Other Ways to Get Involved

Coaches

ONPARA oversees the recruitment, training, and development of wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis coaches in Ontario, in partnership with our National Sport Organizations. We frequently host sport-specific NCCP workshops for coaches seeking to pursue NCCP certification, along with other practical education opportunities such as clinics, camps, festivals, and events! We are always looking for committed coaches for our grassroots, competitive, and high performance programs and are happy to connect you with your local club! We believe that we have some of the best coaches in the country and are grateful for their commitment to our athletes and our programs. Our clubs and programs couldn’t run without them!

Officials

Our competitions couldn’t run without our dedicated and knowledgeable officials. We host a number of league games, tournaments, and competitions throughout the year that require the specialized skills and experience of trained officials. No experience? No problem! We are always looking to recruit and train new officials to add to our team! If you are interested in becoming an official for wheelchair basketball or wheelchair rugby, please contact Josée Matte, High Performance Manager, for more information on how to get started!

Practitioners

Are you interested in working directly with para-athletes? There are many ways for sport science & sport medicine practitioners to get involved with our provincial team programs. Let us know if you are looking to get involved as an athletic therapist, massage therapist, strength & conditioning coach, mental performance coach, or in any other capacity. Please contact Josée Matte, High Performance Manager, for information on how to get started!

Classifiers

Classifiers are certified technical officials whose role is to evaluate and assign players to a sport classification. Classification is the system that determines which athletes are eligible to compete in a sport and how athletes are grouped together for competition. Classification differs from sport to sport and the training/certification/experience requirements for Classifiers differs as well. To find out more about becoming a Classifier, please contact the respective National Sport Organizations below:

 Volunteers

Our programs and events at the Ontario Para Network couldn’t run without the commitment of dedicated and passionate volunteers. We rely heavily on our volunteer coaches, managers, club executives, and event volunteers to keep our programs running. We have various clubs and programs operating across the province and we need your support. To volunteer with ONPARA please complete our volunteer survey today!

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!

For more information on getting involved with ONPARA, please contact:

Katherine Hale
katherine@onpara.ca
416-426-7131