The Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education (ADVICE) project moves forward – at a partners meeting hosted by the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency on 8 July 2019 in Madrid, Spain, the draft mobile application was presented and is now subject to testing and a scientific study engaging grassroots sport coaches.
Led by the University of Hull (UK) in partnership with TAFISA, ICSSPE and further partners, the project, co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, aims to help grassroots coaches provide positive messages about playing fair and adhering to positive sporting values among young athletes. It is hoped that grassroots coaches can use the ADVICE mobile application to shape positive values among their athletes, before athletes may be tempted to engage in doping behaviours.
The App is specifically designed to help grassroots sports coaches:
• Promote clean sport
• Promote positive sporting values
• Create optimal sporting environments that may promote confidence, self-esteem, well-being, and enjoyment
• Understand the impact they may have on the choice athletes make
• Build effective relationships with athletes
• Promote fair and ethical behaviour
• Communicate with other coaches and parents
• Answer questions about prohibited substances
The ADVICE App contains the 5 modules on “Fair Play”, “Substances”, “Supplements”, “Rules” and “Support”. It is an interactive and thought-provoking resource, which will encourage coaches to consider their views on different scenarios that they could encounter. Users will be able to complete each module by providing their views on different scenarios, reading content, and then reflecting on their answers, with their newly acquired knowledge.
The App will be totally free of charge, in 6 different languages, and TAFISA members will have the opportunity to review it in the next months, before it is released to the public. If you are interested or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project website: www.coachadvice.org
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