As you know, BIWPA‘s philosophy is based on excellence and technical development of the athlete. In the same way, our programs focus on the psychological and emotional preparation of the players, a factor with great impact on individual and collective sports achievements. And if anyone is an expert in this area, that’s Xesco Espar .
Xesco will do a lecture to all the players registered in the BIWPA Easter Camp in 2014, entitled ‘How to stay motivated all year’, and it would include, among others, the following issues:
- What are the main points of personal performance ?
- What routines can make us perform at our best all year round ?
- How can we increase our psychological talent?
- What is and what is the purpose of invisible training?
Espar claimed during an interview in a Spanish newspaper that you have to ignore our feelings, even when we talk about sport: “You can only grow if you are thinking of your goals with your heart and not your head, because it limits you” .
For those of you who are not enrolled in the Easter Camp 2014, but want to attend the lecture, feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you more information on how to get a valid acreditation to attend the presentation .
About Xesco Espar
Francesc «Xesco» Espar (Barcelona , 1963) began as a player in the youth teams of FC Barcelona. He spent two seasons on the senior handball team which won a Cup Winners Cup and a King’s Cup in the 1984-1985 season.
Later, he coached the youth team of FC Barcelona (1985-1991), the junior team (1991-1997), and was the senior team fitness coach and assistant coach to Valerio Rivera ( 1997-2004). He became the coach of the senior team of 2004-2007, winning his first season the handball European Cup.
Currently, Espar has begun a new career as a sports coach off the field. He has created the Coaching Academy , where courses on planning, exercise and motivation to sports teams are offered, and in 2010 he published the book ‘Play with your heart’ .
Xesco is also the father of two great water polo players: Anni and Clara Espar. In addition to Anni as an ambassador for our Easter Camp 2014, we are pleased to announce that Xesco Espar will also be on campus.