“Athletic Dreams”, “Learning Centre” and “Future Excellence” projects are the training ground for young athletes flying high. At the same time, their success at school is supported too.
Competitive sports play a key part in the development of young people's personalities. Qualities such as sense of purpose, time management and concentration are exercised at an early stage and provide a valuable basis for the future.
Sports like gymnastics or track and field athletics require high intensity training from a young age. Children and adolescents should practice between 15 and 25 hours per week for best performance, but training can subside when the demands of regular schoolwork take priority.
The Athletic Dreams, Learning Centre and Future Excellence projects support young athletes in the fifth grade and above. From tenth grade, young people with the corresponding athletic and school performance can attend a grammar school, which specialises in competitive sports, to complete their A levels. The athletes will be supported and trained by experienced coaches and teachers until they graduate.
- The Learn-on-Center forms the link between success in school and sports
- Young athletes are supported by two teachers for two hours after school every day in doing their homework and preparing for tests etc.
- Particular importance is attached to the implementation of studying techniques to be able to save and recall what they have learnt.
- Cooperation with the Decathlon Union
- An integral approach means that children and young adults are assigned to appropriate groups based on their age and ability
- Cooperation with the Upper Austrian Gymnastics Union
- TGW supports training camps and special training for the holistic development of young athletes (e. g. mental training)