Sports & Recreation
Benefits of sports and recreation for those with disabilities can have significant rehabilitative, independence and physical influence. Improving mobility, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, achieving greater independence and the satisfaction that comes with accomplishing a goal are just a few rewards that people have when participating in Adaptive Sports activities. Did we also mention FUN?
ADAPTIVE SPORTS CALENDAR
Thanks to our partners and sponsors, there are Adaptive Sports events throughout the year - please click below for our calendar of exciting events coming soon!VIEW CALENDAR
6th annual COACHELLA VALLEY disability sports festival - Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Individuals with disabilities are welcome to join Desert Recreation District and Desert Ability Center in this festival showcasing sports, recreational activities, and services/resources available to you.
These soccer programs are an excellent way to strengthen coordination and gross motor skills. Individuals with all disabilities are welcome to join the fun at either our indoor or outdoor adaptive soccer classes/clinics or teams.
In partnership with the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens and 2 Bounce Tennis, you can learn the fundamentals of wheelchair tennis taught by a certified wheelchair tennis coach. The program will run October 2017 through January 2018 and will take place on Friday afternoons at 4 p.m.
PLEASE CALL 760-347-3484 TO SIGN UP
Trained instructors will outline social etiquette and teach participants how to be alert and safe in various community situations.
This class is designed to teach the skills and understanding of the sport and equipment of archery to those with any disability. Adaptive equipment available to accomodate individuals with most disabilities.
These programs will expose those with special needs to the world of basketball where they can develop motor skills, establish physical activity, and learn the basic rules and fundamentals of basketball.
Adults with all disabilities are welcome to join in teh fun during this hour session of bocce ball. Parent or caretaker welcome if participant requires assistance.
Individuals with all developmental disabilities welcomed to this class that teaches basic drum line techniques, basic rhythms and beats, and drumming notations.
This boot-camp style class focuses on strength, conditioning, balance and movement.
These gymnastics classes for children with special needs include climbing, tumbling, trampoline, balance beam, and a focus on strength and conditioning in a safe and fun environment.
This sensory and motor program for children with disabilities focuses on climbing, tumbling, jumping and balance while increasing self-confidence, and body & spatial awareness.
These one-hour sessions include instruction and game play as those with all types of disabilities are taught listening and direction-following skills while learning to play Pickleball!
ADAPTIVE SPORTS COUNCIL
The Adaptive Sports Council is comprised of organizations and individuals interested in providing recreational opportunities to people with disabilities. This collaborative effort is designed to share resources and information so individuals with disabilities have greater access to these programs. Families and caregivers of people with disabilities can also learn about the resources available, and have easy access to information about recreational opportunities available throughout the Coachella Valley.
If you are interested in joining the Council, please email us at AdaptiveSports@DRD.us.com or call 760-347-3484.
Adaptive/Therapeutic sports & Recreation
Sports and Recreation have value in everyone’s life. We get satisfaction from a good workout or game, getting the
heart pumping to stay fit and enjoying the camaraderie that comes from activity with others. That’s why the Desert Recreation District is committed to providing sports and recreation access to those with disabilities.
Through partnerships with organizations focused on providing classes, activities and events for people with various disabilities, the Adaptive/Therapeutic Sports and Recreation Program will make fitness accessible to everyone, regardless of physical or learning challenges.
The Desert Recreation District is currently recruiting for community professionals to participate in our Accessability Council. Made up of leaders with expertise in various areas of disabilities, rehabilitation, charitable giving and compliance, this group will provide guidance for the program.
Collaboration with organizations expert in various areas of disability allows the Desert Recreation District to provide sports and recreational activities, programs and events in a variety of sports for people with variety challenges.
Thank you to our Sponsors
for the 5th Annual DisAbility Sports Festival
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