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Coaching Athletes with a Disability course

CAWAD

This is an online module that the NCCP has provided FREE for the rest of 2017.  It takes about 45 minutes to complete and you will learn some basics about disabilities and their perspective when it comes to playing sports.  It is meant to teach an overview of parasport athletes and doesn’t get too deep into the sport classification or equipment.  Mostly it dispells the myth that disabled athletes are vastly different from abled bodied athletes.  It is still coaching athletes through goal setting and practice.

If you aren’t a member of NCCP, then you just provide a username and pw and then you will have access to the Locker, where the online module is found.

The link is http://www.coach.ca/-p161153

 

NS Hall of Fame inductee – Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker (Athlete Category), of Seabright, is a multi-Paralympic medalist in swimming, javelin and wheelchair basketball, winning gold in javelin and discus and bronze in swimming at the 1980 Games. Baker also holds multiple Para Pan Am medals (after competing in all three events in a single Games), a world record in javelin and a reputation as one of the greatest wheelchair multi-sport athletes of all time. Faced with health setbacks at a young age, Baker not only overcame the challenges but thrived as a triple threat in Paralympic sport, even as the only female player on the Nova Scotia Flying Wheels wheelchair basketball team. With Para Pan Am gold in basketball and backstroke, three National Games gold medals and her Paralympic success, Baker has been honoured as a Para Pan Am torch bearer and a dinner guest of the Prime Minister and Queen.

More info on her induction night at NS Sport Hall of Fame October 10, 2017

sarah baker

Grants, Funding & News

General Sport NS funding guidelines

http://www.sportnovascotia.ca/FundingPrograms/Overview/tabid/1371/Default.aspx

Deadlines

October 1, 2017 – PSO project deadline – done by the Provincial Sport Organization’s Executive Director to increase participation in your sport.  Contact your PSO

CCH coaching grant submitted by the PSO –

Calgary Foundation – Darryl K Seaman grant http://calgaryfoundation.org/

 

Shay’s Opportunity for Disabled Youth

Shays Opportunities for Disabled Youth

This August 8-11, Parasport is supporting Ryan Shay (2020 aspiring Paralympian http://www.ryanshay.ca) for a four day multisport camp for youth with a disability.  This is an exciting project that we hope to provide for many years and grow across the province.

Multi sport camps for children is a great way to introduce them to many sports, and in a friendly, safe setting.  And with a role model from each sport, the participants can ask many questions about the sport/activity.

Here is a short schedule

Day 1  at Lake Banook – Row, Paddle, swimming and waterskiing (with innertubes)

Day 2 at Canada Games Centre – Table Tennis, Basketball, Rugby and Badminton

Day 3 at Centennial Pool and OVAL – Swimming, Boccia and Athletics

Day 4 at the NS Yacht Squadron – Boat cruise, sailing, sledge hockey and archery

Each day is a 9am drop off and a 4pm pickup for the parents.

Asking $160.

If you are between 8-16 years old, and have some upper body strength, then we are sure this camp will be for YOU!

Please contact Ryan at 902-229-7429