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Sport Information

Know Your Sport!

It is essential that athletes, parents, coaches and team leaders know the rules, suggested guidelines, qualifying standards, etc. necessary for your athlete to successfully compete.  A failure to know the necessary rules can create situations that produce a lot of anxiety...parents running to a sporting goods store because they either forgot or didn't know the rule regarding the use of helmets in competition.  It is also good to acquaint yourself with national records for your athlete's age, class and gender in the event that he/she is close to breaking a record.  Proactive education is never a bad thing, whether you are a veteran of 20 years or brand new to the adaptive sports movement.  This page will provide links to the information necessary to know qualifying standards; rules and regulations; national records; and other pertinent information.

Air Rifle rules and regulations; safety expectations.

Adaptive Sports USA / USA Shooting / ISSF Regulations:    http://www.adaptivesportsusa.org/Sports/Shooting

Archery rules and regulations

Adaptive Sports USA Archery Rules:  https://adaptivesportsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2015-archery-rb.pdf

Field qualifying standards; rules and regulations; national records.

Adaptive Track and Field USA Rules Link:  http://www.atfusa.org/RULES/RULES.htm

Junior Field Qualifying Standards Link:  http://www.atfusa.org/STANDARDS/STANDARD.htm

Junior Field National Records Link:   http://www.atfusa.org/RECORDS/RECORDS.htm

Paratriathlon

In Paratriathlon, athletes will compete in a single race that combines three different events: swimming, biking and running. Athletes can choose to compete as an individual or on a 2 or 3-person relay team.  As an individual, athletes will compete on their own in all three stages.  As a relay team, team members will divide up the three stages of the course with one team member competing in no more than two legs of the course, the swim, the bike or the run.
Course: The swim will take place in an indoor 25yd pool.  The bike will take place outside on course consisting of a bike trail and/or parking lot.  The run will take place on an outdoor, 400m track.
Awards will be broken down by the following categories:
  1. Gender (Male/Female)
  2. Age Groups: (U11, U14/U16 together, U18/U20/U23 together)
  3. Disability Group (Ambulatory, Wheelchair, Visual Impairment)
  4. We will have an “open” relay division.  All relay teams will be competing against each other. No team points can be earned in the "open" relay division.
Distances:
  • Junior Distance (U11) - 100yd swim, 3-4 mile bike*, 0.5 mile run
  • Senior Distance (U14/16/18/20/23) - 200 yd swim, 5-6 mile bike*, 1 mile run

Powerlifting rules and regulations

Adaptive Sports USA Powerlifting Rules:     http://www.wasusa.org/2013%20Powerlifting%20Rulebook.pdf

Swimming standards; rules and regulations; national records.

Adaptive Sports USA Swimming Rules and Standards: https://adaptivesportsusa.org/sports/swimming

Table Tennis rules and regulations.

Adaptive Sports USA Table Tennis Regulations: https://adaptivesportsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2012-2013-tabletennis-rb.pdf

Track qualifying standards; rules and regulations; national records.

Adaptive Track and Field USA Rules Link:  http://www.atfusa.org/RULES/RULES.htm

Junior Track Qualifying Standards Link: http://www.atfusa.org/STANDARDS/STANDARD.htm

Junior Track National Records Link:  http://www.atfusa.org/RECORDS/RECORDS.htm