On May 4th, youth came to SpoFit to participate in the very first MaxInMotion® Youth Adaptive Sports Clinic, where they were introduced to Wheelchair Basketball and Power Soccer. At the free clinics, participants enjoyed getting in basketball and soccer wheelchairs and taking part in drills. Youth were taught the fundamentals of Wheelchair Basketball and Power Soccer by members of the Phoenix Banner Suns Wheelchair Basketball team, members of the ASU Power Soccer Team, and coaches from Arizona Disabled Sports. In the afternoon, the Power Soccer clinic was even joined by a couple members of Phoenix FC!
Many of the children who attended the clinic had never played sports until that day, so it was a thrill seeing their faces as they wheeled up and down the floor while learning the games. David Garcia, a member of the Banner Wheelchair Suns Basketball Team, helped coach the clinic on Saturday. “I had a ton of fun, and so did my kids,” said Garcia, “I’m looking forward to the one!”
Power Soccer participant Roman Gardner had never seen the sport until coming to the clinic, but he looked very natural on the court. As the day wrapped up, we asked how he felt afterwards and he exclaimed, “My favorite part of the day was scoring goals!” In addition to learning the basics of Power Soccer, Gardner was able to try out the rock wall on his first visit that day, too. His parents were excited about all the opportunities SpoFit has to offer and cannot wait to come back for more.
The MaxInMotion® foundation and SpoFit have teamed up to host a series of these Adaptive Sports Clinics this summer. Playing sports is an important part of growing up and MaxInMotion® and SpoFit believe that everyone should get to play, regardless of ability. To register for the next FREE MaxInMotion® Youth Adaptive Sports Clinics on June 8th, please visit MaxInMotion® clinics page.