TRAINING TO WIN – BMX

The consortium met in Palermo for the 3rd time

On 11 and 12 October 2022, CEIPES hosted in its facilities the third Transnational Meeting of the Training to win – BMX project, to discuss the implementation of the activities, its results, and the next steps of the project.

The objective of BMX project is promoting the physical, mental and socio-relational benefits of BMX for children and teenagers and, at the same time, support dual careers for BMX riders.

The partners involved in the meeting are BMX SCHOOL ZARAGOZA (Spain); FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD SAN JORGE (Spain); CEIPES (Italy); MALTA STREET SPORT ASSOCIATION (MALTA); FEDERAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE CICLIS (Portugal); LSIIDP (Latvia) and SLOVENSKY ZVAZ CYKLISTIKY (Slovakia).

The two days meeting started with an update on the Intellectual Output 3 “BMX Training Course – Open Educational Resource”, led by CEIPES. The consortium is currently working to design and develop an integral BMX training course for trainers and coaches, based on evidence and scientific studies.

CEIPES has already created the e-learning platform and during the transnational meeting the BMX consortium had the chance to go through it and review all content already developed.

Currently the partners are working on the translation of the contents into five different languages ​​- Spanish, Italian, Latvian, Portuguese, Slovak – and on the development of the evaluation tests in anticipation of the launch of the MOOC course which is scheduled for the end of 2022 and will involve coaches, athletes and all people interested in the world of BMX.

Furthermore, the partners have jointly planned a dissemination and marketing campaign aimed at motivating different target groups to enrol the MOOC course.

Finally, each of the participating organisations shared their plans for the BMX Multiplier sport event “I International Conference on Professionalization in Minority Sports” which will be held simultaneously in the various partner countries during the last week of October.

Specifically, this conference will involve athletes, coaches, trainers, researchers, local governments and sport managers as well as students in a event about the latest research in how to develop a career in minority sports, as BMX, parkour, skateboarding, and others in which BMX-T results could be a model.

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