Para Pole

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The International Pole Sports Federation has introduced a ParaPole category at the 2017 World Pole Sports Championships, July in Holland.

A 3 – 5 year plan is being developed for the Para Pole Category; starting small and simple to gauge interest, nurture the sport and gradually learn each year to evolve the sport as it grows. There is an element of unknown for the IPSF as no one has ever embarked upon a Para Pole Category that hopes one day to follow Para Olympic standards, so we ask for understanding and constructive feedback throughout the process.

Our provisional plan is as follows which may be subject to change:

 

First year

  • Athletes must be registered as disabled to enter
  • One category for all abilities (unless numbers and different types of disabilities prove otherwise)
  • A possible gender split for categories if numbers of athletes require this
  • All athletes will be scored using the amateur scoring requirements from the IPSF Code of Points
  • Qualification is through IPSF national/open championships and/or video application

 

Second year

  • Athletes must be registered as disabled to enter
  • Two or more categories for all abilities (depending on numbers and disability types)
  • A possible gender split for categories if numbers of athletes require this
  • All athletes will be scored using the amateur scoring requirements from the IPSF Code of Points
  • Qualification is through IPSF national/open championships and/or video application

 

Third year

  • Athletes must be registered as disabled to enter  
  • Two or more categories for all abilities (depending on numbers and disability types)
  • A possible gender split for categories if numbers of athletes require this
  • Amateur code will be used alongside an adapted code for the second category
  • Qualification is through IPSF national/open championships and/or video application

 

Fourth and Fifth years

  • Years 4/5 are dependent on demand and evolution of the sport
  • Athletes must be registered as disabled to enter
  • Application of Para-Olympic system if there is demand and the categories have evolved in accordance to this
  • Two or more categories for all abilities (depending on numbers and disability types)
  • A possible gender split for categories if numbers of athletes require this
  • Amateur code will be used alongside an adapted code for the second category
  • Qualification is through IPSF national or open championships

 

More informations about Para Pole and the World Para Pole Championship on the website of the IPSF