KidMove - Athlete-centered coaching practices

Project Identification
603123-EPP-1-2018-1-FI-SPO-SCP
Project Period
1/2019 - 12/2020
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Sports Studies
Cooperating Organization
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

The KidMove project cooperates internationally and brings together an exceptional combination of multi-field expertise from actors from sports clubs, sports organizations and higher education institutions. The actors from grassroots sporting activities have experience of young athlete-centered coaching practices, social inclusion, and safe coaching. Their holistic practices differ from the mainstream coaching practices. The drop out numbers of young athletes are lower than normal. However, sports clubs and organizations have a constant need to develop further their sport coaching practices. The actors from sports organizations bring their expertise of educating and supporting the grassroots sports coaches and other actors. They have created ways to support the young athletes and their families. All this practical knowledge is combined with the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) holistic understanding and theoretical background of child-centered and resource oriented approaches - the base of physiotherapy, psychomotor therapy, physical education, adapted physical activity and podiatry.