Centre d’Alt Rendiment Esportiu (CAR)

Athletics field, Shooting range, Football pitch, Sports centre, Outdoor swimming pool, Indoor swimming pool, Tennis court
The CAR offers sporting facilties with the technical, scientific, and support equipment required for training competition athletes. Athletics, car racing, cycling and fencing are just some of the many sports practised at the centre.

Founded in 1987, the Centre d'Alt Rendiment Esportiu (High-Performance Centre, CAR) was designed to be an institution for the comprehensive training of international elite sportspeople. It is located in the municipal area of Cugat del Vallès in the county of Vallès Occidental. The CAR offers sporting facilities with all of the technical, scientific, and support equipment required for training competition athletes.

Many different sports are studied and practised at the centre, including athletics, car racing, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, golf, weightlifting, swimming and tennis. That's why the facilities include everything from football pitches to swimming pools and sports halls.

Based on the importance of scientific and technical investigation into sport, the CAR also offers a residence with a capacity for 325 people. The CAR is targeted at sportspeople and trainers both from Spain and abroad.

The centre also provides educational services for CAR sportspeople and external students, and offers an intermediate-level training programme entitled "Leading physical and sporting activities in the natural environment", and an advanced-level training programme "Animation physical and sporting activities", The centre also boasts a secondary school imparting courses for students working to obtain their (compulsory secondary school education (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, ESO) and advanced secondary education (Bachillerato) for sportspeople.

It also offers residents health services, research and applied sports science projects, which help strengthen sporting performance and achieve the goals in an integrated environment. In this respect, the CAR maintains close relations with a range of international institutions. Sportspeople wanting to obtain a grant to study at the CAR must be members of the respective federation for the sport or discipline they want to access with sponsorship from the relevant federation or body.

Technical data:

  • Athletics track 400 m in synthetic material with six lanes
  • One lane in arti cial grass and another in tarmac
  • Throwing area with two circles for shot putting
  • Two for hammer throwing and two for discus
  • Covered athletics straight 125×6 m and four lanes.
  • Three open tennis air clay courts
  • Four covered tennis courts with synthetic resin surface on a wooden sub base.
  • Weights room 1005 m2 with free bars and toning and cardio machines.
  • Two parquet halls 44×22 m for basketball, handball, volleyball, roller hockey and figure skating
  • Indoor and outdoor pools 50×25 m and 10 lanes
  • Swimming pool 25×12.5 m and ve lanes
  • Pool of 30×21 m for synchronised swimming and water polo
  • Diving pool of 21×15 with platforms and springboards

Services:  

Departments of physiology, nutri- tion, sports psychology, biomechanics.

  • Ownership: Public
  • Owner: Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Date opened: 1987
  • How to get there: AP-7 motorway, Sant Cugat exit. By public transport: FGC Sant Joan railway station; RENFE (Spanish Rail Network) L7 suburban train network, Sant Cugat del Vallès station.

Services

Access for disabled people

Parking

Bar

Sick bay

Restaurant

Convention hall

Changing room

Press room

Shops

WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Centre d’Alt Rendiment Esportiu (CAR)
  • Centre d’Alt Rendiment Esportiu (CAR)

  • Address:Avenue Alcalde Barnils, 3-5

  • 08174 Sant Cugat del Vallès

  • Barcelona / Costa Barcelona

  • Centre d’Alt Rendiment Esportiu (CAR)
  • Centre d’Alt Rendiment Esportiu (CAR)

  • Address: Avenue Alcalde Barnils, 3-5

  • 08174 Sant Cugat del Vallès

  • Barcelona / Costa Barcelona

  • Telephone:935 891 572

  • E-mail:info@car.edu

  • Web:http://www.car.edu

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