Date(s) - 01/01/2021 - 31/07/2022
Slovakia and around Europe
We organized trainings for ski trainers and instructors. We implemented the first one in Kronplatz, Italy, between 27 – 28 November 2021 and the second between 12 – 13 March 2022 in Slovakia.
Photos from trainings and final conference:
More information about the project:
The objective of the SKISAFE project was protect young ski athletes from health and safety hazards. Activities are aimed at non-formal education of ski coaches.
Influenced by the environment, which includes coaches, families and the media, young athletes are expected to have superior results inappropriate for their age and ability. Under such pressure and the overloaded training process, injuries are very common. In skiing, additional injuries are possible given the specific elements of the sport that require maximum safety checks and the use of quality equipment.
In the last decade the topic of coache-athlete relationship has been one of the main themes of research and analyses. It is widely know that coaches play a critical role in the lives of young atheltes and have the potential to influence, positively or negatively, on their sporting experiences. This is supported by the premise that positive results in sports are associated with the quality and capacity of the coaches and its implications on the quality of sports training.
The concept of this project is to ensure that coaches and sports trainers are educated on the importance of protection of the youngest atheletes on the areas of the health and safety risks.
To improve training and conditions we put the accent also on safety equipment and practice for prevention of injury. Coach should expertly check grounds and facilities. Attention to detail during checks, reports and monitoring are key strategies that sport clubs and coaches need to put into practice.
This project analysed good practice examples, exchange experiences and prepared educational materials and organize practical workshops on the ski trails.
Non-formal education activities were conducted through workshops with 10 coaches from each country, which will consist of a theoretical and practical part in order to prevent injuries and to prevent hazards.
In addition to the capacity building activities, there was final conference in Croatia, emphasizing the importance of the role of very well educated coaches in preventing injuries, especially those who work with young athletes.
Practical Guidance – INJURY PREVENTION AND HEALTH OF YOUTH ALPINE SKIERS
Slovak version – Practical_Guidance_SKISAFE SLOVAK
English version – Practical_Guidance_SKISAFE_English
The project consortium is made up of four partners from three EU program countries: