What is …. Para-Athletics webinar series

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Athletics Ireland, in association with Paralympics Ireland and the Offaly Sport Partnership, will hosting a 5-part webinar series on all things Para-Athletics. The webinars will take place every second Wednesday from 7 – 8pm starting on 31 January 2024.

Para-Athletics is in a period of growth in Ireland, and the focus of the webinars is to inform and update anyone interested in this great sport. It will be relevant to athletes, coaches, parents, teachers, administrators, and any others.

The webinars will be facilitated by leading athletics coaches, administrators and officials, with extensive para-athletics expertise. There will be an event specific focus where most of the event groups will be covered. There will also be a webinar for officials specifically to inform and enable current competitions to be more inclusive for para-athletes.

The planned webinar series is below, scan the QR code to secure your spot or click HERE.

 

Webinar 1 – What is … Para-Athletics – An Introduction

Webinar 1 is an introduction to Para-Athletics facilitated by key Paralympic Ireland staff. Included in the webinar will be:

  • What is Para-Athletics – who’s involved and who does what?
  • The Para-Athletics Pathway and recent new initiatives
  • An introduction to classification.

See below for further information and how to register via the QR code or click HERE.

 

Webinar 2 – What is … Para Sprints & Jumps

Webinar 2 is an introduction to Para- Sprints & Jumps facilitated by World Lead Para-Sprints Coach, Joe McDonnell, coach to multiple Paralympic Games Gold medallists and world record holders. Included in the webinar will be:

  • Paralympic Pathway events for para sprints & jumps – the events and classes.
  • Event specific para-athletics rules that athletes & coaches need to know
  • What is possible & what does best practice look like for the different classes and events?

See below for further information and how to register via the QR code or or click HERE.

 

Webinar 3 – What is … Para-Throws

Webinar 3 is an introduction to Para-Throws facilitated by experienced Para Throws Coaches, Paralympics Ireland’s Dr Alison O’Riordan and Athletics Ireland’s Dave Sweeney. Both have coached athletes onto Paralympic Games and World Championships. Included in the webinar will be:

  • Paralympic Pathway events for ambulant & seated throws – the events and classes.
  • Event specific para-athletics rules that athletes & coaches need to know
  • What is possible & what does best practice look like for the different classes and events?

See below for further information and how to register via the QR code or or click HERE.

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