The project coordinator – association "Latvijas Sporta izglītības iestāžu „Direktoru padome”" (transl. Eng. – Board of Directors of Sports Educational Institutions of Latvia, hereinafter – LSIIDP) is founded in late 1990s with an aim to solve issues in relation with actions of sports schools and sports clubs in Latvia, to represent their interests in state institutions and other organisations as well as facilitate development of youth sports and improve the sport's system in Latvia, and popularize the youth sports in the country. Today LSIIDP unifies 80 members. All sports schools of Latvia are municipal authorities, and both municipalities and the state finance them. LSIIDP members engage almost 1600 coaches and more than 34 000 children and youth between ages 5 and 25.
LSIIDP represents the sports schools (educational institutions implementing vocational oriented education programmes as well as intereset-related education programmes including a specified content of sports education) of Latvia and is a long-term social partner of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.
One of the tasks of LSIIDP is to promote actions of public benefit that is focused on sports support as well as help sports schools attain ever new trainees. To put into practice the aims and tasks of the association, LSIIDP organizes grassroots sport events and sports days with relays and other sports activities throughout Latvia for secondary school children of general education programmes.
LSIIDP is a leader in good practice for youth sports in the country – LSIIDP founded the Youth Sports Fund (Fund) in the year 2012 with an aim to raise finances for the state’s youth sports schools to support the new talents of Latvia in three categories – participation in international competitions, preparation for competitions in sports camps and for high quality sports inventory as well as supporting of athletes’ coaches for further education and other necessary sports fields. However, the needs and necessities are much more than the Fund can provide.
Currently, along with other important issues, LSIIDP actively participates in various sports work groups in Saeima, Ministry of Education and Science, National Olympic Committee, Sports Federations’ Council of Latvia and other work groups outside governmental level. One of the main aim of the LSIIDP Board is to achieve that a sports psychologist and a physiotherapist as an administrative officer of sports schools’ is included in either of legal documents of the Republic of Latvia as “Education Law”, “Vocational Education Law”, “Regulations for the Remuneration of Teachers” or other regulations concerning administrative staffs of municipality institutions, for example, inner rules and regulations of municipalities and their institutions.