Playground to Podium delivery information for SSPs

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					                                     Playground to Podium 2010 – 2011
                                    School Sport Partnership Information
The purpose of this document is to provide the foundations for delivery of Playground to Podium. Supplementary
resources and information on the specific elements of delivery will be shared with SSPs across the year.

Playground to Podium is a series of targeted interventions aimed at helping all young disabled people progress
from PE and community sport to high-level performance and competition. The aim of Playground to Podium is to
produce our next Paralympians and elite disabled athletes, by focusing on the identification, development and
support of young disabled people. However, it’s essential that all young disabled people get the chance to take
part in high-quality sports provision.

Who is Playground to Podium aimed at?
Young disabled people from mainstream and special schools (KS 2&3 Aquatics / KS 3&4 Dry-side). There are four
groups of athletes:
    • Physically impaired athletes
    • Blind or visually impaired athletes
    • Deaf or hearing impaired athletes
    • Athletes with an intellectual/learning disability

How is Playground to Podium delivered?
SSPs are encouraged to adopt the model below in a flexible manner and in way that compliments their current
delivery, to achieve the outcome of more young disabled people participating and achieving in PE and sport. This
might mean that one off Identifying Ability days are not the best approach for your SSP and in fact utilising
existing competition/ clubs will provide more meaningful identification opportunities and experiences for the
young people themselves.

          Club – High                Fastrack – NGB
            Quality                       talent
           Coaching                     pathways
                                                                                      Roles and Responsibilities

         County Athlete Assessment Days (CAAD):                                      SSP
                  Dry-side & Wet-side*                                               Lead organisation: Youth
                                                                                     Sport Trust

  15 young disabled people per SSP (70% with physical &           Participation/     CSP
   sensory impairments & 30% with learning disabilities)        community clubs      Lead organisation: English
 identified as having higher ability in PE and sport (10 dry-   and opportunities    Federation of Disability
                      side, 5 aquatics)

  Regular intra and inter             Out of school hours                            Lead organisation: Sport
   school competition                 opportunities: multi                           England
                                      skills / multi sport /
                                      school and satellite
                                               clubs                                 * Wet-side CAADs are
                                                                                     delivered by the Amateur
                                                                                     Swimming Association (ASA)
                                                                                     in support from the CSP
                             HQ PE for young disabled people

If you have any queries regarding delivery at a local level please contact your YST Regional Manager, for National
enquiries please contact Duncan Cameron,
What are the performance pathways for young people with a disability?

County Athlete Assessment Day provide an opportunity for participating NGBs to assess whether young people
demonstrating higher ability in PE and sport have the potential to further progress within that sport and along its
Paralympic or impairment appropriate pathway. Each county will host a County Athlete Assessment day and this
will be led by the CSP.

At present, six National Governing Bodies are involved in the programme: Athletics, Boccia, Football, Swimming,
Table Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball. Although, the SSPs elements of Playground to Podium focus on multi-
skill/ multi-sport experiences it may beneficial to understand the performance pathways present for each Sport to
support the alignment of your work.

The focus impairment groups (due to performance/ Paralympic pathways being in place) for the sports at a
County Athlete Assessment day are as follows; (As a guide around learning disability, this will include athletes
with an IQ of 75 or less, evident before reaching 18 and with limited day to day social abilities. In practice this
means that it is likely that young people from a MLD special school setting, or those within a MLD unit of a
mainstream school, or those with downs syndrome may be eligible. Young people may have other conditions,
such as ADHD; autism; dyslexia; behavioural problems or Asperger’s for example. This does not automatically
exclude them, however, if these are the only or primary conditions they are unlikely to fulfill the learning
disability eligibility requirements.)

   -     Blind or visually impaired athletes (Most track and field events)
   -     Athletes with cerebral palsy (Most track and field events)
   -     Amputees (Most track and field events)
   -     Manual wheelchair users (Seated throws and wheelchair racing)
   -     Dwarf athletes (Shot putt (men); shot putt or discus (women))
   -     Powered wheelchair users (Club throw and Discus)
   -     Athletes with a intellectual/learning disability
   -     Deaf or hearing impaired athletes
Boccia will be present at 30 County Athlete Assessment days in the academic year 2010/11, these being;
 Berkshire            East London                        Hertfordshire      North Yorkshire           Suffolk
 Birmingham           Essex                              Humber             Northumberland            Surrey
 Cambridgeshire       Gloucestershire                    Kent               Nottinghamshire           Sussex
 Central London       Greater Manchester                 Lancashire         Oxfordshire               Tyne and Wear
 Cumbria              Hampshire                          Merseyside         South London              Wesport
 Devon                Hereford and Worcestershire        Norfolk            South Yorkshire           West Yorkshire
The priority for Boccia prior to a CAAD is the identification of eligibility rather than ability. I.e. they would be
interested in seeing all athletes from the following impairment groups;
    - All Powerchair athletes
    - Players that use a manual chair with cerebral palsy
    - Blind players
    - Players with cerebral palsy
    - Partially sighted players
    - Amputee players
    - Deaf or hearing impaired players
    - Athletes with an intellectual/learning disability
The FA cannot cater for wheelchair users at CAAD events and will instead direct individuals to local club
   - Physically impaired athletes
   - Blind or visually impaired athletes
   - Deaf or hearing impaired athletes
   - Athletes with a intellectual/learning disability
Table Tennis
    - Physically impaired athletes
    - Deaf or hearing impaired athletes
    - Athletes with an intellectual/learning disability
At the CAAD table tennis can cater for athletes who are partially sighted but will NOT be able to accommodate
blind athletes. There are currently no elite pathways for players with a visual impairment in table tennis.
Wheelchair Basketball
    - Wheelchair users
    - Players with cerebral palsy
    - Players with lower limb disabilities
    - Amputee players.
GBWBA will cater for other sensory impairment players (including players with a learning disability) at the CAAD
as these individuals can be referred into multi sports or social clubs. GBWBA cannot cater for blind players and
severe VI at CAAD events; this is because of health and safety reasons.

Roles and Responsibilities

    1. Provide multi-skill coaching opportunities through either inclusive or dedicated Multi-skill Clubs for young
       disabled people aged 7-11.
    2. Establish a Multi Sport Club for ages 11-18, offering regular out of school hours coaching opportunities in
       a variety of sports.
    3. Provide identifying ability opportunities for those young disabled people who are demonstrating higher
       abilities in PE and Sport.
    4. Identify a minimum of 15 young disabled people with confirmed higher ability in PE and Sport and
       signpost to a County Athlete Assessment Day

   1. Lead and co-ordinate local partners in the delivery of Playground to Podium
   2. Co-ordinate and deliver a CAAD programme for young disabled people identified as having higher abilities
      in PE and Sport
   3. Lead in signposting young people identified as ‘participation’ post CAAD to appropriate sporting
   4. Support the NGBs, where appropriate, in the signposting process for those identified as ‘club’

   1. NGB sport-specific sessions held in each CAAD programme, in 49 county areas (with the exception of
      Boccia that will be delivered in 30 county areas).
   2. Appropriate club opportunities available in each county area to provide exit routes for young disabled
   3. Young disabled people signposted and tracked into club or talent pathways for further participation.

                            SSP                                             County
         SSPs receive funding to support delivery of             CSP receives resources to support
                   Playground to Podium                          delivery of Playground to Podium

    Key county personnel involved in development of the Playground to Podium county plan 2010 - 11.
         i.e. the County lead PDM for Disability, CSP lead for Playground to Podium, YST regional
      Development Manager and EFDS Regional Manager. Where delivery has been most successful
                  these people have worked effectively together and play an integral role.

         High Quality PE for young disabled people               The CSP in consultation with SSPs,
                                                                 NGBs and other relevant partners
                                                                  establishes the format of County
    Multi-sport disability club established or sustaining       Athlete Assessment Day delivery and
                           delivery                                   date/s by 26th November

     Multi-sport disability competitions (led by Senior
                                                                   CSP prepares for County Athlete
                  Competition Managers)
                                                                      Assessment Day delivery

               Identifying Ability takes places
    Identification of ability does not have to only take
    place at Identifying Ability days; some of the most
     successful delivery of Playground to Podium has
    come from SSPs using existing provision to identify
      ability in young disabled people. For example
       competition (intra and inter), clubs (such as
             change4life) or through PE lessons

      Young disabled people confirmed with higher
     ability in PE and Sport are put forward to attend
    the County Athlete Assessment Day with relevant
                       contact details                           CSP uses information provided to
     (think about ensuring a 70/ 30 split for physical         register athlete using Mylogbook and
     and learning disability and the strict age ranges           generate invite letters to County
      eligible for a CAAD – KS2/3 for Swimming and             Athlete Assessment Day and sends to
                      KS3/4 for dryside)                            Identifying Ability Managers

     Suitable travel arrangements are made for the               County Athlete Assessment Day
      young people to attend the County Athlete                  delivered and Athletes contacted
                     Assessment Day                               within 10 days about suitable
     Identifying Ability Managers bring completed                     opportunities for them
      letters to the CAAD and pass onto CSP lead

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