Collaborators from NOVIS will present at 14th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference
Francesca Vitali, Fabio Croci and Alberto Arioli (Collaborators) from NOVIS, will be presenting at the 14th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference.
Francesca Vitali is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Sport Sciences, University of Verona, Italy, where she has been for the last nine years. She obtained her Ph.D. in Methodology of research in psychology in 2003 at the University of Genoa, Italy. She has been teaching Sport and Exercise Psychology for ten years at the Course of Bachelor in Sport Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy.
Francesca has been the President of the Associazione Italiana Psicologia dello Sport e dell’Esercizio (AIPS, Italian Association of Sport and Exercise Psychology). From 2019 she collaborated with the CGFS, Prato, Italy.
Fabio Croci is an expert in designing and delivering of adult training courses, and a consultant for Technical and Vocational Education and Training policies and services. He is a senior Project Manager for European projects (Erasmus+, Interreg, European Social Fund, etc.) and a Consultant for Quality Assessment and ISO 9001:2015 in the field of labour policies and training services.
Alberto Arioli, sociologist, is an educator of Comunità Nuova Onlus. For ten years he has been involved in developing educational projects that use sport as a tool for prevention and well-being at school and for informal groups of young people.
In youth sports, adults (e.g. coaches, professors of physical education) should play an educational role, without performing a simple technical role. Through words and behaviours they influence a youngster, firstly as a person and secondly as an athlete. Promoting a mastery motivational climate, which rewards commitment and supports individual improvement, can prevent episodes of violence in sport and contribute to improving performance. Youth sporting activity should not be limited to motor practice only, but should become an opportunity for cultural and social growth. The tools proposed by NOVIS (Sport chart, logbook, videos and collaborative games) combined with a correct Competency Based Approach, can become a valid help to connect and dialogue far away children, teenagers, coaches, teachers, managers and parents on the theme of violence and more.