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Children with ASD and soccer

Mental disabilities & sports: IJSP special issue

International Journal of Sport Psychology  first special issue totally devoted to the persons with intellectual disabilities.

Dad uses brilliant technique to allow his blind son to enjoy football match

Dad uses brilliant technique to allow his blind son to enjoy football match.

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Very often the athletes don’t have someone to talk about their fears

The need to use an humanistic psychology approach to sports it comes out, in my opinion, continuously in demands that athletes do to psychologists. It regards, not so much in teaching specific strategies and psychological techniques like to manage the competitive stress to stay focused on the tasks or to know how to collaborate with the mates. It regards some aspects of the sport life, that for these people is not just a job to do at the best but it has become an all-encompassing experience that gives meaning to their existence, where the value of oneself as a person is measured on results to reach. For many athletes it is not enough to do their job professionally,because they want always, even in training, be committed at the top and get in the race results of the highest level.

The relevance of the humanistic approach stems from concerns that arise from the athletes’ performance. The mother of all questions is for young people: “I will achieve the results for what I am working?”. That for older athletes becomes: “I shall be able to repeat these results?”. But these are just some of the possible concerns, arising in the minds of most of the best athletes, those who have managed to move their youthful passion into an ambitious and satisfying job, which for many it has become so overwhelming do not to leave space for very little else, with the joys and sorrows of this condition. The athletes, with rare exceptions, do not have qualified people to talk about these subjects. Rarely talk about coaches or mates, more often with their partners or parents.

The sports psychologists should be the most qualified professionals to address these issues but they must possess a well developed training and a personal sensitivity to help the athletes in dealing with these issues.

Soccer and autism: it starts a new season

It starts the third season of the project “Football Together”, devoted to children, 6-12 years old, with intellectual disabilities who want to play football with AS Roma and Accademia di Calcio Integrato.

School of integrated soccer: the first match

Second year of  Soccer Together Program organized by Accademia di Calcio Integrato, AS Roma and Lazio Region: The first match of integrated soccer with children with intellectual disabilities and children of Roma Academy.

 

 

Does it exist in Italy a diffuse sport culture?

Is it possible that one Country with the highest rate of overweight and obese children in Europe, and with a high percentage of sedentary adults be considered a Country with widespread sports culture, defined and shared?

Could it be that it is precisely the model of the sedentary parent to determine the overweight children?

Could it be that it is the absence of physical activity in kindergartens and primary schools to determine the belief that sport and movement are something of peripheral in the well-being of a young development?

Could it be to bring the children to play outdoors is regarded as exhausting ,while it is easier to let them to watch cartoons or to play with the play station?

Could it be to assess the degree in sport science and Prof of physical education as graduates and teachers of lesser value than the other school colleagues, does not serve to continue to depreciate the value of human development through movement?

Could it be that to consider sport as a leisure activity and not as an activity that also permit to improve academic performance leads to its chronic underestimation by the school and parents?

Could it be that if the parents does not share the sport with their children and friends is a way to not get them to play outdoors?

Soccer Together: experience and field study conducted with children with intellectual disabilities

The next issue of the Italian Journal in Sport and exercise Psychology will be devoted to the experience and field research of integrated soccer conducted with 30 boys and girls (6-12 years old). More information write at this blog.

A program of integrated soccer for children with intellectual disabilities

It is held in Rome, November 25, 2016, a seminar dedicated to the project “Football Together”, an integrated soccer project for girls and boys aged 6 to 12 years with intellectual disabilities, particularly those affected by the autism spectrum syndrome (ASD).
The first year of the project took place in the period October 2015 – June 2016 thanks to the Roma Cares Foundation, an expression of the social responsibility of AS Roma, on a proposal by Asd Integrated Soccer Academy, in collaboration with CIP – National Italian Paralympic Committee, the Fisdir – Sport Federation Intellectual and Relational Disabilities and the support of the health service ASL Roma/1.
30 girls and boys have been involved in training for a year twice a week, and they all showed improvements despite the differences conditions and the results obtained. “Football Together” is in fact an approach to psychological , relationships, sports and motor empowerment through soccer, which has identified a suitable teaching model to the different needs of children through research to be developed in three years.
The seminar is held at the headquarters of the Lazio Regional Council, Via della Pisana 1301, Rome, starting from 10:00. The Lazio Region intends to disclose the fact of the project outcomes, also assessing their impact on the medium-long term.
For information and registration, please contact:
Email: egrassi@regione.lazio.it - vvolpi@regione.lazio.it
Tel .: +39 06 5168 8038 – 8269

Parentes and sports: which role?

Tomorrow in the conference that I will keep in Civitanova Marche (Italy) on the parents role in sports contexts I will talk about these issues.
  • To promote the sport in young people
  • Change the sports culture
  • Sport is a long-term project
  • What it needs young people to develop
  • Teaching task orientation to learn how to win and lose
  • The parents role in these contexts