30 Nov 2022
The 420 High-level Coaches Clinic started today in Italy
With an attendance of 15 coaches from 4 different nations –Italy, Turkey, Spain and Germany– the 420 High-level Coaches Clinic started today in Imperia, Italy.
The President of 420 Class, José Massapina, opened the clinic welcoming and thanking to the attendants, to the Italian Sailing Federation, to the 420 Italian Class Association and to the Yacht Club Imperia for their collaboration on the organization of this clinic.
Then, José did an institutional presentation about values and benefits of sailing a 420 and how important it is for youth sailing. He also shown to the coaches where to find the four development tools of the Class and how important they can be for them. After some words about the Class Association, took the lead the head coach, Michalis Mileos (GRE), entering on the subjects of the programme, talking about Coach’s Qualities and about Planning and Organizing.
After a break for lunch we had a session about Sportive Psychology, with the Italian Psychologist Stefano Cigui. After a short break for coffee Michalis finalize the day showing the 420 Online Book of Exercises explaining and commenting all the exercises.
Tomorrow the day will start with physical preparation and prevention of injuries. We are expecting some sailors for tomorrow but over the last three days we expect to have with us more then 40 sailors.
Yacht Club Imperia is the venue of the annual Imperia Winter Regatta, counting with more than 150 420s this year.