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USA Triathlon Paratriathlon Webinar Series

 

 

Overview: The 2013 USA Paratriathlon Webinar Series offers seven webinars conducted by leading Paratriathlon experts in their respective fields and was created for race directors, coaches, clubs, athletes, handlers & paratriathlon supporters seeking to learn more about the current state of Paratriathlon in the USA and the world.

Quick Links: Contributor Bios, CEU Credit

Purchase the entire series here.

 

Course Contributors

   Webinars Offered
 


Amanda Duke


Brad Smith


Peter Harsch


Aaron Scheidies


Mike Lenhart


Mark Sortino


Keri Schindler


Julie O'Neill

   

Paratriathlon 101 - *There is no CEU exam attached to this webinar.
Paratriathlon 101 is a FREE webinar by USAT's Amanda Duke, and open to any and all interested athletes, coaches, race directors, or constituents of USA Triathlon.

Engaging Paratriathletes in Your Multisport Club
Join two seasoned individuals, Mike Lenhart, current chairman of the USA Paratriathlon Committee, and wheelchair athlete, Brad Smith, USAT Southeast Council member as they present the value of incorporating paratriathletes into your club's annual programs.

Training the Paratriathlete
From adaptive equipment to different training considerations for different disabilities, Mark Sortino and Peter Harsch on how best to approach training for the Paratriathlete - both beginner and elite.

Making Your Race Accessible: How to Include Paratriathletes
Learn to identify the unique needs or Paratriathletes. Keri Schindler discusses how to make some small changes that will allow your race to include Paratriathletes.

Guiding 101: How to Guide a Blind/Visually Impaired Athlete Through a Triathlon
Aaron Scheidies provides current and prospective guides the knowledge they need to effectively guide those who are blind/visually impaired through a triathlon.

Paratriathlon Classification & Coaching: How a Better Understanding of the Classification Process and Data can Bring Greater Success to your Athletes
The United States Olympic Committee's Julie O'Neil equips coaches and program managers with a greater understanding of the impairment, better knowledge of the overall classification process and procedures, and ability to understand basic medical data to evaluate what the athlete truly can and cannot do in a sport setting.

Paratriathlon Lower Limb Amputee Considerations for Coaching and Training
Peter Harsch offers a better understanding of the challenges and solutions of training and racing with a lower limb prosthesis and options for both coaches and amputee athletes to improve biomechanics in running and cycling.



Certification Credit

Race Directors:

Upon completing the entire 7 webinars, RD’s are eligible to receive 4 CEUs.

Certified Race Directors are eligible to receive 1 CEU from the following webinars:

  • Paratriathlon 101 by Amanda Duke
  • Making Your Race Accessible: How to Include Paratriathletes by Keri Schindler

Questions? Contact Meg Weagley at megan.weagley@usatriathlon.org.

Coaches:

Certified Coaches are eligible to receive 1 CEU from the following webinars:

  • Guiding 101: How to Guide a Blind/Visually Impaired Athlete Through a Triathlon by Aaron Scheidies
  • Training the Paratriathlete by Mark Sortino and Peter Harsch
  • Amputee Training by Peter Harsch
  • Paratriathlon Classification & Coaching: How a Better Understanding of the Classification Process and Data can Bring Greater Success to your Athletes

Questions? Contact Meghan Quinn at megan.quinn@usatriathlon.org.


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