One of Racquetball Canada’s roles is to promote and increase participation in the sport across the country. In order to be successful in long-term growth in the sport, it is essential to develop partnerships with its Provincial Associations, local clubs and other community sport agencies, as these organizations have the same commitment to increase participation in racquetball and/or physical activity in general. Thus it is essential to work together in order to be successful in this common role.
Racquetball, like other sports, can be a great activity for life, as well as provide athletes, coaches and others the opportunity to compete in the sport at whatever level they may aspire to compete and/or participate. However, in order for someone to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of the sport, they have to be introduced to the sport. Thus Racquetball Canada is interested in supporting Development Projects that will increase participation in the sport.
Racquetball Canada has identified a number of groups of participants to focus on in order to increase their participation in racquetball, which are but not limited to the following:
Female / Women participants Aboriginal people Athletes (Participants) With a Disability Youth Young adults
Racquetball Canada has developed a number of resources, such as, the Play Racquetball Program, Skills Development Program, Coach Development, etc., which can be used in the delivery of innovative programs / projects to increase participation. There are also human resources at the national, provincial & local levels that can assist clubs or community organizations to initiate a variety of developmental projects.
Naturally, many development initiatives require financial resources in order to realize such projects. Therefore, Racquetball Canada is prepared to commit financial resources to assist regional and local racquetball organizations to develop and deliver successful projects aimed at increasing participation in the sport. This Guide will assist these organizations to develop and submit their grant application. Also applicants can contact national staff at any time for clarification or assistance in developing their project.
Racquetball Canada has a number of existing Development programs, such as the Development Centres Grants, Coach Education, etc., that have already established application procedures, which remain in effect. Therefore, this Guide applies to other development projects related to the above mentioned areas.
Full information on Racquetball Canada's Development Grants and to apply click here (text), or here (pdf).