ADAPTED SPORTS PRACTICES
“Adapting how to play sport to put it at the service of society and help build sustainable peace.” A manual made up of educational information sheets showing how to adapt ‘sport as a tool’ according to targeted factors
WHAT ARE ADAPTED SPORTS?
Based on a changing and transmissible idea, an “adapted sport” is a sporting activity whose practice area, equipment and rules are adapted to promote and strengthen sustainable peace.
WHY USE ADAPTED PRACTICES?
Starting from the conviction that peace can be taught, learned and communicated, Adapted Sport aims to make sport a tool that can be used in the field, available to anyone who wants to make use of its capacity to unite people and uphold the values of citizenship.
USING THE MANUAL IN THE FIELD
IN 6 COUNTRIES
Burundi, Colombia, France, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Timor Leste
LED BY 50 COACHES AND EDUCATORS
TODAY OVER 10,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE benefit from activities that have been set up using the manual
IN 26 YOUTH CENTRES
located in more than
have already downloaded the manual from Peace and Sport’s website
ARE ADAPTED SPORTS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL?
The concept of Adapted Sport is designed to be easily understood and implemented by anyone who wants to use sport as a tool for education and social inclusion.
Adapted Sport removes invisible barriers that exist in sports activities by focussing on each person’s ability to adapt all aspects of physical exercise to their local environment. By way of illustration, Adapted Sports use equipment that has been made from local resources, whether natural or recycled.
TRAINING AND SUPPORT
Participating in adapted and structured training courses implemented by Peace and Sport will help you to adapt the practice of sport to your specific environmental challenges and needs, as well as promoting dialogue and social cohesion through sport.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE ADAPTED SPORT MANUAL
Presented in an easy-to-use format with text and illustrations, the Manual is divided into the following sections:
- The basic principles of Adapted Sports
- Information sheets explaining how to set up, adapt, and use sport as an educational and intercommunity tool.
- A resource index which provides examples of sports equipment made from natural resources or recycled waste.
- Information sheets explaining how to make sports equipment using natural and recycled resources
This manual was developed in collaboration with 17 of Peace and Sport’s International Federation partners.