Families were at SpoFit on Saturday, May 24th for one of the monthly Youth Adaptive Sports Clinics, sponsored by Max in Motion. During this clinic, the Banner Wheelchair Sun’s players and coaches led participants through a series of fun and recreational basketball drills. These activities included wheelchair maneuvering, passing, dribbling, and shooting. Each skill was used during the scrimmage that wrapped up the day.

Hagen Cates, one of the many energetic athletes that took part in the clinic on Saturday, quoted, “I learned a few more skills I didn’t know when I started; I got better at shooting and passing and communicating on the court.” Hagen also enjoyed meeting new people and making friends. Liz Williams, mother of athlete, Evan, who also partook in the clinic, stated, “Evan loved it! He appreciated the drills, but loved that they actually got to play a game. The coaches were great! It is always good to be able to put Evan in a sport environment, where he can truly compete and let his competitive nature be used.”

Many new players got to use some of the six new basketball chairs that were donated to SpoFit from Thunderbird Charities.

The next Youth Adaptive Sports Clinic focuses on the sport of Power Wheelchair Soccer. Players from the SpoFit Spark Power Soccer Team will expose the youth to the fundamentals of the game. This clinic will take place on Saturday, June 21st, from 10am – 2pm at SpoFit. For more information about the 2014 Youth Adaptive Sports Clinics, or to register, please visit www.ability360.org/sports or contact Kelsey at kelseyb@abil.org.