uwr-academy Kopie1

The first international academy in Underwater Rugby (UWR) will be held on 22-23 November 2017 in Berlin.

It will take place before the most traditional UWR event, the ChampionsCup where the best club teams from around the world will participate.


For the first time an organised event like the UWR Academy will serve the development and also dissemination of UWR on global level.

FIRST GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE ACADEMY IN UNDERWATER RUGBY LAUNCHED IN BERLIN

It is a great opportunity for UWR coaches and players to combine a Berlin visit with a participation at the UWR Academy.

The purpose of the workshop is to advance the global UWR community to next levels. In the last years, it has become very obvious that we need to take UWR forward. This includes effective short and long term planning of UWR events and the development of the sport,  proposing alternatives and solutions to current challenges and providing a learning and exchange platform for new countries willing to engage In UWR.

Already pre-defined topics will be:

  • Women & other UWR minorities
  • Coaching Techniques
  • Communication and knowledge transfer platform
  • Injuries in UWR and its prevention
  • Doping in UWR - Let’s talk about it
  • Creating and managing a youth team
  • How to best start new teams
  • UWR Live-Stream Solutions

It will be possible for the participants to bring up topics for discussion during the preparation phase in autumn as well as at the Academy itself.

A small team of 6 passionate UWR players from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey have been organizing this Academy, starting in early 2017. They expect to see 50-70 participants at this workshop to discuss current and important global issues of the sport.  The organizing committee is setting up regular calls to best prepare the Academy with inspiring contents and participants. It aims to get official recognition from governance bodies currently and the official registration starting in September.    A pre-registration and short questionnaire is available at the following.
 pre-registration

Schedule for Wednesday 22 November (Subject to change)

Until 15.00

Arrival to Location GERHARD-SCHLEGEL-SPORTSCHULE
Priesterweg 4-6 B - 10829 Berlin

15:00 - 15:30

Introduction Session Day 1

15:30 - 16:45

 2 Parallel Working Sessions with prepared topics & speakers

  • Women & other UWR minorities
  • Coaching Techniques
     

16:45 - 17:00

Break drinks at the #UWRAcademy Bar

17:00 - 18:15

2 Parallel Working Sessions prepared topics & speakers

  • Communication and knowledge transfer platform - but how?
  • Injuries in UWR and its prevention - Adults in comparison to Juniors under a global perspective

18:15- 18:45

Break with drinks at the #UWRAcademy Bar &

Definition of Evening Open (Space) Topics

18:45 - 20:00

2 Parallel Working Sessions with open (space) topics
 

20:00 - 20:30

Reflective Berlin Walk

1:1 conversations on personal insights of the workshop
 

21.30 - 22.30
 

Get-wet-Option A: UWR playing session
Stay-Dry-Option B: Get together (Bar, restaurant)
 



Schedule for Thursday 23 November (Subject to change)

9:00 - 14:00

Social event Berlin Bus-Tour

14:30 - 15:00

Introduction Session Day 2

15:00 - 15:45

 2 Parallel Working Sessions with prepared topics & speakers

  • Creating and managing a youth team
  • Doping in UWR? - Let’s talk about it!
     

16:15 - 16:30

Break with drinks at the #UWRAcademy Bar

16:30 - 17:45

2 Parallel Working Sessions with prepared topics & speakers

  • How to best start new teams?
  • UWR Live-Stream Solutions
     

17:45 - 18:00

Break with drinks at the #UWRAcademy Bar & definition of Evening Open (Space) Topics

18:00 - 19:15

2 Parallel Working Sessions with open (space) topics

19:15 - 20:00

Closing/ Check-Out & Take Away/Harvest of First #UWRAcademy