Becoming Para Ready

Becoming Para Ready

The Becoming Para Ready resource has been developed as an introductory technical guide to provide coaches and club administrators with knowledge, confidence, and tools to be more proactive – or “ready” – for integration, and to introduce the ways integration can be implemented.

“Para Ready” means clubs are prepared to support athletes experiencing disability in some way, by either providing programming or connecting to those that do. Para Ready clubs have proactively planned, prepared, and can be explicit about the ways they can and cannot support all athletes, rather than reacting when contacted by an athlete experiencing disability. The original resource was developed for the sport of athletics; however, the 10 P's checklist can be used for any sport club that wants to learn how to make programs more inclusive.

For more information about Becoming Para Ready, including training opportunities or how to integrate the principles in your organization, please contact Jessica Ferguson, Athlete Development Coordinator at tscparasport@ualberta.ca

10 Ps of a Para Ready Program (PDF) 10 Ps Checklist (PDF) Becoming Para Ready (PDF)