Past experiences, present realities and future possibilities of dual careers


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


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


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


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.

Intercanvi amb esportistes de Bled i Perpinyà


On the occasion of the international Rowing Open Catalunya, which will be held in Banyoles this weekend, this Friday, April 13th, an exchange beetween athletes from Bled, Perpignan and Banyoles will take place at Club Natació Banyoles. They all are part of the ICDC project. Starting at 4 pm, the Sala de Socis will held a meeting to exchange experiences of the respective clubs.

Session with Dani Rodríguez Verdú


On Friday, February 23, a session of the general coordinator of the Catalan Rowing Federation Dani Rodríguez Verdú took place at Club Natació Banyoles. He gave the keys of the Catalan high performance sports. Many athletes and their families attended the session, in which Dani Rodríguez detailed the different stages and also resolved doubts about access to the university, since the centers have a reserve of 3% of places for athletes high level. More information here.

Open session about regulations of high performance sports


On Friday, February 23, the General Coordinator of the Catalan Federation of Row Dani Rodríguez Verdú will give us the keys of regulations of high performance sports. The event will take place at 8:00 PM at Club Natació Banyoles and is open to everyone, mainly to dual carreers sportists and their families.

Alexander T. Latinkak, Noemí Jordana and Jordi Jofre talk about dual career


On Friday, November 17, the Dual Careers Seminar organized by the ICDC project and co-organized with the Càtedra d'Esports i Educació Física de la UdG took place. It was on the subject: Is it possible to combine high level sport and high level studies?. During the event, in which a hundred people participated, we listened to the experiences of athletes and different points of view, such as Dr. Alexander T. Latinjak, sports psychologist at the University of Suffolk (England) ). Latinjak said that, on a cognitive and nervous level, learning is more productive with a single training session and recommends not carrying out a double load of training (morning and afternoon) because the second one overwrites the knowledge acquired in the first. He also stated that the dual career can involve the risk of separating the person: the athlete and the student: "They are not different individuals, the two areas are mutually affected and complement each other". According to the psychologist, if you study and then practice high-intensity sports (20-30 min) you learn significantly better, since sport balances and predisposes the brain. Finally, he assures that the subject of physical education in the school should not be validated to the high level athletes.
The teacher and ex-basketball player Noemí Jordana also participated in the seminar. She explained her experience to the assistants. In her case, he thanked the fact of going to a high performance center for the facilities that supposed to have everything in one place (educational center, home, sport, doctors, psychologists ...). For her, getting to the university was a blow of reality since she had to face what it really means to pursue a dual career. She considers very important the volunteer of the athlete to do things, not wanting to be given anything: "Do not seek help, seek to make things easier, such as if you have a competition, allow him to do the exam before and not after " Likewise, he has appreciated the help of the classmates and how the teachers facilitated her work. Anyway, according to her, the athlete has to be aware of their limits, and know when to withdraw: "If you have to do the degree in more time, you do not have to feel bad".
Finally, the rower Banyoles CN and remergometer world champion (2014) Jordi Jofre ensures that the dual career provides two different points of view to solve new problems. He emphasizes that sport allows him to meet people and different cultures: "The feeling of sharing goals in a world cup with the most direct competitors is an incredible experience". He also states that rowing has allowed him to improve his concentration and his studies, which in short, the sport has made him improve his academic performance. Finally, he adds that you have to learn to organize time, and avoid distractions.

Seminar: Is It possible to study and practice high-level sport at the same time?


Next Friday, November 17, in the Sala de Socis of Club Natació Banyoles, the seminar The Dual Careers will take place: is it possible to study and practice high-level sport at the same time?, co-organized between the ICDC project and the Càtedra d'Esports i Educació Física of the UdG. The activity, which will take place from 7 pm, is aimed at teachers and secondary school teachers, families, technicians and coaches in order to deepen the need to understand the psychological processes of the young athlete during the academic stage. The day provides for the participation of renowned athletes who have been able to successfully combine academic training, which will allow discovering organizational tools and planning ways to discuss a relevant question, both in the academic and sports fields.

Elena Piñeiro: "L'alimentació és un factor clau per assolir els nostres reptes"


Day-to-day feeding is the key, in addition to training, to get results in athletes that are also studying and in the growth stage. This is one of the conclusions of the practical workshop given by nutritionist Elena Piñeiro at Club Natació Banyoles this Thursday, September 28. Athletes from the ICDC program and their families have learned to manage their nutrition. According to Piñeiro, there is a lot of professional intrusion and it's necessary to have more information. The nutritionist has also added that it is important to know what you are eating, where the food comes from, and how it is cooked. Finally, it has said that a food balance can give the athlete resistance and performance and make it reach its maximum capacity according to its genetics.