Adaptive Sports Northwest
Veterans [Seriously Injured] [Visually Impaired] – Adaptive Sports
Contact: (503) 241-0850
Service Area: DC
Serving: Veterans [Seriously Injured]
Goalball - Developed after WWII for blinded war vets, goalball is a team sport for athletes with vision impairment. The game has gone through many changes over the years.
Handcycling is a great way to get out and explore your community and get a work out in. It’s a rapidly growing sport accessible to anyone. ASNW has handcycles available to rent for athletes to try throughout the year.
Adaptive kayaking provides health and healing for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Skills are taught through a step-by-step approach beginning in the pool and progressing to open water.
Power soccer is a sport played in power wheelchairs. Power soccer allows people who recently never had the opportunity to participate in sports the ability to play competitively or recreationally in one of the most popular adaptive sports in the world.
Sitting volleyball plays very similar to stand-up volleyball, but players sit on the floor and use a 3ft high net. One of the perks of sitting volleyball is that both able-bodied and amputees can play this game, so ASNW athletes are welcome to bring friends and family members to engage in the sport together.
Swimming athletes of all Paralympic classifications, teaching those just learning to train for competitive swimming alongside future Paralympians. ASNW’s Piranahas swim team for athletes capable of independently completing the length of the pool (25 yds).
The Track & Field team welcomes athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments of all ages to learn the running, pushing, and throwing techniques associated with their Paralympic classification.
Wheelchair basketball competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation/limb loss, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users, cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke, and other orthopedic and locomotor disabilities.
The Wheel Blazer Wheelchair Basketball program is for adults (over the age of 17).