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One of problems children with developmental disabilities have is that they are all too often denied participation in sports, because they can have difficulty following the rules of organized sports, or with the physicality of some gym activities. NPO TRACOS sends experienced and professional coaches to offer a soccer class so that children with developmental disabilities who give up joining sports activities nearby, can do a lot of sports without feeling stressed, scared, perplexed or dissapointed.

In order to carry out our mission, "Normalization through sports ", reaching out to individuals and society is crucial. We organize special events that unimpaired individuals participate in as players and volunteers to raise awareness and understanding.

Inclusive Soccer GOCHATANO!

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GOCHATANO! joins people with and without intellectual disabilities/difficulties on the same team. Teams are made up of children, adult and people with/without disabilities . The event will be sponsored by hummel, a Danish footwear and sportswear brand, who has initiated and supported several projects focusing on changing the world through sport by sponsorships.

Event Details

Time & Date:11:00-14:00 Sat. 18/April/2020【Reception for the event starts at 10:30】

Venue:Captain Tsubasa Stadium Map
The Stadium is located on a rooftop of Sun Square (サンスクエア), which is 1 min. away from JR Oji stn./ Exit 1 of Tokyo Metro Oji stn.

Timetable :
10:30 Reception
11:10 Opening Ceremony
11:30 Ice-breaking meeting 
11:45 Kick-off
14:00 Awards Ceremony

Note:
* No spikes.
* Your team t-shirt will be given at the reception.  Please find your teammate who’s got the same t-shirt.
* Photos taken at the event will be used in an event report, website and FB.
* The event will go ahead rain or shine.

For an application, please contact us via Online Contact Form by the 29th of Feb. (The application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit. )

Nikko Niko Festa 2019

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TRACOS organizes an annual nationwide event, Niko Niko Festa, for adults and children with learning disabilities/difficulties. The 12th Nikko Niko Fest was held on Oct. 20th and Dec. 1st.

20/Oct./2019

Field Star League:5 on 5 Mini Soccer for between 6 and 14 years of age.

Attractions : Anyone can participate (walk-in participants are welcome).

  • Wai Wai League: 5 on 5 Mini Soccer
  • Challenge Field:Fun ball games

Time: 8:30 - 16:30

Venue: Edogawa City Track & Field Stadium
2-1-1 Seishincho, Edogawa City, Tokyo

1/Dec./2019

Champions League:7 on 7 Mini Soccer for ages 15 and up.

Attractions : Anyone can participate (walk-in participants are welcome).

  • Wai Wai League: 5 on 5 Mini Soccer
  • Challenge Field:Fun ball games

Time: 8:30 - 16:30

Venue: Edogawa City Track & Field Stadium
2-1-1 Seishincho, Edogawa City, Tokyo

  Photos from Nikko Niko Festa 2019

The 12th Nikko Niko Festa took place on the 20th of October & the 1st of December 2019. 33 teams (552 players), 63 independent players, 245 coaches/instructors, 438 volunteers, approx. 650 audiences took part in the event.

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On-Site Soccer Class for Kids & Families

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On-site classes for kids and their families who can't join our schools. TRACOS sends coaches with fun inflatable soccer equipment and hold a 1-2 hour soccer class.

NPO TRACOS sends experienced and professional coaches (Certified by Japanese Para-Sports Association) to special-needs schools and events to offer a soccer class so that children with developmental disabilities/difficulties who give up joining sports activities nearby, or can’t come to our schools because of distance, can move their bodies without feeling stressed, scared, perplexed or dissapointed.

Coaches carry colourful inflatable soccer equipment, which helps children find sports fun and interesting. Class activities help them improve their health and athletic abilities, and according to recent studies, exercise could benefit children with developmental disabilities/difficulties. The studies found children in elementary school were better able to control their behaviour in the classroom when they excercised.

Our on-site soccer classes are not only for children but also for their parents. Parents share information each other and develope mutual feelings of fellowship before and after class.

We held 216 on-site soccer classes in 2018!

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A friendly match between TRACOS and unimpaired soccer teams is held every year.

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A friendly match between TRACOS and senior soccer players from Nihon Soccer OB Association is held every year.

Workshops : Shidosha Juku

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NPO TRACOS holds seminars for those who are involved in developmental disabilities education. Yukinori Sawae, Associate Professor B.P.E., M.P.E., Ph.D.- University of Tsukuba, gives a lecture on "Supports of Movement Development for Children with Developmental Disorders".

Participants learn what is required for instruction for children with developmental disabilities by using examples and case studies through a seminar. Also, problems and challenges sports instructors, teachers and caregivers dealing with children who are afflicted by developmental disabilities/difficulties face are shared and discussed in the seminar.

Unified Soccer

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20.April.2019 UNIFIED SOCCER

UNIFIED SOCCER joins people with and without intellectual disabilities/difficulties on the same team. Teams are made up of children, adult and people with/without disabilities . The event will be sponsored by hummel, a Danish footwear and sportswear brand, who has initiated and supported several projects focusing on changing the world through sport by sponsorships.

Photos taken at the event in 2019 are available at our Facebook page!

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