VALUE OF ADAPTED ATHLETICS
Interscholastic adapted athletics is definitely an important dimension in the education of the whole person. Students with varying types of disabilities compete co-educationally while representing their school district or combination of school districts. Students who participate on a school team assume an obligation to model exemplary behavior not only for themselves, but also for those whom they represent. Athletic awards earned by an athlete with a disability, represent not only participation by the student in a specified amount of interscholastic play, but also good citizenship which is expected of all athletes. Interscholastic athletics are intended to give student athletes the opportunity to discover and/or improve the following:
- Goal setting
- Pride and self-confidence
- Leadership and teamwork
- Graciousness (win or lose)
- Physical condition/wellness
- Concentration and intensity
- A sense of community and belonging,
- Commitment and dedication
(Taken from the Metropolitan Assn for Adapted Athletics.)
Adapted sports are offered by the New Prague School District
Adaptive Floor Hockey (Winter) & Adaptive Softball (Spring) - Coach, Shellie Kriha: email@example.com
PI Adaptive Sports are offered cooperatively with Lakeville North, Burnsville and Farmington High Schools.
New Prague will be launching the Unified Sports program in 2014-15 starting with bowling. For further information, contact:
Adapted Sports Information
Matthew Schoenbauer, recipient of the Ed Profofsky Most Valuable Player Award for Adapted Athletics, with Coach Shellie Kriha.
New Prague Area Schools Adaptive Sports mission is to provide middle school and high school youth with disabilities the same opportunity as other students to enjoy the benefits of a quality sports program.
New Prague Area Schools is proud to offer Adaptive sports for our students.
Adapted Athletics are interscholastic sports that are just as competitive as football, hockey or any other high school varsity sport. The goal of the program is to provide sports experiences for high school athletes with disabilities in the same manner that they have been provided for non-disabled athletes.