Return to Therapeutic Recreation
The Therapeutic Recreation Complex provides a variety of adapted sports for youth and adults so that every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community. Adapted sports give athletes with physical and visual impairments avenues to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, including competition, recreation and educational programs. For more information about our current program offerings, see the Upcoming Events and Programs section or contact Diana Holm at (561) 966-7020, email@example.com.
Upcoming Events and Programs
Wheelchair Lacrosse Coach Development Clinic
This clinic will provide an overview of lacrosse history, skill development, and gameplay. Coaches will learn how to instruct the fundamental skills of the game — scooping, dodging, defending, passing, catching, and shooting — as well as the unique techniques and tactics used in wheelchair lacrosse. While past lacrosse or adaptive sport experience is helpful, attendees are not required to meet specific skills/experience prerequisites.
Adapted Sports Open Gym
When gymnasium is not reserved for programs or meetings, athletes with physical disabilities can reserve gym to train for their sport. Limited sport chairs and equipment may be available for use when requested in advance. After reservations are confirmed, players can stop by the gym to train, practice with teammates, or to just have fun. Ages: All Ages
Boccia is a Paralympic sport played indoors. The objective is to propel leather balls as close as possible to a white target ball. Open to athletes with severe locomotor disabilities of a cerebral or non-cerebral origin. This includes individuals with CP, stroke, TBI, SCI, MD, MS, ALS, and arthrogryposis. Ages: Teens and Adults
A Paralympic sport designed for blind and visually impaired athletes. Blind-folded, players listen for the oncoming ball and attempt to block it with their body. Equipment is available for use. Ages: 16+
Handcycling training for athletes with physical disabilities. Train with other athletes or just come out to ride and support your peers. Hand-crank cycles are available for use when requested in advance.
Did you know swimming strengthens your cardiovascular system and the major muscle groups in your upper and lower body? Come join us and learn and practice different swim stroke techniques.
Come out and ball with the Palm Beach Lightning Wheelchair Basketball team. The team travels and competes in games and tournaments throughout the year. Equipment is available for use. Ages: 16+
Looking for a high contact sport? Want to improve your physical strength and endurance? Join the South Florida Rattlers team! Wheelchair Rugby is a fast-paced sport that will feed a highly competitive spirit. The South Florida Rattlers team travels and competes in games and tournaments throughout the year. Anyone interested in playing the sport or just learning more about it is encouraged to stop by during practice times to check out the action. Equipment is available for use. Ages: 16+
Wheelchair Sports / Equipment Rentals
Interested in participating in Wheelchair Sports? We are actively recruiting individuals interested in participating in basketball, quad rugby, cycling, tennis, boccia, power soccer and more. Sports wheelchairs, including a hand-cycle are available for use.
Call Diana Holm at (561) 966-7020 for information regarding equipment rentals and practice times.