The development of the training course for BMX coaches is nearing completion

IMG 1944Autumn activity continues in the Erasmus+ Sport project "Training to Win". Figuratively speaking, the autumn harvest in the form of a BMX trainer training course will be ripe soon, because by the end of September, the course created jointly by all project partners will be uploaded in the e-learning platform in English. The Latvian side, among them Sandija Zaļupe, the project manager of the team of Latvia team, and BMX professionals - Renārs Auga, coach of Smiltene Children and Youth Sports School, and Olafs Lakučs, coach of Valmiera Sports School, developed such topics as "BMX competition", "BMX season planning", " Improving the starting technique", as well as a section on training methodology.

The training program as an open education resource will be available to all those involved in this sport in Latvia and throughout Europe. It will serve as a manual for BMX coaches and will include several sections. The topics of the first section are devoted to theoretical general competences in sports, including psychology, pedagogical methods, etc. The second part includes specific content about physical fitness, rules of the sport, technique, tactics, and psychological aspects necessary for the sport of BMX. The third section is devoted to practice, in which all acquired theoretical knowledge is applied in practical training.

On October 11-12, the partners of the "Training to Win" project will meet in Palermo, the capital of the Sicilian region.

Project partners: CLUB BMX School - Zaragoza (Spain), Universidad San Jorge (Spain), Latvijas Sporta izglītības iestāžu Direktoru padome (Latvia), UVP - Federação Portuguesa de Ciclismo (Portugal), CEIPES (Italy), SZC - Slovensky Zvaz Cyklistiky Cyklistiky (Slovaky), Malta Street Sports Association (Malta).

The project "BMX-Training to Win" is co-funded by the European Union.

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