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Wheelchair Sports Inc. and Wichita Adaptive Sports Program 1st Ready, Set, Adapt Clinic

 

On October 14th, Wheelchair Sports Inc. in sponsorship with the Amerigroup Foundation, will be hosting a 2-day sports clinic for some of the Wichita area’s youngest adaptive athletes. The Ready, Set, Adapt clinic will allow youth with a wide range of physical disabilities to take part in 6 sports in hope to teach disabled youth how to become and stay regularly active through sports.

The Ready, Set, Adapt clinic will be led by several renowned Paralympic medalists.  Track and Field will boast Paralympians Liz Willis and Cheri Madsen who has competed in 3 Paralympic Games, medaling in all.  Wichita’s own Paralympic tennis player Nick Taylor will be leading a tennis clinic.  Nick has been to the Paralympics 5 times, bringing home 3 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze metal.  During the 2 day event, held at Wichita State’s Heskett Center, WSI will also offer clinics in wheelchair basketball, hand cycling, bocce, and power soccer.

Ready, Set, Adapt is an inclusive clinic open to athletes between the ages of 4 and 24, of all skill levels who have physical or visual impairments. These include, but are not limited to: Amputation, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, blindness or visual impairment, TBI or head injury, stroke, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, limb difference, brachial plexus, dwarfism or short stature. Further, the venue at WSU offer athletes a unique opportunity to compete and learn at a top notch facility, where they can participate in clinics to learn and hone their skills, then connect with other athletes.

 

Registration

To register please sign up at  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4dafab28abf58-ready

Please arrive at 8:30 on October 14th to get your welcome packet, complete a waiver and short survey.  Athletes that register by September 30th will receive a free Ready, Set, Adapt shirt!

There is NO FEE for athletes to participate in the event

 

Flyer:  http://www.quadgrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Readysetadaptflyer.pdf

 

 

AVAILABLE CLINICS

(Please select ONLY one event per time period)

 

Basketball: Saturday October 14th: Clinic times are 9-12 or 1-4.  Both clinics will be the same. Basketball clinics will be run by Matt Bollig a former Mizzou wheelchair basketball player and Ray Petty a 25+ year wheelchair basketball player who has coached wheelchair basketball for over 15 year!  Sports chairs and equipment will be provided.  You do NOT have to be in a wheelchair to play.  Anyone with a physical disability is eligible.

 

 

Bocce: Saturday October 14th: Clinic time is 9-12. Bocce is a fun game that employs much strategy and skill. It can be played by individuals or in teams. We are excited to announce that the Bocce clinic will be run by two Paralympians Austin Hanson and Lee Graybeal  Lobmeyer, as well as the Director of the Challenge Games, Carol Keller!    

 

 

Adaptive Cycling: Saturday October 14th: Clinic times are 9-12 or 1-4.  Both clinics will be the same.  Adaptive Cycling clinics will be run by WSI’s own James Watson.  James competed has competed at the National level and won 3 championship races. Handcycles will be provided.  Anyone with a physical disability is eligible.

 

Power Soccer:  Saturday October 14th: Clinic time is 1-4.  Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. 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 similar to able-bodied soccer.  This sport is for POWER chairs ONLY.  Please do not sign up for this clinic if you are in a manual chair.

 

Tennis: Sunday October 15th: Clinic times are 9-12 or 1-4.  Both clinics will be the same.  Tennis clinics will be run by Paralympian Nick Taylor and Casey Ratzlaff, number 1 ranked male wheelchair tennis player in the U.S.  Sports chairs and equipment will be provided.  You do NOT have to be in a wheelchair to play.  Anyone with a physical disability is eligible.

 

Track and Field, Sunday October 15thClinic times are 9-12 or 1-4.  Both clinics will be the same. Track will be broken up into 3 groups.  Cheri Madsen, 3 time Paralympian will teach a track clinic specifically for athletes that compete in a racing chair.  Paralympian, Liz Willis, will work specifically with standing athletes.  Our field clinic will be run by Tom Southall, a high school and Paralympian throwing coach.  Athletes will spend half the clinic on track and the other half on field.  No equipment needed however, if you are a wheelchair racer, it would be helpful if you could bring your racing chair, a helmet and gloves.  If you do not have these items we will provide the equipment.

Location and Hotel Information

 

All clinics will be held at Wichita State University at the Heskett Center. Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260.

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Hotel

 

WSI has secured a block of rooms at Aloft for October 14th and 15th at a discounted rate of $109.  To secure your discount make sure to reference Wheelchair Sports Inc.’s Ready, Set, Adapt clinic when booking.

Aloft hotel is conveniently located at 3642 N Oliver Ave, Wichita, KS 67220.

 Phone: 316-744-1100   Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8143    www.aloftwichitanortheast.com

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Dining

Lunch will be provided both days for ALL athletes, volunteers, and family members free of charge.  We will also be providing a healthy snack for athletes both days. 

 

Volunteering

To run all the clinics we will need several volunteer to help.  If you are interested in helping for a 1 to 3 hour shift please click the following link to sign up.  You will receive a free Ready, Set, Adapt shirt if you sign up by September 30th and free lunch!  Come help a child learn a new sport and make some new friends along the way!

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4dafab28abf58-ready1

Please do not adjust the quantity button.  Keep it set at 1.  That is the number of people you are signing up.  ie: I am signing up myself therefore there is only 1 of me.

 

2017 Tennis Tournament

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Air Capital Classic

Camp & Tournament

 

Location

Coleman Tennis Complex

Wichita State University

1845 N Fairmount

Wichita, KS  67260

Phone: 316.978.3183

Camp + Tournament Entry Fee

Entry deadline is Wednesday May 10, 2017

Camp + Tournament Entry Fee

Entry deadline is Wednesday May 10, 2017

For the first 30 entries received with payment, rooms will be included for the nights of June 17-20.

However, you must attend both the camp and tournament for this to apply.


If you wish to pay using a credit card, you will need to contact Grady directly.


 

 

Tournament or Camp only Entry Fee


Does not include lodging.

Rules

The “Code” will be used. All USTA rules will apply.

Scoring

Best two of three sets.

Alternative scoring may be used if needed due to bad weather.

 

Prize Money

$4,000 in Cash prizes, awarded to all divisions.


Lodging

Shocker Hall, WSU

1845 N Fairmount

Wichita, KS 67260

 

We will make the reservations at Shocker Hall, which is a residence hall on the campus of Wichita State University for the first 30 players who register and pay for the camp and tournament.

We will notify you if you are not one of the first 30 entries received. Players NOT in the first 30 entries (camp & tournament) received or who will only attend the camp or the tournament will need to make their own hotel arrangements.

 

Registration

Camp & Tournament 3-6 PM Wednesday, May 17

Tournament only 11-1 PM Friday, May 19

 

 

 

Tournament Banquet

Join us for BBQ and prizes

Saturday  @ 6:00 PM at the Courts

 

 

Camp & Tournament Directors

Grady Landrum                                 Nick Taylor

316.200.7643                                     316.200.7165

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Mail entries to:                Email entries to:

Wheelchair Sports Inc.                   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  6310 E Beachy

Wichita, Kansas 67208

 

Attention Veterans

WSI may be able to help veterans with stipends to cover some of their expenses to our camp or tournament this year. Make sure you mark on the entry form if you are a veteran.

 


Camp and Tournament Schedule*

May 17 – May 21

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 17

 

3:00-6:00 pm: Registration

 

6:00pm-8:30 pm: Camp Session 1

 

 

 

Thursday, May 18

 

9:00 am-12:00 pm: Camp Session 2

 

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch

 

1:00 pm-5:00 pm: Camp Session 3

 

 

 

Friday, May 19

 

9:00 am-12:00 pm: Camp Session 4

 

1:00 pm-9:00 pm: Tournament Matches

 

 

 

Saturday, May 20

 

9:00 am-6:00 pm: Tournament Matches

 

7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Banquet at courts

 

 

 

Sunday, May 21

 

9:00 am-4:00 pm: Tournament Matches

 

 

*Schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. If flying out on Sunday make your reservation as late as possible.


Camp Coaching Staff

 

Paul Walker

U.S. Women's and Junior’s World Team Cup Coach, U.S. National Coach, former top 30 in ITF World Rankings in Men's Open.

 
 
 
John Devorss
In 2012, he was invited to coach the USA juniors at the World team cup in South Korea where they took second place. Since 2013, John has coached the quadriplegic team and has helped them to two titles and two second place finishes. In 2015 he was named Para Olympic wheelchair tennis coach of the year for the United States. Played four years of Division 1 tennis at University of Oregon.
 
 


Nick Taylor

5 time Paralympic Medalist (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze), 10 time Grand Slam Winner, currently ranked #2 in ITF World Rankings in Quad Open Doubles.

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Eads

20+ years as a teaching pro, he has coached a dozen nationally ranked players, Coached 10 state champions and several sectional champions. WHEELCHAIR TENNIS: Ranked as high as Number One in the US in doubles Top 80 in the world in Doubles

 
 
Jason Allen

Jason Allen is the Manager for both Wheelchair and Technical for the USTA. He is USPTA and PTR certified tennis professional. He played #1 singles and doubles for Gardner-Webb University. Jason has held positions in the tennis industry as Head Tennis Professional, Tennis Director, and Executive Director. 

Jeff Clark

Director of Tennis for City of Wichita, Riverside Tennis Center, Has been private coach to Nick Taylor and Casey Ratzlaff.

 

 

2017 Adaptive Cycling Omnium

The Wheelchair Sports Inc 12th Annual Adaptive Cycling Omnium

Wheelchair Sports Inc invites you to participate in the Adaptive Cycling Omnium, June 2nd, 2017 through June 4, 2017. Please review the following information regarding the race weekend and contact us if you have any questions.

Available stipends for athletes: First to be registered is first to receive. 

9 total Veteran scholarships available. Veterans receiving scholarship race free(we will reimburse against your registration).  

6 total Non-Veteran scholarships available(we will reimburse against your registration).

For Scholarship opportunities:Contact James Watson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Registration includes Lodging & Race fee's minus USA Cycling Liscence(required). 1 day Liscense are available for each day if you don't have a USA Cycling Annual Liscense.

Local WSI Racers not staying on WSU Campus: Your entry is free. You will still need to register using a code. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for your code . You will need a USA Cycling liscence(annual or a one day for each day of racing purfor code) purchasable during registration or at the event prior to the start).

Register >          Buy one day liscence(s) > purchase-one-day

 

   

This program was funded in part by a grant from the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions, findings and conclusions
stated herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect
those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Race Promoter: James Watson / USAC Event Permit #2017-1018  -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The 3 race weekend. You do not have to start or finish every race to place. However to receive points for a race you must complete it. Points are based on number of finishers. TT is tie breaker.

Registration must be completed online. Online registration will get your spot in the race but must be completed on paper.

Friday June 2nd: Adaptive “Tune & Test”’ Cycling Clinic- June 2nd 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Clinic will be held at Pavilion 1, Lake Afton Park.  (https://goo.gl/maps/F2hMJEXAVyL2).

Racer waiver license signing, and packet pick up is 5:00pm to 6:00pm & l
ocated inside the at the Crit staging area Lake Afton Park Pavilion (Next to water on SE corner of the course).  Annual and One day license will be available. (https://goo.gl/maps/TWEwtGpW8sQ2).

Racer Meeting: Friday 6:05PM at the Crit staging area Lake Afton Park Pavilion (in parking next to Pavilion on SE corner of the course).

Criterium:  Friday June 2nd 6:30 PM, (https://goo.gl/maps/ZPtaEpPdDVr) Start is just north of Shelter 1 on the west side of the course. Race will be 35 minutes.   Course is a technical closed .96 mile loop. There are several tight corners. 

Atlanta 24 Mile Road Race: Saturday June 3rd, - 9 AM: The start is 419 S Main St, Atlanta, KS 67008 https://goo.gl/maps/6or9X . The race follows the rolling hill terrain of the county roads in 6 mile stretches in a clockwise loop with a few steep climbs in the last 6 miles and finishes at the start.  (Not a closed course) Dinner/Social 5 to 7PM TBD

Kechi 15k Time Trial June 4th – 10:30 AM: Located in Kechi KS (https://goo.gl/maps/S4QiCJpMcLx) (444 N Oliver St, #B, Kechi, KS 67067). Parking is next to the Convenience store at Kechi Park. Start times are 30 sec apart. Course is a fairly flat out and back route with a tight turn around at a 4 way stop.  Generally racers find a tail wind going out and a head wind on return. Start times are at 30 sec intervals.  (Not a closed course) Awards / cook out TBD.

 Prize money is forgone in order to offer more scholarships.

 Lodging info: We will be staying on the WSU Campus

WHEELCHAIR SPORTS INC. Race lodging nights are 6/2 & 6/3. For those needing extra days it's possible if you register early.

Register by: 5/18/17 
We will be staying at the WSU Campus Dorms Registration is $145/person and includes lodging for 2 nights. These are 2 to 4 Bedroom Dorms sharing 1 to 2 bathrooms. Additional nights can be purchased @ $50.00 /person USD for the Thursday before and Sunday after before May 18th

If you want to pick a roommate and register naming them as your preference or we can pair you with someone. If you choose to book a hotel room instead, please do it early as rooms fill up fast for that weekend and you may not find one close.

 

Dinners/Social: Racer and Staff Social Saturday evening 5 to 7PM at?????? 
Awards: Will be "post race" on Sunday. Awards will be given at that time. Race Support: We will have a SAG available at the Road Race. (Not responsible for any damage or loss if asked to assist). Snacks & drinks are available to participants & volunteers. Those racers with heat issues please let us know if you need volunteers to pour water or spray you at each race.
Race categories: Any Para-cycling class with 3 or more racers. Categories may be added, removed, or combined as needed based on participation (including non sanctioned “foot powered Trikes”). RR & Crit will be 1 heat with all categories unless deemed otherwise necessary.    
USAC RULES APPLY. Helmets must be worn on any moving cycle. 

 

 

Thunder Vs. Plunder 2017

Thunder vs. Plunder

We are at it again...

Wheelchair Hockey Game

Please support our wheelchair hockey team, the Wichita Plunder, as they face off against the Wichita Thunder on Sunday, March 12th at 2:00pm at the Church of the Magdalen. Tickets are just $5 for adults and kids 12 and under our free. There will be a Jersey auction after the game and all proceeds go towards Wheelchair Sports Inc. 

 

 

 http://www.wichitathunder.com/

 

 

Annual Meeting

Wheelchair Sports Inc. Annual Meeting Rescheduled

When:             January 29, 2017

Time:               1 – 5 PM

Where:            South YMCA 3405 S Meridian, 316-942-5511

Farha Sports Center Building 200

What to do:     Ping Pong, Billiards, Basketball & Refreshments

 

If you have any questions regarding the annual meeting contact Grady Landrum at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 316-200-7643

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