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Fit for life: Using sports as an educational tool for the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

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Sport is a lot more than just physical activity.

While sport can help young people develop healthy lifestyles it can also teach valuable life skills and help with an individual’s personal development process. This is especially true for young people with fewer opportunities. Sport methods and outdoor activities can help youngsters in this target group to develop a wide range of social skills. In this way sport helps these young people become much more than fit – it can help make them truly “Fit for Life”.

Based on the outcomes of the SALTO “Inclusion through Sport” training courses (2004), this practical booklet aims to inform youth workers, youth leaders and European institutions of the value of sport as an educational tool for the fewer opportunity target group. The theory behind using sport as a method is made concrete through real-life examples. An extensive list of methods is also provided to help youth organisations take the first steps towards implementing
sport as a learning method on local as well as on European level.

  

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Editor's comments - [ SALTO…‘Support for Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities within the YOUTH programme’.

The European Commission created a network [2005] of eight SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres to enhance the implementation of the European YOUTH programme which provides young people with valuable non-formal learning experiences.

SALTO’s aim is to support European YOUTH projects with priorities such as Social Inclusion or Cultural Diversity, with actions such as Youth Initiatives, with regions such as EuroMed, South-East Europe or Eastern Europe and Caucasus, with Training and Co-operation activities and with Information tools for National Agencies. ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Schroeder, K. (2005). Fit for life: Using sports as an educational tool for the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. Brussels: SALTO-YOUTH

 

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