Facilities

The athletes enrolled in the KAAO have the best athletics facilities in the Czech Republic for their general development in the form of the sports complex of the Ostrava Municipal Stadium with two stadiums, the training area of the Sports Grammar School, Athletics Hall, tunnel, gyms, rehabilitation facilities, throwing areas, and the newly built complex of the University of Ostrava, Černá Louka.

Training

Municipal stadium in Ostrava-Vítkovice

  • Main area – certification for top international competitions, 400 m, 8 lanes, ditch, areas for long jump, high jump, pole vault, and throwing
  • Tunnel – 100 m
  • Warm-up stadium – 400 m, 8 lanes, areas for long jump and high jump
  • Throwing area – throwing
  • Small throwing area – throwing
  • Strength and conditioning gym
  • Gymnasium

Athletics Hall

  • Main area – certification for top international competitions, 200 m, 6 lanes, 8 lanes in the straight, areas for high jump, long jump, pole vault, and shot put
  • Athletics tunnel – 100 m, area for long and high jump
  • Strength and conditioning gym

Multi-purpose sports complex of the Dana and Emil Zátopek Sports Grammar School

  • Athletics oval and sectors for technical disciplines
  • Strength and conditioning gym
  • Workout kit

Nová Ves throwing area

  • Tartan straight 130 m
  • Long jump sandpit (with triple jump board)
  • Throwing cage (discus, javelin)
  • Javelin area
  • Shot put circle
  • Workout field
  • Changing rooms and social facilities

Bělský les running area

  • A network of asphalt and nature trails with artificial lighting usable even in the dark
  • Workout field
  • Stepper
  • Bench press
  • Running circuit – about 1 km – with stations for strengthening exercises – squats, pull-ups, climbing, hurdles, lunges, and more.

Under construction

Sports, Health, and Technology Facility of the University of Ostrava, Černá Louka – from 2022 –

  • Running oval
  • Biomechanical laboratory connected to the running oval
  • Physiological laboratory
  • Behavioural health laboratory

Physiotherapy, rehabilitation, regeneration

Adequate regeneration, physiotherapy, and possibly rehabilitation are crucial to ensuring the maximum performance of an athlete. Related research also serves to maximise their use. State of the art facilities are available at the Department of Rehabilitation of Sports Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ostrava, the Dana and Emil Zátopek Sports Grammar School, and the EliteFyzio specialist workplace. For the purposes of regular compensatory exercises, a team of experienced therapists are available to athletes, along with the use of the facilities of the gyms and fitness centres of the Ostrava Municipal Stadium, the Sports Grammar School, and the Athletics Hall.

An important aspect of care and research also includes the use of state of the art devices such as high-intensity lasers, SIS systems of high-induction magnetotherapy, low-frequency magnets, and ultrasounds provided by the Institute of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ostrava (see below), as well as a wide range of electrotherapy, lymphotherapy, infrared saunas, massages, and whirlpool tubs.

Super Inductive System

The principle of the SUPER INDUCTIVE SYSTEM (SIS) is based on an intense electromagnetic field that has positive therapeutic effects on human tissue. The main therapeutic effects include pain relief, fracture healing support, muscle relaxation, muscle stimulation, and joint mobilisation.

Physiotherapy BTL Robotic Laser

BTL introduces the first intelligent automated Class 4 laser scanning system with the highest performance and most ideal wavelength. Thanks to the most suitable interaction with the tissue, the wavelength of 1,064 nm also allows the treatment of deep-lying issues.

The average power of 30 W allows you to maximise the effects of pulsed analgesia and perform strong thermal therapies on large areas quickly.

The healing effect is based on biostimulation and the acceleration of cellular processes, which contribute to increased ATP production and faster wound healing.

Medical care

Medical care is provided by the specialty departments of the AGEL Ostrava-Vítkovice Hospital in the scope of:

  • Individual initial examination – sports stress and health examination
  • Setting up a package of diagnostic services on the basis of an individual meeting
  • Comprehensive health diagnostic screening (combining the services of both the centre and the healthcare facility)
  • Diagnostics of aerobic performance
  • Optimisation of training load
  • Prevention of damage to health during exercise
  • Diagnostic and preventive internal medicine services without physical strain
  • Preventing overload, adjustments of sports form, finding the causes of performance problems
  • Analysis of genetic disposition to optimise training load
  • Quick return to training after injury. Management of chronic musculoskeletal problems by a physiotherapist. Prevention of musculoskeletal damage
  • Diagnosis and manufacture of individual anatomical insoles for sports shoes
  • Addressing other specific questions and issues related to your athletic performance
  • Comprehensive blood tests
  • Hair analysis (testing as specifically requested in writing by the KAAO for cannabinoids, amphetamines, opioids, hypnotics, and other selected psychopharmaceuticals, with the exception of analysis for hormone abuse)
  • Priority examination in case of illness/injury (immediate appointment and examination related to the acute problem for examination in any field, especially neurological, internal, and orthopaedic examination)

Nutritional advice

An essential element of quality training, good health, and fitness is harmonious nutrition. The KAAO provides its members with an initial examination, individual consultation, and specially prepared diet by an experienced nutritionist of the Nutrition Counselling Centre of the AGEL Ostrava-Vítkovice Hospital. The examination includes the taking of blood samples and their subsequent analysis, on the basis of which the nutritionist recommends individual dietary plans to replenish macro and micronutrients naturally in the diet, taking into account the diet over the course of a normal day and at times of greater training load, both before and after competitions, so that the athlete’s body can withstand the necessary training load and natural regeneration. Possible food allergies or intolerances are also taken into account.