Another successful semester of qatch at the University of Physical Education
Students could take up qatch as an optional subject in the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, nearly 30 people in two groups attended the qatch classes. The theoretical sessions were taught online, while practical training took place in the last two weeks of the semester. Part-time students of coaching and full-time students of coaching and sport and recreation management could get acquainted with the game. According to their feedback, it was difficult to learn a new sporting activity in an online classroom, but at the end of the semester, the students were happy to participate in the practical sessions and easily got to grips with qatch.
"Learning a new sporting activity online is very difficult, but the students were very enthusiastic about it, despite the COVID-19 that overshadowed everything. I think it is the lives of students who have practical subjects that have been made very difficult by the virus and the confinement. Nevertheless, they were very interested and surprisingly good at mastering the rules, and when we were writing stat sheets and trying to analyse qatch, they were very good at that too. But the real joy for the students was when they could return to the university and try out qatch. It took them a little while to get the hang of it, but it was clear that they knew the rules in theory, and they quickly got the hang of how to play the game well," said Krisztina Deák, the instructor of the qatch lessons.