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4.2. Pediatric Sport Organizations

The following adaptive sports organizations include children and youth programs:

1. Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. 

  • Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag football, Golf, Soccer, T-ball
  • Overview: The Youth Athletic Program (YAP) is a sports program for children (ages 5 and up) of all abilities. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 202-467-2737

2. Medstar National Rehabilitation - DC Sled Sharks  

  • Sled Hockey
  • Overview: The DC Sled Sharks is a junior sled hockey team, competing in the Delaware Valley Hockey League.  Our players range in age from 4 to 18 yr old.  We offer developmental and competitive opportunities for children interested in the sport.
  • Location: 627 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203

3. Nebraska Adaptive Sports (NAS) 

  • Youth Sports: Goalball, Tack and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Softball
  • Overview: NAS membership is free- offers many adaptive sports for youth and adults.

4. Young Dance

  • Dance
  • Overview: Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes, and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic professionalism.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: 
    • Phone: 612-423-3064
    • Mailing Address: 655 Fairview Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55104

5. Youth Challenge 

  • Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Fishing, Geocaching, Golf, Hiking, Sailing, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis 
  • Overview: Youth Challenge offers year-round adapted sports and recreational programming throughout the Greater Cleveland area to children with such disabilities as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida, or that are blind or deaf. 
  • Location: Activities are held at sites throughout Northeast Ohio. Please check the program calendar for specific location information. 

6. Move United Youth Sports

7. Wheelchair Sports, USA 

  • Contact Information:

8. Jr. Sioux Wheelers

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Overview: The Jr Sioux Wheelers is an adaptive sports program for elementary through high school age youth. Their mission: To provide athletic opportunities to all youth with lower extremity disabilities due to injury or congenital condition. The program is designed to promote physical fitness, self-esteem, confidence, self-motivation, and independence. The Jr Sioux Wheelers participate in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
  • Location: 3401 East 31st St. Sioux Falls, SD

9. Adaptive Lacrosse Program

  • Lacrosse
  • Overview: The Adaptive Lacrosse Program is the first of its kind in Massachusetts and is open to all communities. This program offers a way for kids with physical and developmental disabilities to enjoy the sport in a non-competitive and adaptive environment. Coaches and organizational participants will emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and skills development on an age and ability appropriate basis. The program is structured to have middle and high school lacrosse players from the local community area teamed as a “buddy” or “mentor” for each participant. These buddy coaches assist in adapting the skills and teaching methods to the needs of each participant’s ability and specific requirements. Equipment and rules will also be modified as necessary to meet the participant’s needs while maintaining the overall fundamental lacrosse team experience.
  • Location: MA


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