Classification is carried out through a process called “Player Evaluation” that comprise procedures for the assessment of Players’ eligibility and the allocation of Sport Class and Sport Class Status.
A Player must go through three stages.
Stage 1 – Does the Player have an Eligible Impairment for the sport?
Stage 2 – Does the Player’s Eligible Impairment meet the Minimum Impairment Criteria of the sport and to what extent are they able to execute the specific tasks and activities fundamental to the sport. At this point, the Player is awarded a provisional Sport Class and Sport Class Status.
Stage 3 – Which Sport Class should the Player be allocated is based on the extent to which the Player is able to execute the specific tasks and activities fundamental to the sport? This is the final Sport Class.
The flowchart below shows how a player goes through the process to become Internationally Classified.
Due to the new 2021 Classification Rules coming into effect from 1 October 2021 all players including those already internationally classified must go through Stage 2 & Stage 3 of the Player Evaluation for more detail on this and the transition provision click here.
For more information regarding the implementation of the new 2021 Classification Rules read our Frequently Asked Questions.