Luxol coaches in exchange trip as part of Leonardo da Vinci Project

Luxol Sports Club will be participating in the Leonardo da Vinci Programme 2012 where 10 of our Coaching staff have been selected to participate in a Mobility for a week in March 2012. The purpose of this trip is for our Coaches to evaluate how football is delivered in nations across Europe (Scotland) and to compare other techniques and ideas with what is currently being delivered in Malta.

Luxol Sports Club has initially defined placement objectives in terms of skills and competencies to be developed. In order to fully benefit from such an amazing opportunity it was felt that it would be wholly appropriate to invite coaches from all levels of the game of football, professional, semi professional, junior and adults, as the trip would be built around experiencing the same levels of the pyramid within the UK.

The appropriate target country and Host Organization were chosen to be Cumbernauld College in Scotland, with Glasgow being the ideal place to base the visit giving the close proximity to a variety of Clubs in the area. The project duration and placement content were discussed between Luxol Sports Club together with the host organization in order to achieve these objectives.

The trip will cover not only the coaching delivery but also the methods, ideals and principles of how coaches work with players at professional Clubs. In addition, Coaches will be able to access the foundation work put in place by the Clubs to include facilities, administration, structure and development. An evaluation with each participant will take place in order to assess the personal and professional development achieved through participation in the Leonardo programme. This will be done upon completion of the trip where the coaches will be expected to record their experiences, evaluate what they see and hear and draw conclusions as to what is different, how they can benefit from their new experiences and what they could practically implement within their own structure.

To ensure that the trip is beneficial to both the sending partner (Luxol Sports Club) and the host partner (Cumbernauld College), the visiting coaches will be expected to share these ideas and opinions not only amongst themselves but also with the delivering club so as to broaden the thinking of all parties.

Leonardo da Vinci is part of the Lifelong Learning Programme, and is funded by the European Commission.

Trip will be taking place from Tuesday 27th March to Tuesday 3rd April 2012.