Department SG and BLSV work together for the future of sports

The Department of Sport and Health Sciences (SG) and the Bavarian Sports Association (BLSV) are now working together. Both partners bundle their respective competences in competitive as well as in amateur, children's and youth sports. The aim is to provide scientific support for sport in Bavaria, strengthen it and position it for the future.

The goal of the cooperation is "to scientifically record and improve health promotion and prevention through exercise and sport," according to the agreement signed by Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz, Dean of the Department, and the President of the BLSV, Jörg Ammon.

The cooperation will focus on the physical activity and nutritional behavior of recreational, competitive and amateur athletes. Fitness and health over the entire lifespan as well as the determination and promotion of comprehensive motor and cognitive diagnostics are also to be investigated. The design and implementation of measures to promote sport and physical activity for children and adolescents in different environments, such as school, is another focus. Here, the special focus is on sport and exercise for children and adolescents in child and youth care facilities as well as in the promotion of young talent in competitive sports.

Forms of cooperation between BLSV and TUM include, for example, the conceptualization and implementation of measures and projects, their scientific evaluation and methodology. In their different roles, both players pursue the same goal, namely to further develop sport in the best possible way. The cooperation has initially been agreed until the end of 2025.

"The TUM offers the BLSV scientific connections. In return, we gain better access to athletes, sports associations and clubs, for example. In this way, we can set up, study and design sports offerings for mass, children's and youth sports and junior competitive sports in line with demand. In this way, we contribute constructively to the further development of sport in its entirety," explains Dean Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz. "We see a variety of possibilities, approaches and thus great potential in our future cooperation with the BLSV. We want to fully exploit this."

"We want to further establish the promotion of physical activity and competitive sports in our society," says Jörg Ammon. "With this cooperation, we are networking sports practice and sports theory. The BLSV, with its approximately 4.5 million members, organized in 12,000 sports clubs and 56 professional associations, as well as its nearly 91,000 exercise instructors and 300,000 volunteers, forms a great potential for research on the one hand, and a great number of multipliers on the other. We are proud that we were able to win such a respected partner as the TUM. Science and practice complement each other to mutual and general benefit," the BLSV president is pleased to say.


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Text: Romy Schwaiger/BLSV
Photos: BLSV / TUM / Bernd Jaufmann