Hotel Ski in the Vysocina Arena hosted the first meeting of young cross-country skiers of the international project "Effective training and psychological approach for young cross-country skiers".
5-7 January 2018, the first of the series of seminars took place in Nove Mesto na Morave. The young athletes and their coaches from all of the four partners clubs of the project (SK SKOL Brno, Langlauf Muerztal from Austria, Skiklub Dresden-Niedersedlitz from Germany and MKL Kremnica from Slovakia) have participated. Very variable program was prepared for the participants; common training in the Vysocina Arena - the place where is the Word Cups are at home; cross-country skiing, biathlon and MTB, the sports psychology lecture, discussion on the theme "children motivation and the psychology of their performance" among coaches, athletes and their parents, or common games and competition including orienteering running.
Pavel Benc, the president of Czech Cross-country Association, attended the meeting and he showed support of the international changing of experiences and all projects activities. Pavel Benc appreciated the inclusion of the theme of psychology as a discipline of growing importance in working with children and youth, not only on a professional but also on an amateur level.