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Athletics Ontario - 2021 Para Summit (Coaches)

Athletics Ontario - 2021 Para Summit (Coaches)

Toronto, Ontario
October 1-3rd, 2021

Athletics Ontario is proud to present the 2021 Athletics Ontario Para Summit. The three-day event at the Toronto Track and Field Centre (TTFC) will bring together key partners in the delivery of para athletics in Ontario for athlete, coach and official development.

The event will also feature a Try-it day for newcomers to be introduced to para athletics. Participants can register to come and try some equipment, learn more about the sport and get connected to a club.

- Where: Toronto Track and Field Centre (TTFC), 231 Ian MacDonald Blvd, North York
- When: October 1-3, 2021

o Friday, October 1, 2021 3:00pm-7:00pm
o Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:30am-6:00pm (lunch provided to those registered for the full day)
o Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:30am-3:30pm
- What: A weekend of education, training and competition opportunities in para athletics for athletes, coaches and officials to network, learn and put skills into practice
- Who: existing athletes looking to train and compete, new athletes wanting to try out para athletics for the first time, coaches interested in para athletics, officials keen to learn more about para events, and anyone else who wants to be more involved in Para Athletics.

**Info for coaches**

Do you coach a para athlete and want some hands-on track side mentorship with experience para athletics coaches? Or are you looking to learn more about para athletics to support para athletes in your club in the future? The AO Para summit is designed to provide you with hands on learning opportunities with coaches and para athletes in a live training environment. You can spend time working with wheelchair racing coach Lisa Myers, seated and ambulatory throws coach Ken Hall and/or ambulatory track coach Craig Blackman (including experience with vison impaired athletes). An information session on “Becoming Para Ready” in your club/coaching practices, as well as an overview of para athletics as a whole will be provided.

There will lots of time for questions, networking and even trying out wheelchair racing and seated throws chairs yourself!

Friday, October 1st:
• 3:00pm – 7:00pm open training session – trackside mentorship (note: throws training session will start at 4:30pm)
Saturday, October 2nd
• 9:30am – 12:30pm: open training session – trackside mentorship
• 2:00pm – 4:30pm: open training session & coaches try it session
• 4:30pm – 6:00pm: networking, Q&A, info sessions

As per the recent announcement from Athletics Ontario (AO), attendees of the Para Summit must provide proof of full vaccination in order to attend. Those with legitimate medical exemptions are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result from within 72 hours prior to the start of the event.
The vaccine certificate can be downloaded in PDF form from this website >> https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/


Contact Us

Brendan Cole
Phone: 416-880-9277

Payment Methods

  • Online * Small processing fee applies
    • Credit Card
    • Interac Online
    • PayPal

Prices & Deadlines

Regular deadline:
Sep 29 at 17:00 (Eastern Time)
Registration Closed
Registration fees
  • All events $10.00 (members only)
  • All events $25.00 (non-members only)

* All prices in CAD $
* Registration fee taxes: 13%