Partnership in France to discover minigolfsport
16 Feb 2011 at 17:17 | Published by: gregisback | Views: 5971 | News search
A original partnership in France between the CGPLP Rillieux (LYON) and the private Saint-Charles high school.
Rillieux is primarily a trainer club. The third generation of young players appeared in 2008 and in less than a year some have already achieved excellent results. Durind the last french championships : first place in pupil and the first three places in junior. Created in the early 90s, the club has won over 20 titles mainly junior and pupil, individually or in teams.
The ground is situated near a high school and by the way a partnership has existed for 5 years with the Saint-Charles high school. During the first 6 weeks of reopening school, students from the 3rd orientation discover the minigolfsport for one morning a week.
Supervision is provided by the CGPLP's president, Yvon Francaux and Marc Bonnet.
Students are graded by their teachers on the respect of instructions given during these mornings that end each time by a small tournament to the delight of students.
Yvon Francaux with pupils on the ground. (Photo by Marc Bonnet 2011.)
For students who are looking, mini golf is a good school: as in life, goals are achieved, but the path is strewn with pitfalls and perseverance is the key to success. Some students have quickly learned the benefits for their education and personal development.
In fact, 6 pupils from St Charles took up the challenge and participate in tournaments since september 2010 and took official FFM license for 2011.
As for other individual sports, we do not fight directly against an opponent but above all against oneself. This is a message that Marc Bonnet their give on the field and in his speech in the classroom for a lesson of "mental coaching" crossing the barriers of tracks like the pitfalls in life.
Minigolf competition is a very fun way to give them confidence and awareness of their own personality and empower their daily lives.
"Bad score on a fast track, forget it and go to the next = self-control!"
And as a pupil said: "Perseverance and how to overcome the difficulties!"