Sports outside school hours
Using the Guide to Sports Activities in the city for children aged between 6 and 17, which is updated every year. You can consult the range of approved sports on offer, by district, age group and type of sport.
Recommendations for families:
- Always remember that the objective is to make it possible for your child to stay healthy and create a solid network of friendships.
- Keep in continual contact with the organisation running the activity, so that you always know how your child is doing.
- Collaborate with the organisation wherever you can (travelling to competitions, social activities, etc.).
This project works together with the Barcelona Foundation for Sport and Education (FEEB in Catalan). It aims to promote sports activities in areas of the city where there are no consolidated opportunities for local children, either because of a lack of promoters, or due to exclusion factors or other local difficulties.
The activities are planned together with the school, the families and local organisations, resulting in community work where sport becomes a vehicle for fostering the participation, promotion and empowerment of the young people and the neighbourhood's network of sports associations.
The project is divided into two main areas:
• The “Learning Sport”:plan fosters sport among children and teenagers in those schools that do not offer any kind of out-of-school sports activities, or offer a very poor programme due to socio-economic reasons.
• The “Tools for Community Life”:plan, aimed at teenagers and young people exposed to a situation of social risk and who, in most cases, are not part of the educational or employment system. With this group, the work is not only about participation in physical activities, but also about training them as physical-activity technicians and monitors, providing them with a way to collaborate on the organisation of the activities.
This is a programme aimed at preventing risk behaviour. Together with the Public Health Agency, it promotes physical activities for fourth-year ESO (compulsory secondary education) students at municipal sports centres, as an alternative to consuming intoxicating substances.
The programme consists of a first phase with all students during school hours, when they visit a sports facility and, for four hours, they learn about and experience the activities they can do there, showcasing the centres as a healthy leisure alternative for their free time.
In the second phase of the programme, the students are offered the chance to attend the sports centre at a discount price in seven installations, selected according to the economic/social and health situation of the neighbourhood they are in. At all other municipal sports centres they are offered the youth rate.
“Count to 3” is a campaign for disseminating the values inherent in school-age sports activities, as an activity that has a favourable effect on young people's physical development and health, where they experience teamwork, a constant exchange of experiences, self-improvement and individual and collective efforts to attain a common objective; these are some of the aspects that give sport activities an incomparable potential for the difficult work of educating people in values.
The IBE promotes the school sports competition in Barcelona, through the School Sports Council, which is the organising body.
The school competition uses the traditional format of a long league with various levels, a short league for recreational purposes and a series of one-day sessions (individual sports).
There are also get-togethers that include three types of activities:
• Non-competitive leisure get-togethers: younger children can take part in occasional get-togethers with children from other centres, in which they play games and take part in events to foster various motor skills.
• Sports get-togethers: sports enthusiasts or teams from various schools or organisations get together to play in events or games in one or more sports, during the same session.
• Get-togethers for non-competitive physical activities: the children do physical activities that are not part of a traditional sports format (e.g. in-line skating, aerobics, etc.) and they get together to share their activity with others.
Barcelona School Sports Council (CEEB)
La Mar Bella Municipal Sports Complex
Avinguda del Litoral, 86-96 – 08005 Barcelona
Tel. 932 193 216