28 July, 2011

Sport Classification

Sport classification is a process which establishes the division an athlete should be placed in for a competition.  All athletes must be classified in order to ensure equal and fair competition. A team of three highly trained and qualified people perform the classification process. This team often includes one medical doctor, one physiotherapist, and one sport technical person.

There are different classification systems for each sport.

Classification Made Easy explains the classes for athletes with neurological impairments.  For the full rules see the CPISRA website.

SportAbility has a number of sports programs for athletes with physical disabilities. These sports include 7-A-Side Soccer, Power Soccer, Sledge Hockey, and Boccia, .