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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.

Last Updated on 28 August 2017
 

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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

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

 

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.

 

Last Updated on 10 May 2017
 

Wheelchair Sports Social

Kansas Star Casino 

777 KS Star Drive, Mulvane, KS 67110

 

September 19th, Thursday @ 6:30

 

 “Kitchen Buffet” dinner (non-smoking)

You are welcome to enter the casino (smoking permitted) following dinner.

 

$10 per person

RSVP NECESSARY FOR DINNER by Sept. 16

316-655-8412 OR This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

ENTER THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST DOORS OF THE CASINO.

MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.

 

 

Air Capital Classic Wheelchair Tennis Camp / Tournament
June 29th – July 3, 2011

When it works it works well. 

2011 USTA CampRecently Wheelchair Sports, Inc., a USTA Community Tennis Association held its 12th wheelchair tennis tournament and added a two day tennis camp on the front end to make it a memorable event for both players and instructors. Planning started in the fall of 2010 with several phone calls to gauge the interest from both players and the USTA in such an event. Everyone we talked with thought it was a good idea and might be worth a try.

In December 2010, WSI wrote grants to the USTA, USTA Missouri Valley, and USTA Kansas District seeking funding for this new adventure.  All three groups came through with funding for the event and were excited about the prospect of this new format. The next big project for the camp was getting the right instructors to commit to coming and teaching at the camp. In January and February we contacted Dan James, National Manager Wheelchair Tennis, Paul Walker, 2011 Women’s World Team Cup Coach, Wheelchair Tennis Paralympian Nick Taylor who’s from Wichita, and Jeff Clark who is the Director of Riverside Tennis Center in Wichita.  They all agreed to be instructors with Dan James being the lead instructor. Then we took to the phone and started calling as many regional players as we could to let them know our plans and to peak their interest.

Last Updated on 07 August 2011

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Tennis PlayerJoin fellow WSI members for an afternoon of Wheelchair Tennis. Learn hands on by some of the area’s most experienced Wheelchair Tennis players.

The clinic is free and equipment will be available for members to use.
Drinks and Snacks will be provided.

All ages welcome and encouraged to attend!

After the clinic we will discuss plans for weekly summer lessons.

Come rain or shine, we will be on the indoor courts!!

Saturday, May 8th, 2010
4:30-7:00 pm
Riverside Tennis Center
551 Nims - Wichita
Please RSVP to Grady Landrum This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on 30 April 2010
 

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