Training of coaches in Razgrad and the region (The beginning of NOVIS in Bulgaria)

The training has passed on a preliminary plan, taking in mind the type of audience, the professional characteristics,
the experience and the specific conditions for the conduct.
Participants: Coaches Nikolay Koev and Stamat Uzunov, psychologist Mariana Alexandrova
Form of teaching: Talk and role games;
The training was attended by 13 gymnastic teachers from Razgard and the area, as well as the Director of the Regional Office for Child Abuse Activities and the Director of School.
The NOVIS project was presented as a continuation of “ELIS” and “IO TIFO POSITIVE”. Objectives, peculiarities, development( The path), differences with the previous project, dissemination were explained in the most entertaining way and through role-plays.
Special emphasis: the age range of children; their responsibility before the law; Clarification of categories of violence, aggression, hyperactivity, etc .;
forms of aggression in sport; relationship school – parents;
sport as a form of mastering aggressive states and education;
Clarification of the types of activities within the framework of 10 – 14 hours, during which time the coaches will train the children.
The training was in 2 phases:
The first phase was the work with the psychologist who addressed the following topics:
1. Aggression and Violence – Definitions and Differences.
-constructive expression of aggression as a life force;
– negative expression of aggression;
– causes for the negative appearance of aggression;
-depression and traumas – influence of parents, environment, school, current life factors;
        2.When aggression turns to violence, roots of the problem (psycho-emotional status).
               – the specificity of the manifestation of violence in sport
               Influencing factors
        3.Sport as a way of building values
          – emphasis on regular motivation, such as prevention of aggression, violence and intolerance.
       4. The role of coaches in the cause. The importance of a warm relationship with the family, an individual approach to each young person, healthy boundaries.
        5. Causes of xenophobia and intolerance / ways of prevention.
         6. Prevention and control of acts of aggression and violence.
The second phase involved: role-playing, techniques and creative workshop (banners, transits and choreographies) which was  comparatively more fun for everyone than the first phase.

NOVIS Project is active in Romania! New trainers are ready to share the project!

On November 30, 2018, the National Institute for Sport Research (NISR) deployed the Train the Trainers-RO event organized by Mr.Dan Boboc (Deputy Manager of NISR), Ms.Irina Băițel Phd (PE professor at Dante Alighieri Highschool) and Ms.Magdalena Camenidis Phd (PE professor at Ferdinand I School).

Attendants: 26 PE professors and coaches from 22 schools and sport clubs in Bucharest and Ilfov county

The agenda of meeting was organized on seven activity modules as below:

8,45 – 9,00 – Welcoming the professors/coaches (checking timetable and tasks)

9,00 – 9,30 – MODULE 1 – NOVIS Project presentation

9,30 – 10,30 – MODULE 2 – Sport & Violence – Description of sports values and creating flyers

10,30 – 11,00 – MODULE 3 – Project Road Map

11,00 – 13,00 – MODULE 4 – Playing the games

13,00 – 14,00 – Lunch

14,00 – 14,45 – MODULE 5 – Watching motivational movies

14,45 – 15,00 – Coffee Break

15,00 – 16,00 – MODULE 6 – NOVIS-RO banner design contest – creation and assesment

16,00 – 16,30 – MODULE 7 – The winning team paints the NOVIS-RO banner

16,30 – 17,00 – Final point. Questioners, conclusions, diplomas, photos

Main achievements

Meeting: Knowing NOVIS format; Offering our educational competences; Experiencing the phases of the project; Making replicable the format in our community

Project network: Sport institutional network; NOVIS network

Project dissemination: Local communities, schools;

Sharing best practices:

  • Give oneself a challenge;
  • Building the experience together;

Taking on your own responsibilities



Granollers: the “train the trainers” laboratory was a success!

As we explained at the Milan Kick off meeting, our idea was to involve the Municipality of Granollers ( 80.000 inhabitants) in to the Novis Project in order to extend it to all the city.

Before the ¨Train the trainers¨ activity was celebrated, we had a couple of meetings with the officials of Sports and Educational City Hall areas to explain them about Novis and to prepare together the workshop meeting.

Club Bàsquet Granollers ¨Train the trainers¨ activity took place on the 29th  and 30 th November at the Press Room and courts of the Granollers Olympic Arena. At the meeting there the local media such as regional TV and newspapers to collect all the information to be spread out.

We focused the activity on the city main Sports Clubs and some public schools. At the meeting, we gathered a total of 22 organizations with a potential objective of around 2.000 young boys and girls. We found a very good predisposition in all the participants.

Apart from the workshop, mainly focused on create a common training template with the participants to be developed at the Sport E-camps, there were also an idea brainstorm in order to give Novis visibility through all the city and the surronding municipalities.

At  the time being, we have had a positive answer of almost all of the organizations  to start the E-camps with the support of our Trainers . We expect we will begin  the Sport camps in February.