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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

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Last Updated ( 28 August 2017 )  

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