Adaptive Youth Programs
We provide recreational, social and athletic opportunities for youth ages 5-17 with physical disabilities, along with their friends and families. Our specially trained staff and volunteers will work with participants of all levels to reach their goals.
Do you have a friend or family member that wants to join? Bring them along, with or without a disability. We want to get them involved too!
Questions? Contact Us!
No upcoming Adaptive Youth Programs activities. View the calendar for more activities.
Tacoma Jr. Titans – Youth Wheelchair Basketball
Players will learn skills, socialization, coordination, and teamwork through this great sport.
Designed for youth with physical disabilities including those with spinal cord injuries, amputations, and those that are limb different. Athletes will practice on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to compete on the local and national level in games and tournaments. Equipment is provided.
This is a coed sport and is great for all! Have a friend or family member that wants to play? Bring them along for the fun!
The team is always looking for players (5 years old and older) along with coaches and support staff.
Contact Dave to get involved!
Head Coach Dave Fouquette
Meet the Coach
Dave Fouquette – Head Coach of the Tacoma Jr. Titans
I’ve been involved with wheelchair basketball for 34 years, 11 of them coaching youth. I have also been a school teacher for 13 years and an occupational therapist in schools for 5 years. I have seen many of my former players earn scholarships to play in colleges. I want to see kids with disabilities have fun and learn that there are many things they can do if they put their mind to it. All kids should experience the benefits of exercise and playing with a team. Wheelchair basketball is a great experience!
Adaptive Kids Night Out – Year Round
Drop off your kids (ages 5-13) for a fun filled night including snack, crafts, activities, and more! Adaptive Recreation Kids Night Out is designed for youth with physical disabilities, but is also open to friends and siblings.
If additional accommodations are needed please contact staff before the program.
6 – 7:30pm
Skookum Archers, 11209 Shaw Rd E, Puyallup, WA 98374 (map it)
$5 per person
Drop-in archery at Skookum Archers!
Let them know you’re with Adaptive Recreation to use our compound bows & arrows for the night.
Grit City Chain Breakers Cycling Club
We have a variety of cycles available for use, including adult and youth handcycles, upright tandems, recumbent trikes, and upright trikes.
Rides are suitable for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing and sunscreen.
This program is open to youth and adults.
Renegades Track & Field Team
The Renegades Track and Field Club prepares athletes to compete in Olympic and Paralympic events in the sport.
- Arts and Crafts – Year Round
- Cooking – Year Round
- Goalball – Sept-April
Geared towards individuals with visual impairments, players use masks and a specialized ball to score on their opponents.All gear is provided and the program is designed to put the athletes in a successful situation to help achieve their goals.
- Hiking – Summer
Accessible hikes for all! Our hikes are led by knowledgeable staff. Friends and family are welcome too!
- Kayaking – May-Sept
- Socials and Dances -Year Round
- Strength & Conditioning – Year Round
The Adaptive Strength & Conditioning program takes the science behind traditional exercise training and applies it to those living with physical disabilities. Individuals who live with paralysis, artificial limbs or a condition that impairs mobility – are all encouraged to be a part of this unique program!
- Swimming – Year Round
Swimming is a fun way to develop strength and flexibility. Metro Parks has a variety of swim lessons and teams that run year round.