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Youth Sports and Coaching


This area of focus centers on highlighting the specific needs of young disabled athletes and their coaches, illuminating the daily challenges—physical, psychological, or material—they face in accessing sports. Despite the prominence of para sports, like the Paralympics Games which often cater to adults, a significant gap remains in available resources and skilled coaches for youth. This section actively amplifies and integrates the voices, experiences, and expertise of young disabled athletes and their coaches, who are shaping accessible sporting opportunities for all.

 Recap: Sports are for Everybody: Histories of Extracurricular Athletics and Disability Inclusion in Japan and US