RSE: Trainers mobility Targu Jiu, Romania 27.-31.03.2022.

Participants of a Trainers mobility - Inese Dubulte from Limbaži Regional Sports School and Kalvis Rudzītis from Limbaži, Linda Līce from Kocēni Sports School and Aigars Belasovs from Valmiera Sports School started training and other mobility activities in the Romanian city of Targu Jiu on March 24.
The team of trainers presented Latvians and Latvia in a positive atmosphere. The mobility was varied and well-thought-out - in addition to theoretical and physical activities, the mobility participants also went to a basketball game and a hike in mountains to promote team building among all participants from four countries: Romania, Latvia, France and Greece. The success of the mobility can be measured also through feedback of the trainers:

Linda Līce, Kocēni Sports School:
"I think it is always useful to bring new winds into ones daily routine, in this case learning about new sports (such as the Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch in France), learning new activities to work with young people, and to find out about the situation in other countries in sports and training. Together with coaches from France, Romania and Greece, we concluded that sport needs to become a more important part of society and that society needs to be better educated about its versatility and its positive health benefits (both physical and mental) and that we learn from sport many valuable things, such as passion, perseverance, patience, communication, discipline, etc.”

Kalvis Rudzītis, Limbaži:
"I am participating in this type of project for the first time, but I can say that everything was done on 100% - both from us and the organizers. Very interesting and valuable workshops, new contacts and friendships, and exchange of experience, which is the most important thing.”

Aigars Belasovs, Valmiera Sports School:
"New experience outside the daily routine, pleasant company, new friends. Until now, I really had no idea about the possibilities of Erasmus+ projects, I knew that there were such projects and that was it. Now I will know where to start and where to turn. The organizers had tried to keep all the days full, there were trainings, a hike, a city tour, a visit to a basketball game. I would like to participate in similar projects if I had an opportunity."

Inese Dubulte, Limbaž Regional Sports School:
"It was a pleasure to meet new people, share their experiences and experiences from them. We really learned about a new sport - Quidditch. The main conclusion is that there are problems with young people's physical activity everywhere in the digital age. We have made not only new friends in France, Romania and Greece, but also in Latvia. We had the best team, we were all united.”

PHOTO from the mobility HERE.


SWOST: US women national football team Mar 2022

California Federal Judge Gary Klausner ruled in favor of the U.S. Football Federation on Friday over ongoing pay discrimination lawsuits brought by the U.S. Women National Football Association.

The US women national football team's claim last year was based on two points. First, that the U.S. Football Federation violated the Equal Pay Act by paying women footballers less than men's national players. Secondly, that they were discriminated against by the federation under Title VII of the Civil Law Act 1964, in particular as regards working conditions.

Judge Gary Klausner said in a ruling that women footballers "have not proven that US national team women players are paid less than male national team players".

The US women's soccer team is the most titled team in the world, having won the World Cup four times.

Several U.S. women's soccer team players have promised to continue fighting for equality on social media.

RSE: Basketball Goes On! 28.02.2022

On February 8, with the Erasmus+Sport project "Restart Sport Engine in EU" a friendship basketball game took place at Limbaži Secondary School, in which young people aged 14-15 took part, proving that despite the constant restrictions, including in sports, basketball is alive! The boys not only played the friendship match, but also took part in a three-point shots competition, in which Mariss Ronaldo Vilumsons won. It is great that with the help of various Erasmus + Sports projects, you can maintain a sporting spirit in young people and do something out of the ordinary.

See the event HERE.


BMX: TM2 online 20th - 21st January, 2022

 The transnational meeting No2 of the BMX project 'Training to Win', which was to take place in Zaragoza, Spain, took place online on 20 January. On the first day of the meeting, the project team evaluated the first year of the project, the Battery Test in Anadia, Portugal, in September, and discussed the future of the project for the remaining 18 months. Project partner Ceipes from Italy presented an online tool that will be implemented jointly by project partners from all six countries. LSIIDP at this project meeting was represented by LSIIDP Project Manager Sandija Zaļupe and Valmiera Sport School and BMX Club "Tālava" BMX coach Olafs Lakucs.

On the second day of the BMX project 'Training To Win', project participants split into groups, where project trainers from Latvia, Slovakia, Portugal, Spain and Malta worked more on the practical part of the thrid intellectual output, while project managers contributed to the development of the theoretical part of the training program of the third intellectual output 'BMX Training Course - Open Educational Resource'. This phase of the project will last from January to November this year.

It should be noted that the project team hopes to hold the second transnational meeting in Zaragoza face to face at the end of April.

The TM2 is memorized HERE.