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 some of our current athlete’s and family has to say:

 

Sportable enables athletes to develop their true potential   through recreation, sport, social integration, and   community involvement. Just ask one of our amazing   youth athletes, 15 year old Hannah. “Wheelchair   Basketball is an aggressive, yet positive, sport   and is a remarkable way to acquire and make a   habit of teamwork, communication, and   sportsmanship.”Her experience on the Sportable   Spokes has inspired her to play wheelchair basketball in   college and beyond. “When I’m an adult, I hope to   use my people skills and knowledge of the game   to coach and encourage young athletes and people with disabilities.”

 

Check out Luca, 3 years old. Hear what his mom Stephanie has to say. “Sportable means friendship, community, and fun without limits to Luca. Sportable is the one place where his disability is welcomed with open-arms. He has built friendships with peers and trust in his coaches. Each evening when we go to Sportable its like the air in the room changes because we are not just the family in who’s child is in a wheelchair; we are part of a bigger community.”

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
    • Upcoming dates TBD

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 (3+)

  • Tennis

  • Road Racing