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Adaptive Youth Programs

Adaptive Recreation logo blue redWe 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!
(253) 404-3955
adaptive@tacomaparks.com

Upcoming Activities

Wheelchair Basketball – Youth

Nov 2-30, 2019
Each Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club – Schatz
Get active, meet new friends and ignite the competition inside yourself by joining the Tacoma Junior Titans. From beginner to advanced, this group will keep you entertained an…

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – Seattle – Youth

Dec 7-8, 2019
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outside Metro Parks
Come hang with the crew as we play on the road. We’ll be taking our skills to the court to have fun and compete! Will take place at West Seattle High School.

Wheelchair Basketball – Youth

Dec 7-28, 2019
Each Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club – Schatz
Get active, meet new friends and ignite the competition inside yourself by joining the Tacoma Junior Titans. From beginner to advanced, this group will keep you entertained an…

Jingle Bell Jive – Adaptive Dance – Youth

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019
4:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club – Schatz
Come hang with the crew, learn some new dances and meet new friends. We’ll be showing off some new skills and having a blast!…

Goalball Practice – Tacoma Typhoons

Jan 4-25, 2020
Each Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Typhoon Goalball Team Goalball was created in 1946 to help rehabilitate injured veterans after World War II. Is has now blossomed into one of the Paralympics most popul…

Wheelchair Basketball – Youth

Jan 4-25, 2020
Each Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Jr. Titans – Youth Wheelchair Basketball Players will learn skills, socialization, coordination, and teamwork through this great sport. Designed for youth with physical…

Adaptive Kids Day Out

Sunday, Jan 5, 2020
1:00 pm
STAR Center
Bring your kids to Adaptive Kids Day Out once a month to try new activities and meet new friends in our adaptive programs. We’ll be playing games, doing crafts and making snac…

Goalball Practice – Tacoma Typhoons

Feb 1-29, 2020
Each Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Typhoon Goalball Team Goalball was created in 1946 to help rehabilitate injured veterans after World War II. Is has now blossomed into one of the Paralympics most popul…

Wheelchair Basketball – Youth

Feb 1-29, 2020
Each Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Except:
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Jr. Titans – Youth Wheelchair Basketball Players will learn skills, socialization, coordination, and teamwork through this great sport. Designed for youth with ph…

Adaptive Kids Day Out

Sunday, Feb 2, 2020
1:00 pm
STAR Center
Bring your kids to Adaptive Kids Day Out once a month to try new activities and meet new friends in our adaptive programs. We?ll be playing games, doing crafts and making snac…

Goalball Practice – Tacoma Typhoons

Mar 7-21, 2020
Each Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Typhoon Goalball Team Goalball was created in 1946 to help rehabilitate injured veterans after World War II. Is has now blossomed into one of the Paralympics most popul…

Wheelchair Basketball – Youth

Mar 7-21, 2020
Each Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Except:
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Jr. Titans – Youth Wheelchair Basketball Players will learn skills, socialization, coordination, and teamwork through this great sport. Designed for youth with ph…

Adaptive Kids Day Out

Sunday, Mar 8, 2020
1:00 pm
STAR Center
Bring your kids to Adaptive Kids Day Out once a month to try new activities and meet new friends in our adaptive programs. We?ll be playing games, doing crafts and making snac…

Programs Offered

Wheelchair Basketball - Tacoma Titans Jr. - Sept- March

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

(425) 876-8357

davidfouquette@gmail.com

 

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!

Other Programs Kids Night Out - Year Round

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.

Archery - April-Sept

Archery 

Mondays
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.

Cycling - April-Sept

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.

Questions? Contact us!
(253) 404-3955
adaptive@tacomaparks.com

Track and Field - April-June

Renegades Track & Field Team

The Renegades Track and Field Club prepares athletes to compete in Olympic and Paralympic events in the sport.

More Programs

  • 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.