Coaching Athletes With Disabilities


People with a disability who get involved in sport are first and foremost athletes, and they have the same basic needs, drive, and dreams as any other athlete. And, for them as well, coaching is a crucial factor to the quality of their sport experience.

Many coaches who have never worked with athletes with a disability feel that, to be effective, they need highly specialized skills, knowledge, or training. This is a misperception. In fact, most coaches who work with athletes with a disability soon discover that coaching these participants is fundamentally no different than coaching any other athlete. The challenge is to truly understand the person, to focus on their abilities, and to see what they can achieve.

The downloadable manual here is a coaches guide to help coaching athletes with disabilities.

 

Upcoming Events


Aug. 25, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Learn to Train Coaches Certification Course U9 to U12 - Day 2
Willoughby Clubhouse
All Volunteer Head Coaches are required to be certified for the age group they are coaching - Learn to Train covers U9 to U12. ...

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Aug. 26, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Summer Camp - August Edition Starts!
Summer Camp - July Edition !! 9-10am for U4 and U5 - full session for older boys and girls

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Aug. 26, 2019 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Active Start (U6) - Coaches Certification Course
Willoughby Clubhouse
All Volunteer Head Coaches are required to be certified for the age group they are coaching - Active Start covers players U6 and ...

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