BlazeSports Announces June Professional Development Webinar Series Schedule


On June 13th BlazeSports and the NRPA will present 5
Ways to Make Your Park and Rec Program More Inclusive and Accessible

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BlazeSports and the National Recreation and Park Association are pleased to present this session featuring Larry Labiak, Disability Policy Officer for the Chicago Park District.

Obesity rates for adults and children with disabilities are 57% and 38% higher, respectively, than rates for adults and children without disabilities according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reasons for this health disparity vary, including a lack of lack of accessible environments, lack of trained professionals, lack of nutritious food options, physical limitation, and lack of resources among. During this webinar, we will explore how park and recreation departments can make their programs more  inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities and open up a whole new world of physical activity, recreation, and outdoor sport opportunities.

Presenter Larry Labiak will discuss best practices in five areas:

1. Innovative Programming

2. Policies

3. Staff Training

4. Transportation

5. Equipment/Facilities


On June 20th BlazeSports and the  NWBA will present Effective Assessment Techniques for Successful  Athlete, Team and Program Development.

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BlazeSports and the National Wheelchair Basketball Association are pleased to provide this session that will help adaptive sport  coaches and program directors understand the importance of assessment as a tool  to enhance athlete development, team success and program growth. Simple,  effective assessment tools help create program participants who are engaged in  and focused on program goals.

Presenter Doug Garner, M.S., M.Ed., Head Wheelchair  Basketball Coach at the University of Texas-Arlington will discus best  practices in development through the use of assessment tools.

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