Inclusivity in European Sports Clubs

DITEAM12 – New Report
05/06/2021 16:58

How well are sports clubs in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia and Spain equipped to include athletes with disabilities into their training?

 

The Erasmus+ research project DITEAM12 (Diverse and Inclusive Teams for Children under 12) has published a report on the current state of inclusion in sport clubs in the above mentioned countries.

 

 

These are some finding from the report:

 

  • The majority of clubs in Germany and Spain, who participated in the survey, lack specialised coaches for athletes with disabilities
  • In Slovenia, on the other hand, each club has at least one coach with those skills
  • Knowledge about specific coach education to train athletes with disabilities differs from country to country – 94% of surveyed coaches in Germany are aware of a course in their region, whereas only 26% of coaches surveyed in Slovenia know of such education possibility.

 

Currently the research group is developing material for coaches and parents with advice on how to build more inclusive sport clubs.

 

For the full report, please follow this link.