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Wrestling Conducts Sports Psychology Webinar Series on Preparing an Athlete for Competition

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (March 5) -- United World Wrestling conducted a series of webinars Feb. 27 on Sports Psychology-Preparing an Athlete for Competition.  

Santoro GERARD (FRA), Dr. Judy GOSS (CAN), Mtra. Magaly ZERON AVILA (MEX) and Dr. Nermin RAFIQ MOHAMED (EGY) were presenters for the webinars. 

The webinars were conducted in four languages: French, Spanish, English, and Arabic.  Over 500 people participated in the four webinars, which was the largest one-day total for webinar attendance. A Russian webinar was originally scheduled but was unable to be conducted due to technical difficulties and will be rescheduled to a later date. 

The participants will be receiving a certificate for attending the webinar, which can be used for continuing education credits.
 

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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.