For the first time, adaptive sports coaches have a new resource through “Coaching Adapted Sports,” an online education course available.

The course is through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center at www.NFHSlearn.com.

Adapted sports is an inclusive education-based sports program, which unites students with a variety of physical disabilities onto teams and follows an interscholastic system of multiple sports seasons, according to the NFHS.

“Our goal is to offer courses to meet the needs of all students,” NFHS director of educational services Dan Schuster said in a press release. “We are pleased to offer this course for adapted sports coaches.”

Created in association with the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP), “Coaching Adapted Sports” was made to help coaches better enhance their athletes’ enjoyment experience.

“In previous years, we have offered coursework for individuals who work with those who are intellectually disabled,” Schuster said. “Now, this completes our offerings to include those who support students with physical disabilities.”

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