Benefits of inclusive adapted sports

PHYSICAL

The fitness and overall health improvements achieved through participating in these activities is huge. In a society where obesity has become a major health issue, the physical fitness advantages cannot be denied.

MENTAL

Inclusive adapted sports equip people of all ages with the tools to develop inner will, integrity, coping mechanisms, faith, confidence, and goals that will last for the rest of their life.

SOCIAL

Through our programs participants will meet and develop relationships with people that share similar life experiences. This helps tremendously with creating healthy relationships that benefit both the participant now as well as future relationships.

SPIRITUAL

By taking part in inclusive sports, participants soon begin to realize that they are far more capable than they originally thought. Challenged and able bodied athletes are brought together. This is all done through an idea that not long ago was unheard of.

Adapt. Overcome.

SportAbility Programs

Our program’ consist of year-round weekly sport practices, seasonal clinics, and annual camps.

 

Click on a sport that interests you to learn more.

Wheelchair tennis is for anyone who can’t play standing tennis for any reason. All you need is the ability to use your arms to propel a wheelchair and swing a racquet.

As one of the first sports introduced into the Paralympics, Wheelchair Basketball is a fast-paced sport with most rules the same as traditional basketball with a few adaptations. If you like to know more about Wheelchair Basketball, please visit www.NWBA.org

Take a look at our Event Calendar, and see if we have something coming up that would interest you!

Standing tennis is the form of the game most people think about when the word “tennis” is mentioned, and the majority of participants are people without physical disabilities. Standing Tennis players can play along with wheelchair players.

Power Soccer is played in a power chair on a basketball court. Equipment includes an attachable front guard on the power chair, a larger soccer ball, and cones to mark the court.

Adaptive Cycling is an accessible sport for recreational and competitive participants. It’s an inclusive activity for people who want to cycle with friends or family.

Our Partners

As a nonprofit, SportAbility of Iowa does not make any money through our programs or camps. Any money brought in goes directly to funding our projects.

What we do is possible because of our partners. Are you interested in changing the way our world sees disabilities?

VGM
Hy-Vee
USTA
USA Paralympics
US Bank
Coloplast
Goodwill of the Heartland
Walgreens
Great Western Bank
JVA Mobility