CUNY - Gateway to Gold Adaptive Sports Clinic Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

CUNY Athletic Conference hosted Gateway to Gold Experience event on Sunday April 17, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm at Queens College.  Over 50 athletes participated in Adaptive Sports and are on their way to the next steps in athlete development. Athlete development consists of training, coaching, competition structure and classification opportunities. To help empower those in that process, here are some of the resources that were on display at the Gateway to Gold event.

To learn more about athlete development and its pathways, please see the American Development Model for Paralympic Sport at the following direct link: http://www.teamusa.org/us-paralympics/community/american-development-model

 

Cited resources:

·         Paralympic Sport Club finder (aka Find a Club) – Searchable by state and provides contact information for clubs: http://findaclub.usparalympics.org/

·         U.S. Paralympics sports page – Great area of information on all Paralympic sports, events calendars by sport or what national organization to connect with: http://www.teamusa.org/us-paralympics/sports

·         What is classification? – Click on the following link to learn more: http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/athlete-classifications/how-are-athletes-classified/

·         Paralympic Sport Coaching Guide – Great resource listing each Paralympic sport with fact sheets and guidance: http://www.teamusa.org/us-paralympics/sports/coaching-guide

 

The first step is to get involved in an area program to develop and learn skills. Local and regional program connections (click on each program name for website):

·         CUNY Athletic Conference

o   Mike Sporton;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         NYC Parks and Recreation Adaptive Sports

o   Chris Noel;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Wheelchair Sports Federation

o   John Hamre;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Row New York

o   Matt Logue;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Garden Empire Volleyball Association

o   Bob Baker;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         North Jersey Navigators

o   Jimmy Cuevas;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Children’s Lightning Wheels

o   Trisha Yurochko;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Local and regional competitions:

·         2016 Tri-State Regional Games, May 27 -29thhttp://www.tswaa.com/34th_annual_tristate_wheelchair.htm

 

National and International Paralympic Committee sanctioned competitions:

·         Desert Challenge (Mesa, AZ): http://www.desertchallengegames.com/

·         Great Lakes Regional Games (Chicago, IL): http://www.glasa.org/special-events/great-lakes-regional-games/

·         2016 Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals (Madison, WI): http://www.juniornationals2016.com/

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 02:56