Adaptive Sports New England’s Paralympic Sport Club program brings together youth and adults who have physical or visual impairments to learn, practice and compete in a variety of sports. Paralympic Sport Clubs support athletes at all levels of skill and competitiveness with expert coaching, camaraderie and shared ideas among Para-sport mentors, protégés and peers.
Adaptive Sports New England’s Paralympic Sport Clubs facilitate and support athlete inclusion on school-based and community-based teams/clubs/programs while fostering personal growth, skill development, and age-appropriate play among club members with and without disabilities. Our Paralympic Sport Club programs align with existing and anticipated opportunities in high school competition in all six New England states.
Currently, Adaptive Sports New England operates Paralympic Sport Club Boston (PSC Boston) and intends to develop Paralympic Sport Clubs in Western Mass, Worcester, Bristol County and the Merrimack Valley over the coming few years.
PSC Boston Track & Field
Track Clinics – Framingham State – Join us at Framingham State College, May 20 – July 29th, 2017. Paralympic Sport Club Boston will host Sunday track clinics and workouts. Set your own goals and work with friends and coaches to achieve them. Go couch to 5K, train for the Bay State Games in July, join all comers in the Martin Richard Mile in August, or prep for the fall cross country season. Novices welcome, speed demons will have good company too.
Dates: May 20, June 13, 17, July 1, 15 and 29
Runners start at 8:30am — Wheelchair racers start at 9:00am
Bowditch Track, 475 Union Ave, Framingham MA
Amputee Running Clinics – PSC Boston conducts occasional lower-limb amputee running clinics with Paralympic gold medalist Joe LeMar.
PSC Boston Swimming
PSC Boston Swimming is a competition and fitness-focused program. We welcome swimmers who have typical cognitive and behavioral development who can swim a minimum of 50 yards without aids or assistance and who are committed to improving their technique, endurance and speed. Many PSC Boston swimmers also belong to school or club teams where they swim several times per week, though some swim only on Sundays. Top swimmers include 2016 Paralympian Cailin Currie and MIAA All-State Adaptive Swimming Champion Elise Morley. Other swimmers are just learning basic stroke mechanics and adaptations. The club will participate in 3-5 local, regional and national Para-swimming competitions as a group per year. Paralympic gold medalist and U.Mass Amherst alumnus Michael Prout leads weekly training sessions and develops individualized plans with swimmers, their families, and school/club team coaches where applicable.