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Workshop Outcomes
How to Coach Disabled People
in Sport
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 1
Workshop Outcomes
By the end of this workshop, you will be:
aware of disability in sport and how to include
disabled people
able to support the adaptation of appropriate
coaching activities
aware of effective coaching environments
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 2
Medical/Social Model
Medical model: the person’s impairment
stops them from being able to do things
within society
Social model: society and the
environment disable the person
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 3
Communication
Involves:
giving and receiving information
talking and listening (and hearing)
content and form of information
sharing your needs and expectations
separating fact from fiction
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 4
Key Principles for Effective
Communication
Discuss personal needs –
consider adaptations
Respect personal space
Talk to participants in a position
comfortable for both of you
If assisting, identify how best to do this
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 5
The Inclusion Spectrum
© Stevenson and Black
Adapted from Stevenson, P. (2007) Including Young Disabled People and SEN Pupils
in FUNdamentals and Multi-skill Opportunities. Loughborough: Youth Sport Trust
(unpublished draft document).
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 6
The STEPS Concept
Space
Task
Equipment
Position
Speed
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 7
Safety Considerations
Give adequate rest periods
Be aware of possible susceptibility to heat
or cold
Lack of skin sensation increases the risk of
skin and soft tissue damage
Talk to the individual
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 8
Health Issues in Sport
that may Relate to:
All Participants
Disabled Participants
Diet for energy
Diet for people with diabetes
Shin splints
Stump abrasions for amputees
Cuts and bruises
Pressure sores for people with
paraplegia
Sunburn
Embrocation
Sensitivity to sun increased by
particular drugs
Eye protection
Medication for eczema
Spectacles for improved vision
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 9
Workshop Outcomes
Do you now feel more confident that you are:
aware of disability in sport and how to include
disabled people
able to support the adaptation of appropriate
coaching activities
aware of effective coaching environments?
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport  Slide 10

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