What to do when you are losing a match

Focused under pressure in tennis

Risultati immagini per concentrazione nel tennis

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Miyazaki Yoshifumi forest therapy

shinrin-yoku? ”It’s an activity where people relax by synchronizing, or harmonizing, with the forest. The term was coined in 1982 by Akiyama Tomohide, director of the Japan Forestry Agency. The agency wanted people to visit Japan’s forests and relax. It was a way to increase the value of these lands.

I led the first experiment to study the effects of the practice on the island of Yakushima in 1990.

A new technique had just been developed to detect the levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone, in saliva. We used that to measure stress and relaxation. “Forest therapy,” meanwhile, refers to shinrin-yoku backed by scientific data, and is a term that I coined myself in 2003.”

There are two reasons why we need it today. One is the shift to an artificial society. Although human beings and their direct ancestors have existed for approximately 7 million years, we have spent over 99.99 percent of that time living in nature. Our genes are adapted to nature, and they have not changed over the two or three centuries since the industrial revolution. Because we have bodies that are adapted to nature, living in modern society places us in a condition of stress.

The second reason is the shift to an information technology society based on computers. Interestingly, two years after the word shinrin-yoku was coined in 1982, the word “technostress” appeared in America. We have entered a secondary stage of stress.

Training to work in football with people with disabilities

Italian Federation Paralympic Sports for  Intellectual Disabilities organize for the first time a Teaching course for assistant coach. 

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.

Utrarunning it’s easy

Lindsey Vonn: nobody as her

Lindsay Vonn, 82 victories, did not exceed the absolute record of wins, 86, of Ingemar Stenmark and every era has its legends, though the number of victories is still unbelievable and her will to return to the top after so many injuries, the divorce and depression will be always remembered as exceptional. A model for everyone, without any rhetoric.

Lindsey all'attacco
La Vonn con Stenmark

Some ideas for personal development as coach

Gary Curneen

Gary Curneen is the current assistant coach at Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL (women’s professional league).

He described some ideas for personal development tips for coaches. No bad to remember:

  • Always read books
  • Seek new information
  • Challenge current beliefs
  • Observe how others do things
  • Ask questions
  • Constantly reflect