Regional Trainings

Adaptive Track and Field Regional Training for

Ohio Middle/High School Coaches and Students (Grades 7-12)


Dates/Locations:

  • Southwest: Sunday, January 22, 2017 (Deadline January 16)– Edgewood High School, Trenton, Ohio
  • Southeast: Sunday, January 29, 2017 (Deadline January 23)  – Lancaster High School, Lancaster, Ohio
  • Northeast: Saturday, February 18, 2017 (Deadline February 13)– Midwest Community Center, Dalton, Ohio
  • Northwest: CANCELLED Sunday, February 19, 2017 (Deadline February 13)– Findlay High School, Findlay, Ohio

Instructors:

  • Brett Followay, USATF Level 1, CDSS
  • Dilshani Madawala, USATF Level 1, CDSS
  • Casey Followay, Wheelchair Racer, 7x State Champion, US Paralympics All-American

Download the flyer here.

1. Coaches/Athletic Directors

What:  Get hands on training and learn about adaptive track and field from experienced coaches.

Time: 2:00-5:30 p.m.

Who: Middle and High School Coaches and Athletic Directors

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Agenda:

  • Chair parts/maintenance
  • Chair propulsion/technique
  • OHSAA wheelchair events guidelines/eligibility
  • Coaching students with physical disabilities
  • Q&A

Cost: Free.

Register: RSVP required no later than Monday prior.  No onsite registrations accepted.  Online here.

 

2. Students

What: Get fitted for a track chair, learn the basics and get ready to join your school’s track team.

Time: 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Who: Male and female students grades 7-12 with a primary physical disability.  Not restricted to wheelchair users; appropriate for individuals who are ambulatory and have orthopedic disabilities.  Students must be able to independently propel the track chair.
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Agenda:

  • Equipment fittings
  • Chair parts/maintenance
  • Chair propulsion/technique
  • OHSAA wheelchair events guidelines/eligibility

Cost: $200 for students borrowing equipment for the season, payable on the day of the training. ASPO multi-sport discount eligible. Free for low income students that are currently receiving assistance from one or more of the programs: Medicaid/Medicare, Unemployment, Social Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Free School Lunch Program, Aid for Dependent Children, Foster Care or other similar state or federal financial assistance program. Proof of assistance required on the day of the training (i.e. copy of medicaid card or determination letter).

Guidelines for student attendees:

  1. Equipment Loan:
    • Attendance at one of the regional trainings is mandatory for equipment loan.
    • Students who borrow a track chair from ASPO are considered an ASPO athlete and subject to ASPO policies and procedures.
    • Students and parents/guardian must arrive promptly at 12:30 for equipment fittings.
    • ASPO will do its best to make sure that a chair is available at the training that will work for students that register timely.  However, track chairs are not one size fits all and additional modifications may be necessary.  If ASPO is unable to fit the student with a track chair at the training, the student will be responsible for picking up a chair at our headquarters in Dalton, Ohio.
    • A parent/guardian must be present to sign equipment release form.
    • Student is responsible at their own expense for replacing track chair tires as necessary.
    • Students should come with a vehicle appropriate for transporting a racing wheelchair as only the rear wheels can be removed. Chairs are approximately 6 feet long.
    • Interested in purchasing your own track chair?  ASPO is a dealer for Invacare Top End and we can assist you with your order.
  2. Non-Equipment Loan Attendees: Students who have their own equipment are still eligible to attend the training and should arrive at 2:00 instead of 12:30.
  3. Survey: Student attendees will be required to complete a survey at the conclusion of the track and field season.
  4. What to bring:
    • Student attendees should bring a bicycle helmet and wear non-baggy athletic clothing for chair fittings.
    • Proof of determination letter for low income students.

Registration: Required no later than Monday prior.  No onsite registrations accepted.  Before you register, have student’s height, weight and hip width (not circumference, just hip to hip) handy.  Complete online registration here.

Sponsors: Support for each regional training is provided by:

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