Movement landscapes


1. Future challenges for sports clubs1):

  • Demographic change
  • Change in values
  • Changes in consumer behavior
  • Changes in social behavior

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Sports clubs have to answer these questions:

  • Are you seeing declining membership numbers?
  • Are you affected by an increasing average age?
  • Is it increasingly difficult to attract and retain young club members?
  • Can volunteers and officials still be found?
  • Is there a lack of attractive offers for certain target groups?
  • Will sports grounds and sports facilities be closed in the surrounding area
  • Do you feel competitive pressure from other sports and exercise providers?


  • New forms of financing such as crowdfunding, charity shopping, PPP
  • Networking in the community and cooperation with other institutions
  • Social media usage
  • Older volunteers
  • Cultural diversity and integration
  • New forms of offer:
  • Midnight sports
  • Cross-club courses and cooperations of clubs
  • Non-sports activities
  • Sports club center
  • Movement landscapes

2. Benefit: For what reason does it make sense to offer a movement landscape?

  • Attractive and extraordinary enrichment of the sports offer
  • Opening up new target groups:
  • Children (e.g. day care groups, children's birthdays)
  • Company sports groups
  • Seniors
  • Groups with mental or physical disabilities
  • Positive image and level of awareness of the association
  • Acquisition of new club members
  • Strengthening young talents
  • Profit center" as a new / further source of income:
  • Rental to groups
  • Single rental
  • Cross-selling": children in the movement landscape and parents doing sports
  • Operator: associations, municipalities and / or commercial operators


3. What makes a landscape of movement so special:

  • A movement landscape includes a variety of movement options that are not possible in the conventional sports halls
  • The schnitzel pit (a pit made of foam blocks) is the central element of every movement landscape
  • A movement level above the schnitzel pit forms a low-risk movement space at great heights
  • Caution because of the natural fear with high levels of movement forces slow and controlled movements
  • A competition trampoline with bungee longe enables complex figures in slow motion (also for athletes with special needs)
  • Missing exercise instructions awaken self-initiative, strengthen self-confidence, a sense of responsibility towards yourself and towards others.
  • The arrangement of certain climbing devices in connection with different levels of difficulty promotes athletic performance.
  • The actual gymnastics exercise is not perceived as such.
  • The different levels of difficulty of certain climbing routes inspire and arouse ambition
  • Caregivers can, if necessary, create new incentives to move and initiate or intervene accordingly if certain basic rules are disregarded.

4. Recommended procedure for the realization of a movement landscape:

  • Definition of the possible target group
  • Creation of a rough concept, individually tailored to the needs of the operator (age structure of users, sporting skills, clubs, day care centers, etc.)
  • Involve experts from the Baden-Württemberg Accidend Insurance Fund
  • Include a sports equipment manufacturer already in building planning (raw construction)
  • Precise planning of the shell, planning of mounting rails, electrical connections, lighting fixtures, ventilation, heating, air conditioning
  • Construction-side static calculation of the installations of the movement landscape
  • Procurement / tender
  • Detailed planning of the movement landscape during the shell construction phase
  • After completion of the shell, erect a scaffold provided by the customer
  • Installation of the various systems of the movement landscape by the sports equipment manufacturer