Adapted Sports

Adapted Sports

Beginner to advanced athletes are invited to participate in Adapted Sports to find out, What’s Your Game? These programs are geared toward introducing players to the wonderful world of sports. Athletes can choose to participate at the level where they are comfortable … recreationally or competitively. Interested families are encouraged to call for more details about each program.

Eligible players include children and adults who:

  • have mobility needs (may or may not use a wheelchair on a daily basis)
  • are visually impaired
  • have an amputation
  • have a neurological/muscular impairment, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and others, including those with orthopedic impairments, permanent knee injuries, and leg length discrepancies.
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Paralympic Boccia

Boccia can be played by beginners or strategy-oriented competitors! The object of the game is to throw or roll game balls so they land as close as possible to a target ball called the jack. Join us to learn the rules and strategies of the game. Athletes practice to compete at different tournaments in the Chicagoland area.

(Ages 6+)

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Paralympic Track & Field

Jr. F.I.R.E.

(Ages 3–5)

For kids ages 3 to 5 years old who would like to be exposed to the fundamentals of track and field, recreation, nutrition, sportsmanship, and self-esteem building. Participants will receive a Rockford F.I.R.E. t-shirt. Participants will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, and will participate in four meets where awards will be given to all participants.

Rockford F.I.R.E.

(Ages 6–18)

Challenged by a higher level of expectation, achievement, and responsibility, participants are expected to attend two practices per week. Participants will receive a F.I.R.E. uniform to use for each meet, a F.I.R.E. t-shirt, participate in four local meets where awards will be given to all participants, and four area AAU or USATF sanctioned meets. Participants will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Parents are responsible for travel to all regional area meets. Uniform deposit of $25.00 is required but refundable when uniform is returned. There will be an awards banquet at Magic Waters at the end of the program, where trophies will be awarded.

For information on the upcoming season, please contact Lamont Jones at 815.962.7469 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Wheelchair Basketball

Jr. Chariots 10

Join the Jr. Chariots Wheelchair Basketball team for another great season. Whether you are just beginning, or have been playing for years, we have the opportunity for you. The team practices at the “Jr.Varsity” division standards level of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Weekend tournaments and games are offered throughout the season. The game schedule will be given out at practices. Contact Paula Reiter at 815-987-1613 for more information.

(Ages 6 - High School)

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