Sports and Outdoor Adventures

Triumph Foundation's Adapted Sports & Recreation Program's mission is to provide adaptive sports, fitness, recreation, and outdoor adventure opportunities to people living in the Southern California disabled community.  Our programs include competitive sports, organized games, health and wellness activities, exercise instruction, sport instruction, community awareness, and FUN! 

Triumph Foundation has many activities including: a handcycling clinic once a month; an adapted shooting team; we are involved with the Northridge Knights wheelchair sports teams; we sponsor groups to participate in adapted snow & water skiing trips; and we hold a Wheelchair Sports Festival every spring and Over-the-Line Wheelchair Baseball Tournament in the fall.  Contact us for information on our program schedule.

People looking for Adaptive Sport programs in their community can find them in the Paralympic Resource Network. This searchable, interactive listing of Paralympic sport programs across the country makes it easy for aspiring athletes to locate local programs.

Disabled Sports USA offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability.
Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events.

Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures program focuses on empowering people with disabilities by creating opportunities for challenging and exciting outdoor adventure activities. By focusing on abilities, not disabilities, the program enables its members to experience success both physically & emotionally. These recreation programs utilize the natural world to create opportunities where people with disabilities can live life with out limits. 

UCLA 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.  Check out their website for program schedule.

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is comprised of over 200 basketball teams across twenty-two conferences and seven divisions. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of men's, women's, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.  Check out their website to learn about the game, find a team near you, or for help starting your own,

The USQRA is the headquarters to get involved with the wheelchair sport of Quad Rugby, also known as "Murderball."  Quad rugby is the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world.  It is a full contact game played by people with impairment to four extremeties.   Click on the logo to learn more about the game, where your local team practrices, news, and upcoming events.

As 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 its award-winning They Will Surf Again program, as a platform to inspire the infinite possibilities beyond paralysis.  In addition to producing unique quality of life programs, LRO champions spinal cord injury awareness and provides outreach to individuals and their families at the onset of injury. For more information, visit

PossAbilities is a community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Medical Center.  Their mission is to provide new direction and hope through physical, social, educational, and spiritual interaction with peers and their community.

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.

San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation (SDASF)

Improving the quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities through sports and recreation. Offering a variety of adaptive sports.

City of San Diego- Therapeutic Recreation Services

Provides sports, recreation, leisure and outreach services to San Diegans with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Sharp Adapted Sports and Recreation

Therapy Offers a diverse spectrum of adapted sports activities for people with disabilities

SHARP Edge Quad Rugby
Quad rugby is hard-driving, intense and quick, as quadriplegic wheelchair athletes pass, spin and roll, moving the ball down the court and scoring goals.

Sled Hockey
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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.

Wheelchair Lacrosse USA

Wheelchair lacrosse is the newest full contact adaptive sport since quad rugby started in 1977.

We started this from the ground up, coming up with some minor rule modifications just as every other adaptive sport has done. We are definitely striving to maintain the integrity of the game. A set of rules have been produced with the input from coaches, referees and the Canadian Lacrosse Association which are to be used for all wheelchair lacrosse teams. Contact us at for a set of rules.

San Diego Wheelchair Soccer

Downtown YMCA Wheelchair soccer is a competitive sport modeled after soccer and basketball for wheelchair athletes.

Power Wheelchair Soccer

Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. Athletes' disabilities include quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many others. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in a skilled and challenging game similar to able-bodied soccer.

National Wheelchair Softball Association

These individuals needed to develop a way of playing without the full use of their legs that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball.

OC Miracle League

A non-profit baseball league for children with disabilities.

Wheelchair Tennis

The Barnes Center has an active Wheelchair Program for adults and juniors of all levels in San Diego.


A Wheelchair Riders Guide to California's Coast

FREE book on beach accessibility in California

Location of beach wheelchairs in California

National Accessible Trails Guidelines