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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Athletics/ Track & Field
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Camp
  • Fishing
  • Handcycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Snow Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
  • Water Skiing
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Parking Area, Ramps

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: National Certified and State Licensed Recreational Therapist

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Hand Cycles, track and field equipment, water sports equipment, power soccer equipment, tennis wheelchairs, all court basketball chairs, kayaks

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Have sliding/adjusted fee scales for those with disabilities

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP) is designed to challenge individuals (youth and adults) with a physical disability by creating sport and recreational opportunities in order for individuals to develop an active lifestyle�one without limits or barriers.

ASAP has an equipment loan program in which individuals meeting the requirements may check out a piece of equipment depending on availability for a limited time at no cost. Equipment available includes: sport chairs (all-courts, rugby chairs), hand cycles, snow skis, golf carts, etc.

ASAP is a not-for-profit organization and fundraises in order to provide programming and equipment; by doing so ASAP is able to offer all programs at little to no cost.

Programs Include:

  • Wheelchair Rugby � ASAP�s USQRA sanctioned competitive team the, Carolina Crash, practices Thursday evenings from 6-9pm at Marion Diehl Recreation Center in Charlotte, NC. The team practices and competes between September-May. Program for youth and adults.
  • Wheelchair Basketball � ASAP sponsors a basketball team, the Triad Trackers. The Trackers practice on Tuesday evenings at the Gateway YMCA in Winston-Salem, NC. Program for youth and adults.
  • Power Wheelchair Soccer � ASAP sponsors a USPSA sanction soccer team, the Power Surge. The Surge practices on Friday evenings from 6-8pm. The team�s season runs from October-June. Program for youth and adults.
  • Wheelchair Tennis � Tennis meets on Tuesday mornings from 9-11am during the spring and summer. Tennis practices at Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC. Individual players do compete in tournaments and ASAP hosts a tournament in October. Program for youth and adults.
  • Adaptive Golf � ASAP hosts a golf tournament every September. In conjunction with the tournament ASAP also hosts an adaptive golf clinic with insturcors to teach golf techniques. Program for youth and adults.
  • Adaptive Waterskiing � ASAP�s waterskiing program takes place at the Lake Norman YMCA on the water of Lake Cornelius. The water-ski program runs once a week during the summer as well as one weekend per month during the summer. Skiers of all ages and abilities will find they can participate in waterskiing. We do ask a nominal fee of $25 for the ski season.
  • Adaptive Snow Skiing � ASAP is an annual sponsor of the Learn to Ski clinic at Ski Beech every January. Professional adaptive instructors are brought in for this week long ski event. Program for youth and adults.
  • Adaptive Fishing � ASAP partners with Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation division to offer adaptive fishing opportunities. The fishing program meets in the summer and the fall at various lakes and waterfronts across Mecklenburg County. Program for youth and adults.
  • Adaptive Swimming � ASAP swim program is for youth to learn basic swim techniques and enjoy the therapeutic qualities of water. The program runs with the school year and meets at the pool of Carolinas Rehabilitation every other week.
  • Handcycling � ASAP hosts a hand cycling event every spring which is a 3 day 180 mile bike ride. All during the year individual riders will train together at various locations. In the fall ASAP organizes a trail ride in the mountains. Program for youth and adults.
  • Winners on Wheels � �WOW� is a scout troop for youth with mobility impairments. The youth work on various badges throughout the year as well as take field trips. WOW runs with the school year and meets at Carolinas Rehabilitation every other week.