Rock N Roll Pickleball and Wright State University
In an effort to promote the development of the Para-Pickleball Specialists of tomorrow, Rock N Roll Pickleball (RNR) will start collaborating with Wright State University’s Adapted Recreation Program and Department of Kinesiology as part of RNRs Adapted Physical Education initiative.
On July 14 – 18, 2017, Wright State University will host a Rock N Roll Pickleball (RNR) Introduction to Wheelchair Pickleball class. Rock N Roll Pickleball offers a series of four specialized instructional classes for wheelchair pickleball as part of its Para-Pickleball Specialist (ParaPB Spec.) certification program. All four classes are required to obtain n RNR ParaPB Spec. certification. There are a total of nine classes to fulfill the requirements of a Certified Para-Pickleball Specialist. Wheelchair pickleball courses start with an introductory class, ultimately ending with advanced -wheelchair pickleball. Each wheelchair pickleball class is three days in length with 5 daily hours of instruction. NOTE: Pickleball experience is not required
Introduction to Wheelchair Pickleball ends with a skills test. Successful students of this class will test their new skills at the 37th Annual National Veteran Wheelchair Games in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 19 and July 22, 2017 at the RNR Wheelchair Pickleball Exhibition. Volunteering at the NVWG is not required; however priority will be given to RNRs NVWG volunteers.
NOTE: Pickleball experience is not required
Two RNR Scholarships Available: As part of its mission to support inclusion and access to ALL sports, Rock N Roll Pickleball will make available two scholarships for entry into Introduction to Wheelchair Pickleball class. One scholarship will be for a Wright State student and the second scholarship will be given to a para-athlete. Each class is limited to ten participants.
- Deadline for scholarship application is April 10, 2017.
- April 20, 2017, scholarship recipients announced.
- April 20, 2017, open registration for Introduction to Wheelchair Pickleball at Wright State begins.
- June 15, 2017, open registration for Introduction to Wheelchair Pickleball at Wright State closes
Last day to register is July 3, 2017.
Please contact Rock N Roll Pickleball directly after the 3rd if you are still interested.
Class Size: Class size is limited to 10 participants.
Of the eight remaining slots available, four slots can be designated for Wright State students while the last four spots will be made available to the pickleball community at large. Priority will be given to those that volunteer at the National Veteran Wheelchair Games for at least one clinic.
This three day course is $250.00. Sponsorships are allowed to help pay for tuition. Participants will learn some basic concepts and mobility skills needed to play wheelchair pickleball. This course will also begin ladder progression for obtaining para-pickleball specialist credentials for those wishing to teach. Select participants may begin application for affiliated club and team lead status.
- Introduction to Wheelchair Pickleball (preliminary instruction with essentials for basic instruction)
- July 15, 2017 1pm – 6pm Rock N Roll Introduction
- July 16, 2017 1pm – 6pm Rules, Guidelines and Mobility Basics
- July 17, 2017 4pm – 9pm Putting It Together on the Court and Into a Game
Interested participants please contact Rock N Roll Pickleball at Adrienne@rocknrollpickleball.com
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