A new step towards digital transformation through sports science

The DIGI-SPORTING, already in its second phase

Last summer the DIGI-Sporting project completed the first of its phases with very interesting results and, above all, a vast amount of useful information for sports clubs and other sports entities. These were our two main tasks:

1. Reviewing the state of the art on technologies and digitization in sports clubs and entities. The project’s expert group identified 5 different technological areas. For each of them, a review has been developed to determine the characteristics, scientific support and real usefulness they have for sports clubs and entities.

2. Developing a field study. Based on the 5 technological areas and 5 digital skills areas associated with them, a survey has been conducted with more than 400 specialists in sports clubs and academies. The results have allowed determining the degree of use of each technological area, its degree of importance and the needs for improvement.

The consortium of entities that make up the project is already working on its Phase 2, which aims at designing a continuous training curriculum for the use of new technologies in clubs, and to develop a pilot course.
All this information has been captured in a comprehensive book published in open access, where it is presented in detail.

In addition, a shortened version has been published translated into the 6 different languages of the project. You can download it in English, Spanish, German, Greek, Italian and Portuguese.
Second international meeting of the DiGi-Sporting project in an online format. 

What is DIGI-SPORTING about?

It is a fact that does not require further explanation that digital transformation is affecting quickly and deeply all areas of society and economy and, in this sense, the worlds of education and sports are not apart of this reality.

Currently there is a wide range of technologies and equipments aimed at improving and optimizing the development of sports activities and training, both in high competition (professional level) and in grassroots sports. However, the way in which sport academies and clubs apply these advances at European level is very varied and erratic.

Therefore, Digi-Sporting project is a Strategic Partnership, with a marked educational character, designed to support sports organizations which want to give further steps towards digital transformation, by providing them with a new specialized and cross-cutting professional profile that currently does not exist at a European level, as well as giving them keys and guidelines to implement a change in the management model through the use of new technologies.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme under the registration number 2019-1-ES01-KA203-065505. This newsletter reflects only the author’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
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