Sportable Program Guide

From rock climbing to power soccer, boccia to wheelchair tennis, the winter 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.

Adult Competitive Wheelchair Basketball

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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, September 15 – March 30, 2023

Times: 7:00-9:00 PM

Location: Manchester Middle School – 7401 Hull Street Rd, 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

Adult Recreational Basketball

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

Dates: Thursdays, September 15 – March 30, 2023

Times: 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: Manchester Middle School – 7401 Hull Street Rd, 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

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

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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: Tuesdays, September 13 – March 28, 2023

Times: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Manchester Middle School – 7401 Hull Street Rd, 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

Boccia

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Join us for Boccia! Rules are straightforward and perfect for beginners or experts! Each side starts with six balls with the goal of getting your balls closer to the white jack ball than your opponent. Balls can be thrown, rolled, or maneuvered with the assistance of a ramp, making Boccia one of Sportable’s most inclusive sports.

Benefits include enhancement of movement skills, tactical skills, and decision-making skills

Dates: Mondays, December 5, January 23, February 13

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: Manchester Middle School- 7401 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23235

Who: This program is for currently registered Sportable athletes only

Competitive Cycling

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Designed exclusively for advanced cyclists, Sportable’s Road Warriors Competitive Cycling team will have weekly indoor workouts to maximize biking skill with focus on performance. Experienced coaches will provide you with additional workouts to complete on your own and will encourage you to use available technology to track your progress.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 4-March 8, 2023

Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm

Location: SCOR Building - 1385 Overbrook Rd Richmond, VA 23220

Who: This program is for currently registered Sportable athletes only. Note: Athletes must own or lease a cycle from Sportable for this program. Sportable staff will not be transporting cycles for this program, though trainers will be provided.

CP Soccer Winter Clinics

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Learn new skills and experience the benefits of playing soccer at Sportable’s CP Soccer Program!

Designed exclusively for youth ages 5-high school with ambulatory cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury, the CP Soccer Program will focus on introducing skills, socially-distanced drills, small-sided activities, and most importantly – FUN!

The CP Soccer Program is open to players of all levels – no previous experience necessary - who will be led by expert coaches, including former U.S. Paralympic National Team player, Nick Creasey, and USSF A Licensed Soccer Director, Joe Farrell.

Dates: Sundays, January 22 and February 12, 2023

Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Location: Own Touch Central - 2101 Maywill Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Who: This program is for kids ages 5-high school with ambulatory Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Hemiplegia, or Traumatic Brain Injury which affects motor coordination, yet still enables them to run and kick a ball. No prior soccer experience required!

Erging

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Sportable’s adaptive rowing/erging program provides accessible facilities, elite equipment, breathtaking skyline views, and the most experienced para rowing coaching staff in the region. The curriculum focuses on technical work over race training, race preparation, and strategy, with the opportunity to compete in regional regattas.

Dates: Wednesdays, November 2, 2022-March 29, 2023 (No sessions Nov. 23, Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Jan. 4, and Jan. 11)

Times: 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: Virginia Boat Club at Rockett’s Landing – 4708 E. Main Street Richmond, VA 23231

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

Pickleball

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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: Mondays, January 30-March 20, 2023 (No Sessions February 13 & 20) 

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Manchester Middle School (7401 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23235)

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.

Power Soccer

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Join the Sportable Hive Power Soccer Team! Power Soccer is designed specifically for athletes who use a power wheelchair for mobility and is played by attaching a guard to the front of the power wheelchair to push an 18” ball.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 11-June 28, 2023

Time: Recreational 5:30-7:00 pm  / Competitive 7:30-9:00 pm

Location: Manchester Middle School (7401 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23235)

Who: This program is for athletes who use a power wheelchair for mobility and who are currently registered Sportable athletes only.

Road Racing / Running

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Whether you are training for fun, or to set a personal record, join Sportable’s Road Racing Program! All paces, ages, and abilities are welcome with wheelchair racing and guided run/jog/walk opportunities available.

This program leads into the weekend of the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k on Saturday, April 22nd, and Sportable plans to support athletes participating in each event that day.

Dates: Saturdays, February 18-April 15, 2023 (No session April 8, 2023)

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

Location: TBD

Who: This program is for currently registered Sportable Members.

Rock Climbing

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Get an adrenaline rush and change your beliefs about what is possible with Rock Climbing! Sportable is proud to partner with experts in adaptive rock climbing, Beyond Boundaries and Peak Experiences, to bring introductory rock climbing sessions in a casual, fun, and inclusive environment. Rock climbing can be a gateway to a lifetime of adventure!

Dates: Thursdays, December 8 AND December 15, 2022

Times: 6:00-7:00 pm OR 7:15-8:15 pm (You will be placed into one timeslot)

Location: Peak Experience – 1375 Overbrook Road Richmond, VA 23220

Who: This program is for currently registered Sportable athletes only

Wheelchair Rugby

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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, September 19, 2022 – April 24, 2023

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.

Wheelchair Tennis

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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. Our competitive program focuses on skill progression and tournament preparation.

Dates: Sundays, November 6, 2022 – February 26, 2023 (*Note that there will be no sessions on November 27, December 25 or January 1)

Time: 4:00-5:00PM – Youth/Adult Beginner, 5:00-7:00PM – Adult Competitive

Location: Westwood Club – 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA 23226

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.