Adaptive Sports Day – Come Try Games From A New Perspective!

Hey UBC, 

We are in full swing for Move UBC month and we’ve got something special right around the corner. I think it’s time for us to try some games from a new perspective. That’s why we want you to join us for Adaptive Sports day on February 18th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm! This event is meant for people of all abilities to come together and have the unique opportunity to experience the resilience every parasport athlete practices to master their sport. Accessibility and inclusivity are major driving factors at UBC, hence we are offering you an adaptive sports day, so you can try something new!

Registration can be found HERE.

 

Goalball

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Via: United States Association of Blind Athletes

Have you ever wondered what Goalball is? Well, it’s a super cool sport designed for athletes who are visually impaired and we are offering it on our adaptive sports day. All goalball athletes must wear eyeshades to completely block out their vision. From here, athletes must use their sense of sound to identify the ball with a bell in it. The objective of the game is to score on the opposite team’s goal by throwing the ball from your side of the court through the opposite teams’ defenders in an attempt to score a goal. Goalball is a sport played worldwide and has been in the Paralympics since 1976! A fun fact about the history of goalball is that it was initially created in an effort to rehabilitate visually impaired WWll veterans. 

 

Wheelchair Basketball

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Have you ever heard of wheelchair basketball and wanted to try it out? Well, you’re just in luck as in our upcoming adaptive sports day we are offering it. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced 5 on 5 sport where your team’s objective is to shoot the ball in the opposing team’s hoop. In order to move around a player must simultaneously dribble the basketball and wheel their chair. A little wheelchair basketball fun fact for you: in contrast to able-bodied basketball there are no double dribbles. If a player was to pick up the basketball they are only allowed to push themselves twice before, dribbling, shooting, or passing again!

 

If you enjoyed playing wheelchair basketball, check out the SRC Drop-In Sports Schedule for drop-in wheelchair basketball times!

 

The beauty of goalball and wheelchair basketball is that even though they may be designed for specific types of athletes they can still be played by everyone of all abilities. So if you wanna test out your goalball and wheelchair basketball skills you definitely need to sign up for adaptive sports day! For more fun Move UBC events feel free to check out our Move UBC Calendar. Looking forward to seeing you out there UBC and remember to keep moving!