Sometimes I read a text about learning in sports and my eyes and my heart become wide opened.
Such an article is the one I have read this morning, written by Mark O’Sullivan on footblogball about „a quiet revolution in swedish youth football and the idea of avoiding exclusion“. He wrires about the meaning of nonlinear pedagogy in motor learning and what this has to do with a new image of human beings or being human.
Talking about talent, about a career in sport and especially about learning leads us to the view we have on children. What has the UN convention of childrens rights to do with professional coaching?
Mark quotes Urban Hammar (Swedish FA Head of Coach Education): “Children and young people who devote themselves heart and soul to football deserves responsible and knowledgeable leaders- We have high goals. A children’s rights perspective and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child are the basis for the wording in our curriculum”