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Check here for the latest Sports Association activities, from organized sports to trips, outdoor clinics, and events.

Registration is required for all programs. To register, call the Sports Association at 203-284-2772 or email [email protected]

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Virtual Adaptive Seated Boxing

January 6, 2022

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...
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Virtual Adaptive Seated Boxing

January 13, 2022

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...
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Boccia Open Play

January 18, 2022

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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Virtual Adaptive Seated Boxing

January 20, 2022

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...
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Veterans Yoga Class

January 26, 2022

TIME: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This seated yoga class for Veterans will incorporate gentle yoga postures, movement sequences, breath work, flexibility and guided meditation to help you focus clearly, move mindfully and practice gratitude.
This class is part of the Winter Sports Association Veteran's Adaptive Sports Series. This class will be held in person at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford and via Zoom. Event is open to veterans of all ability levels. No experience is needed; just have your chair ready and have fun!
Contact the Sports Association at 203-284-2772 or [email protected] to register for this in person event or to receive the Zoom link. 

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Archery Clinic

February 1, 2022

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 indoors at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, Roncari Recreation Hall in Wallingford, CT. Participants may register for the first session from 2:00-3:00pm or the second session from 3:00-4:00pm(This second session will be available when the first session is full). COVID precautions will be utilized for social...
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Golf Clinic

February 8, 2022

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(This session is available once the first session is full). Clinic will be held in the Roncari Gym at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.  There is a limit of 4 participants per session. There will be a driving, chipping and putting station. Each golfer will be cycled through each station in 15 minutes increments. COVID-19 protocols will be used for all attendees and staff. Surgical masks will be...
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Boccia Open Play

February 15, 2022

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. Surgical masks will be required. No cloth masks.  There is a limit of 4 participants per session.  Preregistration is required. Contact the Sports Association at 203-284-2772 or [email protected] to register.

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Veterans Boccia Clinic

February 23, 2022

TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:00 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!  This is an event in the Winter Veterans Adaptive Sports Series. 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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Veterans Archery Clinic

March 23, 2022

TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come and try this sport of skill and accuracy by registering for our Veterans Archery Clinic! This Clinic is part of our Winter Veterans Adaptive Sports Series and designed for veterans with a physical disability or visual impairment to learn about and participate in the sport of archery. Veterans will receive instruction from a level IV Certified USA Archery Coach as well as a Level 2 USA Archery Instructor 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 indoors at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, Roncari Recreation Hall in Wallingford, CT. Two sessions of this clinic are available:1:30-2:30PM and 2:30-3:30PM. COVID precautions will be utilized for social distancing and infection control. Participants and instructors...
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