GREAT LAKES ADAPTIVE SPORTS ASSOC Overview
Target demographics: All children and adults with a physical/visual impairment
The GLASA Activity and Wellness program will provide education on adaptive sports and awareness of opportunities for activity to children and adults with a physical/visual impairment and their families to promote wellness and, for those who need it, combat obesity.
The program will:
(1) Identify and educate the general public and physically/visually impaired who may not be physically active and/or not involved in an athletic program on the health benefits of physical activity/sports participation and provide an opportunity to enroll in a GLASA adaptive program.
(2) Provide GLASA program participants (including clients, coaches, volunteers) the opportunity to develop their own personal health/fitness goals and create awareness of current status by assessing and establishing fitness levels.
1. Present information on adaptive sports and benefits and GLASA programs to disabled and able-body community members through written and verbal communication/presentations, and website.
-Provide opportunity for prospective participants to sign up for adaptive sports programs
2. Discuss fitness goals and current fitness levels with participant
-Administer Brockport Physical Fitness Test and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
-Compile results into computer program to analyze data
-Discuss results with participant
-Develop plan to assist participant in ongoing wellness steps to meet fitness goals