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New proposals to diffuse sport among young

Aspen Institute launched a model of sport development for children and adolescents based on the most recent research in this area with the aim to increase their involvement in sport. The goal is to change the sport culture centered on the early start to a single sport, suggesting the validity of a multi-sports even for future elite athletes. This initiative also aims to increase the number of young physically active that in recent years is narrowing significantly. The project, developed together with the most important sports organizations and worldwide company has been called Project Play – Reimagining Youth Sport in America.

Fig. 6 Physical activity has long lasting benefits that affect all aspects of a child’s life and last into adulthood. (Courtesy of Aspen Institute Project Play) [Citation]  

17 goals to transform our world

I wishes Happy 2018, hoping the daily work of sports science community contributes to diffuse @GlobalGoalsUN program to take action for a better world

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Risultati immagini per What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Good questions need good answer

Mind skills in gymnastic over 14

  • Routine: Total command of the routine, regardless of competitive environment and situation.
  • Recovery: Focus on recovery and regeneration strategies
  • Mental skills: Imagery, concentration, emotional control, positive self-talk and relaxation, self-regulation, adaptive perfectionism and self-confidence
  • Team: Team competitive events bring different pressures, and require development and management of team work skills
  • Media: Managing interviews and media events
  • Training: Managing distractions and interruptions in training, while maintaining peak performance over the long term
  • Coach: Takes a stronger role in decision-making, working in partnership with the coach
  • Ethics: relating to competition and social maturity
  • Life: Balance through outside interests and friends, education
(Source: Adapted from

The best way out is always through

Mind and physical training in equestrian sports

The best athletes suffer of emotional overload

TAIS is a system for assessing attentional and interpersonal style and these data show that élites’ emotional overload is an important component reducing their performance, including world record holders, who instead suffer less the environmental distractions and cognitive mental overload. This also explains why top athletes use psychological preparation programs to reduce competitive stress.

Coaching must develop awareness

Under 30 influential teens: Chloe and Sydney McLaughlin

Kim Chloe, 17 years old, snowboarder, last year became the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s (three full revolutions in the air) in competition She is the favorite for the gold medal in the next Winter Games in South Korea. She is also under pressure because her parents are from South Korea, and many of her relatives live in this country.

“It’ll be a good experience to go through such a crazy event with my family. But at the same time, I’m very worried, ’cause it’s freaking Olympics. I want to do really good, I’ve got to nail it.”

She is in the list of the 30 most influential teens of 2017 elaborated by Time.

The only other athlete in this 2017 list is Sydney McLaughlin, 18 years old, Olympic hurdler and sprinter was the youngest American on the track and field team in Rio in 2016. Now she is a student at the University of Kentucky.

(Source: Time)

Our ultimate adversaries

Today Jack Nicklaus continues to be an exceptional source of inspiration for all the athletes independently of their sport. Here remember us that the two ultimate adversaries are the course, the environmental context of the competition, and ourselves.

How much time do you spend to coach the skill to manage and reduce their influence on the performance?