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Dedicated to improving the lives of persons with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.

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The Gaylord Sports Association is dedicated to helping people with a physical disability experience the benefits of adaptive sports and recreation. We offer the most diverse adaptive sports program in the state of Connecticut with 15 different sports. Programs range from introductory clinics to competitive sports teams.

Our team of dedicated staff, coaches and volunteers provide instruction, adaptive equipment and activity modification with an individualized approach to maximize the independence of each participant. We strive to provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for all participants and their families. Instruction is based on each participant's level of ability and skill. We welcome everyone from casual beginners to competitive athletes.

Our goal is to assist participants in gaining the confidence, independence and skills to meet their adaptive sports goals. We believe adaptive sports can inspire individuals to overcome obstacles and lead a happier and healthier life.

We serve individuals ages 16 and up with a permanent physical disability or visual impairment. Our participants include people who have experienced a spinal cord injury, amputation, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, visual impairment, neurological condition and other physical disabilities. Veterans who meet our criteria are encouraged to participate.

We invite you to discover your abilities and THINK POSSIBLE with us!

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January 6, 2022

Virtual Adaptive Seated Boxing

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

It’s time to try Adaptive Boxing! This is not your ordinary boxing workout – this class is for all abilities and no experience or equipment is necessary! Everyone will participate at their own pace and level, seated or standing. Classes are led by a boxing instructor who will teach you the skills to participate in this cardio based workout. You will be challenged both mentally and physically during this fun and fast paced class. Each class is 45 minutes and includes a warm-up, stretching, boxing and cardiovascular exercises. Benefits of participation may include cardiovascular development, hand-eye coordination, memory, strengthening and conditioning, mobility, confidence and stress-relief. Classes are: Thursday, Jan. 6 Thursday, Jan.13 Thursday, Jan. 20 Thursday. Jan. 27 2:00PM-3:00PM Use link to... More Info
January 13, 2022

Virtual Adaptive Seated Boxing

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

It’s time to try Adaptive Boxing! This is not your ordinary boxing workout – this class is for all abilities and no experience or equipment is necessary! Everyone will participate at their own pace and level, seated or standing. Classes are led by a boxing instructor who will teach you the skills to participate in this cardio based workout. You will be challenged both mentally and physically during this fun and fast paced class. Each class is 45 minutes and includes a warm-up, stretching, boxing and cardiovascular exercises. Benefits of participation may include cardiovascular development, hand-eye coordination, memory, strengthening and conditioning, mobility, confidence and stress-relief. Classes are: Thursday, Jan. 6 Thursday, Jan.13 Thursday, Jan. 20 Thursday. Jan. 27 2:00PM-3:00PM Use link to... More Info
January 18, 2022

Boccia Open Play

TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Boccia is a throwing sport of precision which has been adapted for athletes of all abilities using a few modifications. The object is to place balls closest to the target ball by throwing or rolling the ball using a ramp. Games are played one on one, in pairs, and teams of three. All are welcome to learn this game of skill and strategy! Pre-registration is required and COVID-19 protocols will be used for all attendees and staff. Masks will be required. There is a limit of 6 participants per session.  Preregistration is required. Contact the Sports Association at 203-284-2772 or [email protected] to register.

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