SWAA‎ > ‎

Annoucements

Texas Regional Games cancelled

posted Mar 18, 2020, 4:47 AM by Paul Johnson

Dear Texas Regional Para Sport Athletes, Families and Friends: 

As you all know this is a scary time in our world today.  TRPS is very concerned for the wellbeing of all our athletes and their families and we are basing our decisions on what we feel is the overall best decision for what is occurring at this instance and what will be happening to get each of your lives back to normal.

Both Texas Regional Games and Lone Star Para Invitational are currently cancelled by the guidelines provided by the CDC and Adaptive Sports USA.  We are working on and hoping to reschedule these two events into one event in June.  The first concern is to have COVID-19 under control and CDC restrictions eliminated.  While there is no guarantee that this will happen, we will make every effort to provide a competition. We are looking at the competition to have Track and Field and looking at the possibility of Archery.  The locations are TBA, but we are looking for schools that will work with us in both Dallas Fort Worth area and the San Antonio/Austin area. 

We will refund your registration fee.  If you can spare a small donation to assist in the event expenses that Texas Regional Para Sport has incurred so far, then we welcome your registration to be a tax deductible donation, however, if you do need to get your registration fee refunded, we do completely understand.  

To get a refund, please email us the athletes full name, so we can look up the account on square and refund your registration fee to the credit card on file. Additional information regarding refunds is below.  

  1. You have an option for the registration refund of Texas Regional Games entry fee.  Please email
    Wendy Gumbert at wgumbert@hotmail.com and tell her option A or B 

    A.  You would like to get a full refund of your registration fee (please include athletes full name). 
    B.  You would like to donate your registration fee to TRPS to help offset the cost that have already been incurred for the 2020 Texas Regional Games.  

  2. If you personally booked a hotel reservation at the Texas Regional Games host hotel, then you do need to call Holiday Inn Northwest San Antonio at 210-549-2434.  Please cancel your personal reservations ASAP, they will give you a refund.    

  1. All the hotel deposits for our military athletes will be refunded immediately to the card on file (you would have filled out our TRPS Military Housing Grant on our website and left a one-night deposit on your personal credit card). 

As of now, Adapted Sports USA, still has some excellent events on their calendars for mid-May through June.  All these events do hope to be hosted on their regular planned dates. We support and encourage participation at any of these events. 

May 15-17, Gateway Games (St. Peres, MO) – www.dasasports.org  

May 30, 5280 Challenge (Aurora, CO) – www.5280Challenge.com 

June 4-7, UCO Endeavor Games (Edmond, OK) – www.endeavorgames.com/edmond 

June 11-14, Great Lakes Games (Lake Forest, Il) – www.greatlakesgames.org 

**** July 19-24, Adapted Sports USA 2020 Junior Nationals (Denver, CO) – www.juniornationals.adaptivesportsusa.org   

Please note we will be sending out an update to the Texas Regional Para Sport qualification criteria for the Adapted Sports USA 2020 Jr. Nationals.  We will alter the qualifications to make sure that it is realistic to what is available for athletes to attend. Our goal is to have a large Texas team, so we will work on what is best for everyone.  

Beyond moving forward with scheduled events, one constant across all organizations is their guidance to athletes, volunteers, participants and fans to exercise the right behaviors: 

- If sick, stay home 

- If symptomatic, seek testing and self-quarantine 

- Practice good hygiene always 

Sincerely, we hope to see all of you at a TRPS/SWAA meet in June, 

 Wendy 

Wendy Gumbert 

Director, Texas Regional Para Sport 

Texas Regional Para Track and Field Clinic

posted Dec 31, 2019, 7:47 AM by Paul Johnson

February 1-2, 2020

Texas State University

TSU Track and Field


TSU - The Endzone Complex

San Marcos, TX 78666


 
This clinic is geared to the beginner to an intermediate rising elite athlete.  We have some of the top Paralympic Coaches the USA has to offer and instruction is provided in a classroom setting as well as hands-on in the field and on the track.

We focus on sessions for these event groups: 
Ambulatory running (Visual Impairment, Amputee, Cerebral Palsy, Limb Salvage and others), Wheelchair Racing, Ambulatory Throws and Jumps, Seated Throws. 

Equipment:  
If Wheelchair Racing equipment is needed, we do have extra chairs for an athlete to try.  If a chair is fitted for you and you are a part of a Texas community program or Junior High or High School program, then the chair can be loaned to the community program for your use or to the athlete for use in Junior High or High School programs.  No chairs are loaned or sent out of state.

Some session topics 
Running, Pushing, Throwing, Jumping Technique; strength training; developing training plans; navigating the Paralympic Pipeline; Racing Chair maintenance; 1 on 1 roller sessions for intermediate athletes; hands-on session out at the track.  
More detail on sessions and instructors to come in early January .

Instructors:
We strive to get some of the top Paralympic Athletes and US Paralympic National Team Coaches as our instructors.  We will announce the instructors in January. 


Hotel suggestions: There are lots of hotels in San Marcos, from all price ranges.  We do not have a hotel block of rooms.  These are just two of the nicer ones in town, please do a search and look to see what is in your price range. 


Wingate by Wyndham San Marcos 

($94-$109)

www.wyndhamhotel.com

512-754-6624

108 IH-35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666


Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos

($115-$130)

512-754-7707

106 IH-35, San Marcos, TX 78666

Adaptive Sports USA 2020 Junior Nationals set for Denver, Colorado

posted Nov 19, 2019, 1:09 PM by Paul Johnson

https://juniornationals.adaptivesportsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Adaptive-Sports-USA-2020-Junior-Nationals-Press-Release.pdf

U.S. Paralympic Team Trials Presented By The Hartford

posted Nov 19, 2019, 1:03 PM by Paul Johnson

Minneapolis Selected As Site For 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials Presented By The Hartford

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Today the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced that the greater Minneapolis area has been selected as the site of the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for cycling, swimming and track and field. The multi-sport trials presented by The Hartford will select the athletes who will represent Team USA at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and will take place June 25-28, 2020. ......read more


DFW Sled Hockey Schedule

posted Sep 23, 2019, 1:23 PM by Paul Johnson


2019 Lone Star Para Invitational Results

posted Apr 20, 2019, 7:24 PM by Paul Johnson

THANK YOU TO THE ATHLETE, VOLUNTEERS, OFFICIALS AND FAMILIES THAT MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!

The results are below and are by age group.

Thank you
SWAA Staff

Lone Star Para Invitational Program

posted Apr 17, 2019, 9:41 PM by Paul Johnson

The track and field heat sheets are published here.  You can download and print a copy.

Kid-netic Games

posted Mar 1, 2019, 5:14 AM by Paul Johnson

https://www.region10.org/programs/kid-netic-games/overview/


Lone Star Para Invitational

posted Feb 22, 2019, 5:59 PM by Paul Johnson

The Lone Star Para Invitational is the only Pre-K-12 grade UIL competitive track and field meet for children with physical disabilities in Texas.


Event Details: 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Cost: $25.00

Location: Cravens Field, 1400 W Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX

Check-in and track warm ups 8:00-9:00AM

Track events start at 9:00AM

Field Events will follow immediately after track.

This will be on a rolling schedule.  

The event line up with be posted as soon as possible.

Click here to register today

Texas Regional Games May 1-5

posted Dec 12, 2018, 12:02 PM by Paul Johnson


1-10 of 88