May 8th, 2013
Head Coach, Derek Brown, email@example.com, 520 247-4305
The University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program adds Handcycling to its List of Competitive Sport Teams.
Handcycling is an emerging sport worldwide and its popularity is rapidly increasing among athletes with disabilities.
As the first university to have a Handcyling team, the University of Arizona's Adaptive Athletic Program will offer UA student athletes the opportunity to compete in this competitive sport by providing:
- partial tuition assistance
- academic support
- operational support
Community members will also be able to train with the team, however operational expenses are exclusively for student athletes enrolled at the university.
The Adaptive Athletic Program is housed in the Disability Resource Center and adaptive athletic sports are offered to students who are wheelchair users that can’t assimilate into existing university athletic or intramural activities. The institutional commitment to provide a full range of educational experiences to all students is a firm one. The benefits to active student-athletes with disabilities are well documented with regard to both physical and social development. The Adaptive Athletic Program is situated somewhere between a Division I NCAA team and club sport status.
Additional information about Handcycling in the United States can be found at http://www.ushf.org