Final Conference: "Handball 4 Dual Careers"

It will take place in Granollers on June 12th.

On June 12th, the Conference "Handball 4 Dual Careers" will take place as an end to the project has lasted the two and a half past years. The main results and conclusions will be released based on the experiences and opinions of the participants in the different activities and pilot tests that have been organized mainly in the three participating handball clubs. This conference aims to be a space for the dissemination of knowledge, experiences and opinions regarding the different fields related to the different situations faced by athletes when it comes to combining sports practice with the pursuit of an academic career and the subsequent insertion into the workplace.

Throughout the day, conferences, workshops and presentations will be organized by experts and professionals from all over Europe who are currently working in  dual careers. Personalities and organizations that have confirmed their presence so far: Mr. Bogdan Wenta (former handball player and current mayor of Kielce (Poland)); Mr. Carlos Prieto (former handball player and current employer and "EHF lecturer"); Dr.Stefan Walzel (German Sports University in Cologne, Germany.); CAR Sant Cugat; Club Natació Banyoles; Atlètic Terrassa HC; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; European Handball Federation.

For any doubts or questions regarding the conference, please contact h4dc@bmgranollers.cat.

Guidebook of best practices in dual careers

06/05/2019

The ICDC - Innovative Clubs for Dual Careers project published a guidebook of best practices in dual careers this April as an end to the pilot test, after intense years of experimentation. In this guide we find four fundamental pillars to keep in mind for the present and future of the athletes/students: to create optimal conditions for the clubs, good coordination between the clubs and the school, to have a professional team around their dual careers, and to have a support service at different levels in the clubs. You can read the full guidebook here.

Final results and discussion around dual career future possibilities in sport

21/01/2019

The ICDC Pilot Programme has involved intense years of experimentation. Sports clubs carried out their own activities involving several actors (athletes, trainers, teachers and parents) working in a range of areas (nutrition, psychology, lifestyle and physiotherapy) with an important involvement of local stakeholders. You can now consult a summary of the final results of the project, with data, practical cases and good practices. Read it here.

The final conference of ICDC project

16/01/2019

The Project Final Conference held in Barcellona on 28th November 2018 was the occasion of presenting ICDC main results, but also of discussion main issues related to the future implementattion of dual careers in sport.

Beside the project partners, the final conference presented and discussed different experience in dual career carried put in Europe as well in the rest of the world.

Ruan Schlesbusch from South Africa illustated its experience in South Africa.  After explaining the project he commented on aspects of the pedagogy proposed that can be used to learn for sport.

Dual career in learning programs of future sport professionals and the athletic and systemic dimensions of Dual Carrer were also discussed respectively by Alexander Latinijak and Wolfgang Stockinger. These were complemented by a discussion with Petra Robnik (NOC Slovenia) on dual career as a global strategy.

The Conference ended with a session on Good practices exemples moving from the Best Practice Guidebook that will be finalised by AUAS within the project.

Among good practices:
Raül Campos presented  the H4DC platform in which different actors work together to support the needs of athletes through a complex structure and collaboration agreements. Anna Jordana presented different projects that have begun from the UAB and the CAR as a line of continuous learning: The GEES, aimed at athletes - students, B-Wiser, for sportspeople - professionals, the IOC, designed for advisers, the ECO / DC (directed to the educational and work environment, both in the private and public sphere) and DC-TRAIN, which would be the complete program for the advice of CD projects. Mireia Galí presented the project STICK aimed at giving athletes and students the opportunity to leave Erasmus without renouncing either the sports career or the academy.

Video seminar here

Documentation of International Seminar of dual career in Barcelona: now available

05/12/2018

The documentation of the International Seminar on Dual Careers that took place on November 28 at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona is now available. Among the presentations, the ICDC project highlights, with explanation of the implementation and also of the conclusions, the talks by the experts Alexander T Latinjak and Ruan Schlebusch, the experience of the Granollers handball club and those of CAR and UAB, among many others. You can download the materials here.

Next Wednesday, International Seminar of dual career in Barcelona

26/11/2018

Next Wednesday, November 28 will take place the International Seminar of dual career, organized by Innovative Clubs For Dual Careers (ICDC), led by Club Natació Banyoles. The seminar will take place from 9 am to 5 pm at Museu Marítim de Barcelona, with presentations and debates that will analyze different aspects of dual career.

Some of the experts that will participate are Ruan Schlebusch, Wolfgang Stockinger, Alexander T. Latinjak, and Petra Robnik. We will also know the experiences of entities and clubs such as Club Balonmano Granollers, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​CAR Sant Cugat, Atlètic Terrassa Hockey, Masia 360 - FC Barcelona, ​​or CN Sant Andreu.

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Past experiences, present realities and future possibilities of dual careers

14/11/2018

The Innovative Clubs For Dual Careers (ICDC) project, led by Club Natació Banyoles, organizes an international seminar at the Museu Marítim of Barcelona on Wednesday, November 28 (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), with presentations and debates that will analyze different aspects of dual career.

Some of the experts that will participate are Ruan Schlebusch, Wolfgang Stockinger, Alexander T. Latinjak, and Petra Robnik. We will also know the experiences of entities and clubs such as Club Balonmano Granollers, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​CAR Sant Cugat, Atlètic Terrassa Hockey, Masia 360 - FC Barcelona, ​​or CN Sant Andreu.

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Dual Career: International Seminar in Barcelona

18/09/2018

The Innovative Clubs For Dual Careers (ICDC) project, led by Club Natació Banyoles, organizes an international seminar in Barcelona on Wednesday, November 28 (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), with talks and debates that will analyze different aspects of dual career. The first confirmed speakers are the experts Wolfgang Stockinger and Alexander T. Latinjak. More information coming soon! Sign up.

Claves para ser un buen apoyo para los deportistes de carreras duales

25/05/2018

Sports psychologist Anna Viñolas offered this Friday, May 25, a session to discover different keys to be the best support for athletes of dual career. The session was mainly aimed at parents of young people who combine high performance sport with studies. Thirty persons attended the event and listened to the tips, key points and conclusions of how to deal with different situations and be the best help for their children to meet the objectives set. She also gave some keys of how they can motivate and help them to achieve the challenges.

Session: The importance of parents during the dual career

11/05/2018

On Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m., the Sala de socis of the Club Natació Banyoles will host the session The importance of parents during the dual career: to be the best support for your child. The session will be given by Anna Viñolas and Jordi Pinsach, graduates in psychology and experts in sports, business and training coaching. This session is open to anyone, but is especially aimed at the families of dual careers athletes.