INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 17, 2019) — 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 benefit 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.”
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.