AAASP and NFHS Partner to Offer a Free Online Adapted Sports Coaches’ Training Course

New Course Available in NFHS Learning Center for Adapted Sports Coaches – AAASP is proud to partner with the NFHS to offer a FREE online training course, just for coaches…

For the first time, individuals who coach students with physical disabilities have a new resource through “Coaching Adapted Sports, ” an online education course available through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center at www.NFHSlearn.com.

Adapted sports is an inclusive education-based sports program, which unites students with a variety of physical disabilities onto teams and follows an interscholastic system of multiple sports seasons. Students participating in adapted sports programs experience positive educational benefits while often gaining improvements in achievement, academic performance, physical development and peer friendships.

“Our goal is to offer courses to meet the needs of all students,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS director of educational services. “We are pleased to offer this course for adapted sports coaches.”

“In previous years, we have offered coursework for individuals who work with those who are intellectually disabled,” Schuster said. “Now, this completes our offerings to include those who support students with physical disabilities.”

“The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) is proud to partner with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in creating a step-by-step course for coaches to successfully implement interscholastic adapted sports for students with physical disabilities,” said Bev Vaughn, AAASP executive director and co-founder. “This marks a significant and major milestone in this area of sport development and opens the door to many new and exciting opportunities for these deserving student-athletes to realize their full potential both on and off the court.”

Created in association with the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP), “Coaching Adapted Sports” is designed to help coaches learn more about enhancing the education experience for students in adapted sports.

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Congratulations 2019 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Football Champions!

 

HURRICANES AND SHARKS TAKE OVER THE ‘SHIP! 

Congratulations to the Houston County Sharks (Varsity Division) and the Henry Hurricanes (JV Division) — the 2019 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Football Champions!
The AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Football Championships took place Saturday, May 4; special thank you to Veterans High School and Houston County High Schools for hosting our events, and to all the volunteers and supporters that came out to watch!

 

VARSITY

Game 1 – 10:00 am
Clayton Eagles v Houston Sharks

Game 2 – 12:00 pm
West GA Wolverines v Gwinnett Heat

Game 3 – 2:00 pm
Houston Sharks v Gwinnett Heat

JV

Game 1 – 10:30 am
Henry Hurricanes v Houston Jr. Sharks

Game 2 – 12:30 pm
Muscogee Lions v DeKalb Silver Streaks

Game 3 – 2:30 pm
Henry Hurricanes v DeKalb Silver Streaks

AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Football Championships 2019


AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Football Championships
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – THE MATCHUPS!

VARSITY DIVISION:
Veterans High School
340 Piney Grove Road
Kathleen, GA 31047

Game 1 – 10:00 am
Clayton Eagles v Houston Sharks

Game 2 – 12:00 pm
West GA Wolverines v Gwinnett Heat

Game 3 – 2:00 pm
Winner of Game #1 v Winner of Game #2

JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION:
Houston County High School
920 GA Highway 96
Warner Robins, GA 31088

Game 1 – 10:30 am
Henry Hurricanes v Houston Jr. Sharks

Game 2 – 12:30 pm
Muscogee Lions v DeKalb Silver Streaks

Game 3 – 2:30 pm
Winner of Game #1 v Winner of Game #2