Nachwuchsleistungszentren als Garant für den Spitzensport

Nachwuchsleistungszentren als Garant für den Spitzensport76 Leistungszentren bzw. Stützpunkte im Kanton Zürich unterstützen talentierte Nachwuchssportlerinnen und -sportler aus 42 Sportarten auf den Weg in den Spitzensport. Zum ersten Mal wurde eine umfassende Befragung der Leistungszentren durchgeführt. Dabei zeigt sich, was für eine wichtige Rolle Leistungszentren haben, um Nachwuchsathletinnen und -athleten an die nationale und internationale Spitze zu bringen. Grösste Herausforderung ist und bleibt die Anstellung von Fachpersonal zu angemessenen Bedingungen. Der Weg in den Spitzensport führt oft über ein LeistungszentrumGemäss einer Schätzung der einzelnen Leistungszentren schafft es von den 5000 Nachwuchssportlerinnen und -sportler im Schnitt jeder Zehnte im Elitebereich in das höchste Kader. Die Bestrebungen der vergangenen Jahre von Seiten des Sportamts die Koordination zwischen Leistungszentren und Ausbildungsstätten wie Sportschulen oder Lehrbetriebe zu verbessern, scheint zu wirken. So zeigt sich eine grosse Mehrheit der Leistungszentren zufrieden in Bezug auf die Flexibilität bei Dispensationen oder der Gestaltung von Stundenplänen.Finanzierung der Leistungszentren – elementare FörderbeiträgeDie wichtigsten Einnahmequellen der Leistungszentren sind die Beiträge aus der J+S-Nachwuchsförderung und den Beiträgen aus dem kantonalen Sportfonds. Dies zeigt die Wichtigkeit dieser Förderbeiträge und bestärkt das Sportamt in diese wichtige Stütze der Nachwuchsförderung zu investieren. Die Befragung zeigt aber auch die grosse Abhängigkeit der Leistungszentren von den staatlichen Förderprogrammen. In Zukunft müssen sich die Zentren wohl vermehrt mit der Frage auseinandersetzen, wie sie sich für Sponsoren und Gönner attraktiv aufstellen können. Denn einer der weiterhin grossen Herausforderungen sehen die Leistungszentren im Bereich ihres Personals. Obwohl die Beiträge aus dem kantonalen Sportfonds vor allem für die Anstellung von Trainern verwenden werden muss, arbeiten rund die Hälfte aller Mitarbeitenden weiterhin ehrenamtlich. Die Entlöhnung der Trainer entspricht dabei häufig nicht den Salärempfehlungen von Swiss Coach (Berufsverband Trainer Leistungs- und Spitzensport Schweiz).Die Umfrage wurde durch Lamprecht & Stamm Sozialforschung und Beratung AG im Auftrag des Sportamts des Kantons Zürich diesen Sommer durchgeführt. 29.09.2016 – Medienmitteilung Sportamt des Kantons Zürich

Lou Spichtig räumt ab

An der International Ballet Competition von Varna (Bulgarien) gewinnt unsere ehemalige Schülerin und jetzige Opernhaus Zürich Junior Ballet Tänzerin zwei Preise:den Special Price for Young Talents und die One First Class Distinction. Wow!Herzliche Gratulation und weiterhin viel Erfolg wünscht dir die K&S Zürich.Mehr zu diesem Anlass: International Ballet Competition Varna (http://www.varna-ibc.orgsite)“The International Ballet Competition – Varna” was established in 1964. Its first edition was held from 2 to 13 July at the Open-Air Theatre in the same city – the biggest sea resort of Bulgaria. It is the first professional international ballet competition in the world.On this occasion the world-famous French ballet master Serge Lifar said:“The Varna Competition is a unique event in the history of ballet, an event of huge importance…”.And the great English ballet critic Mr. Arnold Haskell added:“The Ballet Competition in Varna is a remarkable example of co-operation and friendship, of high professional requirements. In Bulgaria a remarkable creative atmosphere and a perfect organization have been established. One can speak of “the spirit of Varna” with respect to ballet on an international scale. Long live “the spirit of Varna!”.Key phrases in the numerous statements of the members of the International Jury, for which the critics said that for the first time so many ballet stars had been brought together at one place, were: “Bulgaria is a small country with great initiative”, “great and useful work”, “conditions are created for the complete expression of young talents”.Already with its first edition the Competition registered an impressive success both as organization and artistic achievements. Memorable have remained both the highly competent members of the International Jury under the chairmanship of the ballerina of the 20th century Mrs. Galina Ulanova and the unforgettable dance of classical and contemporary repertoire of Vladimir Vassiliev – the only holder of the Varna Grand Prix. Thus a principally new stage in the development of international co-operation in the field of ballet art has been initiated – a wide exchange for the preservation and propagation both of the classical ballet and the artistic trends and tendencies in contemporary dance and in the first place the noble care for discovering and promoting world ballet talents.Years later on its analogy similar events have been established in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm, Kazan and Yalta in Russia, Jackson and New York in the USA, Osaka and Nagoya in Japan, Paris, Lausanne and Ulgat in France, in Helsinki, Budapest, Luxembourg, Kiev, Shanghai and Prague, etc. They continuously increase in number.In the rapid growth of these events, however, the “Varna Ballet Competition”, justly called by the English ballet critic John Gregory as a title of the book issued by him, “Varna Ballet Olympiad”, has kept not only its advantage of the founder, but also the privilege of being of the highest prestige and popularity. In the course of of 50 years, its 25 editions have recorded the biggest number of competitors – over 2,500 dancers from 40 countries.The indisputable authority of this exceptional cultural event is based on several basic distinctive factors:- wide membership of the International Jury consisting of about 15-25 emblematic world ballet figures from at least 12 countries;- a highly professional competition programme. In complexity and volume it definitely exceeds, in some cases many times, the requirements of similar events in other countries. With an optimum balance and clear periodisation it comprises of three works of classical choreography and two works of contemporary choreography. This gives a chance for full, comprehensive and creative display of the dancers by different stylistic and artistic tasks.A strict organization which recognizes the age of the participants. Seniors and juniors are judged individually and awarded separate prizes. All activities during the out of the competition are regulated by pre-announced regulations, whereby the relevant schedule is strictly adhered to. Maximum efforts are exerted to ensure adequate rehearsals in halls specially equipped for the purpose and on the stage of the Open-Air Theatre.Special attention is paid to the work of the International Jury. Only in Varna, among all other competitions, full computerization of voting is implemented. Each member of the International Jury gives the relevant mark immediately after the performance of the dancer. By a special device the mark is entered, with a unique code, into the Jury’s computer without any interference of an operator or mediator. A mathematical system is applied to prevent extreme personal opinions to influence the marks of the competitors.The expenses of the competitors and their partners stay – hotel and sustenance (for the forthcoming Competition after the First Round) are covered by the organizers. For its prestige an eloquent fact is that almost all the brightest stars of world ballet in the last three decades have received their first international recognition as laureates of the Varna Competition. It is sufficient to mention such brilliant names as Vladimir Vassiliev, Natalia Makarova, Eva Evdokimova, Mikhail Barishnikov, Natalia Bessmertnova, Patrick Dupond, Sylvie Guillem, Agnes Letestu, Yoko Morishita, Martin Van Hamel, Evelin Hart, Loypa Araujo, Vladimir Malakhov, Fernando Bujones, Maximilliano Guerrra, Marin Boierou, etc.Highly popular is the definition of the French press that “any dancer awarded in Varna has already a guaranteed prosperity in professional ballet. Even those not awarded, on their return from Varna, are already considerably more popular in their own countries.The 20th, 21th and 22th edition was held under the honorary patronage of the wife of the President of Republic of Bulgaria Mrs. Zorka Parvanova. By tradition the Competition is held every other year in the second half of July at the Open-Air Theatre of the city. Its romantic setting, its stage covered with verdancy have become a symbol of the Varna Olympiad.During the Competition concomitant events are also being held, among which the traditional “International Summer Ballet Academy” with classes in classical ballet, contemporary techniques and jazz. World-famous pedagogues from France, Great Britain, Russia, Denmark, the USA, Holland, etc. are being invited to teach. It is quickly gaining speed and it is expected that it will catch up with the popularity of the Competition in the nearest future. The regular international theoretical conferences are also of a definite significance. At these prestigious forums different issues of classical and contemporary choreography are widely discussed.After 1992 the Competition is being organized, financed and carried out by Foundation “International Ballet Competition – Varna”. It raises funds only thanks to the noble donations of contributors from Bulgaria and abroad. Mr. Dimitar Dimitrov is Chairman of Foundation “International Ballet Competition – Varna”

Wir waren dabei am World Summit on Ethics & Leadership in Sports

Der zweite Weltkongress in Ethik und Leadership im Sport fand am 16. September 2016 im FIFA Hauptquartier in Zürich statt. Die illustre, von bekannten Persönlichkeiten geprägte Teilnehmerschaft wurde durch eine kleine Gruppe aus der K&S Zürich erweitert.Dieses Mal ging es um „Sports meets Business“Preserving the beauty of Sports and leveraging its full potential for society!Sports exemplifies how various stakeholder groups are directly impacted by the corporate culture (strategy, team spirit), the individual performance (skills and behavior) and the wider corporate context (leadership, legal framework, CSR, media) to reach the organisational business goals (win the game).- Sports transcends cultures, nations and beliefs and connect people, based on a common set of values.- Sports triggers emotions and has the power to move masses in a short period of time, facilitating opinion building and imitation.- Sports shows in real time challenges in the value creation chain.The 2nd World Summit on Ethics and Leadership in Sports (WSELS) aims to define the role of sports in solving societal problems and to celebrate best practice examples of ethical sportsmanship. The summit will elaborate on what business and politics can learn from sports, showcase leadership and teambuilding learnings in the sports arena and assess and address current opportunities and challenges in sports ethics. This multi-stakeholder summit will feature a mix of keynote addresses and discussions as well as breakout sessions to enrich participants’ overall knowledge and experience and propose a substantial agenda for action.The World Summit on Ethics and Leadership in Sports is an initiative of The World Forum for Ethics in Business, a registered public interest foundation with the aim to pursue and establish the indispensable ethical foundations of business in a globalised world. Die Veranstaltung wurde vollumfänglich in Englisch abgehalten, was von unseren Schüler-innen sehr viel abverlangte. Am Schluss waren alle K&S Teilnehmenden glücklich, zufrieden, voll mit Infos und müde.

Europameisterschaften in Sichtweite

Die K&S Schülerin Elin Villiger hat mit sehr guten Resultaten an den Qualifikationsturnieren in Biel und Luzern die Basis geschaffen, an der EM der U17 Fechterinnen teilzunehmen. Mit einem zweiten und dritten Platz hat sich Elin für den Europacup im Mannschaftsfechten qualifiziert. Dieser Cup beginnt in den Herbstferien. Sollte Elin an diesen Veranstaltungen erfolgreich fechten, kann sie sich für die EM qualifizieren, was ihr grosses Ziel in diesem Jahr ist. Wir drücken die Daumen und hoffen, dass sie bald auch gegen Linkshänderinnen eine siegsichernde Taktik findet.