Summer Program Guide

From basketball to kayaking, cycling to swimming, the summer slate of Sportable programs has something for everyone!

Whether you want to play for fun or are searching for a competitive team, check out these summer programs.

NOTE: If you are not a current Sportable Member, please submit an interest form to learn more about registration.

Wheelchair Lacrosse

Wheelchair Lacrosse is perfect for athletes interested in a challenging sport that packs a punch and is played with speed, finesse, and teamwork. Expert coaching is provided to train the team for demanding, fast-paced competition regionally and nationally.

Dates: Mondays, May 16 through August 22, 2022*

*Note there will be no sessions on 5/30, 6/20, and 7/4 due to Holiday scheduling

Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm

Location: Shooters Indoor Sportsplex – 6140 Brad McNeer Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23112

Who: Athletes must be 14+ years of age and have a permanent lower limb impairment to play this sport (e.g. spinal cord injury, amputation, spina bifida) Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday mobility!

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Wheelchair Tennis

Tennis is one of the most challenging and rewarding of all wheelchair sports. Participants will learn court mobility, stroke technique, the rules and scoring of the game, all while building strength, cardiovascular ability, and self-esteem in a fun group instruction environment.

With an emphasis on fun and learning, Sportable’s Youth + Beginner Wheelchair Tennis program focuses on individual skill development, learning the rules of the game, and beginning the pathway for athletes to a lifelong sport.

Dates: Saturdays, April 30 – June 25, 2022

Time: Youth/Adult Beginners will practice from 10-11:30am / Adult Competitive athletes will practice from 12-2pm

Location: Midlothian High School – 401 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23114

Who: This program is for individuals ages 5 & up who have a permanent disability that affects their lower limb(s), including, but not limited to: Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Amputation, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, etc. Players must be able to propel themselves independently on the court in a manual / power wheelchair.

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Sportable Summer Camp - Session I

This accessible, inclusive, and fun-filled camp is designed for kids ages 6 through high school who have physical disabilities or visual impairments. For two weeks this summer, Sportable will introduce campers to a variety of adaptive and Paralympic sports including wheelchair basketball, tennis, cycling, swimming, soccer, track and field, and other recreational activities while promoting new friendships and peer support.

When: Monday through Friday, July 18 -July 22, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Location: Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223)

Who: Kids 6 through high school aged that have a physical disability or visual impairment (e.g. Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Amputation/Dysmelia, Muscular Dystrophy, etc.)

Cost: $80 for Sportable Members ($100 for non-members)

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Sportable Summer Camp - Session II

This accessible, inclusive, and fun-filled camp is designed for kids ages 6 through high school who have physical disabilities or visual impairments. For two weeks this summer, Sportable will introduce campers to a variety of adaptive and paralympic sports including wheelchair basketball, tennis, cycling, swimming, soccer, track and field, and other recreational activities while promoting new friendships and peer support.

When: Monday through Friday, August 15-19, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Location: Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223)

Who: Kids 6 through high school aged that have a physical disability or visual impairment (e.g. Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Amputation/Dysmelia, Muscular Dystrophy, etc.)

Cost: $80 for Sportable Members ($100 for non-members)

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Recreational Cycling

Recreational Cycling is one of the most inclusive sports as there is a bike to match nearly every individual’s ability, needs, and training interests. Athletes in small groups will enjoy beautiful and socially distant rides on the scenic Capital Trail alongside experienced adaptive cycling coaches and qualified volunteers.

Dates: Wednesdays, June 29th-August 17, 2022

Times: 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: Dorey Park – 7400 Dorey Park Drive, Henrico, VA 23231; athletes will cycle along the Virginia Capital Trail

Who: This program is for currently registered Sportable athletes only.

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Flatwater Kayaking

Spend an afternoon on the water, learn new skills, and experience thrilling challenges through adventure and kayaking!

Sportable is proud to partner with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and Beyond Boundaries to provide athletes with the opportunity to learn the basics of flatwater kayaking alongside the region’s most experienced staff at scenic locations on the James River.

When:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – Dutch Gap Conservation Area – 251 Henricus Park Rd Chester, VA 23836
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – 9525 Deep Bottom Road Henrico, VA 23231

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Who: This program is designed for Sportable members and is limited to 10 participants per session. Participants must be age 13+ and must be able to display that they can swim and/or float independently in order to participate in this program. There is a weight capacity of 250lbs for the boats that are used at this program.

 

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Wheelchair Rugby

Interested in an intense, fast-paced, team-based sport? Join the Sportable Possums Wheelchair Rugby team – no previous wheelchair rugby experience is required! The beginner/intermediate training curriculum will focus on safe, socially distanced sessions to build a foundational knowledge of the sport, skill development, equipment selection, and teamwork.

Dates: Mondays, June 6-August 29, 2022

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Location: Humphrey Calder Community Center – 414 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221

Who: This program is for currently registered Sportable athletes with impairments in all four limbs. Participants must be 14+ years old.

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Adaptive Pickleball

Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country, combines many elements of tennis, badminton, racquetball, and ping-pong. The game is played on a badminton-size court with two to four players, paddles, and a ball similar to a wiffle ball. Pickleball is easy to learn and welcomes beginners of all ages and abilities. It can also develop into a fast-paced game of strategy and precision for experienced players. Participants will learn court mobility, the different strokes and when to use them, and the rules and scoring of the game—all while improving strength and cardiovascular health in a fun group instruction environment.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 21 through August 16, 2022

Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm

Location: Chesterfield Career & Technical Center (CTC) – Hull Street Campus – 13900 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112

Who: This program is for Sportable athletes ages 5 and up with a physical disability. Athletes can play standing or in a sports wheelchair. This program is not for athletes with visual impairments at this time.

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Adult Wheelchair Basketball

Designed for adult wheelchair basketball athletes with permanent lower limb impairments (i.e. Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputee, Cerebral Palsy, and others). Wheelchair basketball promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN! Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday mobility. Players must be able to independently push themselves in a sports wheelchair.

Dates: Thursdays, June 16 through August 25, 2022

Times: 7:00-9:00 PM

Location: Bon Air Baptist Church – 2531 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235

Who: This program is for currently registered Sportable athletes only. Players must have a permanent physical disability which consistently reduces the function of the lower limbs to a degree where they cannot run, pivot or jump at the speed and with the control safety, stability and endurance required to play running basketball as an able bodied player. Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday mobility.

Learn more at https://www.nwba.org/page/show/3470107-player-eligibility

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Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Designed for kids ages 5 through high school with permanent lower limb impairments (e.g. Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputee, Cerebral Palsy, and others). Wheelchair basketball promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN! Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday mobility.

Players must be able to independently push themselves in a sports wheelchair.

Dates: Thursdays, June 16 through August 25, 2022

Times: 5:00-7:00 PM

Location: Bon Air Baptist Church – 2531 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235

Age Groups: Prep Division (Ages 13 and under) & Varsity Division (13 through High School)

Who: This program is for currently registered Sportable athletes only. Players must have a permanent physical disability which consistently reduces the function of the lower limbs to a degree where they cannot run, pivot or jump at the speed and with the control safety, stability and endurance required to play running basketball as an able bodied player. Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday mobility.

Learn more at https://www.nwba.org/page/show/3470107-player-eligibility

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