Basketball

Adapted basketball for school sports athletes follows rules that are similar to traditional basketball ones. However, the rules are adapted to the capacities of participants. Please note that it’s an individual challenge.

Two young athletes in motion during a basketball game.

Boccia

Young athlete holding a boccia ball.

Boccia is a precision-dependent sport, similar to pétanque. It is designed for athletes in a wheelchair that suffer from cerebral palsy or any other type of motor deficiency. The balls can be thrown by hand, with the foot or with the help of a ramp that can be manipulated by an assistant who has his back turned to the game. This discipline requires concentration, strategy and precision. 

CrossFit

CrossFit is a physical training method combining exercises from different disciplines to improve overall performance. 

An athlete in motion during a CrossFit event.

Rythmic Gymnastics

An athelete waving a ribbon during a rhythmic gymnastics event.

In rhythmic gymnastics, participants perform a choreography to a musical background. This choreography includes floor exercises with instruments such as ribbons, ropes, hoops, balls, and clubs. School competitions include many categories: A, B, C and 1. The routine can be performed while sitting (levels A and B) or standing (levels C and 1). 

Ball Hockey

The sport is derived from traditional hockey. It is played in a gymnasium with a ball. Rules are adapted to the different types of deficiencies and categories. Please note that it’s an individual challenge.

Athletes in motion during a ball hockey game.

Mini-marathon

Un jeune en pleine course lors du mini-marathon.

A mini-marathon is a long-distance road race of a distance which is less than a marathon. Défi sportif Altergo’s mini-marathon will hold races from 1 to 3 km. Athletes taking part in the events can either run or complete the race with their wheel chair, tricycle or bike. 

Wheelchair Slalom

Wheelchair Slalom has previously been an international event at the Paralympic Games with its inclusion in the event programme from Tokyo 1964 to Seoul 1988. Due to the many obstacles, slalom requires both speed and chair control. Apart from being great fun, slalom helps develop and improve core wheelchair movement skills which are essential for everyday life and will help you negotiate living spaces as well as helping you stay fit and healthy. Slalom is accessible to both manual wheelchair and powerchair users.

Une jeune athlète en fauteuil roulant roule entre 4 cônes orange.

Soccer

Une joueur de soccer botte le ballon.

Adapted soccer is similar to traditional soccer. Two teams fight for a ball that must be placed in the opponent’s goal without using the hands or the arms. Please note that it’s an individual challenge.

Volleyball

Two teams knock a ball to each other, in midair and by hand. The ball used is lighter than that of traditional volleyball. For school competitions, the discipline uses a larger ball filled with air and that moves slower. The aim of the game is to roll the ball across the opponent’s goal line. Teams can include standing participants as well as participants in wheelchairs. The volleyball challenge is played in teams of 4.

An athlete in motion during a volleyball game.

Additional Information 

For more information on sports, please contact  :

François Girouard
Coordinator, Sports programming
francoisg@altergo.ca
514-933-2739, ext. 242

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