Episkyros is a soccer education provider. We educate kids how to play better soccer in the pitches but we also teach them about the relation of soccer with all science disciplines and mathematics. We create round student-athletes.
In collaboration with the University of Central Florida (UCF), we offer a completely free series of four lectures on soccer and science for kids 10-15 years old.
On March 22, 2020, at 10 am – 12 pm.: The first lecture, entitled “Where is the talent?”, will investigate if soccer players are born or made. The talk will describe (in plain language) results from scientific research on cognitive psychology about the creation of elite soccer players.
On March 29, 2020, at 10 am – 12 pm.: The second lecture, entitled “Soccer ball design”, will explore the designs of the soccer balls and, in particular, the designs of the modern Adidas balls and highlight the connections with the mathematical polyhedra.
On April 5, 2020, at 10 am – 12 pm.: The third lecture, entitled “Social contagion”, discusses the relation between the spreading of infectious diseases and the behavior of soccer spectators.
On April 12, 2020, at 10 am – 12 pm.: The fourth lecture, entitled “mind games”, investigates the response of the brain in elite soccer players and explains why intense pressure to perform well often results in the opposite outcome.
The talks will take place in one of the most technologically advanced rooms of UCF, designed to advance student engagement and satisfaction. The exact location is: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 350, UCF, Orlando, FL 32816.
Parents/guardians/chaperones are required to accompany the kids.