There are good coaches,
good coaching practices and
good sports clubs

In KidMove-project we collect and co-create good athlete-centered coaching practices, especially for junior coaching on the grassroot level. Adults behind the sporting activity should not lose sight of the fact that children play for enjoyment. The atmosphere, having fun, meeting friends and getting good feelings, learning new skills, staying healthy, getting a sense of belonging and support are very important reasons for young athletes to participate in sporting activities.

The key elements in KidMove-project

We think it is important to show what makes a coaching practice good and to combine the know-how of coaches with the thoughts of young athletes, the pedagogy and background theory.


variety of sports

safe sports

coach as an enabler

joy and empowerment

team spirit

respect and hearing for young athletes

developing the coaching

Good Coaching Practices


You can find the translations to the good coaching practices in the article in following languages: 
german, finnish, dutch, czech, swedish, polish!

Download the microbook with collection of all the english good coaching practices



Project Partners


Metropolia UAS from Finland is coordinating this project and the partners are sports clubs and sports organisations and universities from 5 countries: Icehearts from Finland, Sportunion Steiermark from Austria, Special Heroes and Windesheim UAS from Netherlands, Masaryk University and Bulldogs Brno from Czech Republic and University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw and AZS-AWF Wroclaw from Poland.


Project coordinator

Erasmus+ Programme
KidMove – Athlete-centered coaching practices (2019-2020) is an international project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union and coordinated by Metropolia UAS.