The following list demonstrates how adaptation can be viewed in a broader way and how different organisations utilise it for leisure, education and sports.
- Mainstream National Governing Boards modifications - minimum change; another form of the game; adult or junior five-a-side soccer etc
- Mainstream NGBs special developmental versions - short tennis; kwik cricket; pop lacrosse; tag rugby.
- Mainstream school/club activities adapted for inclusion - to parallel mainstream outcomes, but often just for activity inclusion, i.e. zoning and area.
- Specific special needs adapting for competition - specific Paralympic or YST SportSability type games/sports for selected individuals/groups of participants with similar abilities via classification criteria.
High support needs as with the YST ‘Element’ kit which addresses a group of youngsters with very challenging movement needs - i.e. by often relying on specific and varied stimuli of sound touch, light, sound to elicit and support movement activities.
However the ultimate professional level - which could apply to all the above contexts - is:
- Adapting for teaching and learning - where the focus is really on achieving the set outcomes.