Few people are able to witness the level of intensity Olympic and Paralympic athletes experience as they train for the games, let alone witness it in a setting like theUnited States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Olympic Training Center在科罗拉多斯普林斯，有限公司。三十一青年和七个成年导师Boys & Girls Clubs of Denver MetroandWeld County在今年春季休息lol赛事彩票期间加入全球体育开发（GSD）的基础，是我们2016年播放者计划的一部分。
In addition to learning how to play new sports, such as sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball, these teens met with former, current, and future Olympians and Paralympians; attended interactive sessions to see the latest technologies in sports science, conditioning, nutrition, and medicine; and worked as teams to understand the core values of sport – such as sportsmanship, fair play, hard work, goals, and more. For four days and three nights, the youth lived, breathed, ate, and slept like Olympians and Paralympians – even staying in the dorms and eating in the athlete dining hall.
THE SITTING VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE
USA Volleyballstaff took time from their busy schedules to share the sitting volleyball experience with the youth. John Kessel, USA Volleyball’s Director for Sport Development, explained the history and rules of the game, while other staff members demonstrated technique. After their quick lesson, the Playmakers dove into the sport and had a wonderful time. Many youth cited this event as eye opening for them in terms of realizing the Paralympic sport options available to athletes with impairments.
Jennifer Chew, member of the美国女士轮椅篮球国家队那led a group of experienced wheelchair basketball players as they taught the Playmakers how to use the wheelchairs and dribble, pass, and shoot the basketball – all while in the wheelchairs uniquely designed for the adaptive sport. Since many of the youth are members of youth league basketball teams back home, they quickly caught onto the sport. A rousing tournament-style competition ensued with some clutch shots close to the buzzer. Check out the photos in the slideshow:
At the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, athletes have access to some of the top equipment and sports knowledge in the world at the state-of-the-artTed Stevens Sports Services Center.Our Playmakers were able to have a small group sessions with hands-on activities in Nutrition, Sport Science, Sports Medicine, Conditioning and Performance.
听证和了解奥林匹克人的经验一直是我们过去的玩家计划的关键因素。lol投注软件对于2016年的Playmakers计划，我们开设了包括帕拉贝内亚人的经验。Candace Cable那who holds multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals in wheelchair racing and Nordic and Alpine ski racing, spent the entire four days participating with the youth and sharing some of her own experiences as a Paralympic athlete.Crissy Perham那Olympic swimmer gold medalist, spoke to the group about the importance of setting goals and finding a community of people to support those goals.Esther Lofgrenemphasized to the group of teens the importance of being resilient and not losing sight of goals even when one experiences a setback. On the final evening of the program,Marcel Tirado那Chief Operations Officer ofAround the Rings那spoke with great relevancy about life after high school and reiterated that what the youth are doing now in their lives can have great impact on their future.
The youth didn’t have much down time, as we kept them busy with a multitude of activities including a torch lighting ceremony, a visit to the new Velodrome, a men’s gymnastics demonstration, a scavenger hunt at Garden of the Gods, a Capture the Flag contest, a closing ceremony complete with medals, and journaling and discussion questions for their team time.