School of juvenile kick “Sporting Together” 2006
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School of juvenile kick “Sporting Together ” 2006
“Sporting Together” is the continuation of the project under the same name carried out last year. The main people involved are high school pupils, indirectly their parents, their sport trainers, the directors, as well as all the people who, in case, are interested in District C7 . The project proposes to activate a period of sports training and development for young athletes, by means of exchange with the youth sector of the Venice soccer sports association, which has always positively been involved with global training of its own young soccer players. The project is established by the will to reintroduce the thrilling experience of last year with the Torino Soccer Association. The pressing request of parents and their children to repeat the initiative encourage us to repeat it, implementing it further without distorting its contents, methods and set up. Seeing the validity shown last year, this year the project foresees it appropriate to keep the experience in the system, with the children “from the Sun Valley” returning, where they will be guests of the residential centres of the soccer association and where they can compete with other players of the same age coming from different Italian regions. It is an important opportunity, because such a visit allows to closely observe how the daily life of an athlete who's intent it is to get to the top in the sporting field should be. At the same time, his own professional and cultural education should not be neglected. It is an occasion for “updating” also for the trainers and teachers who follow the children. In this way they can personally experience the influence this has on the formal education of the boys, understanding as professional teachers how the trainer is a point of reference in the development of the identity of each individual.
It has been agreed that a team from the youth sector of the S.S.C. Venice, composed of twenty youths and coach as well as an athletic trainer are to be received in Ossana at the S. Vigilio Foundation boarding home, plus to invite a group of twenty soccer players from the Val di Sole (Sun Valley) chosen by the respective soccer associations to which they belong via selection conducted by shared criteria of all the sports associations involved. The sports diligence of these boys are prized, also their schooling performance and their maturity on the field as well as off the sports field...The campus which will be held during the beginning of summer 2006, will therefore, at the same time, be a prize and a training occasion, in order to allow them to improve in quality both in a technical way concerning the sports discipline practised, as well as the human aspect, because it should compete in favour of development of a sports mentality that can be useful to them also to confront their own daily life. In fact, this week of exchange will consist in residing at the home and involving the boys in the management of everyday activities, i.e.: the housework; the sharing of educational moments concerning the sports theme; meeting sports champions; occasions for cultural visits and environmental education; training on the field where the boys from the Val di Sole will have the opportunity to compete with peers of the same age group and learn game techniques and, above all, methods of practise and mental approach to sports in a system of peer group education guided by prepared and competent trainers. This occasion is fundamental to learning a preparation system from qualified trainers and to create a sporting mentality suitable to approach sport in a positive and conscious way. As an example: few people are aware that the main reason why adolescence leave their sporting activity is boredom, which is caused above all by the fact that in sporting activities they look for the fun of it and not victory; whilst many parents and trainers emphasize on results instead of performance....