National ParaSport Conference

Join BlazeSports America at the 2022 National ParaSport Conference. This conference offers four intensive courses for participants to obtain our nationally recognized certifications in adaptive sports.

  • Certified Adaptive Recreation Sport Specialist (CARSS) Level II
  • Certified Adaptive Sport Coach
  • Certified Adaptive Rowing Coach
  • Certified Adaptive Swim Instructor – NEW
Swimming and rowing have hands-on skills portion in the water. CARSS II and Coaching certifications have both virtual and in person options for attendance.


Tuesday -Wednesday, October 25 26:
CARSS 2 & Rowing Instructor Certifications 

Thursday-Friday October 27-28:
Adaptive Sport Coaching & Adaptive Swim Instructor Training

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CEUs are available for conference certifications.

2022 Session Programs

NEW – Adaptive Swim Instructor Certification

Adaptive Coaching Certification 


Adaptive Rowing Certification 

Conference Fees

Early Bird Registration – $50 Discount on a single course registration until September 23, 2022 

Conference Certifications  – $250 (Rowing, Coaching, and CARSS)

CARSS Level 2 – $250

Student Rate – $100.   Students must email with a picture of their student ID to receive the student discount code.

Swim Certification – $350

Virtual – $150 for Coaching or CARSS II

Registration for multiple events receive $50 off the total cost

Conference Contact

For any questions regarding the ParaSport Conference, please contact Karolyne Bell

Event Location

Wellstar Health Place
330 Kennestone Hospital Blvd
Marietta, GA 30060


Hampton Inn Atlanta -Town Center/Kennesaw
871 Cobb Place Blvd., Kennesaw, GA 
Located 3 miles from the conference, room block rate is $115 per night with free hot breakfast. 
Call 770-426-0017 to book and mention BlazeSports or Group Code NCS. 

2168 Kingston Court Marietta, GA
Block rate is $139 per night with free hot breakfast.  

Reservation Phone Number: 770-800-0550
Block Code: BLZ


Adaptive Rowing Coaching Certification (ARCC)

The BlazeSports Adaptive Rowing Coaching Certification prepares volunteers and coaches how to properly coach athletes with a variety of disabilities in the sport of rowing. This certification will provide you with a better understanding of adaptive rowing equipment, coaching techniques, program management, water safety and much more.

Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sports Specialist – II

CARSS is offered as an online course with two certification levels. CARSS is not sport-specific and enhances existing certifications in sport, physical activity, and therapeutic recreation such as Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainers. Through completion of our CARSS program, professionals can demonstrate to employers and organizations that they are leaders in adaptive sports and recreation program development.

Adaptive Swim Coaching Certification (CASI)

The Adaptive Swim Certification combines a therapeutic approach to teaching swim independence for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. This course combines both lecture-based learning and hands-on teaching to ensure participants are fully confident in handling a variety of demographics and abilities in the water.

Certified Adaptive Sports Coach (CASC)

The BlazeSports Adaptive Sport Coaching Certification prepares coaches how to properly train and coach athletes with a variety of disabilities in various sports.  This certification will provide you with a better understanding of adaptive equipment, coaching adaptive athletes, understanding disabilities, injury prevention and much more.