What is Para-Athletics?

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What is Para-Athletics?2018-02-10T14:51:27+00:00

Para-Athletics, commonly known as track and field, is designed for athletes with either a physical or visual impairment of any kind. There are a wide-array of events that accommodate all abilities- whether you’re a wheelchair user, visually impaired or an amputee… there is something in para-athletics for you! OCPSA delivers Para-athletes programming and coaching for all para-athletes with a specific focus on athletes with cerebral palsy. OCPSA work in partnership with Athletics Ontario.

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The events that are available in Para-Athletes include:

Track Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 500m individual races as well as 4x100m and 4x400m relay races

Throw Events: Shot-put, Javelin, Club Throw and Discus

Jump Events: High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump

Road Events: 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, and Marathon

At the competitive level, athletes must be classified based on their type of disability (i.e. wheelchair user or Ambulatory- Cerebral Palsy, visual impairments, intellectual impairments, amputees).

Interested? See how you can get involved!

Terms and Conditions

In consideration for the acceptance of my, my child/ward’s, membership in the OCPSA, I, the participant and/or parent/guardian (if participant under 18 years of age) agrees as follows:

  1. To adhere to all of OCPSA’s procedures, policies, and code of conduct;
  2. To adhere to OCPSA’s Concussion Management and Return to Play Policy;
  3. To accept sole responsibility for my or my child/ward’s personal possessions and athletic equipment;
  4. To accept all liability for any damage to the playing equipment caused by me or my child/ward’s careless, negligent and/or improper handling; and

To authorize OCPSA the right to the collection and free use of my or my child/ward’s images and athletic results for posting on the OCPSA website.

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Terms and Conditions

In consideration of my, my child/ward’s, registration in the Ontario Boccia Championships, I, the participant and/or parent/guardian (if participant under 18 years of age) agrees as follows:

  1. To adhere to all of OCPSA’s procedures, policies, and code of conduct;
  2. To adhere to OCPSA’s Concussion Management and Return to Play Policy;
  3. To accept sole responsibility for my or my child/ward’s personal possessions and athletic equipment;
  4. To accept all liability for any damage to the playing equipment caused by me or my child/ward’s careless, negligent and/or improper handling; and

To authorize OCPSA the right to the collection and free use of my or my child/ward’s images and athletic results for posting on the OCPSA website.

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