Sign-up for our online session: Introduction to Classification

Saturday 20th February 2021

RaceRunner Gavin Drysdale is now world leader in his classification (photo by Bobby Gavin)

World Para Athletics website – notes on Classification

Online Education Session

Monday 1 March – 7pm – 8pm

With athletics clubs being more inclusive than ever, the possibility of coaching an athlete with a disability is highly likely.

And scottishathletics are delighted to now present a webinar session which will provide useful information on classification to ensure coaches and clubs have an awareness of the process to allow athletes to progress in the sport.

Classification in Para athletics is used to division athletes with a disability into competition categories, according to how their impairment affects their performance in sports.

It is geared to ensure fairness and success because of an athlete’s skill, fitness, and performance regardless of disability.

Our webinar will explore the following:

*Reasons for classification

*Eligibility for classification

*Impairment groups and related sports classes

*The process of classification and relevant contacts

Invitations to join the webinar have been sent out to clubs. Please contact your secretary for the link for the online session on Monday 1 March.

Contact details for Pamela Robson – our National Disability Pathway Officer

Luke Deighan is a T54 wheelchair racer while Alexander Thomson races in the T38 category on the track (photos by Bobby Gavin)

Tags: Alexander Thomson, Kirsty Soutar, Luke Deighan, Maria Lyle, Para athletics

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