GREEN COACH

EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

The Intellectual Output consists of a series of educational modules to train the main stakeholders of sport facilities about sustainability in sport clubs and events. All the modules will be translated in user-friendly information to be contained in the manuals that will be produced in the end: one for players to a more sustainable behaviour, and for parents to support it and adopt it as well and one for educators and staff, to be shared and used by the related target groups.

Sportspersons and parents

A manual for sportspersons (players) and parents addressed directly to the users of the sports centers.

The methodology used will be Non Formal Education, completed by theoretical inputs, and will follow a learner-centred approach to provide better tailored contents to the different target groups.

The modules will be developed so they can be used both as a whole, following a logical order easy to read by the users, and also one by one in case of specific topics to be treated.

It will be diversified for players and parents as they have different needs, although the target will be identified for each workshop and could be also both with some differences.

Some of the contents we are foreseeing for the manual, all to be applied for the specific case of sport centers and sport events:

  • Overview of the energy use in sports facilities.

  • Tips for saving energy.

  • Technology and the route for the creation or use of technological devices.

  • Recycling, Reusing, Reducing.

  • Plastic consumption reduction.

  • Sustainable mobility.

  • Environmental footprint.

Educators and staff of the sports center

This task will create a second educational module dedicated to other targets that in one way or another are multipliers and have the capacity to influence other targets.

The methodology to develop it will follow the first one, and the topics treated will be similar, but with some substantial differences.

Regarding the modules for the staff (coaches, technicians, managers), it will mainly follow a more technical approach containing different information about possible ways for the people that are living the “everyday life” of the sports centers to adopt sustainable behaviours, but also how to facilitate the same approach by their users through different tips.

Ways to integrate it in the internal policies of organisation management will also be presented.

Regarding the modules for educators, it will start from the module for players and parents and will provide tips on how to apply it properly and provide dedicated workshops to the target groups they usually work with.

Besides the information about all the workshops, it will also have a more technical approach on the general philosophy of the module, on the approaches to use, on how to work with Non Formal Education techniques, and such.