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USA Archery, in partnership with World Archery Americas, will host a free Virtual National Paralympic Archery Classifier Course on March 13-14, 2021.
Qualified applicants should be a certified health professional in a field relevant to the eligible impairment categories, such as a medical doctor with an emphasis in sport, or a physical or occupational therapist.
Eligible applicants will be invited to participate in the free Virtual National Paralympic Classifier Course and may register by submitting an application.
The deadline to register for the course is Friday March 5, 2021.
Following the course, certified U.S. national classifiers will be provided opportunities by USA Archery to work as classification panelists at various archery events in the U.S. to review and classify new Para athletes.
This course will be provided in English and runs approximately 8am-3pm ET on Saturday and Sunday.
About Paralympic Classification
Classification provides a structure for competition. Paralympic athletes have an impairment in body structures and functions that leads to a competitive disadvantage in sport. Consequently, criteria are put in place to ensure that winning is determined by skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus, the same factors that account for success in sport for athletes who are able-bodied. Classification is the process by which athletes are assessed to determine the impact their impairment has on their ability to compete in a specific sport.
Classifiers are the officials who are educated, trained and certified to conduct the classification evaluation process for the respective Paralympic sport. A classification panel is made up of a number of classifiers (as defined by each sport's classification rules).
If you have questions about this course, please email [email protected].
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