Adaptive sports equipment can be expensive, especially when you begin to compete at a higher level and require more specialized sports wheelchairs. Applying for grants is one way to get the funding you need, but the space can be competitive. Your application needs to be the best it can be to get the funds you need to compete.
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Sports empower children to stay mentally and physically healthy. Physical activity keeps kids active, builds confidence, and introduces them to new friends. Despite knowing the importance of physical activity for children with disabilities, it can be difficult to decide which type of sports wheelchair to buy.
With the popularity of wheelchair basketball today, you’d never guess it only began in the 1940s. How did the sport begin, and how did it make its way to an international level? Let’s take a look back at the history of wheelchair basketball.
Just as other sports require participants to use certain equipment and skills, wheelchair sports require a certain set of equipment and skills. Whether you are a beginner looking to start playing wheelchair basketball, advanced in your skills, or even a professional, we can help you choose the wheelchair that is right for you.
Winter can be fun if you get out and enjoy this time of year! Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, or even curling are some of the activities that can be enjoyed during cold weather.
Wheelchair Basketball is an awesome sport, and in order for you to perform at your best you will need some specific training. This sport involves quick starts, abrupt stops, lots of turning and pivoting, backwards pushing, the ability to tilt, and ball handling.
Handcycling offers wonderful opportunities for kids to interact with their friends, have tons of fun, increase their self-confidence and get a dose of exercise which reinforces a healthy lifestyle. All great benefits that parents want for their children!
Most kids are not shy about trying something new, especially if it is easy for them to learn and fun to do. Handcycling has a very low learning curve so it is an ideal sport or activity to start them on their sports and recreation journey to stay fit and active. Each time I see a kid try out a handcycle for the first time with their proud parents looking on at one of the nationwide Abilities Expos, I can’t help but smile and feel rewarded to see their excited “I can do this” reaction to the experience!
Weekend warrior and fun runs? If you would like to be a weekend warrior doing local fun rides and 10ks, you can probably get away with 3 – 4 training sessions a week of around 6 – 8 miles each.
Adaptive sports are so much fun but the equipment is typically not covered by insurance, so what can you do? There are many funding sources out there to help you! Interested? Read more about what important steps to take, tips for success, types of funding sources out there and organizations who want to support you by offering funding and grants for adaptive sports wheelchairs and handcycles.
Wheelchair Basketball is an amazing sport and will help you stay fit. It’s a team sport that involves practice time and travel. To get started, it is important to consider if you live close to where there are teams to join plus other athletes to help you learn and grow as an athlete. The first step is to understand the game and who can play.