Mid-Atlantic Adaptive Sports Programs

We’re expanding! We started out with national and local (to us) organizations in New England, but we aim to advertise resources all around the country! This is a work in progress so we want to hear from you. Contact us to add your favorite organizations to the list or let us know if you need a hand finding something in your area!

Adaptive Sports Resources

Mid-Atlantic

Adaptive Climbing Group New York

NYC, Valhalla, Poughkeepsie – NY

“A.C.G. New York runs Sunday and Thursday evening clinics in Brooklyn Boulders-Brooklyn and Tuesday sessions in Queensbridge. In addition to weekly sessions, they also host monthly sessions in Valhalla, New York; in The Cliffs of Valhalla climbing facility. If you are a hospital, rehabilitation centered, or disabled group centered organization we can also host a clinic for you in the Tri-state area. Email us at: acgny@bkbf.org


CNY United

Liverpool, NY

“Power soccer is the first competitive team sport developed and designed specifically for wheelchair users. CNY United is based out of Syracuse, NY and is a part of the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA). Our team has to travel extensively throughout the country to remain competitive. Athletes’ disabilities include quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many others. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in a skilled and challenging game. We practice every Friday nights from 6:30-8:30pm at East Syracuse Elementary. So come check us out!”

  • CNY United is one of the top power soccer teams in the country, competing in the top-tier Premier Conference of US Power Soccer.


Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports

Buffalo, NY

“Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports’ mission is to provide opportunity for individuals with disabilities to participate in adaptive sports and, through this participation, develop the social, emotional and physical confidence necessary to become leaders in the community.”

  • Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports was formerly known as the Sled Hockey Foundation.


Long Island Sled Hockey RoughRiders

Lynbrook, NY

“To foster, promote and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie through the sport of sled hockey, specifically aimed at a juvenile and adolescent population of physically and/or mentally challenged athletes.

Inherent in that goal is the development of a sense of self-esteem, pride and friendship within this population. Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. also focuses on the development and nurturing of positive attitudes in and outside the Long Island community toward those with physical and/or mental handicapping conditions.”

Faith Lee and the RoughRiders also host The Sled Files, a podcast “featuring the challenges and triumphs of disabled athletes.”


Magee Rehabilitation Wheelchair Sports

Philadelphia, PA

“Magee’s wheelchair sports programs heighten independence and improve quality-of-life. Getting involved with Magee’s sports programs helps people with disabilities reach for personal health and wellness goals. The Think First injury prevention program visits area schools and community centers to teach children and young adults prevention by “thinking first” in order to avoid permanent brain and spinal cord injuries.”


Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital Adaptive Sports and Fitness

Washington DC

“The Adaptive Sports & Fitness Program at MedStar NRH helps to maximize participation for individuals with disabilities in recreational and competitive sports. Through these programs, participants are able to build self-confidence, improve health and well-being, and gain greater independence.

Our programs are open to anyone with a physical disability at no cost. We provide coaching, training, equipment and travel assistance in 9 sports. We provide circuit training, open gym and cardio fitness classes both at the hospital and in the community. We also host adaptive sports tournaments and special events throughout the year. Our coaching staff, personal trainers and volunteers are highly qualified, well trained and ready to assist you.”


NOVA Cool Cats Special Hockey Team

Arlington, VA

“Special Hockey Northern Virginia exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability.  In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individual characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance, concentration, willingness to share and personal accountability.  The game of hockey is used by Special Hockey Northern Virginia to develop within each player the characteristics that will help the player to be more successful both inside and outside a hockey environment. Male and females of all ages are welcome.”


STRIDE Adaptive Sports

Capital Region, NY

“To build a community with equal opportunity and access for sport and recreational activities. No one should be left behind because of a disability! STRIDE believes it is possible to remove boundaries, fulfill dreams, enhance self-esteem, and empower youth with disabilities through participation in sport and recreational activities.”

  • STRIDE runs over 20 adaptive sports and recreational programs including archery, dance, golf, and ski & snowboard.
  • STRIDE also hosts several major events throughout the year such as the 100K Vertical Challenge, STRIDE Wounded Warrior Snowfest, and the STRIDE Great Race

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