Thank you for your interest in Volunteering with Sportable's Wheelchair Rugby Program!
There is a mandatory volunteer training on Wednesday, May 1st at the Sportable office, from 6-7pm. The practice information can be found below.
Wheelchair Rugby is a sport played by individuals, ages 14 and over, with an impairment of all four limbs (SCI-quadriplegia, MS, CP, amputations, etc.). In the U.S., wheelchair rugby is governed by the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA).
This will be a 7-week, introductory program for interested athletes. The program will focus on foundational knowledge in the sport, skill development, equipment selection, and teamwork.
As the program is just launching, we will have a limited number of rugby chairs available. We are working with a grant provided to purchase chairs throughout 2019. We will provide sports chairs if we do not have enough rugby chairs for those interested. This will allow interested participants to try pushing a manual sports chair, practicing drills, and conditioning for the sport. We will also provide the necessary gloves/upper extremity protection for new participants to borrow.
Mandatory Training: Wednesday, May 1, at the Sportable office from 6-7PM
Dates: Mondays, May 6 - June 17, 2019
Time: 7-9pm; arrive at least 15 minutes early
Location: Patrick Henry YMCA; 17 Ashcake Rd, Ashland, VA 23005
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