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Conference: soccer and mental disabilities



PLAY Campaign for children with disabilities

Red Sox hosts the PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign the first program in professional sports to include children with disabilities.

Risultati immagini per Red Sox host PLAY event at Fenway Park

Training Courses in Integrated Soccer

Teaching sport requires competence and professional responsibility. In particular, teaching team sport like soccer to children with intellectual and social disabilities requires a training that goes beyond that absolutely important obtained through university graduation. For these reasons the ASD Integrated Soccer Academy promotes two free training courses, financed by the Presidency of the Regional Council of Lazio, in collaboration with the Italian Paralympic Committee, the Italian Federation Paralympic Sports of the Relational Intellectual and AS Roma. These training courses aim to teach operators coming from different professional fields to work in integrated soccer programs for children (6-12 years) with intellectual and social disabilities. The training is based on the experience of the AS Roma and AS Integrated Soccer Academy  within the project “Soccer Together”: a model of integration through soccer, for children with intellectual disabilities. The course is divided into a general theoretical part and a practical part. The main teaching tool is the interaction of the participants through working groups and practical situations in class as on the pitch. The use of interactive class situations has the goal to develop a learning group participation. Training days are aimed, moreover, to provide the skills needed to support, help and guide children with disabilities, but also to properly handle any problems. The kick and the ball will be key tools to guide the child in learning sports, develop motor skill and the social and psychological aspects.  At the end of training the participants will have acquired the basic skills to train, manage and evaluate integrated soccer activities for children with intellectual and social disabilities. The course consists of 20 hours of lecture and 4 hours of practical training. The course is open to motor science graduates, psychologists and sport physicians.

For further information please contact:

ASD Accademia Calcio Integrato

e-mail: segreteria@accademiacalciointegrato.org


Video: Integrated soccer – first match


Soccer school for children with intellectual disabilities

The project Calcio Insieme, promoted by Roma Cares Foundation in collaboration with the sport association Accademia di Calcio Integrato, has the aim to promote the motor and the football teaching in young people between 6 and 12 years with intellectual disabilities in order to improve the  quality of their lives through the ongoing practice of sport, to teach a model of football adequate for them and to build a community in which school, families, sports organization and staff can be feel part of a common project centered on children with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of the project is to create the conditions to promote the empowerment of everyone regardless of their starting skills, as it has been defined by the nternational Paralympic Committee.
Currently participating in the program 30 children, including 3 girls, 10 football  instructors, 4 sports psychologists, 1 speech therapist, 1 sport physician, in addition to: technical director, responsible for relations with schools and families, scientific director, journalist , project manager and administration. At the end of this first year we will be published the results achieved regarding the motor aspects, football learning and psychosocial children.