What is Classification?
Classification is when a trained Classifier, typically a physician, physical therapist or occupational therapist who has undergone special training, assesses an athlete’s level of function. Based on the Classifiers findings, the athlete is categorized into a specific group based on their abilities. This allows for athletes of similar types to compete against each other in order to minimize the impact of impairment on their sport performance. The para-snowboard classification process takes place in a private room and on the snow.
Why should I get classified?
Classification is a required process for all adaptive athletes who wish to compete at para-snowboard races. It is not required for participation at workshops, CADs programs, or to be a recreational boarder.
How are Para Snowboard Athletes Classified?
CSPC follows the internationally recognized classification system supported by the World Snowboard Federation. This system groups athletes into standing categories, sitting categories, and visually impaired categories. For more information, check out the resources provided below.
Where can I get classified?
At all WSF sanctioned events
For more information on the classification process or on becoming a classifier, contact Candice Drouin, Para-Snowboard Manager at .
Carl Murphy/ New Zealand, 2010 WSF Para World Cup, Mount Tremblant, PQ
Please contact your respective Country’s representative for concerns or questions on the current Snowboard Classification system or procedures.