Through Normandy editorial employees
Published on 28 Apr 21 at 22:04
For this table tennis particular day for disabled sports activities, on the jap plateau of Rouen (Seine-Maritime), the athletes have been supervised by graduate coaches.
“The club has made a big training effort, which allows us today to have a qualified disabled sports trainer, Jérôme Juge, general trainer of the club. Our president, Xavier Legay and myself, followed the instructor and guide training. Each session is therefore supervised by speakers specially trained and made aware of the practice of disabled sports ”, explains Sébastien Empis, near the younger champion Edgar Empis.
Workouts tailored to everybody
After the warm-up, the workouts observe each other with a protocol tailored to the totally different pathologies of the gamers. “For Edgar (Empis) who is hemiplegic, it is the movements and changes of position that are worked on. With his stimulating guide, Romain Rodier, they work on gestures. They have been friends since the age of 9. Romain is stronger since he has 1,600 points and Edgar 1,200 ”, says Sébastien Empis.
The gamers additionally practice with particular gear together with 4 tables, funded by the Rouen Normandy Metropolis. They are specifically supposed for gamers in wheelchairs.
Section affiliated to the French Handisport Federation
It must be remembered that since final September, the EBMTT has opened a piece affiliated with the French disabled sports activities federation. “We have set up two weekly sessions of two hours each (Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.). We welcome people with disabilities or under medical prescription who are a priority audience with regard to health measures. We can thus maintain physical and motor activity for our disabled sports members. We are very close to the Handisport Grand Rouen club. For this reason, we open the activity free of charge to disabled sports players from other clubs, who have a sports license with medical certificates. In this difficult period, we have to know how to help each other, ”emphasizes Sébastien Empis.
The creation of this disabled sports activities part was an actual staff effort. “We labored on the financing with Brigitte Prieur, sports activities assistant for Boos, Julien Demazure our regional then departmental advisor and Chantal Cottereau in cost of sports activities at the Seine-Maritime Department. We would additionally prefer to thank the Metropolis, which supported us in financing particular supplies. “