Duration: 12 Months: December 2022 – November 2023
Area of intervention:
The project has a national value and is carried out in 19 UISP Regional Committees and 117 UISP Territorial Committees
Applicant / Coordinator: UISP APS
Financing body: Sport e Salute spa year 2022
in collaboration with: Dipartimento per lo Sport / Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
Financed by Sport e Salute spa, the project "Who plays first base?" is aimed at boys, girls and pre-adolescents (from 3 to 14 years of age) to offer opportunities for free sports practice aimed at developing basic motor skills (such as swimming, running and functional gymnastics skills) .
Counteract, prevent and reduce the sedentary lifestyle, obesity, isolation and psycho-social discomfort of the reference target, through the offer of opportunities for free sports practice aimed at developing basic motor skills (swimming, gymnastics and pre-athletics), on the whole national territory aimed at the youth target (children and pre-adolescents), thus contributing also to the reduction of health risks.
With reference to the offer of swimming courses, the project has the further objective of reducing the incidence of mortality from drowning, deriving from the high percentage of people in Italy (including children and pre-adolescents) who are not able to swim properly.
Phase I: Start of the project
Phase II – Capacity Building: Training of sports operators and personnel in charge of project management
Phase III – Project communication and promotion
Phase IV – Sports offer:
The sports activities offered range from various disciplines, with a wide range of opportunities, and each beneficiary is guaranteed at least 2 hours of free physical activity per week for a period of no less than 6 months.
The sports proposals are calibrated and differentiated for each age group according to the following scheme:
Children 3/6 years old _________________________ GYMNASTICS courses
Children 3/6 years Children 7/10 years ____________ SWIMMING courses
Children 4/9 years old Pre-adolescents 10/14 years ___ PRE-ATHLETICS courses
Phase V: reporting and project closure