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2016 Mid-Year Conference

February 7–9, 2016

San Antonio, Texas

South Texas Regional Adaptive and Paralympic Sport (STRAPS) Engages MORGANS Process

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM–3:00 PM CST
Trinity (30 Classroom)
Session Description

Session will cover the unique aspects of the cohesive partnership between STRAPS and Morgan’s Wonderland (the first ultra-accessible theme park in the world). Topics will include: Management of eight various adaptive sport programs; Operation of nonprofit partnership; Recruiting athletes, volunteers, and sponsors; Goal oriented interventions ; Athlete interaction and sport demonstrations; Networking with corporations and grant writing; and Success with program outcomes.

Learning Outcomes - Provide three measurable learning objectives for the session that relate to the NCTRC Job Anaylsis.

1)            Participant will discuss and then visually write 3-5 key points from lecture on MORGANS process that they can apply to their local organization with 80% accuracy.

2)            Each participant will verbally identify and visually demonstrate 2-3 adaptive sport modifications for a minimum of 3 sports with 80% accuracy.

3)            In a small group participants will be assigned to create, verbally share, and demonstrate to the larger audience 1 adaptive sport drill with 80% accuracy.

Detailed Session Outline - Include time spent on each portion of the outline. An example is given in the help text.

Outline: We would like two 90 minute sessions one half lecture and one half adaptive sports. Participants would need to come to both sessions.

180 minutes back to back sessions: Monday in afternoon as that is when we can engage with wheelchair soccer athletes. Morgan's has a 14 passenger van we can use to transport participants and it can be first come first serve. Others could transport themselves; 3 can ride with me (Dr. Litchke)

Session Part 1: (90 minutes)

5 minutes:  Introductions of Speakers and Goals of Session

55 minutes:  Lecture on MORGNS process and sports

20 minutes:  Small groups will be assigned one letter from the MORGNS process acronym to discuss 3-5 key points. Groups will write their points on large paper to share with larger audience.

10 minutes: Q & A and closure

Session Part 2: (90 minutes)

30 minutes:  Focus will be on “A” from MORGANS- introduction of athletes and wheelchair skills followed by engagement in sport

25minutes:  Sports demonstration followed by engagement in one wheelchair sport. Participants will be paired with athlete and verbalize and visually demonstrate 2-3 modifications.

25 minutes: In small groups with assigned sport, participants will create drill and demonstrate to larger audience.


10 minutes: Q & A and closure

NCTRC Job Analysis.
Implementation: Selection of programs, Modalities and/or interventions
Administration of TR/RT Service: Personnel/ intern/volunteer management, Budgeting/fiscal management
Target Audience
New Graduates/New Professionals
Mid-Career Professionals


Brooke Matula, CTRS, BS, STRAPS
Dr. Lyn G Litchke, Phd, Texas State University