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Beachwood City Schools

Inclusive Extracurricular Activities

Coaches Inclusion Training

Creating Inclusion for Differently-Abled Student Athletes

Athletic Director, Ryan Peters, Director of Pupil Services, Lauren Broderick, and Director of Equity, Kevin Houchins collaborated on a presentation to Beachwood coaches to discuss the needs of Beachwood students who are differently-abled. With so many coaches today coming from outside of education, we felt it was important to inform our coaches about best practices when dealing with differently-abled student-athletes.  Opening the lines of communication between our coaches and special education staff will go a long away toward creating a more inclusive environment for student-athletes who are differently-abled.  We plan to offer the training yearly.    

Coaches Inclusion Training

Athletic Director, Ryan Peters and Director of Equity and Community Engagement, Kevin Houchins, collaborated to provide training for coaches on how to create more inclusive sports programs.  Fall, winter, and spring sports coaches participated in the training to help support growth in the following areas:
  • Identifying barriers to inclusion in sports programs.
  • Defining respect and improving player-coach and player-player relationships.