can find on the United World Wrestling website and on our social media channels.

#UWWAcademy

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.