ADAPTIVE SPORTS & RECREATION
“Fairness is not giving everyone the same thing. Fairness is giving each person what they need to succeed.”
NYA is committed to providing an environment where anyone can participate and experience the joy of sports, no matter their ability. Adaptive Sports & Recreation is an inclusive program with modifications to meet the needs of all its participants. We have extra coaches, take extra time, and adjust for special sensitivities. Our dedicated staff and volunteers bring big smiles and big hearts each week to deliver a best-in-class sports experience for these young athletes.
COMING SOON- 2023 "I CAN BIKE" PROGRAM!
We are excited to share that thanks to our generous 2022 NYA Donors, we will be
hosting the "iCan Bike" program again this summer!
iCan Bike is an immersive 1-week program where participants ages 8 and older will receive instruction on riding bikes. Families from all communities are invited to give us a try, we will make every effort to meet each individuals needs!
Dates: June 26 - June 30th
"I CAN BIKE" RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
iCan Bike Parents: https://icanshine.org/parents/ican-bike-parents/
Brochure link for information: https://icanshine.org//wp-content/uploads/2019/03/iCan-Bike-Tri-Fold-Brochure.pdf
For more information please contact Maggie Conway at email@example.com
NYA is committed to providing an environment where anyone can participate and experience
the joy of sports, no matter their ability. Adaptive Sports & Recreation is an inclusive program
with modifications to meet the needs of all its participants. We have extra coaches, take extra
time, and adjust for special sensitivities.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers bring big smiles and
big hearts each week to deliver a best-in-class sports experience for these young athletes.
Continuing last year's s format, Adaptive Sports & Recreation will run as a seasonal sport format
– Fall/Soccer, Winter/Basketball, and Spring/Baseball to familiarize young athletes with the
structure of the Unified Sports program which becomes available to students in Middle School
and High School.
Who: Children with special needs grades K - 6
Time: 10am – 11am
Spring Session: Baseball
4/30/23 - 6/13/23 (no 5/14/23, 5/28/23)
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING OUR ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM? PLEASE CONTACT MAGGIE CONWAY AT MCONWAY@NYASPORTSFITNESS.COM OR CALL 203-313-4081
A MESSAGE FROM OUR TEAM
Adaptive Sports & Recreation at NYA is here for you and your child! NYA Sports & Fitness, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to building a stronger community by providing an environment that supports healthy living though exercise, sports, play, events, and personal connections.
At NYA, we believe in inclusivity and providing a safe space where everyone regardless of capabilities can and will be successful.
Diversity is being invited to the game, but inclusivity is being asked to play.
Our program is designed to offer families of children, with various levels of capability, an opportunity to participate in recreation according to their ability. Participants join us each week while our dedicated team works diligently to adapt the activity of the day, accordingly. We pride ourselves in getting to know each participant and their families, as well as, specific needs to ensure everyone feels supported and is successful.
We welcome families, not just in Newtown but from neighboring communities as well,
and we always welcome siblings! Adaptive Sports & Recreation is offered four times during the school year for six 60-minute sessions each. The program is overseen by two NYA Directors and supported by adult volunteers and high school volunteers, most of whom are involved in middle and high school Best Buddies programs and Unified Sports. Do not be discouraged if you have not been successful in finding the right place for your family.
Give us a try and we will make every effort to meet your needs!
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us directly so we can help put your mind at ease.
The NYA Adaptive Sports & Recreation Team
2022 ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAMS
WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
2021 ADAPTIVE SOCCER
2022 ADAPTIVE BASKETBALL
2022 ADAPTIVE BASEBALL