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I have received Pro Scientia gold medal

Prof. Dr. Freund Tamás -MTA elnöke- és Prof. Dr. Szendrő Péter -OTDK elnöke- társaságában

In the company of Prof. Dr. Tamás Freund -President of the MTA- and Prof. Dr. Péter Szendrő -President of the OTDK- at the award ceremony

The Pro Scientia Gold Medal is the highest award for the academic and scholastic career of students in higher education. I was awarded by Prof. Dr. Tamás Freud - president of HAS- in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences- for creating and succesfully using the Responsibility Development Trainig Program (RDTP). This idea was born four years ago. As a professional football player I experienced that one of the possible key of the Hungarian football development is to improve the responsibility in youth athletes. Since then I have been practiced the program in three different age groups (U14, U15, U19). The training program included 30 occasions for nine month period. I am developing the training programme according to my experiences year by year. Nowdays I use the training program in Szeged Csanád Grosics Akadémia U14 team with their head coach. My long-term goal is to integrate the training programme into hungarian football coaching. Therefore, coaches will also be able to apply it to their own team, even with the support of a sportpsychologist.

I would like to thank my supervisor, Dr. Éva Szabó, for her professional support in the development and application of the RDTP.

Head of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Szeged, accompanied by my supervisor Dr. Éva Szabó

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Team building and training in one: Crazy Jump

In the life of a football team (or in any group, where there are common goals), it is important that the team members form a strong community in addition to completing the task. Good mood has a positive effect on performance, the players of a cohesive team perform more effectively on the field and also support each other in civilian life.

Team-building training can be considered as a well-known and preferred method in this respect. Especially in the case of the monotony of the large number of trainings held during the preseason, the better knowledge of the teammates and the constant pressure caused by the consecutive weekend matches in the league rhythm, this type of sessions plays a role.

With the U14 team of Szeged-Csanád Grosics Academia, we tried an even lesser-known team building activity. The Crazy Jump trampoline park is currently operating in Szeged besides Budapest, and we changed one of our afternoon trainings for this purpose. As it turned out, this session is equivalent to a hearty workout, in addition to the elevated mood and positive experience, which are guaranteed for the athletes.

This type of physical activity develops coordination, a sense of balance and focused attention. Besides it also improves posture by strengthening the core muscles and reduces the risk of muscle injuries by making joints more flexible. It also shows that trampoline, in addition to having good fun has an almost unnoticed effect on our body.

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