DITEAM 12

Diverse and Inclusive Teams for children under 12

DITEAM12 is an Erasmus+ co-funded project, spanning over 2 years. The project is a European-wide initiative, with partners from Mi Hijo y Yo (MHYY) in Spain, the European Paralympic Committees (EPC) in Austria, Educational Research Institute (ERI) in Slovenia, Informa Psicologia y Deporta (IDP) in Spain, Schola Empirica (SE) in the Czech Republic and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education in Germany.

 

 

 

 

The participation of youth and children in sports is seen as an integral part of human development. However, as much as sport can promote inclusivity, it can also bring exclusion, disrespect and even violence, especially in a highly competitive environment.

In response to the growing demand for inclusive opportunities for children in sports, including within competitive youth sports, The DITEAM12 partnership was established with the goal of exploring the psychological and emotional development of children under 12 in sports clubs. Through this exploration, the partnership will develop preferable methods of coaching children inspired by inclusivity and diversity values.

DITEAM12 goals

 

1. Raise awareness of the positive aspects of noncompetitive sports for children under 12 years of age

2. Create inclusive and diverse clubs

3. Use inclusion and diversity in sports clubs as tools to prevent violence and intolerance

 

DITEAMS12’s findings will help federations, clubs, schools, parents and other sporting associations to support new and more inclusive coaching methods through a better understanding of the psychological implications on children.

The project consists of 5 steps leading to developing a more positive approach to coaching children:

1. Analysis of scientific resources on sports for children under 12

2. Questionnaires and Observations of pitch behaviours

3. Development of teaching material

4. School of Parents

5. Web Educational Tool

More information

Diteam 12 Starting point ¿Sports clubs and inclusion, what is the current situation in the countries participating in this project?
 

In despite of COVID-19 Crisis, the Diteam12 Consortium have been working on the report the state of the art of the project. This firs approach concerns the participation of youth and children in sports and how sport can promote inclusivity, it can also bring exclusion, disrespect and even violence, especially in a highly competitive environment.
You can read it through the partners websites . 

Newsletter nº1 July2020

“Diverse and
Inclusive Teams for Children under 12”

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Summer 2020

Cheer On!!!

A “quick survey” is prepared to work with the sports clubs involved in the project Diteam12. 

The goal is to gather information about the inclusion in the clubs through these short questionnaires.
 

Visit to the clubs

If the COVID19 situation allows it, the partners will be visiting the clubs from September/October depending on the fact of clubs restart their training and competitions.

MI HIJO Y YO hosts the first meeting of the project DITEAM12

13th & 14th The Kick Off meeting was celebrated in Gran Canaria with the participation of the project’s partners. The project is a European-wide initiative, with partners from Mi Hijo y Yo (MHYY) in Spain, the European Paralympic Committees (EPC) in Austria, Educational Research Institute (ERI) in Slovenia, Informa Psicologia y Deporta (IDP) in Spain, Schola Empirica (SE) in the Czech Republic and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education in Germany.
During this meeting a presentation was held in the Gran Canaria Arena Stadium, with the participation of the sport’s councillor of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Francisco Castellano, and a large representation of associations and institutions working on inclusion in sports.
A roadmap was designed between the project consortium, and the project launch with a huge enthusiasm from all the partners and stakeholders.

Kick-off Meeting in Gran Canaria