uwr-academy Kopie1

The first international academy in Underwater Rugby (UWR) will be held on 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.


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.

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.   
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Schedule for Thursday 23 November (last update 10.10.2017)

Until 15.00

Priesterweg 4-6 B , 10829 Berlin

15:00 - 15:30

Welcome / Check-In
Why we are here at the first UWRAcademy?
Host: Julia Braunegg (STC Graz, Austria)

15:30 - 16:45

Let’s talk about:
Best practice coaching techniques to advance a team
- Wolfgang Tress (Sporttaucher Berlin, Germany)
- Samuel Gavira

16:45 - 17:00

Short break

17:00 - 18:15

Let’s talk about:
Injuries in UWR and its prevention - adults in
comparison to juniors under a global perspective
- Torsten Stanschuss (Nikaia Rugby Subaquatique, Nice, France)

18:15 - 19:30

Take Aways of this first UWRAcademy & Check Out
Host: Julia Braunegg (STC Graz, Austria)

19:30 - 20:00

Clearing rooms & moving to a bar next door
(bar location to be announced)

20:00 - open end

Let’s talk about:
Anything that moves the #UWRFamily...
… incl. a possible next #UWRAcademy?!
Host: #UWRFamily