IMMAF Referee and Judging Course

Course Outline:

Duration: 9 hours (including breaks)

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome and Introduction

Introduction to the course structure and objectives
Overview of the IMMAF Referee and Judging Course
9:15 am – 10:15 am: Module 1 – Introduction to IMMAF Rules and Regulations

Introduction to IMMAF and its role in governing MMA
Overview of IMMAF professional and amateur rules and regulations
10:15 am – 10:30 am: Tea Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Module 2 – Referee Duties and Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities of a referee in MMA
Ensuring fighter safety and maintaining a fair and competitive environment
Pre-fight preparations and briefing procedures
Rules enforcement and decision-making process
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Module 3 – Referee Techniques and Positions

Proper positioning and movement inside the cage/ring
Identifying fouls, illegal techniques, and rule violations
Effective communication with fighters and corner teams
Breaks, restarts, and separations during a bout
Controlling the pace and tempo of a fight
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Module 4 – Judging Criteria and Scoring

Understanding the IMMAF judging criteria
Scoring systems and methods used in MMA
Identifying effective striking, grappling, and cage control techniques
Factors to consider when scoring a round
Handling close and competitive rounds
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Tea Break

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm: Module 5 – Judging Process and Techniques

Responsibilities and techniques of a judge in MMA
Maintaining objectivity and impartiality
Evaluating overall effectiveness and impact of techniques
Scoring aggression, effective defense, and octagon control
Recording and submitting accurate scorecards
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Wrap-up and Q&A Session

Recap of the key concepts covered during the day
Addressing participant questions and clarifications
Please note that the specific content within each module may be divided and adjusted as necessary to fit the time constraints and the needs of the participants. It is important to allocate appropriate time for breaks, lunch, and tea breaks to ensure a comfortable learning experience.