Current Events in the Field of Sports in Latvia 2019

LSIIDP on 20th - 21st March 2019, has carried out seminar "Current Events in the Field of Sports in Latvia" in cooperation with representatives of Ministry of Education and Science, Department of Sports - director Edgars Severs, deputy director Anda Micule and expert Ilze Paulina. The seminar was represented by Sports Sub-Commission's Chairman Sandis Riekstins of Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Chairperson of Education and Science Workers' Trade Union of Latvia Inga Vanaga and other representatives of LSIIDP - sports schools' directors. The main issues within the first day of the seminar were:
1. Tasks of Government Declaration's Action Plan in the field of sport and current events.
2. Development of Vocational orientated sports education programmes.
3. Development of the state education programme VIIS (content of state education information) and current actions.
4. Time-keeping and pay for sports coaches.
5. Collective agreements.
6. Protection of employees' rights. 
7. Exchange of experience "We do it This Way!" - Sports School of Talsi Region, Children's and Youth's Sports School of Preili Region, Children's Sports School of Valmiera.

Second day of the seminar was devoted to the development of leader skills of sports schools / sports clubs managers - directors and their deputies, like: manager skills, thinking, and decision making in teamwork development in sports schools and sports clubs. The lecturer Martins Tols taught practical examples explaining them by theory and facts. 

Event is memorized HERE 

Transnational Meeting No3

IMG 2898The project team has held the third transnational meeting (TM3) in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 9th - 11th January, 2019. The work with the project team was effective as the first drafts of the dissemination plan were discussed. Partners also shared their reports on activities done as well as finances. And thanks to all partners and brainstorming together, the project team put the first frame of the final conference and its lecturers, officials and other participants. The project coordinator organisation thanks all partners and their devotion that made the TM3 of the project ICY so fruitful.

Find the PHOTOS of the TM3 here

Everyday Life Canoe August, 2018

IMG 2056 The nice summer has come to almost an end and this is what we have managed with the youngest athletes within the project ICY (590413). Together with eldest and experienced athletes the young ones have got the opportunity to try catching them up. As Limbazi canoe base is considered the best base in Latvia and the only one with a status of "National", we are glad to have athletes of the National Team holding their practices here as well. Withing the August the young athletes had also an opportunity to practice in "the same waters" together with an Olympian Aleksejs Rumjancevs and a kayak quarter preparing for the World Championship which will be held during 23rd - 26th august, 2018. Please find all this in the VIDEO: HERE

ERASMUS+ Project Sport ICY Seminars in Audentes Sport Gymnasium

The first seminar "How to use and and avoid misuse of brain's capacity in sports and outside" was aimed at developing Audentes sport gymnasium student athletes’ knowledge on how the brain works, what are the factors influencing it’s optimal functioning and how to use the brain for optimal development. In addition, the seminar covered the influence of digital world and especially smart phone usage, on the brain and overall everyday functioning. The topics were introduced by two experts in psychology- one of them working daily with children and youngsters as a psychologist and the other doing research in psychology with a specific focus on learning and brain.

During the seminar, the student athletes were involved in discussions and self-analysis exercises to become more aware of their own bheavioral patterns and link the new knowledge to their everyday situations in sports and outside. The topics more specifically addressed attentional capacity and how to direct it more efficiently on the task at hand, the benefit of getting out of one’s comfort zone and developing growth-oriented mindset. Regarding the smart phone usage, the youngsters learned about the negative consequences of excessive usage of smart phones and how to use dr Siegel’s 7 everyday activitites that support health, mental wellbeing and brain development. 

The second seminar  “The Triangle of a Healthy Lifestyle: Development, Wellbeing and Quality Relationships" involved a full day with International sport psychology experts from ENYSSP (European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology). During the sport psychology day, the student athletes were involved in workshops that were aimed at either team sport or individual sport athletes.

The workshop for team sports was focused on developing a mindset that would be useful for reaching elite level in sports, while keeping healthy development and wellbeing in mind. The sport psychologists also addressed some communicational and team work aspects through a practical game. In the other workshop for individual sports, three sport pscyhology experts conducted discussions and practical self-analysis exercises on how to support wellbeing, facilitate optimal performance and sustain healthy relationships.

After the workshops, the student athletes were all invited to participate in a knowledge café. During that session, student athletes could choose between 5 different topics to discuss with the experts: focus, setbacks and challenges, motivation, emotions and self-confidence. The youngsters got to share their own experiences, ask questions and learn from each others’ as well as the sport psychologists’ experiences.

Photos of the events find HERE

Enjoy Sports 24th, 25th May, 2018