Athletics Can Help Anyone Thrive. Here’s a Massive List of Adaptive Sports Groups to Get Started.

Not everyone is into sports, but if you are, below is a list of national adaptive sports organizations in the U.S. and a few other countries, as well as organizations in every U.S. state.

If you haven’t tried an adaptive sport, I’d encourage you to give it a go, no matter what your fitness level or athletic ability. It’s one of the best ways to stay in shape, boost your mental health, and do more than you ever thought you could.

If you know of an adaptive sports group that I missed, put it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list. TwP

International

International Paralympic Committee

ISA Para Surfing

Argentina

National Paralympic Committee of Argentina

Brazil

National Paralympic Committee of Brazil

ADD – Assossiacao Desportiva para Deficiente, Sao Paulo, Brazil

AdaptSurf

Canada

Canadian Paralympic Committee

London Western Track and Field Club in London, Ontario

CADS Alberta

Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre

Swim BC

Columbia

National Paralympic Committee of Columbia

Mexico

National Paralympic Committee of Mexico

Lideres Con 1000 Capacidades

Nicaragua

National Paralympic Committee of Nicaragua

Peru

National Paralympic Committee of Peru

South Africa

National Paralympic Committee of South Africa

Wheelchair Basketball, South Africa, Pretoria

United States

U.S. Paralympic Sport Development

Move United

National Wheelchair Basketball Association

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

Blaze Sports America

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Team River Runner

World Triathlon

United States Tennis Association

Golf 4 The Disabled

USA Table Tennis

USA Shooting

NRA Adaptive Shooting Program

USA Triathlon Adaptive Athletes

USA Judo

USA Hockey

USA Fencing

USA Archery

USA Curling

U.S. Adaptive Sailing

U.S. Handcycling Federation

Venezuela

International Paralympic Committee Venezuela

Adaptive Sports Organizations by State (U.S.)

Alaska

Alpine Alternatives

Challenge Alaska

Southeast Alaska Independent Living

Anchorage School District 

Alabama

Lakeshore Foundation 

United States Wheelchair Rugby Association

Birmingham VA Medical Center

Lakeshore Junior Wheelchair Basketball

Alabama Adapted Athletics

Golf 4 the Disabled

Auburn University Adapted Athletics

Arizona

Arizona Disabled Sports

City of Phoenix Adaptive Recreation 

Rio Salado Rowing Club – Paralympic Sport Valley of the Sun

University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics

Surprise Arizona Adaptive Recreation9

Ability360

Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports

California

Achieve Tahoe

Operation Surf

Angel City Sports

Central California Adaptive Sports Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center Therapeutic Riding

City of Sacramento

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra 

Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association

Living Spinal

PossAbilities at Loma Linda University Medical Center

Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program

Argo Challenge

Riekes Center for Human Enhancement 

California Adaptive Rowing Program

Rancho Wheelchair Sports Program

United States Adaptive Recreation Center

San Diego District Tennis Association

Southern California Soaring Academy

Shared Adventures 

Triumph Foundation

United States Para-Equestrian Association

Golden State Road Warriors

Incight

UCLA Adaptive Programs

Military Racquetball Federation

Adaptive Athletics Association

SoCal Sled Hockey

C.O.R.E. Centers

Break The Barriers

Marty Turcios Therapeutic Golf Foundation

San Diego Rowing Club

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital 

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors 

Teaming Individuals Emphasizing Sports

High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

Timpany Center

SoCal Power Soccer

Best Day Foundation

LA Kings Sled Hockey

San Diego Sharp – USA Wheelchair Rugby

Team PossAbilities Shield Maidens

SoCal Surf & Skate

San Diego Ducks Sled Hockey

Colorado

City of Colorado Springs Therapeutic Recreation Program 

Adaptive Adventures Paralympic Sport Front Range

Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports, USA

Craig Hospital Paralympic Sports

Telluride Adaptive Sports 

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports ‘STARS’ 

Paralympic Alpine Development Program – Aspen

Paradox Sports

National Sports Center for the Disabled

Keystone Adaptive Center 

Ignite Adaptive Sports

Community Sailing of Colorado 

Colorado Discover Ability

Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation

City of Fort Collins Adaptive Recreation 

City of Boulder Parks & Rec EXPAND 

Challenge Aspen 

Adaptive Sports Association 

Adaptive Adventures

Adaptive Action Sports 

Adaptive Sports Center

Connecticut

Sports Association, Gaylord Hospital

Groton Parks and Recreation

Leaps Of Faith Disabled Skiers 

Connecticut Spokebenders

Oak Hill Adaptive Sports and Fitness

Delaware

Delaware Adaptive Sports Association

USA Adaptive Water Ski and Wake Sports: Eastern Region

Yes U Can USA

Florida

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital’s Adaptive Sports Program

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation 

Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation

Team Paradise Sailing 

Sunrise Suns Wheelchair Basketball

Central Florida Tri-Club 

Sportsability Alliance

Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports and Recreation – Paralympic Sport Jacksonville

Central Florida Adaptive Sports Club 

Miami Beach Watersports Center, Inc. – Paralympic Sport South Florida

Space Coast Hurricanes Sled Hockey

Florida Bandits Sled Hockey

Georgia

Athens Inclusive Recreation and Sports

BlazeSports America & BlazeSports Atlanta 

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Atlanta VA Medical Center

Shepherd Stealers

Heroes On The Water

Catalyst Sports

Atlanta Sparks Special Needs Hockey

Hawaii

AccesSurf Hawaii 

Adaptive Freedom Foundation

Idaho

Wood River Ability Program 

Treasure Valley Family YMCA 

Higher Ground Sun Valley

AquAbility

City of Boise – Parks & Recreation Dept.

Inland Northwest Disabled Veterans Sports Association 

Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall

Recreation Unlimited

Idaho Disabled Archery

Idaho Wheelchair Tennis Association

Illinois

Adaptive Adventures

Chicago Rowing Foundation

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association 

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association 

South Suburban Special Recreation Association 

South East Association for Special Parks and Recreation 

Rockford Park District 

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association 

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association 

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association 

Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation 

Northwest Special Recreation Association 

West Suburban Special Recreation 

Jesse Brown VA Hospital

Chicago Park District 

Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association 

Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association

Northern Will County Special Recreation Association

South West Special Recreation Association 

Midwest Wheelchair Sport & Social Club

RIC Sky (women’s wheelchair basketball)

Freedom Golf Association

Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program

Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club 

University of Illinois Track and Road Racing Program

Indiana

Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Physical Disabilities

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program 

Northern Indiana VA Health Care System

Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities

United States Power Soccer Association

Iowa

Adaptive Sports Iowa

SportAbility of Iowa

VA Central Iowa Health Care System

Iowa City VA Health Care System

Courage – League Sports

Kansas

Wheelchair Sports, Inc. – Paralympic Sport Wichita

Heartland Therapeutic Riding

Midwest Adaptive Sports

Wichita Adaptive Sports

Kentucky

Frazier Rehabilitation Institute

Berrytown Recreation Center – Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation

Independence Place – Paralympic Sports Central Kentucky

National Wheelcats

United States Driving for the Disabled (driving horses)

Kentucky-Indiana Paralyzed Veterans of America

Louisville Fencing Center

Louisiana

Louisiana GUMBO 

Samaritan Multi-Services Centered on Living Foundation & Associates

Maine

Central Maine Adaptive Sports

U.S. Biathlon

New England Nordic Ski Association 

Pineland Farms, VAST (Veterans Adaptive Sports & Training) Program

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation 

Maryland

Bennett Blazers

Maryland Ravens

Bennett Institute

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

Servicemembers Undertaking Disabled Sports

Catch A Lift

VETSports

Salute Military Golf Association

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

Bennett Institute Physically Challenged Sports Prog. of Kennedy Krieger 

Massachusettes

Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Universal Access Program 

Community Rowing

Holyoke Rows

Piers Park Sailing Center 

VA Boston Healthcare System

Cape Cod Curling Club

New England Blazers

Amelia Park Ice Arena

CHD’s Disability Resources

AccesSport America

Community Boating

NEPVA Celtics

All Out Adventures

Adaptive Sports New England

Michigan

Kentwood Parks & Recreation

Michigan Sports Unlimited

Oakland County Parks 

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports 

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center

Lucky Fin Project

Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association

Michigan Adaptive Sports

Minnesota

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute 

Minneapolis VA Health Care System

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

HOPE, Inc. 

U.S. Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association

Ballet Beyond Barriers

Brainerd Lake FHNB (Fishing Has No Boundaries)

Mississippi

G.V. Sonny Montgomery VAMC Warriors Unlimited

University of Southern Mississippi Technology Learning Center 

Metro Area Community Empowerment 

Mississippi Wheelcats

Tri-State Adaptive Sports Association

Mississippi Society for Disabilities

Missouri

Disabled Athlete Sports Association 

Springfield-Greene County Park Board 

Lake of the Ozarks Judo Club 

Midwest Adaptive Sports

The Whole Person

Montana

DREAM Adaptive Recreation

Eagle Mount Billings

Eagle Mount Bozeman

Eagle Mount Great Falls

Moving Forward Adaptive Sports

Nebraska

Alegent Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Center 

Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association

Great Plains Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America

Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Health Care System

All-Inclusive Aquatics

ALL PLAY Miracle League

Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy

Nebraska Adaptive Sports

Nevada

City of Las Vegas Adaptive Recreation 

City of Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services 

The Center for Adaptive Riding

High Rollers Adaptive Sports Foundation

The City of Henderson Adaptive Sports

New Hampshire

Mount Washington Valley Adaptive Sports

Northeast Passage 

New England Disabled Sports 

New England Healing Sports Association 

Granite State Adaptive 

Lakes Region Disabled Sports at Gunstock

Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports 

Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports

New Jersey

Children’s Specialized Hospital Lightning Wheels 

U.S. Equestrian Federation

U.S. Rowing Association

North Jersey Navigators

Athletes with Disabilities Network North East Chapter

New Mexico

Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico

Zia Freewheelers Adaptive Cycling Team

Ski Apache Disabled Skiers Program

The Cody Unser First Step Foundation

NMVAHCS

Global Opportunities Unlimited

Adaptive Ski Program

New Mexico Wheelchair Sports 

Challenge New Mexico

Milagro Aquatics

New York

Achilles International

Adaptive Sports Foundation 

Asphalt Green

STRIDE Adaptive Sports 

Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center 

Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation 

Row New York 

VA Northport Health Care 

Caddo Bossier Foundation for Sword Sports

Greek Peak Adaptive Snowsports

Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program

Western New York Adaptive Water Sports

Capital Region Nordic Alliance

Wheelchair Sports Federation

Move Along Inc

Adaptive Climbing Group

North Carolina

Bridge II Sports

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation Section 

Triangle Sled Hockey Association

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation 

Charlotte Rollin Bobcats Wheelchair Basketball Program

Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program, Carolinas Rehabilitation

Triad Trackers

Abilities Unlimited of the Carolinas

The Ability Experience

The Warrior Ride

North Dakota

Prairie Gritt Adaptive Sports

Dreams in Motion

Fargo VA Health Care System

Ohio

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department 

Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio

Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Solid Rock Therapeutic Riding Center

Miami Valley Adapted Sports 

Youth Challenge 

Three Trackers of Ohio

The Adaptive Sports Connection

Greater Columbus Rowing Association 

SPIRE Institute

Great Miami Rowing Center/RowAmerica 

Oklahoma

USA Volleyball

University of Central Oklahoma 

The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges 

Oklahoma City VA Medical Center

MAPVA Chargers

Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association 

Tulsa Jammers

Oregon

Adaptive Sports Northwest 

City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation Services 

Evergreen Curling Club

Oregon Adaptive Sports 

Happy Trails Riding Academy

PDX Fencing

Outdoors For All Foundation

Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association

Pennsylvania

Penn State Ability Athletics Program

Pennsylvania Center For Adapted Sports 

HOPE Network

Strong as Steel Adaptive Sports

Katie’s Komets

Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports

Three Rivers Adaptive Sports

Three Rivers Rowing Association 

Dynamic Paddlers

Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation

Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey Organization

Rhode Island

U.S. Sailing

Sail To Prevail 

Rollin’ Red Sox Wheelchair Softball

South Carolina

Coastal Carolina Adaptive Sports & Recreation 

Touch the Future

Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital/Greenville Health System

Adaptive Expeditions 

South Dakota

VA Black Hills Health Care System

Black Hills Regional Ski for Light

Sioux Falls VA Health Care System

Tennessee

City of Chattanooga, Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation 

Sports, Arts & Recreation of Chattanooga 

Active Cities Nashville

Sports Abilities

Texas

Houston Parks & Recreation Department 

University of Texas Arlington Adaptive Athletics 

TIRR Memorial Hermann Sports 

Texas Rowing for All 

San Antonio Fencing Center 

Harker Heights Parks & Recreation 

Kinetic Kids 

Southwest Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports Association

Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks 

RISE Adaptive Sports

STARskaters 

ParaSports 

City of Pasadena Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center 

Turning Point

Home Sweet Home Community Redevelopment Corp

Lady Mavericks Wheelchair Basketball 

DFW Sled Hockey Association

Fencing Institute of Texas

Austin Rec’ers

Operation Comfort

Heroes On The Water 

Powered to Move

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

City of Lake Jackson Parks & Recreation 

Texas Regional Paralympic Sport

South Texas Regional Adaptive Paralympic Sport

Sea Scout Base Galveston DBA Galveston Community Sailing

Tirr Texans

Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso

One Chair At A Time

Victoria Bad News Chairs

META Athletics

Utah

Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club 

Salt Lake County Adaptive Recreation

National Ability Center 

University of Utah Health Care Rehabilitation Center – TRAILS 

Utah Rush Wheelchair Basketball

Utah Wheelin’ Jazz

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

Wasatch Adaptive Sports

Vermont

Ability PLUS

Adaptive Martial Arts Association

Bart J Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center 

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Northeast Disabled Athletic Association 

New England Nordic Ski Association 

Green Mountain Adaptive Sports

Virginia

Sportable Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports 

Therapeutic Adventures

Project Enduring Pride

Virginia Beach Hockey Club Sled Team 

Sailing 4 All

Arlington-Fairfax IWLA

Richmond Tennis Association

Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports

Washington

Team St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Medical Center 

Seattle Adaptive Sports

Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation

Seattle Wheelchair Rugby Association

Seattle Adaptive Sports Wheelchair Basketball

Footloose Sailing Association

ParaSport Spokane 

Next Step Archery 

Outdoors for All Foundation

WASHINGTON D.C.

Medstar NRH Veterans Sports Program

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Capital Rowing Club 

Medstar NRH Punishers Wheelchair Basketball

DCFire Fighters Burn Foundation

West Virginia

CAMC Para-athletic Program 

Challenged Athletes of West Virginia 

Snowshoe Mountain Adaptive Winter Sports

Waterville Valley Resort Adaptive Sports

Timberline Mountain

Wisconsin

Milwaukee Recreation Department 

Milwaukee Bucks Wheelchair Basketball Association

Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center

Central Cross Country Ski Association

Wheelchair Bucks

Southeastern Wisconsin Adaptive Ski Program

Madison School and Community Recreation

Wyoming

Casper Mountain Biathlon Club 

Teton Adaptive Sports

Jackson Hole

Thanks to the United Spinal Association, New Mobility, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation for help assembling this list.

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