Formazione per lavorare nel calcio con persone con disabilità

Attivato ufficialmente il corso di 1° livello “Aiuto Allenatore FISDIR”. Il corso di formazione ha come obiettivo quello di formare operatori provenienti da diverse professionalità che possano lavorare in percorsi di calcio integrato rivolto a bambini con disabilità intellettive e relazionali.

Il corso si suddivide in una parte teorica generale, una di laboratori esperienziali e una parte pratica.

Il corso prevede ore di lezioni in FAD (12 ore di formazione a distanza tramite l’utilizzo di piattaforma E-learning) e ore di lezione frontale (30 ore) con momenti di partecipazione attiva attraverso lavori di gruppo, simulazioni ed esercitazioni pratiche con l’utilizzo di materiale video.

Laurea IUSM/Scienze Motorie, Qualifiche Federali FIGC, Psicologo, Psicomotricista e Logopedista, questi i requisiti di accesso al Corso; saranno previste attività di tirocinio per un totale di 20 ore. L’esito positivo del corso consente l’iscrizione all’Albo Nazionale della Fisdir con la qualifica di “Assistente Tecnico di Disciplina”.

L’1 Marzo sarà l’inizio ufficiale della formazione on-line, mentre la formazione frontale ci sarà nel weekend 23/24 Marzo e 30/31 Marzo.

Ultrarunning è facile

Lindsey Vonn: nessuno come lei

Lindsay Vonn, 82 vittorie, non ha superato il record assoluto di vittorie, 86, di Ingemar Stenmark e ogni epoca sportiva ha le sue leggende, però il numero di vittorie ottenute è comunque pazzesco e sarà sempre di esempio il suo volere ritornare al top dopo i tanti infortuni avuti, il divorzio e la depressione. Un modello per tutti, senza alcuna retorica.
Lindsey all'attacco
La Vonn con Stenmark

Alcune idee per svilupparsi come allenatore

Gary Curneen

Gary Curneen è l’assistente coach dei Chicago Red Stars nella Lega Professionale Femminile.
Ha elencato alcune idee per lo sviluppo personale degli allenatori, che non è male ricordare:
  • Leggere sempre dei libri
  • Ricercare nuove informazioni
  • Sfidare le credenze attuali
  • Osservare come fanno gli altri
  • Porre domande
  • Riflettere costantemente

Ragazzo con la paralisi cerebrale alza 100 kg

Questo ragazzo con la paralisi cerebrale ha alzato 99, 7kg … e ne pesa solo 45.

Risultati immagini per This athlete with cerebral palsy just deadlifted 200 pounds

Condoglianze ai parenti e al Flamengo per l’irreparabile perdita

Più movimento e meno seduti

L’età è solo un numero e sebbene non possiamo fermare il tempo, possiamo comunque influenzare come viviamo la nostra età.

Stai meno seduto e muoviti di più.

+ benessere con 5 minuti di movimento ogni ora di lavoro

Questa ricerca mostra che è meglio muoversi per 5 minuti ogni ora di lavoro per ottenere miglioramenti nel proprio benessere.

Audrey Bergouignan et al. (2016). Effect of frequent interruptions of prolonged sitting on self-perceived levels of energy, mood, food cravings and cognitive function. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13:113

While physical activity has been shown to improve cognitive performance and well-being, office workers are essentially sedentary. We compared the effects of physical activity performed as (i) one bout in the morning or (ii) as microbouts spread out across the day to (iii) a day spent sitting, on mood and energy levels and cognitive function.

Methods

In a randomized crossover trial, 30 sedentary adults completed each of three conditions: 6 h of uninterrupted sitting (SIT), SIT plus 30 min of moderate-intensity treadmill walking in the morning (ONE), and SIT plus six hourly 5-min microbouts of moderate-intensity treadmill walking (MICRO). Self-perceived energy, mood, and appetite were assessed with visual analog scales. Vigor and fatigue were assessed with the Profile of Mood State questionnaire. Cognitive function was measured using a flanker task and the Comprehensive Trail Making Test. Intervention effects were tested using linear mixed models.

Results

Both ONE and MICRO increased self-perceived energy and vigor compared to SIT (p < 0.05 for all). MICRO, but not ONE, improved mood, decreased levels of fatigue and reduced food cravings at the end of the day compared to SIT (p < 0.05 for all). Cognitive function was not significantly affected by condition.

Conclusions

In addition to the beneficial impact of physical activity on levels of energy and vigor, spreading out physical activity throughout the day improved mood, decreased feelings of fatigue and affected appetite. Introducing short bouts of activity during the workday of sedentary office workers is a promising approach to improve overall well-being at work without negatively impacting cognitive performance.

Recensione libro: Running flow

Running flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Philip Latter and Christine Weinkauff Duranso

Human Kinetics

2017, pp.189

As long distance runner I know very well the difficulties to maintain the focus on my run, refreshing in the same time the kind of mood which represents the positive background where to design the pleasure to run also when I am mentally and physically tired. So I learned that what happens in those is what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has called mental flow, the running flow.

For these reasons, I have been immediately captured by this book, Running flow, written by him with fellow psychologist Christine Weinkauff and running journalist and coach Philip Latter. It’s the first book devoted to this state of mind for runners, to learn how to reach and coach this mind condition and most important how to maintain it during the worst moments. Till some years ago, the flow experiences was studied only in the top level performances and it were described as something which happens spontaneously and difficult to replicate in a voluntary manner. Now we know, that it is something we can train through specific exercises not only to improve our performance but also, and maybe more important, to live more enjoyable experiences through the running.

“Flow refers to an optimal experience during which the mind and body work together while honed on a task. Flow is often associated with peak performance” (p.16). I remember when running 100km Ultramarathon “Il Passatore” I reached the 79°km and in that moment I started to think: “Ok; focus on the light of  your lamp in the road, and run till the end.”  I have had only this unique thought for the next 21km. For me this has been my flow experience. This is what it’s written in the book when the authors talk about the 9 components of flow (clear goals, challenge-skills balance, unambiguous feedback, focused attention, merging of action and awareness, sense of control, loss of self-consciousness, distortion of time and intrinsic motivation). The first four dimensions represent the flow antecedents and the other six the outcomes of the flow process.

In the book, it’s well explained that the flow state it comes out when the athletes live a condition of optimal self-control associated to an efficient arousal level.

Csikszentmihalyi and his colleagues describe five ways through which one athlete is able to cultivate one’s self into an autotelic person: set goals with a clear and immediate feedback, become immersed in the particular activity, be focused to what is happening in the here and now, learn to enjoy immediate experience and proportion one’s skills to the challenge at hand.

In my opinion the strength of this book is evidently to be applied to one specific sport (long distance running) but the stories of the athletes and the practical information the runners can find to improve their focus and running with this state of mind are absolutely important.