Miami Heat Wheels Coach Selected For USA-Russia Training Program
NWBA coaches Parnes Cartwright (Miami Heat Wheels) and Trooper Johnson (NWBA Women’s National Team) have been selected to represent the U.S. and participate with this U.S. State Department’s good will program.
Official info below:
The NWBA is working with the US State Department and our U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg, Russia in bringing 2 wheelchair basketball coaches to the Tyumen Region to work with Russian wheelchair basketball teams.
The dates are October 18 – 25, 2015. The program schedule is as follows:
October 18 – Depart U.S. for Russia
October 19 – Arrive in Russia
October 20 – Rest day (maybe one activity that evening)
October 21-24 – Workshops, provide feedback on performance in the tournament, discussions with local community, meet with students
October 25 – Depart Russia for U.S.
The U.S. Consulate and a local NGO partner will organize the program, coordinate outreach activities. The coaches will conduct wheelchair basketball clinics, speak at motivational sessions, and do media appearances.
The primary objectives are to share values of diversity and tolerance, highlight U.S. leadership in making sports accessible (ADA) to people with disabilities, foster relations between U.S. and Russian athletes/coaches, and promote sports and healthy lifestyle opportunities for people with disabilities.
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