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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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October 4, 2022

Archery Clinic

TIME: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and try this sport of skill and accuracy by registering for one of our Archery Clinics! Clinics are designed for individuals with a physical disability or visual impairment to learn about and participate in the sport of archery. Participants will receive instruction from a level IV Certified USA Archery Coach as well as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to give the best possible instruction and support independence. Both beginners and advanced archers are welcome and all equipment is provided. This clinic is located outdoors on the South Lawn at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford, CT. Participants may register for the first session from 2:00-3:00pm or the second session from 3:00-4:00pm. COVID precautions will be utilized for social distancing and infection control. Participants and instructors will be... More Info
October 11, 2022

Gaylord Bullseye Classic Archery Tournament

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an archery competition this Fall!
This fun competition will be based on USA Archery Para Competition rules. There will be a 30 arrow individual scoring round at 18m followed by a team round if time allows. To be eligible to compete, athletes must have a physical disability or visual impairment, be able to shoot independently (with or without modification), and have attended a Sports Association Archery Clinic in the past or be able to show that they can shoot independently.
Limited space and equipment availability. Register at sports@gaylord.org or 203-284-2772.  All participants must pre register. 

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October 18, 2022

Golf Clinic

TIME: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a golf clinic. This clinic is designed to provide adult golfers with physical disabilities and visual impairments the opportunity to work with a trained PGA professional, Certified Recreation Therapists and volunteers to adapt the sport of golf, overcome barriers, and support independence. Beginners and returning participants are welcome and all equipment is provided. There will be 2 sessions from 2:00 PM-3:00PM and 3:00PM-4:00PM. Clinic will be held on the South Lawn at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.  There is a limit of 6 participants per session. There will be driving stations and putting on the new putting green.  COVID-19 protocols will be used for all attendees and staff. Surgical masks will be required if clinic is moved indoors. No cloth masks.  Pre-registration is required. Contact the Sports... More Info

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