On the first of December will take place the third Training of Trainers of the Wheelchair Slalom Project, the first one in the Catalan capital. Àngels and Ingrid, experts of wheelchair slalom from the Catalan Sports Federation for People with Cerebral Palsy (FECPC) will lead this formation for futures local coaches.
The specific objective of Training of trainers is to develop a training and awareness raising programme to promote wheelchair slalom among sporting bodies and other relevant stakeholders working with the target group.
This will be the third Training of Trainers after the previous two that were done in Zagreb and Vienna. You can find more details about this formation in our events page.
During the CPISRA World Games - Sant Cugat 2018 we interviewed the Austrian team.
One of the most important part of the CP World Games besides the sports competition, as a result of all the efforts the LOC and CPISRA are doing, are all the surrounding activities to develop new sports like Boccia, Female CP Football or Wheelchair Slalom with the training camps, conferences and Proud Paralympian programme.
Specially focused in Wheelchair Slalom, the Catalan Sports Federation for People with Cerebral Palsy (FECPC) is working together since the beginning of the year with four other partners: PCAND of Portugal, HPO of Croatia, ÖBSV of Austria and IRS from Italy with the aim to develop Wheelchair Slalom all-around Europe as an inclusion tool.
During the CP World Games, on Wednesday 8th of August being a part of the CPISRA General Assembly, all the partners of the project will present the 1st Wheelchair Slalom International Conference, as a unique platform for the promotion of this sport and for dissemination of results of the W-Slalom project, presented by Ana Barradas, part of the project and an expert from PCAND.
Also, athletes of three different countries will take part of the training camp, on 8th and 9th of August, to improve their skills on Wheelchair Slalom. After two days of learning, they will face each other in the timed and individual elimination events, on 10th and 11th of August. The Wheelchair Slalom training camp and the competition will be held on Rambla del Celler pavilion.
The Wheelchair Slalom project it I being possible thanks to the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Since the Catalan Federation of Sports for People with Cerebral Palsy (FECPC) presented the Wheelchair Slalom project looking for alliances, the Institute for the Social Research of Italy (IRS) was in as a partner to proportionate the investigation, evaluation and monitoring of the project.
The main goal of the WSlalom project cofounded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union is to promote the social inclusion of children and young people with physical disabilities from 6 to 18 years old, promoting "wheelchair slalom" as a sport capable of improving physical abilities and producing psychological benefits.
Developing a training and awareness program to promote wheelchair slalom among sports organizations and other stakeholders working with the target group, we would activate a pilot action in project partners of sports organizations in Spain, Austria, Croatia and Portugal.
The IRS has the task of designing a social impact plan with the objective of revealing the individual and community social changes to which the program has contributed.
One of the task of the Erasmus Programme to develop the Wheelchair Slalom around Europe was to release a new book of rules specially designed for those who want to practice wheelchair slalom under 10 years old and under 18.
After weeks of work considering all the variables and consulting with experts with years of experience in the sport, the project partners created the Promotion Adapted Wheelchair Slalom Rules For U10 & U18.
You can find it and download from this link or from the materials page of the website.