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(OEP) Officials Education Program

2022 Mat Officials OEP (Officials Education Program) Training


Module 1 ,Presenter, Tim Pierson, VA
  • FR/GR/FK Differences
  • Core Competencies
  • Terms and Vocabulary
  • Basic Point Scoring
  • Referee/Judge Mechanics



Module 2, Presenter, Na Humma, TX
  • Evaluations of Holds
  • Risk-Slip Throws
  • Correct Throw



Module 3, Presenter Tod Blank, CA
  • Quadpod-Merkel
  • Attack
  • Counter-Attack
  • Counter-Action



Module 4, Presenter, Nick Kindred, CA
  • Time Management
  • Total Bout Concept
  • Passivity
  • Negative Wrestling



Module 5, Presenter, Rick Schwab, MO
  • Out of Bounds
  • Offensive Fouls
  • Defensive Fouls



Module 6, Presenter, Tom Kuisle, MN
  • Tie Breaking Criteria
  • Video Challenge
  • Referee Tools
  • Referee and Coach Professionalism
  • Wellness at Tournaments

Coaches, for information about the Silver Certification OEP contact
Manager, National Coaches Education Program (NCEP)
USA Wrestling
6155 Lehman Dr., Colorado Springs CO 80918
USAW Main    719.598.8181
NCEP Office   719.265.3631 

Link to Learning TrackWrestlings Clock

Every mat and pairing official should have a good idea on the workings of the Clock Controller used by Track Wrestling at USAW events. Click Here  to go to the TrackWrestling page with clock information.  In the menu on the far left click on  "Controller Download" to download the software to your computer where you can practice working with the clock controller.  UnZip the file and make sure you have an updated version of Java running on your computer.  There is a Java link in the folder downloaded from TW.  

Click Here for a YouTube video link with clock controller instructions.