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. 

Athlete holding a throw.


Young athlete in motion during a baseball game.
Adapted baseball is inspired by 6-player baseball. It is a team sport, played on grass and sand fields or on a hard surface for young people with more limited physical and/or intellectual abilities. It is played with bats to hit a ball and gloves to catch the ball. The competition is held on a regular baseball field, except for wheelchair participants who remain on the grassy areas. Rules are adapted to the different types of deficiencies and categories. In school competitions, athletes with different deficiencies can play together. The competition takes place outside.


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.

Young athlete holding a boccia ball.

Functional Circuit

An athlete in motion during a CrossFit event.

Functional Circuit is a physical training method combining exercises from different disciplines to improve overall performance.

Rythmic Gymnastics

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).

An athelete waving a ribbon during a rhythmic gymnastics event.

Ball Hockey

Athletes in motion during a ball hockey game.

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.

Un jeune en pleine course lors du mini-marathon.


An athlete doing the front crawl technique in a pool.
At Défi sportif AlterGo, distances run from 25 to 50 metres. Two styles prevail: freestyle and back stroke. There are also relay races. Swimmers are classified according to their deficiency, their gender and their qualifying time.


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. 

Une joueur de soccer botte le ballon.

Additional Information 

For more information on sports, please contact  :

Catherine Destin
Coordinator, School sports
514-933-2739 ext.215

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