Dr Carlos Lago participates in the Teacher Training Plan with his talk on the ESPADE Program

17 Apr 2024
Dr Carlos Lago participates in the Teacher Training Plan with his talk on the ESPADE Program

Dr. Carlos Lago Fuentes, academic director of the degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (CAFYD) at the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO), participated in the Teacher Training Plan organized by the Technical Unit of Educational Quality of the Ministry of Education, Vocational Training and Universities of the Government of Cantabria, with his talk on the ESPADE Program, entitled: “The management of educational programs with young athletes”.

This course took place on April 9 and 10 at the Teacher Training Center in Santander, and was aimed at Physical Education teachers in Cantabria, as well as the ESPADE program coordinators in the region. This day included four conferences related to the process of sports technification, touching pillars such as: the management of technification classrooms, injury prevention, the figure of the sports psychologist with young athletes and the control of loads in these stages. Roberto Cabielles, a graduate and now a teacher at the European University of the Atlantic and a sports injury readaptor at the Real Racing Club, and Ariadna Siri, also a graduate of the University and head of the Integral Development Area of the Lower Sections of the Real Racing Club, also participated in the event.

Thus, Dr. Carlos Lago developed the conference entitled “The management of the training load in young athletes” in which he tried to answer many of the questions about the stress suffered by athletes at an early age, and provided different simple and practical tools to monitor, not only the load of training of these athletes, but especially focused on monitoring the recovery process to detect possible limit situations of athletes. It culminated with recommendations that include the balance between teaching and sporting load so that young athletes can achieve sporting success accompanied by a good academic performance.

The course ended with a round table with the current ESPADE coordinators of Cantabria in which successful experiences and new challenges for the next courses were discussed. The organization considers that the day was a great success, with more than 30 teachers attending both afternoon sessions.