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The Paralympic Track and Field Regional Sport Training is offering a free coaches clinic at Azusa Pacific on Friday, August 1.

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July 31, 2014
Joe Reinsch

AZUSA, Calif. -- U.S. Paralympics and USA Paralympic Track and Field is hosting the Paralympic Track and Field Regional Sport Training at Azusa Pacific University’s Cougar Athletic Stadium on Friday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The free coaches clinic is designed to help facilitate the growth of Paralympic Track and Field programs, and competition for individuals with physical and visual disabilities, including disabled veterans and disabled members of the armed forces, in the southern California region.

Lunch is included for participants who RSVP, and the training includes a two hour track and field session in the afternoon.

The Paralympic Track and Field Regional Sport Training is a training and educational day open to area coaches, Paralympic sport club representatives, VA Medical Center and veteran service organization professionals, local school systems, rehabilitation hospital professionals, and sport and disability professionals interested in Paralympic Track and Field.

Azusa Pacific’s track and field program featured Trenten Merrill and Alexis Youngberg, who competed at this year’s U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Championships and represented part of a group of six Cougar athletes and alumni who competed at national championship events this summer. LINK: Cougar Alumni Compete At U.S. Championships

“Azusa Pacific’s track and field program welcomes students with disabilities to our team, and we are honored to have athletes like Trenten and Alexis represent our program at a national level of competition,” Azusa Pacific Director of Track and Field Mike Barnett said. “This clinic will be a great introduction for coaches who want to identify and coach athletes with disabilities, and it’s an honor for us to be able to host this event.”

For more information, visit the Facebook event page linked below. Please RSVP to Dan Schwieder via email ( or phone/text message at (719) 866-2034.

Facebook event page: Paralympic Track & Field Coach Clinic in Southern California