Adaptive sports programs at the Y provide children and adults with disabilities the chance to play sports and participate in learning opportunities in a safe, fun atmosphere. Find frequently asked questions below.
YMCA Adaptive Programs are open to all community members. The same program fee is applied for Y members and non-members.
Players may register for a program online or in-person at the YMCA.
All sports equipment will be provided for use during our programs.
Anyone! YMCA Adaptive sports programs are geared toward providing sports opportunities for children and young adults of all abilities. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment where all are welcome. Contact April Van Winkle, Adaptive Sports Director, if you have any questions about whether this is the right program for you!
Practice and game schedules vary by sport and season.
Yes! The Gateway Region YMCA offers Inclusion Support Services ensuring all children have the opportunity to participate in a YMCA program. You may contact the YMCA Inclusion Support Services Department here.
No, unless the parent/guardian would like to. Volunteer coaches and partners will be available to assist players. Parents/guardians are encouraged to have fun watching their athletes play! If you are interested in coaching or volunteering, find opportunities below.
Player partners work alongside our athletes to participate in sports and help provide a true team experience for all involved. All volunteer partners and coaches must attend a training prior to volunteering.
YMCA INCLUSION & ADAPTIVE SUPPORT SERVICES
At the Gateway Region YMCA, our goal is to provide an inclusive environment where all members and participants are equally part of our Y community. We make it a priority to provide facilities, programs and services to all.