On Wednesday, April 13, the trainers' working group of the project "Training to Win" implemented by LSIIDP will meet online to discuss the development of the training program for BMX trainers. During the meeting, the Latvian side will be represented by Renārs Auga, the coach of the Children and Youth Sports School of Smiltene, and Olafs Lakučs, the coach of the Valmiera Sports School, as well as Sandija Zaļupe, the project coordinator. Our trainers develop such training course topics as “BMX competition” and “BMX season planning”, while S.Zaļupe creates a section on training methodology.
It has already been reported that the training program will serve as a guide for coaches, especially those who want to move from rider status to a coach and have a wealth of practical driving experience, but need to supplement and strengthen their theoretical knowledge base in this sport. The aim of the project is to promote education in sport, with a special focus on the development of skills needed in BMX sport and the training of coaches to improve the safety of sporting careers and young athletes.