Do you have children/youth on your team who are unable to stay focused, unwilling to take direction or experience meltdowns during practices and games? We can help you interpret and make sense of these behaviours. The FASD Network is holding free, three-hour training sessions throughout the year for coaches, team managers, physical educators and instructors from any sport, age group, level or activity.
The objective of this project is to train local coaches on how to support children with FASD so they can learn new skills, gain self-confidence and become contributing members of their teams.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an important health issue. The term FASD describes a disability that can occur as a result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. All across Canada, infants, children, youth and adults live with FASD and experience a range of primary disabilities including cognitive, behavioral, physical and sensory disabilities, all of which can affect a child’s ability to function and participate as part of a team. FASD does not discriminate, it can affect individuals from all cultures and backgrounds.
The strategies that will be covered in this training can be used to support children living with other disabilities as well such as autism, ADHD, and more. By providing coaches with the tools to meet the needs of every child on their team, this training will assist sport development for children who face struggles on a daily basis. The three hour training will focus on the primary disabilities and provide strategies to help coaches from any sport make sense of behaviours while identifying the most effect way to support children affected by FASD and similar disabilities.
Attending this training will help you make sure youth living with disabilities receive the support they need to become valued and contributing members of their teams and increase the likelihood of their continued involvement with sports.
Two dates are currently scheduled:
Thursday, February 8th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Regina Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre
4177 Albert Street South, Regina
Saturday, March 17th
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Administration Centre for Sport, Culture, & Recreation
510 Cynthia St, Saskatoon
Register at Eventbrite.
If you would like more information, contact Shana at
(306) 975 – 0885