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Junior Competitive Sports Program

The RIC Adaptive Sports Junior Competitive Sports Program is a collaboration between RIC and the Chicago Park District (CPD). Competitive Junior Sports is ideal for youth seeking to develop their sports skills in wheelchair basketball, track and field, and wheelchair softball. Expert coaching and adaptive equipment are provided. Transportation is provided to participants living within Chicago city limits. Athletes travel to local and regional competitions.

Participants must register with RIC and the CPD to take part in the Junior Sports Programs.

For more information, contact Trent Thenhaus at 312-238-5011.

Sports

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball season starts in October and meets once weekly. Visit the Junior Wheelchair Basketball page for more information.

Wheelchair Softball

When:

Practice Schedule

May 30: 9 - 11 AM First Practice

June 6 & 13: 9 - 11 AM Practice

June 23: 3 - 5 PM First Tuesday Practice

July 11: Practice - TIME TBA

July 18: Disability Pride Parade

July 19: Beyond the Waters Beach Party, Osterman Beach, Chicago

Julu 30-August 1: National Wheelchair Softball World Series, Omaha, NE

Where:

California Park, 3843 N. California Ave. (at Irving Park Rd.)

The RIC-CPD Junior Cubs are part of the National Wheelchair Softball Association, a fast-paced and highly competitive junior division for wheelchair softball teams with players age 8–18 years old. The season begins in late May and culminates in a National Championship tournament held in early August.

The junior division provides an opportunity for boys and girls with disabilities to enjoy the thrills and experiences of competitive, fast-paced, and action-packed softball. Just like their classmates in school who play in other competitive baseball and softball leagues, youth with disabilities have the opportunity to experience the joys, sense of belonging to a team, health benefits, and all the life experiences provided by playing athletics and team sports through wheelchair softball.

Paratriathlon Training with Dare2Tri

When:

May 21 - August 27, 2015 

Thursdays 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm*

*Practices on 6/25, 7/30, and 8/27 will go until 7:30 pm

Where:

Practices meet at the 31st Street Marina 3155 South Lakeshore Dr., Chicago.

The Competitive Junior Sports Program will be joining the Dare2Tri schedule. Dare2Tri's mission is to positively impact the lives of athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments by developing their skills in paratriathlon, which includes road racing, swimming, and cycling.