Nat_flow: Workshops in the Natural Movement Training

This week, on Tuesday (August 8), Wednesday (August 9) and Friday (August 11), the Latvian partner in the Natural Movement: Move to Flow project held three seminars, which consisted of both theoretical training and practical lessons. In the first seminar, LSIIDP team trained 11 coaches whose task was to take the idea and training program of this project further to their students and athletes. LSIIDP team can be proud of strong and experienced coaches who directly wanted to supplement their knowledge and train their athletes in a more versatile way to achieve higher athletic results.
The very next day after the training of coaches, the experienced sprint kayak and canoe, as well as now basketball coach, Kristaps Zaļupe, continued the work on the dissemination of the project's training program. Kristaps Zaļupe is not only an experienced coach, but also a former professional in sprint kayak and a participant of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, ranking in the high 7th place. Kristaps has always differed from other coaches with his desire to grow, develop, improve and with his openness to the new. The program of the project "Natural movement: Move to Flow" is an innovation in Latvia, and the eight athletes who were trained in the natural movement exercises are clearly pioneers.
Kristaps was followed by Inese Dubulte, coach and deputy director of the Limbaži Regional Sports School, who was once one of the strongest decathletes in Latvia. Inese also trained 8 athletes.
Both coaches admitted that they are eager to receive the full description of the program in the Project Handbook, which is being developed by the project team led by the highly qualified sports science professor Celia Marcen. This Handbook will be available at the end of this year, just before the project finishes on December 31.

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