STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY

CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION LETTER FOR PARENTS

COMPETITOR APPLICATION FORM

The School Sport Representative pathway promotes opportunities for eligible students with a disability between 8 and 13 years of age to compete in selected events in swimming, cross country and athletics.

Students may be able to participate in one or more events as a representative of their school if the student is able to :

  • swim 50m proficiently in one or more of the 4 strokes - freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly
  • proficiently compete in one or more of any the following disciplines in Track and Field - 100m, 200m, 800m, shot put, discus and long jump
  • complete a 2km cross country course within the specified qualifying time

NSWCPS MacKillop and Polding offers representative sports pathways in swimming, cross country and athletics for students with a disability enrolled in affiliated schools. Students will progress through the representative pathway commencing at school level.

All students with a disability wishing to compete at the NSWCPS Polding & MacKillop level are required to be officially classified.

WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION

Classification groups athletes into classes, according to how their disability impacts on their sport. The sports of swimming, athletics and cross country each have a unique classification system. This means that athletes who compete in more than one sport will receive a different classification for each sport.

CLASSIFICATION CATEGORIES

Eligibility is based on the classification criteria below in the following classification categories:

Physical

  • Classification codes: Athletics TF31-57 and Swimming S1-10
  • Functional classifications involve a series of physical assessments to determine the extent of the limitation. It may include amputees, cerebral palsy etc

Vision

  • Classification codes: Athletics TF11-13 and Swimming S11-13
  • Students with a visual acuity that is less than or equal to LogMAR = 1.00 (6/60) and/or the visual field is less than a diameter of 40 degrees. All classifications are allocated from the best eye with best corrected vision. Eye conditions may include albinism, retinis pigmentosa, macular dystrophy and rod cone dystrophy.

Intellectual

  • Classification codes: Athletics TF20 and Swimming S14
  • Students with an IQ equal to or less than 75 as assessed by a professionally administered IQ test, and significant limitations in adaptive behaviour (conceptual, social or practical adaptive skills).

Hearing -

  • Classification codes Athletics TF01 and Swimming S15
  • Students with hearing level loss of at least 55 decibels (dB) over 3 frequencies at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hertz (Hz) in the better ear as assessed by an audiologist or audiometrist.

Transplant

  • Classification codes: Athletics TF30 and Swimming S16
  • Students who have had an organ or bone marrow transplant including kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas.

CLASSIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

There are three levels of official classification - Provisional, National and International:

  • Provisional classification is the minimum required for participation at MacKillop/Polding events. Provisional classifications are obtained upon commencing the classification process with your relevant governing sport body.
  • National classification is required for NSW PSSA State and National events. Students with a provisional classification will not be able to proceed to a NSW PSSA State Championships unless it’s confirmed that a booking for an official classification is scheduled prior to the State event being conducted.

Please visit the following links for further understanding of classifications and how these events are conducted:

For specific information on Students With a Disability for :

Swimming           CLICK HERE >>>

Cross Country   CLICK HERE >>>

Athletics             CLICK HERE >>>

 

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