Online seminar for coaches "Olympic education in nonformal learning"
On May 19th, Lithuanian Olympic Academy organized an online seminar for coaches "Olympic education in nonformal learning" where over 200 coaches from various sports in Lithuania participated. Moderator for the seminar, LOA council member prof. Asta Šarkauskienė introduced the audience with the presenters, and shared her experience with the challenges working as a coach.
LOA program manager for Olympic education Ramūnė Motiejūnaitė presented "Peculiarities of values of adolescents in sports and their education strategies" where she talked about values in a general sense, their development, introduced coaches to strategies for the development of sports values and talked about the role of a coach in educating young people in sports.
Lithuanian Sports University professor Dr. Ilona Tilindienė talked about very important topics on training athletes of different gender: psychosocial characteristics of girls / girls and boys / boys. Together with the listeners they discussed what the coach should pay attention to when working with children of different gender.
Healthy lifestyle and nutrition specialist, LSU professor Sandrija Čapkauskienė presented "Eating disorders of teenagers. Obesity. Facts about causes of eating disorders. Prevention." She talked about one of the biggest problem of our time - obesity of children and adults. In the presentation she discussed the problems posed by world scientists about healthy lifestyle.
Vytautas Magnus University and Vilnius College professor and psychologist Audrius Ivanauskas discussed the manifestations of stress in sports and life with real life examples, talked about the relationship between a coach and an athlete, which helps to solve problems that arise in sports. There was an active discussion together with the listeners, where some specific situations were analyzed, and the most appropriate solutions were sought.
The organizers of the seminar thank the presenters for newsworthy and informative presentations and to all the coaches for their active participation, which was really big this time.