TRAINING TO WIN – The second Transnational Project Meeting in Zaragoza
On 21 and 22 April, the consortium of Training to Win – BMX has met in Zaragoza, Spain.
The main aim of Training to win – BMX project is to promote the physical, mental and socio-relational benefits of BMX for children and teenagers and to support dual careers for BMX riders, focusing on their professional and educational development.
At the beginning of the meeting all BMX partners made facilities tour of FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD SAN JORGE, based in Zaragoza. Specifically, they visited the physical education faculty with its laboratories where coaches and researchers carry out several studies and research on the athlete’s performance.
During the two-day meeting, managers, researchers and trainers discussed the development of IO3 “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. The contents of the e-learning modules that will be uploaded to the Online Learning Platform have been defined within small working groups.
Specifically, the BMX training courses will be articulated in 4 different sections:
- Common knowledge – scientific and generic transversal modules to all sport modalities as sociology, psychology, anatomy, pedagogical contents and teaching methodology
- Specific knowledge – scientific and technical specific modules for BMX (Physical conditioning, rules, technique, tactic, psychology)
- Complementary knowledge: TIC resources applied to BMX training and social demand analysis
- Practice knowledge: supervised internships, applying all the acquired knowledge to field training.
Finally, on 22 April, the entire consortium participated in the BMX Ecosystem Workshop, one of the Spanish Multiplier Event planned for BMX project and focused on athletes and their environment.
This second transnational project meeting was an important occasion of sharing and discussion that strengthened the cooperation between the BMX partners.
The third Transnational Project Meeting will be held on 11 and 12 October 2022 in Palermo, hosted by CEIPES.