Launching Becoming Para Ready: Version 2.0
The Steadward Centre is excited to present Becoming Para Ready: Version 2.0 (BPR 2.0), a Guidebook for Sport Organizations, Leaders, Teachers, Coaches and Administrators. The Steadward Centre facilitates adapted physical activity and para sport opportunities; as part of the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta, the centre’s research and education focus allows it to deliver innovative programs and share expertise with community fitness and sport leaders across Alberta.
The Becoming Para Ready resource was developed as an introductory 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, by either providing programming directly, or connecting them to available programs. Para Ready clubs proactively plan, prepare, and are 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 or organization that wants to learn how to make programs more inclusive.
BPR 2.0 Guidebook
This updated version of BPR (BPR 2.0) has been developed to be more user friendly, to reach a broader audience, and to be used across any sport. The 3 main categories (i.e., perspective, planning and programming) can be viewed as steps on your journey towards building an environment that is inclusive to athletes experiencing disability.
Getting Started: BPR 2.0
The Steadward Centre has scheduled BPR 2.0 Introduction Sessions starting in Fall 2023. These 1 hour sessions are free to attend and will provide an overview of the BPR 2.0 Principles and Framework. Visit our website to register for a session.
BPR 2.0: Sport Specific Workshops
Sport Specific Workshops are scheduled by demand. These 3 hour sessions will provide a more in depth overview of the BPR 2.0 Principles and Framework, as well as discussion of sport specific topics in the workshop. Price available upon request.
Interested in learning more about BPR 2.0?
If you are interested in workshop opportunities, how to infuse the BPR principles in your organization, or have questions about the resource, contact Geneva Coulter, Partnerships & Para Sport Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.