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MINI SPORT

The Sport for Life Foundation is implementing a program called "Mini Sport" (initially Le Petit Sport) to encourage the practice of sport for young children aged 3 to 5 years who will benefit from initiations to tennis, hockey and soccer in the respect of rules and values shared by the Foundation.

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We tell kids stories and give them learning objectives. Whatever their abilities, they will taste achievement and naturally get an introduction to the basic gestures of the various sports. 

 

To participate in the program Mini Sport, the child must fulfill the requirements and comply with the rules laid down. This method allows for teaching of skills, as for example address, concentration, teamwork, rigour. The child feels integrated in a collective process where its sense of responsibility in the group is further developed . The integration of all children is thus promoted and their team spirit stimulated.

 

The role of the teacher is essential to create a joyful environment. Its attitude must be dynamic, participatory and exemplary. The child must respect the rules while having fun, the educator seeking to promote the success of each.

 

More than 2800 children have already participated in
this program in schools and nurseries in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud since 2009.
 
If you wish to support this program, do not hesitate
to go to the section "how to support the Foundation?"

 

The Sport for Life foundation is also the driving force for the initiative to have outdoor skating rinks in the towns of Plan-les-Ouates and Carouge.

With the support of the Geneva-Servette Hockey Club and the Geneve-Servette Foundation for Children and Humanity, several events have been organised to enliven the skating rinks and to encourage the participation of skating and hockey.

The outdoor skating rinks are an enormous success for the community. Others local communities also then decided to create same facility since then to increase sport participation.

 

Experience also shows that outdoor skating rinks become a true meeting point for children, their parents and community members.