Video Resource Library

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is proud to have a video resource library through our comprehensive Sports Adaptations program. The purpose of the video resource library is to support athletes, teachers, families and community members in implementing instructional strategies when working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired. We recommend watching the four videos embedded below prior to exploring our YouTube channel, as these will help build your foundation for instruction.

If you need more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.

Sports Adaptations: Teaching Methods

Sports Adaptations Library

Universal Design for Learning (UDLs)

Pre-Teaching Methods

Teaching Progressions

Sports Adaptations: Instructional Video Playlists

Locomotor Skills

The “VIEW VIDEOS” button will take you to our YouTube channel playlist for Locomotor skills. These videos will show our staff demonstrating how to teach individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The skills shown in the Locomotor playlist include horizontal jump, leap, gallop, skip, hopping, and sliding. We have transcribed the videos, with additional tips, in a document and we are providing diagrams of each skill for ease when making tactile diagrams. “Click the SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS” button to access the manuals and diagrams for each video.

Object Control Skills

The “VIEW VIDEOS” button will take you to our YouTube channel playlist for Object Control skills. These videos will show our staff demonstrating how to teach individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The skills shown in the Object Control playlist include stationary dribble, striking a stationary ball, kicking, overhand throw, underhand throw and catching. We have transcribed the videos, with additional tips, in a document and we are providing diagrams of each skill for ease when making tactile diagrams. “Click the SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS” button to access the manuals and diagrams for each video.

Fitness Skills

The “VIEW VIDEOS” button will take you to our YouTube channel playlist for Fitness skills. These videos will show our staff demonstrating how to teach individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The skills shown in the Fitness playlist include modified push-up, running, full push-up, sit-up, jumping jack and jumping rope. We have transcribed the videos, with additional tips, in a document and we are providing diagrams of each skill for ease when making tactile diagrams. “Click the SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS” button to access the manuals and diagrams for each video.

Sports Adaptations: Additional Resources

NWABA Resources

The “VIEW VIDEOS” button will take you to our YouTube channel playlist for NWABA Resources & Teaching Methods. These videos include frequently asked questions for athletes and volunteers, appropriate interactions with individuals who are blind, tandem biking instruction and how to properly human guide. We have transcribed the videos, with additional tips, in a document and we are providing diagrams of each skill for ease when making tactile diagrams. “Click the SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS” button to access the manuals and diagrams for each video.

Vision

To be the national leader in transforming the quality of life for all individuals who are blind and visually impaired through participation in sports and physical activity.

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