Youth

Sportable Youth

Sportable programs aren’t just for adults – if you’re a kid or teenager with a physical disability or visual impairment, come on out and join us! Challenge yourself…try something new, become a competitor, be part of a team. In the midst of all that, we’re pretty sure you will make some friends, discover skills & talents you didn’t know you had, and find out how much fun it is to be active and to be an athlete. Your parents will be happy too. Youth who are involved in sports and recreation are healthier, more independent, more confident, and even do better in school. Don’t take our word for it though; see what one of our current athlete’s has to say:

Colin playing Basketball“My physical therapist dared me to check out wheelchair basketball with Sportable. I didn’t want to go, but after the first practice, I was hooked. I have played ever since and I love it! Not only have I gotten to play basketball, but I have been handcycling, rock climbing, played rugby, raced the Monument Ave 10K, and am about to compete in my first triathlon.” Colin Egan, Age 18

Youth Only Programs

    • Wheelchair Basketball

      • Fall/Winter season
      • Weekly Team Practices
      • Team travel to local and regional tournaments

 

  • Youth Sports Series

    • Basic introduction to various adaptive sports for youth with physical disabilities or visual impairments
    • Saturday, May 19th 2018, 1:15pm-3:15pm – Intro to Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Lacrosse
    • Saturday, June 16th, 2018 – 1:15pm-3:15pm – Intro to Adaptive Cycling and Road Racing
    • Saturday, July 21st, 2018 – 1:15pm-3:15pm – Intro to Swimming

Family Fun Events

Don’t think the fun is just for you! Your parents and/or siblings are welcome to come with you for the following programs:

  • Cycling Rides

Programs Open to Youth

In addition, the Sportable programs listed below are also open to youth. Instruction is provided in small groups so everyone can learn at their own pace, no matter their experience level. Sportable limits participation in its equipment-based programs to athletes five and older. Additionally, within rowing and wheelchair lacrosse, athletes must be 13 years old or older. For non-equipment based programs athletes must be three or older. Sports equipment and wheelchairs in many different sizes will be available during programs. * All youth athletes must be capable of following multi-step directions. If an athlete is not independent in his/her activities of daily living, a caregiver must attend with the athlete to support him/her in these tasks.

  • Cycling

  • Archery (8+)

  • Basketball

  • Lacrosse (13+)

  • Power Soccer

  • Swimming

  • Tennis

  • Road Racing