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Italy Hosts UWW level I Coaching Course

By United World Wrestling Press

OSTIA, Italy (December 30) -- With the support of United World Wrestling, a UWW level 1 wrestling course took place in Ostia-Italy from December 13 to 19, 2021. It benefited around thirty coaches from all regions of Italy and practicing in all clubs. But more than anything, the Italian wrestling federation seized the opportunity of this training to train its local experts with the aim of using them in its next dynamic of promotion of the federal education which it intends to put in place very soon. Thus, around thirty club coaches from all regions were invited to set up the new system.

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Applied to the train-the-trainer method, the training of these local experts focused on approaches and tools to boost coach training practices based on building professional skills. Fun and creative activities, the use of authentic documents and the development of communication skills based on an andragogical approach served as the substance instilled in these local experts.

Driven by a real desire to set up a new training system, the Italian wrestling federation has officially appointed seven trainers to carry out the first training session under the leadership of Vincent AKA

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Applied to the train-the-trainer method, the training of these local experts focused on approaches and tools to boost coach training practices based on building professional skills. Fun and creative activities, the use of authentic documents and the development of communication skills based on an andragogical approach served as the substance instilled in these local experts.

This training action for local experts is part of a global project to strengthen the training capacity of local experts. Implemented by United World Wrestling, the establishment of the new training project for local experts, this project also plans to build a national training system on 3 levels within the federation which will be connected to a national level recognized by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI)

With this new base, the Italian wrestling federation is now initiating an in-depth change and positioning itself as one of the main organizations which uses international standards in terms of training as a reference (ranking series, international tournaments, world championships, training coaches, referees… etc.…) and, in this regard, shows its willingness to rely on the good practices developed by United World Wrestling.

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UWW donates mats to Panama Wrestling Federation

By United World Wrestling Press

PANAMA CITY, Panama (June 16) -- United World Wrestling donated two new wrestling mats for the development of wrestling in Panama.

With excellent management from the Panama Olympic Committee and the Panama National Wrestling Federation, together with the Development Department of the UWW, these mats were delivered to Panama.

One of the mats was given to the Barraza Pitbull Club, affiliated with the Panama National Wrestling Federation, and to celebrate such an important contribution to sports development; the club held sports gathering with athletes from the provinces of Cocle, Colon, and Panama at the Jesus Master Gomez Gymnasium in the popular Barraza neighborhood in Panama City.

The new mat will be available for the benefit of children and young sportsmen and athletes of the community. President of the Panama Olympic Committee, Damaris Young was also present at the occasion.

The second donated mat was donated to the Provincial League of Herrera, which will make it available to the wrestlers of the region at the Pepe Osorio Gymnasium in Chitré.

These actions taken by the UWW are an incentive to continue promoting wrestling in countries that do not have significant development in the sport.

All mats in the development mat program are a benefit of the partnership between United World Wrestling and Taishan. For Taishan mats, please contact [email protected]