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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Programs and Upcoming Events
Wheelchair Lacrosse Team
Join our NEW Wheelchair Lacrosse Team! Wheelchair Lacrosse is an organized adaptive version of traditional men’s lacrosse. It is an inclusive participation opportunity that offers the ability for students, adults and veterans with and without disabilities to participate in the country’s ‘fastest growing sport’. It has become increasingly popular at the adult level with wounded veterans and former abled-bodied participants as it is an ideal sport for those who have weakness, or limited or no use of their lower limbs.
Wheelchair lacrosse offers the complete package—the speed of basketball, the skill of hockey, and the toughness of rugby. We strive to honor the rich history and tradition of the sport while showing that lacrosse is truly a game for all.
• You do not need to have any experience or prior knowledge of lacrosse to be a part of our team!
• You do not even have to have a disability to play wheelchair lacrosse. Anyone age 14 or older can play!
• Wheelchair lacrosse is played on an indoor/outdoor hockey rink for competition. Practices will take place either inside a gymnasium or on one of the County’s outdoor hockey rinks.
• Bring your own gear or we will provide you with the loaner gear you need including: helmet, pads, gloves, sports wheelchair and stick.
• We are looking to put together 2-4 small teams to play and train among each other.
Adapted Sports Open Gym
When the 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 for athletes who are blind or visually impaired. 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.
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 lacrosse, wheelchair rugby, cycling, boccia and more. Sports wheelchairs, including hand-cycles are available for use.
Call Diana Holm at (561) 966-7020 for information regarding equipment rentals and practice times.