Coaching Athletes with Hidden Disabilities

What is a hidden disability? Do you know if any of your athletes have one? What would you do if you found out some of them did? Coaches, check out this document to learn the basic characteristics of hidden disabilities, keys for successful inclusion of athletes with hidden disabilities, and also tips for communicating with parents. Read more...

USA Paralympics

The USOC is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. Learn more about USA Paralympics...

Disabled Sports USA
A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions. Read more about Disabled Sports USA...
US Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. Click the link below to learn the most effective training techniques for athletes with disabilities. Learn more about US Special Olympics...
Learn How to Effectively Train Athletes in Special Populations

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs 
AAASP employs athletics through a system called the adaptedSPORTS® Model. This award–winning model is an interscholastic structure of multiple sports seasons that parallels the traditional interscholastic athletic system and supports the concept that school–based sports are a vital part of the education process and the educational goals of students. Learn more about American Association of Adapted Sports Programs...