Rock N Roll Pickleball’s Para-Pickleball Specialist Certification and Ladder-Training Program

Are you interested in Para-pickleball? Want to gain special knowledge and skills to empower others…if so you may want to pursue becoming a Certified Para-Pickleball Specialist. Anyone wanting to lead or instruct an RNR affiliated club and team will be required to pursue this certification. Pursuing this certification lets you become part of an esteemed group of inclusionist in the sport of pickleball and revel in Rock N Roll Pickleball team pride. Two courses per year will be required to maintain a track as a team lead of an RNR affiliated club.

Each class will seek maximum of 10 participants. Each class will have 1-2 scholarships available. One scholarship is always given to a para-athlete.       DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION HERE

Pricing and fees for Para-Pickleball instructional training and progression to Certified Para-Pickleball Specialist is:

  • Introduction to Wheelchair Pickleball (preliminary instruction with essentials for success: @ $250 for three day course
    • Day 1 – “Rock N Roll” Introduction (5 hours)
    • Day 2 – Rules, Guidelines and Mobility Basics (5 hours)
    • Day 3 – Putting It Together on the Court and Into a Game (5 hours)
  • Basic Wheelchair Instruction (forming an essential foundation and fundamental start for teaching wheelchair pickleball): @ $250 for three day course
    • Day 1 – Mobility Physics, Introduction to HUB and Getting in Shape (5 hours)
    • Day 2 – Drills and skills for forehand and backhand (5 hours)
    • Day 3 – Drills and skills for NVZ (5 hours)
  • Intermediate Wheelchair Instruction (learning mobility on the court for continued success and competition): @ $250 for three day course
    • Day 1 – Learning about Classification and Para-Tournament Formats (5 hours)
    • Day 2 – Applying Physical Adaptations (5 hours)
    • Day 3 – Serving Essentials and Know You Try It (5 hours)
  • Advanced Wheelchair Instruction ( learning how to put it all together for instruction of the competitive athlete): @ $250 for three day course
    • Day 1 – Constant Motion, Positioning and Instruction of Wheelchair Athlete Considerations, Cross Court Drilling and Control vs Power (5 hours)
    • Day 2 – Push Start Serve, Second Bounce, Sideline Positioning, Midline, Braking and Turning (in and out-turn maneuvers) (5 hours)
    • Day 3- Q & A, Practice and Testing
  • Amputee Pickleball (Introduction to the Different Types of Amputees and Their Needs) @ $175.00
    • Day 1 – Mobility Considerations and Reasonable Accommodations of Athlete in Competition and Recreation
    • Day 2 – Skills and Drills for Amputee (Stepping and Balance)
    • Day 3 – Q & A, Practice and Testing

Para-Pickleball Specialist Ladder (Written Test Required for Terminology, Rules and Inclusive Design)

  • Introductory: @ $100.00
    • Day 1: Rules, Practice and Equipment (5 hours)
    • Day 2: Scoring, Ethics and Practice (5 hours)
    • Day 3: More Rules and More Practice (5 hours)
  • Developing Specialist: @ $100.00
  • Day 1: Who Plays Para-Pickleball, How They Adapt and Classification Basics (5 hours)
  • Day 2: Integration, Inclusive Design and Specific Rules and How They Impact Athlete            (5 hours)
  • Day 3: Requesting Reasonable Accommodations and Testing (5 hours)
  • Technician: Teaching Advanced Physical Adaptations in Safe and Reliable Manner @ $75.00
  • Day 1: Stroke Survivors, Dysphasia and Restricted Mobility (3 hours)
  • Last 2 hours set-aside for Practice, Q & A and Refreshers (2 hours)
  • Day 2: Movement Disorders, PTS and TBI (3 hours)
  • Last 2 hours set-aside for Practice, Q & A and Refreshers (2 hours)
  • Specialist: Making it Real “I Adapted” @ $75.00
  • Day 1: HIPPA Training, Confidentiality, Guidelines and Regional Training Centers (Mandatory for RNR Team Leaders) (3 hours)
  • Last 2 hours Set-Aside for Practice, Q & A and Refreshers (2 hours)
  • Day 2: Skills, Drills, Testing and Good Luck! (5 hours)


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