Adaptive lacrosse is an offering of the sport provided for people with physical or intellectual impairments. Athletes with disabilities benefit from the same training and conditioning as athletes without disabilities, and generally, the same program used for athletes without disabilities can be used for their peers with a disability, with a few modifications.
The document linked above is intended to provide guidance for schools and programs in order to make lacrosse accessible for all participants and to create adaptive lacrosse programs for students with physical and mental disabilities.
Wheelchair Lacrosse USA (WLUSA) serves as the governing body of wheelchair lacrosse in the United States and provides participation opportunities for physically challenged athletes. Since 2009, WLUSA has helped grow over a dozen programs nationwide. Wheelchair lacrosse is played on a roller hockey rink or box lacrosse pad, using a no-bounce ball and basketball chairs.
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US Lacrosse has identified seasoned coaches and administrators who are eager to provide support for individuals developing new adaptive lacrosse programs. These mentors, many with over 25 years of adaptive lacrosse experience, will assist new program leaders in gaining practical adaptive coaching and management experience.
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