The CAF Virtual Adaptive Track & Field Program provides self-directed track & field training to middle school and high school athletes around the country. This program is accessible year-round and includes six-weeks’ worth of track & field practice plans, video tutorials, challenges, and additional resources. You can determine the rate in which you participate based on your ability level, interest, time, etc.
Before you get started, we have a welcome message from 17x Paralympic medalist, Tatyana McFadden. Good luck, modify as needed, have fun, and reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions!
Below, you will find the track & field practice plans for the disciplines of ambulatory sprints, ambulatory throws (shot put), seated throws (shot put), and wheelchair racing (both track and roller). Continue scrolling to find the weekly videos that coincide with the practice plans.
If you would like to upload your practices and challenge results, please share on our CAF High School Adaptive Track & Field Facebook Group.
Interested in learning about grant opportunities through the Virtual Adaptive Track & Field Program? Please contact [email protected].
If needed, you should modify drills in order to perform movements safely and with good form, move through practices at a slower pace, use stabilizing objects, eliminate weight from strength & conditioning drills, and rest as needed. If an exercise cannot be modified, you can skip that movement and focus on other exercises that work for you!
This program is all about getting active, acquiring new skills, and having FUN – don’t get discouraged if something is difficult. Just try your best and enjoy the learning process!
Know what steps to take to become an adaptive athlete for a high school sports team.
Learn how to participate in the program using an everyday chair or sport chair.
As you complete your practices and challenges, please share on social media using the tag @cafoundation and the hashtag #CAFHighSchoolSports for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms!
We also encourage you to post your own modifications for any of the warm-ups, drills, and strength & conditioning exercises so other athletes can learn about how YOU are adapting to the program! Make sure you are wearing a CAF shirt as you represent the High School Adaptive Sports Program!