Defining Bad Ass | Adaptive Athlete

I can’t imagine what I’d be doing if I had never started playing rugby and I just always saw myself as just like anybody else. I was born missing both of my arms and both of my legs. It wasn’t something my parents knew about before I was born so I’m sure it was bit…

University of Michigan Adaptive Sports

Resilience Teamwork Determination Respect Many of us have felt the power of sport and thrived throughout our lives because of it. Now imagine what it would be like if you never had that… More people than you can imagine do experience this simply because of a lack of access. Adaptive Sports programs provide opportunities for…

Advice from VA Clinical Experts – Winter Sports Clinic

Music If you’re thinking about getting involved with adaptive sports after you’ve had an injury or an illness, there is literally something for everyone so you can pick your sport and develop ways to get involved with that sport. When you pick out a sport, really look at things that you enjoyed prior to your…

How wheelchair tennis provides a successful model for adaptive sports

JUDY WOODRUFF: Adaptive sports, recreational or competitive sports played by people with disabilities, are growing in popularity, as are the skill levels of the athletes. One of the established growing sports is wheelchair tennis. William Brangham went to the U.S. Open in New York to talk with some of the top players. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Twenty-eight-year-old…

Defying expectations with adaptive sports

(gentle music) – I love telling people I play tennis. And then I watch them look at the wheelchair. From the first day I visited campus, I was able to navigate it on my own. And I saw how accessible MSU is. I saw the opportunity here to thrive. To get a great education and…

Amputee skier Meghan Erickson – Disabled Sports USA

I’m Meghan Erickson. I’m 15 years old. So I’m a sophomore at Somerset High School. And I’m a right leg above-the-knee amputee. Sports are a huge part of my life. I honestly don’t know where I’d be without sports. Skiing is my whole life. It’s the biggest, most important thing to me, next my family….