WHAT WE DO
ESTABLISHING NATIONAL CARE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTERS FOR ELITE ATHLETES.
FOCUSING ON INJURY PREVENTION IN ELITE SPORT.
HELPING IN BALANCING ELITE SPORT WITH EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT.
This February, once again, Conference on Physical Conditioning of Athletes took place at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. Numerous famous international and Croatian coaches and scientist participated and once again contributed to the field. The conference is an excellent platform for sharing new findings and has once again showed a large interest from students, professors, and scientists.
In addition, on the first day of the conference, our project coordinator prof. Cvita Gregov talked about the project We Care.
With injury prevention as the main objective of her presentation, prof. Gregov talked about the problems in sport clubs in Croatia and the lack of a system which focuses on injury prevention programs and education of coaches and athletes. This allowed guests of the conference to hear more about the goals and ideas of the project and in that way to be introduced in the future plans. Having affirmative feedback and comments, our project teams are continuing with the hard work.
Novi Sad Meeting
Working meeting held in Novi Sad on March 6th.
Our project coordinator prof. Cvita Gregov, PhD and project partners from Novi Sad, Serbia met in order to share knowledge and information regarding injury prevention. Prof. Marko Stojanović, PhD, and Darinka Korovljev PhD welcomed Cvita Gregov at the Faculty of sport and physical education. The objective of this meeting was to discuss the importance of injury prevention in top level athletes and to share different approaches and experiences with elite athletes. The next steps in the project were analysed and agreed upon in order to start with the establishments of National care and development centers for athletes. The project was presented at the National Television of Vojvodina and afterwards to the student at the Faculty. With positive feedback we are continuing our work in order to make a difference.
WE STARTED! Our goal, with partner countries and EU support, is to establish National Care and Development centers for athletes. By focusing on INJURY PREVENTION and helping athletes in balancing their EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT, we CARE about athletes’ overall development.
The Kick off meeting was held in Zagreb, Croatia, at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. After introducing all the teams from partner institutions, the first Work Packet was discussed in order to start with creation of questionnaires for athletes. The goal is to collect as much data as possible from top level athletes, and to create a large data base which will help in establishing the National centers. In order to understand what athletes need, there is no better way than to ask them directly, in an anonymous online questionnaire,
All the information regrading the questionnaires will be posted on the Website and our official Facebook page.