The most frequently identified barriers to the active participation of individuals with disabilities in sports and physical recreation are functional limitations, high costs and lack of nearby facilities or programs. Wasatch Adaptive Sports addresses all of these needs.
Our thorough assessment of an individual’s needs enables our instructors to modify and adapt specialized equipment for an outcome focused on learning, success and independence. The progress of each student is tracked to ensure the goals of the student are congruent with each instructor’s progression.
Scholarship Assistance Program
The Scholarship Assistance Program eliminates any financial barrier to becoming an active participant in any of our eighteen summer and winter programs. In 2015, 97% of participants were on partial or full-scholarships. Equal access to private instruction, social outings and equipment is available to all students. There is never a charge to any veterans participating in our veterans program.
The Wasatch Adaptive Sports office is located at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in the beautiful mountains of Little Cottonwood Canyon, however, many of our programs are located around the Salt Lake Valley to allow for ease of participation. WAS will also organize and cover the cost of transportation from most locations in the valley for groups looking for safe, convenient means of carpooling to each program.
Why Adaptive Recreation?
Regular physical activity is essential for the maintenance of normal muscle strength, flexibility, and joint structure and function and may slow the functional decline often associated with disabling conditions. Adequate levels of muscular strength and endurance are associated with increased bone mass, reduction in injury from falls, and an increased ability to complete daily activities. The primary goals for increasing physical activity in individuals with disabilities are to reverse secondary effects of impaired mobility, optimize physical functioning, and enhance overall well-being.