Participating in adaptive sports allows you to redefine yourself and live an active, healthy and fun lifestyle.

Studies show that adaptive sports provide the following clear benefits for people with physical disabilities or visual impairments:

  • less stress
  • reduced dependency on pain and depression medication
  • fewer secondary medical conditions (i.e., diabetes, hypertension)
  • higher achievement in education and employment
  • greater independence

Current Programs

Power Soccer

Wheelchair Basketball

We have availability to add

  • Wheelchair Softball*

  • Racing*

  • Hand-Cycling*

  • Sled Hockey*

  • Archery*

  • Wheelchair Tennis*

Currently working on adding these programs, (denoted by *) please come back often to check for updates.  

SportAbility of Iowa is also a Paralympic Sport Club–a community-based program developed in partnership with US Paralympics “to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.”

paralympic-logoTogether with U.S. Paralympics, SportAbility of Iowa works to indentify, recruit, and support high-level athletes with physical and visual disabilities who want to take part in Paralympic competition.

Click here for more information about US Paralympics and Paralympic sports