I GIOVANI, LE FAMIGLIE E LO SPORT

Youngsters, families and sport

With Mario Beretta, Valentina Di Mattei, Tomas Ress

By Corriere della Sera health editor Luigi Ripamonti

Around 70 per cent of Italian children play one sport or another, but they tend to leave these behind when they grow up. There are many reasons for which children give up their sports and they often pile up, one on top of the other: a dip in confidence, too many commitments, school and, most of all, the pressure generated by the competitive aspect of sport. It is wrong to push children too early to take part in competitive events or ask them to do more intense and frequent training. Often, however, the competitive interests of sports clubs are what prevail, as clubs seek to pick out the best talents and amid the poor level of training given to instructors and coaches. Even so, parents who seek to cultivate their children’s talents are not without fault, often causing them stress and creating an illusion of easy success, making it more likely that young athletes throw in the towel after their first disappointment.


Other scheduled events

11
h 19:30

Talk

LA CAMPIONESSA CHE FA ACQUA… PULITA

Italian skier Federica Brignone and photographer Giuseppe La Spada present the third edition of “Traiettorie Liquide” [Liquid Trajectories], featuring unmissable images that urge us to protect the sea and the environment as a whole.

With: Federica Brignone, Giuseppe La Spada
11
h 18:30

Talk

COPPI, CENT'ANNI E SENTIRLO ANCORA

The great champion would have turned 100 this year

With: Beppe Conti, Marina Coppi, Faustino Coppi, Aldo Grasso, Adriano Laiolo, Vittorio Seghezzi
12
h 12:00

Talk

LEGNANTE-TAPIA: IL PESO DELLA VITTORIA

The weight of victory. Assunta Legnante and Oney Tapia, unrivalled in their field

With: Assunta Legnante, Oney Tapia