Sessions of ICDC project

24/03/17

During March there have been different sessions of the ICDC project led by Club Natació Banyoles. The families of athletes between 13 and 21 years old who are part of the project or could be part have been summoned with the purpose of explaining in detail what it consists of, what the objectives are and how it will become concrete in the coming months. The managers of the session have been Albert Busquets and the academic tutor and coach of the project Enric Parnau, as well as the coaches of the different sections who have given their impression on all the developments that will take place during the next few months.

There has also been a presentation of the project in Granollers, where the Handball Club Granollers also leads a project on dual careers.

The next appointment of the program will be with the educational centers of the city at the end of the month, and during the month of April there will be a work session around the training and its importance by Pau Vela, physiotherapist and international rower, sportist of the Rio Olympic Games.

Great participation in the session about sports nutrition

14/03/2017

About 120 people attended the session 'Food, sports and ergogenic aids for athletes', with the aim of clarifying and transmitting the key role of food and nutrition in sports from an interdisciplinary point of view, specially in resistence sports. Dr. Jordi Sitjà started the session by talking about the role of nutrition throughout history and from a more medical part, arguing the fundamental role of nutritionist in the structuring of diets. He also added, on the ergogenic aids that are on the market, that some have no effect on performance. The coach and specialist of Tribiketrainer Josep Codinach talked about the importance of weight in performance, and the importance to control the relationship of weight to power generated. According to him, the role of nutritionist is to regulate this weight. He also talked about how to guide different types of resistance competition depending on the products that are on the market. The nutritionist Elena Piñeiro clarified different aspects of human nutrition: the obsession with ideal weight, and what have to be eaten before, during and after a competition.

Food, sports and ergogenic aids for the athlete

07/03/2017

On Friday 10 March at 10:30, the sala de socis of  Club Natació Banyoles will host 'Food, sports and ergogenic aids for the athlete', a conference in order to clarify the role of food and nutrition in sport from an interdisciplinary point of view, specially in endurance sports. The speakers taking part are Jordi Sitjà, sports foctor and head of the Centre de Medicina de l'Esport a Girona del Consell Català de l'Esport, Elena Piñeiro, nutritionist of the Institut Català de Serveis Mèdics and of the Centre d’Assessorament Dietètic Bescanó, and Josep Codinach, sports trainer and specialist in cycling, cofounder of the company Tribiketrainer. 

The international seminar on dual careers in Amsterdam begins today

15/12/2016

The International Seminar on Dual Careers in Amsterdam (Netherlands), organized by the ICDC project, led by the Club Natació Banyoles has begun this morning. For two days, work and training sessions will focus on different

The seminar, that includes working sessions, the presentation of dual career program, conferences of different personalities from sport and specific training for coaches and psychologists working in dual careers, takes place in the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Among the presentations will be the Euoprean Union conference about the strategy of dual careers, a lecture on best practices in this field, and presentation of the results of the study Gold in Education and Elite Sports of the Vrije Univeriteit Brussel.

ICDC project organizes an international seminar in Amsterdam

12/12/2016

ICDC project, led by Club Natació Banyoles, organizes an international seminar on dual careers in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on Thursday 15 th and Friday 16 th December. For two days, work and training sessions will focus on different aspects of dual careers (the optimal combination of education and training of young athletes).

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences will host the seminar, that will include working sessions, the presentation of dual career program, conferences of different personalities from sport and specific training for coaches and psychologists working in dual careers. Among the presentations will be the Euoprean Union conference about the strategy of dual careers, a lecture on best practices in this field, and presentation of the results of the study Gold in Education and Elite Sports of the Vrije Univeriteit Brussel.

 

New social room at Club Natació Banyoles

06/12/2016

Since this month, Club Natació Banyoles, who leads the project ICDC, has a new social hall that all members of the club can use for free. This room will be also for the athletes who are part of the ICDC, who can use it as a study room and meetings. As for the timetable, will be open from 9 am to 20 pm on weekdays and fron 10 am to 13 pm on weekends and holidays. From 16 am to 20 pm, will be prioritized for use as a study room.

Adrià Mitjavila: "Rowing made me more efficient"

25/11/2016

This Friday, November 25 took place the conference Estudis i esport? És possible! by the rower Adrià Mitjavila. He explained his experience to about 70 people who were in the room. The sportsman and student of Biotechnology at the University of Girona said that since he started rowing he began to be more efficient and know how to manage his time. The combination of both also made him acquire ambition and set long-term and short-term goals. The process that uses is set goals, plan, work, execute and self-critique. In fact, this last one is one of the most important points, since it considers that there are no excuses, and that everything can be improved. He also said that one of the important elements is to have motivation, trust in coaches and teachers, and working daily. Finally, according to his experience: "to get good results in the studies is very good, to obtain good results in sport is also very good, but what will really make you special is to achieve good results in both areas".

'Studies and Sports' by Adrià Mitjavila

22/11/2016

ICDC Project (Innovative Clubs for Dual Careers) proposes the conference Studies and Sports, by Adrià Mitjavila. The event is open and will take place this Friday, November 25th at 7:00 pm in the Sala de socis of the Club Natació Banyoles.

At the age of six Adrià Mitjavila (Fontcoberta, 1994) started out in the world of sports, in the Unió Esportiva Fontcoberta football team. At the age of thirteen he decided to leave the ball and started to practice rowing, which led him to achieve the Gold Medal in the U23 World’s Championships in lightweight double sculls, 4th position in the 2016 European Olympic classification, 5th position in the 2016 1st Rowing World Cup in lightweight double sculls and 6th in the 2015 U23 World’s Championships in lightweight double sculls. He combined all these sport achievements with an average of 8 out of 10 in his university studies –Biotechonology Degree- at Girona University.

Presented the ICDC Project in the Club Natació Banyoles

29/09/2016

This afternoon has officially launched the project Innovative Clubs for Dual Careers (ICDC) led by Club Natació Banyoles. The event was attended by Jordi Congost, councilor for Sports of Banyoles; Ester Busquets, councilor for Education of Banyoles; Jordi Casanovas, delegate of Triathlon of Club Natació Banyoles; Albert Busquets, Club Natació Banyoles manager, and Esther Guerrero, New Balance Club athlet. The program wants to facilitate the combination of education and training of young athletes. Since this course is applied in three cities: Banyoles, Perpignan and Bled, and has the participation of hundred athletes aged between 14 and 21 years of different sports, such as swimming, canoeing and rowing. The work program includes seminars to reinforce aspects in sports and studies, such as setting objectives, planning time, concentration... The project will run until 2018.

Presentation of the ICDC project in Club Natació Banyoles

29/09/2016

This Thursday, September 29th, will be the presentation of the project Innovative Clubs for Dual Careers (ICDC), led by Club Natació Banyoles. The event is open, it will be in the Sala de socis at 19 h. The aim of this presentation is to inform about the support dual careers program that develops between 3 European clubs, whit athletes between 14 and 21 years old. A program that optimally combines sports and studies of young athletes who practice water sports like canoeing, rowing or swimming.