Four developing wheelchair rugby coaches got some hands on experience with national team athletes at a coaching clinic hosted by Canadian national team Head Coach Kevin Orr on Thursday.
Three provincial-level coaches and one beginning coach spent the day working with Orr. After spending the morning in a classroom setting learning the basics of the game, they traveled to the Richmond Olympic Oval to work on court with national team athletes. The clinic was run in conjunction with the national team selection camp.
“We’re really trying to give practical applications of what we’re doing at the high performance level so that it can trickle down to all Canadian athletes,” said National Team Head Coach Kevin Orr. “We want everyone to be on the same page.”
Orr is confident that the experience gained by the coaches will help Canada in their goal to capture the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
“By exposing our developing coaches to what’s expected at the high-performance level, we can equip them to help their athletes take the next step,” said Orr.