Adapted Sports & Recreation is Triumph Foundation’s recreation program and includes competitive sports, organized games, health and wellness activities, exercise instruction, sport instruction, community awareness, and FUN! Triumph Foundation holds many activities including: a handcycling clinic once a month; an adapted shooting team; we are involved with multiple wheelchair sports teams; we sponsor groups to participate in adapted snow & water skiing trips; and we hold teaching clincs. Contact us for information on our program schedule.
Northridge Knights practices wheelchair sports every week. Basketball practice is on Thursday evenings, quad rugby is on Sunday afternoons, and wheelchair tennis is on Saturday mornings. Contact Triumph Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org or call (661) 803-3700 if you would like to play.
UCLA Adaptive Recreation provides therapeutically-based recreation programs for people with disabilities that expand their access to opportunities that promote physical fitness, health and wellness, increased self-esteem, and greater functional independence. Activities include archery, kayaking, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair hockey, handcycling and more.
Casa Colina’s Outdoor Adventure Program focuses on empowering people with disabilities by creating opportunities for challenging and exciting outdoor adventure activities. These recreation programs utilize the natural world to create opportunities where people with disabilities can live life without limits. Adventures include adaptive snow skiing, sailing, surfing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, whale watching and more.
R.A.M.P. (Recreation Access Motivating People) conducts free handcycling clinics in the Huntington Beach area on the second Saturday of each month, typically from 10:00am - 1:00pm. They have a variety of handcycles and adaptive cycles to use. Able-bodied and disabled cyclists are welcome to join.
Life Rolls On (LRO) is a subsidiary and west coast headquarters for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Life Rolls On is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports, including They Will Surf Again program and They Will Skate Again event, as a platform to inspire the infinite possibilities beyond paralysis.
US Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) From December through March, physical and cognitive limitations are redefined through skiing and snowboarding. In July and August, the USARC takes to the fresh waters of Big Bear Lake for adaptive water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, sailing and fishing. An exciting off-road, downhill wheelchair program offers access to back-country terrain and gravity-fed thrills previously available only to mountain bikers.
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) is dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families by offering year-round outdoor sports and activities, creating inspiring challenges, providing expert instruction and adaptive equipment and rallying the community to comfortably accommodate people with disabilities. Mammoth Mountain’s DSES has adaptive recreation programs all year long including adapted snow skiing, handcycling, kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, horseback riding and other outdoor adventure learning activities.
Disabled Sports USA Far West is the founding chapter of Disabled Sports USA, the nation’s largest nonprofit, multi-sport and multi-disability organization. Their mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence in people with disabilities. They offer both Winter and Summer sports programs around the Lake Tahoe area that include adaptive snow skiing, snowboarding, white water river rafting, adaptive waterskiing, 4-wheel drive adventures and a Sierra Summer Sports weekend.
The Achievers is the Orange County chapter of Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA-OC). The DSUSA – OC goal is to provide a quality, safe, and fun experience for children and adults through monthly weekend programs held at the Mammoth / June Resorts every ski season. The disabled student receives free instruction, club controlled equipment, and free use of the ski area facilities. The only cost involved is membership, and transportation.
The Un-Recables is the Los Angeles chapter of Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA-LA). From December to May they have monthly weekend ski trips to Mammoth Mountain for members with disabilities. Members usually ski all day Saturday and Sunday morning with volunteer adaptive ski instructors. Ski equipment is provided or you can bring your own. They have bi-skis, mono-skis and 3-track. They also offer snowboarding lessons and racing.
PossAbilities is a community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Medical Center. Team PossAbilities is an adaptive sports program developed to promote healthy living and exercise for people with diverse physical and intellectual disabilities. Their programs include handcycling, swimming, wheelchair basketball, quad rugby and more. They support and organize both recreational and competitive events throughout the year.
Sled Hockey the Junior Reign Sled Hockey Team practices at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside (10540 Magnolia). They have a U-18 team and an adults' team that share the ice at practices. It’s free for first time participants. They have hockey gear, sleds and sticks for you to borrow. There are also sled hockey programs in Oxnard and Bakersfield. San Diego might be starting soon. Contact TJenkins@JrReign.com or call (909) 863-1000 for more info.
Cottage Rehab has lots of activities going on. Everything from adapted golf, kayaking, and aquatic exercise programs, to a junior wheelchair sports camp in the summer. Every month on Saturdays they hold wheelchair basketball, quad rugby and handcycling clinics on the UCSB campus.
OC Miracle League is a non-profit baseball league for children with disabilities.
Wheels 2 Water exists to share the Ocean Experience through Adaptive Surfing and Scuba Diving for everyone with a Spinal Cord Injury.
The Threus Foundation was formed to help people with SCI/D do the three "S's": skiing, surfing and skydiving. They are committed to improving the lives of wheelchair users by ensuring outdoor recreational opportunities are accessible to everyone. Threus organizes adventure trips and matches injured athletes with benevolent assistance to cover the costs to participate in adaptive recreational opportunities.
Access to Sailing provides educational and therapeutic sailing excursions and programs to empower disadvantaged youth and adults to achieve their full potential and successfully reintegrate into their communities.
Ocean Healing Group is dedicated to providing once in a lifetime, adaptive sports adventure to wheelchair bound youngsters and their parents. It's their mission to expose kids to a wide variety of sports and activities including but not limited to surfing, snorkeling, zip-line tours, fishing, quad riding, nature tours, and horseback riding.
Beach Wheelchairs are equipped with large, wide wheels which can roll across the sand without sinking. They usually require users to be accompanied by someone pushing them, although several California locations offer motorized chairs which may be self-propelled. All of the beaches lend wheelchairs free of charge. Some may be reserved ahead of time, while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
California Adaptive Rowing Program(CARP) is located in Long Beach and their mission is to provide instruction and training for competitive and recreational opportunities in the sport of rowing to physically and intellectually challenged individuals.
Disabled Veterans SCUBA Project serves disabled veterans (paraplegic, quadriplegic, PTSD, TBI, poly-trauma, blind or amputee) by helping them experience the camaraderie of SCUBA diving and the wonders of the underwater world. For non-veterans they are happy to put you into contact with HSA Certified instructors who can teach you outside of the Disabled Veterans SCUBA Project.
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation (JMMF) provides free of charge its unique program of Ocean Therapy to the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, as well as the Veterans from the West LA Veterans Hospital and youth from several care and shelter facilities for abused and foster children. The JMMF Ocean Therapy program for the Marines takes place year round on the beach at Camp Pendleton and the program for the Veterans and children operates on the beach at Manhattan Beach, CA, during the spring and summer months.
Heartland Swim Association Provides specialized aquatic training and swim lessons to people with disabilities.
Mission Bay Aquatics Center- Their goal is to enable people with disabilities to take a more active part in all water sports.
The Wampler Foundation
Provides outdoor recreation programs for children with physical disabilities
Designed for individuals of all different ability levels that would like to learn how to ice skate
Sky Sailing at Warner Springs
Offers classes for the disabled.
Provides free sailing lessons to the disabled.
Adaptive Sports Association
These participants are flown to Durango, Colorado where they stay with local host families, receive adaptive ski instruction for four days and participate in additional social activities while in Durango.
Southern California Equestrian Directory
Lists all San Diego places that provide therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities
Ride On teaches adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and we provide physical and occupational therapy using the movement of the horse to improve specific medical conditions.
Valley View Vaulters
Valley View Vaulters is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1980, which focuses on teaching this globally renowned sport of Equestrian Vaulting. Vaulting is the art and sport of gymnastics on horseback. At Valley View, we take pride in teaching vaulting to everyone. At Valley View, all our vaulters learn to vault together in classes that include all ages, abilities and/or disabilities of the same level. By vaulting together, we build teamwork, physical strength, coordination, discipline and self-confidence.
Equipped with large, wide wheels which can roll across the sand without sinking. They usually require users to be accompanied by someone pushing them, although several California locations offer motorized chairs which may be self-propelled. All of the beaches lend wheelchairs free of charge. Some may be reserved ahead of time, while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
City Beaches Lifeguard Services
Beach access for individuals in wheelchairs from Ocean Beach to La Jolla. Reserve a beach wheelchair for free.
Del Mar Lifeguard
Beach wheelchairs for rent in the Del Mar area.