Sports Demos & Clinics
Wheelchair Sports Awareness Clinics
Why not try something new, fun and different with your students?
Wheelchair Sports Awareness Clinics are a gym based activity for classroom-sized groups that provide an opportunity for students to:
- Try activities in a wheelchair and learn about wheelchair sports and skills
- Learn about different types of physical disabilities and how people with disabilities can live an active lifestyle
We offer clinics in wheelchair basketball:
Wheelchair Basketball is one of the largest adaptive sports in the world and continues to grow in Canada.
The clinic will include :
- A class set of wheelchairs brought to the school
- A knowledgeable instructor to lead students through basic wheelchair skills and fun games
- Introduction to the basic rules of wheelchair basketball and a short game
$0.62/km for out of town travel only
Frequently Asked Questions
- We currently have 21 wheelchairs in our trailer that we can bring to schools
- Depending on the amount of time we have, usually groups no more than double the amount of equipment we bring should attend each session. This allows them to do all the activities and to not waste time constantly switching in and out of the equipment. Smaller groups allow for a more enjoyable experience.
- We find that 45-60 minutes is the minimum we require for each group/session to ensure that all participants receive adequate time in the equipment.
- With some younger groups where we don’t get to the wheelchair basketball part, 30 minutes can be adequate for them to get an experience in the wheelchair.
4) What is the minimum age that participants should be for the activities?
- For Wheelchair Basketball, we find that participants as young as 5 years old can have a meaningful experience in the wheelchairs. They may not be able to do the wheelchair basketball part, but can still learn about the wheelchairs and go through our other activities (such as tag and a modified version of wheelchair rugby). We find that around the 9-10 years of age range they are able to better grasp wheelchair basketball and we can add in the basketballs.
5) What does a typical session consist of for wheelchair basketball?
- An introduction of who we are and what the purpose of the clinic is
- Introduction of the sport wheelchair – what makes it different than a regular wheelchair
- Safety and rules of being in the wheelchair
- Warm-up activities – usually partner tag or octopus
- Rules of wheelchair basketball and what makes it different from stand-up basketball
- Everyone gets a ball so they can practice shooting, passing, and dribbling
- Play a game of wheelchair basketball with slightly modified rules
- Relay races (time permitting)
- Wrap up of the clinic and any questions
6) What is needed from me to book a session?
- School Name and Address
- Contact information for person doing the booking
- Do you have any students with a disability?
- Schedule for the day (you decided how you want to divide the day)
- Where to park the trailer and/or unload the wheelchairs
- If multiple days, where to store equipment for the night
- We currently charge $200 for a half day and $350 for a full day and $0.62 per km outside Saskatoon and Regina
- We consider half a day to be either from start of the school day to lunch or from lunch to the end of the school day. Usually this covers 2 or 3 classes.
- This money helps cover our instructor fees and maintenance of our equipment
- If funding is an issue, please still contact us and we will see what we can do
8) Can we use the equipment over the lunch hour for a student vs teachers activity?
- Absolutely! We strongly encourage this as it is a fun time for the teachers to get a chance in the equipment as they may not during the sessions. We believe everyone should try out the activities to get a better understanding of how difficult and fun they are!
- Materials for how schools can continue to incorporate parasports into their physical education curriculum
- Information about future SWSA Events
- Posters with contact information for SWSA
- Contact information for sports and how to join
- Online resources and any other resources we may feel are helpful
Office: (306) 975-0824
510 Cynthia Street
Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association
SK Wheelchair Sports Association
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