Track and field
Athletics is comprised of a series of events covering a number of disciplines: races, jumps and throws. The adapted version is identical to the traditional one except it can be practiced in a wheelchair adapted to the discipline, in a tricycle or with a walker. At Défi sportif AlterGo, athletics also include a wheelchair slalom competition and a mini-marathon. The skill circuit is open to athletes with motorized or manual wheelchairs.
Boccia is a precision-dependent sport, similar to pétanque. It is designed for athletes in a wheelchair that suffer from cerebral palsy or any other type of motor deficiency. The balls can be thrown by hand, with the foot or with the help of a ramp that can be manipulated by an assistant who has his back turned to the game. This discipline requires concentration, strategy and precision. Boccia at the school level will be held at the Maurice-Richard arena.
Functional Circuit is a physical training method combining exercises from different disciplines to improve overall performance.
In rhythmic gymnastics, participants perform a choreography to a musical background. This choreography includes floor exercises with instruments such as ribbons, ropes, hoops, balls, and clubs. School competitions include many categories: A, B, C and 1. The routine can be performed while sitting (levels A and B) or standing (levels C and 1).
The sport is derived from traditional hockey. It is played in a gymnasium with a ball. Rules are adapted to the different types of deficiencies and categories.
A mini-marathon is a long-distance road race of a distance which is less than a marathon. Défi sportif AlterGo’s mini-marathon will hold races from 500 m to 3 km. Athletes taking part in the events can either run or complete the race with their wheel chair, tricycle or bike.
Adapted soccer is similar to traditional soccer. Two teams fight for a ball that must be placed in the opponent’s goal without using the hands or the arms.
For more information on sports, please contact :
Coordinator, School sports