The Sports Department of the City of Luxembourg has announced that this year's "Sport-Wochen" (sports weeks) for 11-17 year olds will be taking place from 16 July to 5 September 2021.
For more than 37 years, the Sports Department of the City of Luxembourg has been organising sports weeks every summer for young people aged 11 to 17. The 2021 edition consists of five mini sports weeks for 11-12 year olds and fourteen sports weeks for 13-17 year olds. The courses last four to seven days (with or without overnight stays) and will take place in Luxembourg and abroad.
The various courses offered will allow young people to discover new sports activities, improve their skills in a particular discipline, form new friendships and develop in a friendly atmosphere. In addition, when developing sports weeks, special attention is paid to health and healthy lifestyles. Thus, the sports weeks form part of the Alderman College's desire to involve young people from all walks of life in physical and sporting activities and to contribute to their development and general well-being.
Mini Sports Weeks
The mini sports weeks include sporting activities suitable for children aged 11-12, namely mini multisports, mini water multisports, mini Sailing (in the Netherlands) and mini maxi-sports.
The sporting offer for 13-17 year olds includes courses in climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, martial arts, water sports, multisports, wakeboarding, dance arts and "Sportsfun on wheels" (e.g. BMX, karting, mountain biking, skateboarding).
In addition to the courses organised in Luxembourg, paricipants can avail of multisports weeks in Italy (Lake Como), sailing, surfing and kitesurfing in the Netherlands (Brouwersdam) and an outdoor thrill seekers' course (e.g. rafting, canyoning, climbing) in Austria (Ötztal).
The various sports activities are provided by coaches in possession of a state certificate and in collaboration with many sports clubs in Luxembourg. The general supervision is guaranteed by certified animators (B / C animator) who have followed theoretical and practical training provided by the Sports Department of the City of Luxembourg and which is recognised by the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth.
Registration is open to all young people aged 11-17. The rate for non-residents of Luxembourg City is slightly higher than that for residents of the capital. The programme and the registration form are available at the Bierger-Center, Luxembourg City Town Hall, the Rocade, the Sports Department and on the City of Luxembourg's website: sports.vdl.lu. Registration forms should be returned to the Sports Department via email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, via post: Sports Department, 90 Boulevard de Kockelscheuer, L-1821 Luxembourg) or via fax: 4796-4596.
The City of Luxembourg will apply the COVID-19-related sanitary measures in force at the time of the sports weeks. The measures applicable to this period abroad will also be respected and, if necessary, the health measures will have to be adapted as the evolution and constraints of the health crisis in Luxembourg and abroad evolve. Participants who fail to comply with these measures will be excluded from participating in activities. Likewise, participants who display symptoms of COVID-19 will be isolated or sent home immediately.