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Texas Regional Games
When:  April 24-26
Where: UTSA, San Antonio, TX
What:  Regional Competition for Para Athletes in Archery, Airguns, Boccia, Powerlifting and Track and Field.
Basic Schedule
Thursday April 23 Registration and classification will start.
Friday April 24 Airguns, Field and Powerlifting.
Saturday April 25  Track and Field
Sunday April 26  Archery and Boccia
Complete detailed schedule to be posted when finalized.



If you are not at the Texas Regional Games and are a wheelchair racer this one is for you!  The Lone Star Race, a half marathon, 10K, and 5K, is more than just about running, it's about running for a reason.   One in five people will experience a disability in their life time. Ability Connection Texas is the sole beneficiary of the Lone Star Race. All proceeds of this race go to help children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. 
#Iam1in5 
They are interested in having wheelchair racers run in their races.




http://www.region10.org/adapted-physical-education/events/kid-netic-games/

When: May 2nd, 2015

Where: St. Mark’s School of Texas, 10600 Preston Road Dallas, TX

What: The Kid-netic Games is a multi-sport event for school aged students with various physical disabilities. 

Who: Students ages 2-22 (providing the student is still enrolled in High School) with physical impairments such as amputations, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, dwarfism, and other orthopedic impairments. 

Events: Competitions/Clinics in Track & Field, Wheelchair basketball, Power Soccer, Boccia, Wheelchair Tennis, Disc Golf and Archery. 

hosted by Region 10.  For more information about the 2015 Kid-netic Games click here


DFW Throws and Powerlifting
Thank you to all of the Athletes, Volunteers and officials for making this event a great one!  We got to introduce many first time competitors to our sport.   A special thank you to UT Arlington, WASUSA and the Craig H Neilsen Foundation for their support of our meet.


You can check out the field competition here thanks to the Movin Mavs
We hope to see many of our new athletes at our next event in San Antonio!













































































































http://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/2015_ParaTrack.pdf

Check out our resources 

BEST PRACTICES for DISABILITY TRACK and FIELD

Para Sport for High School Students

 (Provided by USOC-Paralympic Track & Field)

2015 UIL State Championships May 14-16
Mike A. Myers Stadium University of Texas at Austin
***Coaches***






These chairs are part of the SWAA-DFW loaner program.  If you're interested in checking out one of our racers contact us at swaa.wsusa@gmail.com






Track and Field Officials

   
Officials Training material area available though Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports and US Paralympics web sites. Take the on-line training and test to add Athletics for the Disabled certification to your USA Track and Field Officials certification.  Click on the image to go to either site.

http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/Officials-Training

        http://www.wasusa.org/athleticstrackfield.htm
Officials needed for these events:
DFW Throws and Powerlifting  April 4th Arlington TX at UTA.
Texas Regional Games April 24-26  San Antonio at UTSA contact pjohnson@buchanan.com

Dallas Sled Hockey Winter practice schedule

If you are a new skater or do not have any equipment please contact me so that we can make sure we have everything you need to skate. Please respond with age, height, & weight so that the correct gear is available. All equipment is kept offsite so we need to make arrangements to have everything for you. 

Alfredo Corona- alcorona79@gmail.com


First Practice is Saturday January 10, 2015 3:00-4:00 PM at the Farmers Branch Dr. Pepper Stars Center.

Full practice schedule is on the sled hockey page.





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  • Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association is the regional organization for Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA.  The regional area includes: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma & Texas. 
     We are a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides sport competition for those individuals with a physical disability.

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