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French plan to build the sport as a right for all

 

La nuova ministra dello sport francese Roxana Maracineanu ha presentato un barometro nazionale delle attività sportive che sarà aggiornato ogni due anni

Secondo il primo barometro nazionale delle pratiche sportive il cinquantadue per cento dei francesi sopra 15 anni praticano sport almeno una volta alla settimana: la ricerca è sviluppata da Injep-Istituto nazionale della gioventù e dell’istruzione popolare e Credoc-Centro di ricerca per lo studio e l’osservazione delle condizioni di vita. La percentuale dei praticanti sale al 75% tra i 16-25 anni secondo un’altra indagine, presentata al Ministero dello sport dall’associazione UCPA. Se i giovani preferiscono il body building e il fitness, di fronte al calcio e alla corsa, sono la corsa e la camminata le più amate dai francesi (40%), davanti alle “attività di fitness” e alla palestra (32%), seguite da sport acquatici e nautici (27%).

“Questo barometro è uno strumento che ci permetterà di valutare la pratica sportiva dei cittadini francesi ogni due anni, non ogni dieci anni come prima – ha detto Roxana Maracineanu, ministra dello sport francese - Sarà una bussola per guidare le nostre politiche pubbliche e intercettare le popolazioni più lontane dagli sport, come le donne o le persone con disabilità”.

Nella sua tabella di marcia, l’ex campionessa mondiale di nuoto, diventata ministra dello Sport lo scorso settembre, si è posta l’obiettivo di coinvolgere tre milioni di praticanti in più, cercando di far muovere il 20% dei non praticanti che dichiarano di voler praticare uno sport. Anche il primo ministro, Edouard Philippe, ha parlato di “sviluppo di pratiche sportive per tutti, ovunque, per tutta la vita”. (per approfondire clicca qui)

La precedente ministra dello sport francese, Laura Flessel, durante il suo mandato ha lanciato un bando per la creazione di ”liv-lab”, luoghi in cui le persone che non sono abituate a praticare sport vengono incoraggiate a muoversi attraverso l’uso della realtà virtuale. La Flessel è stata anche coinvolta nella lotta contro la discriminazione: è stata protagonista insieme a dieci atleti di una campagna di comunicazione contro il sessismo, il razzismo, l’omofobia e lo stigma della disabilità. In un contesto inedito per lo sport francese, dove la nuova governance, insieme ad una politica di austerità, incoraggia una privatizzazione dello sport e dunque un rafforzamento delle disuguaglianze, la FSGT-Fédération sportive et gymnique du travail è molto attiva per rendere effettivo il diritto allo sport per tutti e sui temi della disabilità con numerosi progetti. In particolare a Saint Denis, banlieu di Parigi, ha messo a disposizione a persone con disabilità e ai giovani frequentatori del quartiere uno spazio sportivo gratuito. Questa iniziativa permette di avvicinarsi e di svolgere una pratica sportiva regolare e duratura alle persone del quartiere e non solo: una pratica che mette insieme persone con disabilità e senza, dando vita ad un incontro sportivo che alimenta le relazioni umane e supera le diversità, contribuendo alla costruzione di una società inclusiva e ugualitaria. (Per approfondire clicca qui)

(Source UISP Massimo Tossini)

Violence in the Italian football stadium

Violenza negli stadi #calcio@VinceManco #Uisp su @RadioArticolo1 :

“il governo istituisca un forum permanente con le societá di calcio su territorio e tifo”

Coaching: the only constant is the change

My speech at the upcoming national stage teachers of UISP Eastern disciplines, Modena 18-19 November, will be a contribution to illustrate that in sport practice the only constant is the change.

Training and practice sessions should, indeed, be designed to develop new motor, sports and psychological skills to allow practitioners of any age and skill level to reach they personal satisfaction from  their involvement. The task of the coach is, therefore, to facilitate this process through the organization of appropriate programs stimulating the emotional involvement and allowing to develop new learnings.

The legacy of the Eastern disciplines should foster the use of the psychological preparation and stimulate the athletes’ mental development and, therefore, the change that is the ultimate coaching goal.

Review: Ai vostri posti: Il mondo, lo sport, le Olimpiadi. I campioni che hanno vinto e quelli che non ce l’hanno fatta

Ai vostri posti 

Il mondo, lo sport, le Olimpiadi. I campioni che hanno vinto e quelli che non ce l’hanno fatta

Valerio Piccioni, Gianni Bondini, Ivano Maiorella e Nicola Sbetti (Eds.)

Edizioni BookLab, 178 pagine a colori

The book can be requested at:

Ufficio stampa e comunicazione UISP, email: uisp@uisp.it  tel.+ 39 06 43984305.

This book, published in 2016 Olympic year, contains biographies of about 50 champions of sport and humanity, They played a role in the sport history while not necessarily won the gold medal.

The Olympic year is an opportunity to re-read the Games through the lens of the social value of sport. Starting with the stories of champions who have won despite not having arrived first, women who made off in a historically male chauvinist, athletes and world symbol of the long March of rights, equal opportunities, anti-racism. “Here are the Pipers of this story: they are often the winners is inevitable but can sometimes also be the losers –  writes in the opening of the book Valerio Piccioni, journalist – the readers have not to expect a single story, capable of saying anything at all. Rather, stories to discover or rediscover, that deserve to be told, helping us to understand the world.” The index of the book is very spread and divided into chapters evoking suggestions that they do read in one breath.

“War and peace” where we talk among more of the rivalry and friendship that did not like Hitler between American Owens and German Long, or the history of Zatopek between victories and Russian tanks, or that one of Black September and the Munich Olympics. “Losers or winners?” the Dorando Pietri’s story and the Games lost, to Ron Clarke, the Kenyan champion who was told he could never run. “Olympic challenges teachers of history” whenTito beats Stalin on a soccer field in 1952, the Hungarian war and water polo, the baseball match United States of America-Cuba at Olympic Games Atlanta.

These 13 chapters show how history, sport, society and culture constitute together an inseparable relationship. It’s a book for everyone, for those who love sports and want to understand its deeper meaning, beyond the current trends, but it is also a book for those who think that sport is a simple exercise, without understanding the value for the development of the human being. Finally, it’s a book where it’s showed that sport is an expression of the culture in which we are immersed and sometimes expressed, as in all forms of abuse which we know, the worst values of our society. For these reasons, sport needs to be defended, to spread its constructive role in the development of the culture where we live. “Ai vostri posti” provides precisely this contribution and the only regret is that it has not been found a wider diffusion as it deserves.

The terrible numbers of the Italian sport: sedentary win!

The numbers of the survey regarding the sport practice in Italy by Coni and Istat, show that the sedentary continue to be too many and that the percentage of people doing sport or physical activity does not show significant improvements in all age groups.

In Italy:

  • 25% population practice sport regularly
  • 9.7% sometimes
  • 30.5% practice some physical activity
  • 39.2% are sedentary
  • 30,5%  population with physical active life style in the Northeast
  • 17.5% a re in the South
  • 52.7% of the population in the South are sedentary
  • 5.7% of leisure time of the population between 3-24 years is dedicated to sport for 2h13m per week
  • from 2000 to 2016 the % of practitioners on an ongoing basis has increased by 7%
  • from 2013 to 2016 is increased of 3%

We certainly cannot be satisfied. These data continue to highlight that Italy is split in two in terms of sport and  during the last 18 years the improvement has been really small (8%). This data highlights the lack of national policies for the development of a physically active lifestyle. Sport and physical activity continue to be regarded as leisure activities and not as primary factors for the development of individual and social wellbeing. On the other hand these data were presented without the major sports organizations have denounced their seriousness and the adverse effect they produce on the health of citizens.

New ideas have old roots: Oddone Giovannetti

It never hurts to remember, in this case Oddone Giovannetti, one of the founders of the largest Italian Association of Sport for all (UISP9. He born in Correggio in 1924 and died a year ago. I want to remember a phrase that reminds us that the basic ideas for the development of human beings can be used regardless of the historical period.

“Free time is a fundamental right. The man who draws from his work just to live is not a free man, but he lives a purely biological life.”

Risultati immagini per oddone giovannetti

Oddone Giovannetti at Rome Olympic Games (1960).

Risultati immagini per oddone giovannetti

Night cycling race, Catania, 7/9/1958.

Jambo Free Style Urban Park

In what direction goes the youth sports? The Jambo Free Style Urban Park is the UISP answer (the largest Italian Sport for All organization. For two days, Bologna, Italy, May 30-31, UISP will be present at TheJamBO 2015, animating Fiera di Bologna with the activities of urban freestyle like skate, parkour, tricking, speedbol, tree climbing, biking , half pipe and basketball. In a mix of sports and music, metro art and public meetings will be possible to discover and try out these new expressions of movement, which are considered a lifestyle by the crew of practitioners all over the world.

The urban freestyle are sports, because they have all the features, they are skilled expressions of movement. They involve to take risks and therefore require to be focused on the tasks and fast decision-making capacity, as well as coordination and balance. There are other components, such as ability to adapt to a changing environment.

Those who practice this kind of sport, parkour for example, have learned to move knowing to take a calculated dose of risk. They are also exciting activities, where it comes out the ability to manage the emotions. One of the things more intriguing is the ability to learn through their own practice s. The fact of being able to exercise outdoors and in the streets is a form of re-appropriation of spaces in the city. Like it was when we were kids in the ’60s, when you could play freely in the street.

The run for all and the ultramarathoner

Friday, February 20th at the Press Hall “P.Maccherini” Palace Berlinghieri, Siena, Italy, will host a press conference at 11:30 of the second edition of  ”Terre di Siena Ultramarathon”, track event competitive and not to be held on Sunday, March 1 with departures differentiated from S. Gimignano for 50 km, from Colle val d’Elsa for 32 km and 18 km from Monteriggioni. Will also be a walk of about 6 km through the streets of the historic center of Siena. An event that combines the theme of sport for all organized by UISP Siena, to promote the Siena tourism and culture.
Saturday at 17.30 will be held also a conference on “Psychological Preparation in ultramarathon” by prof. Alberto Cei, consultant psychologist at the Olympics in Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London. At the end of the meeting will be presented the race courses.

Registration is open until Wednesday, February 25 on the site  www.terredisienaultramarathon.it

#Moveweek

MOVE Week is an annual Europe-wide event and an integral part of the NowWeMOVE campaign. This year, MOVE Week will take place from 29 September to 5 October. The objective of MOVE Week is to promote the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity throughout Europe. A wide range of promoters of physical activity (who we call MOVE Agents) coordinate events, including existing and new physical activities, for MOVE Week. MOVE Week and the NowWeMOVE campaign are being coordinated centrally by the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) in collaboration with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF). MOVE Week 2014 is financially supported by the European Union. MOVE Agents are the stars of MOVE Week. They make MOVE Week happen. A MOVE Agent can be a grassroots sport organisation, club, school, university, voluntary group, company, municipality/city or individual who organises a sport and physical activity event for MOVE Week. It is the MOVE Agent’s job to choose their event type and location, register it on the portal at moveweek.eu, gather the team they need to implement it, promote it in their communities and oversee it when it unfolds on the day(s). A MOVE Agent is a voluntary position, but ISCA and the National Coordinators in each country can give them advice on how to seek funding and support for their events. Toolkits, posters, flyers, banners and other promotional materials are also available to help MOVE Agents plan, gather support for, promote and stage their events