Arizona Disabled Sports

"Let no one sit on the sidelines!"
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Physically Challenged

Register for Arizona Heat
Adaptive Programs

The fall programs offered by AzDS include bowling, cycling, long distance cycling, kayaking, power soccer and junior wheelchair basketball.

2017 Fall Season Program Schedule for AZ Heat (updated 9.13.17)

Click HERE to register online.

Paper registration is no longer available. Contact the office at (480) 835-6273 if having trouble with the online system.

All athletes are required to complete the AzDS Liability Waiver and Athlete Assessment Form prior to participation. Competitive athletes ages 7-23 are required to also provide a Physical Form. Return forms by mail, fax or email.

$20 Sports Physicals at any Extra Urgent Care location - Urgent Care Flyer

Arizona Disabled Sports
Attn: Nina Bernardo
59 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85210
Fax: 480.610.2257
Arizona Heat Adaptive Sports Programs

Adaptive sports and recreational programs provided for
individuals with physical disabilities.

The sports programs for individuals with physical disabilities are designed for athletes ages 6 through adulthood who have an orthopedic, neurological or sensory impairment. This can include but is not limited to cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, amputation, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment.

Arizona Disabled Sports is affiliated with several national organizations whose primary purpose is to provide sporting opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. These include Disabled Sports USA, Adaptive Sports USA, and US Paralympics.

Sports currently offered by Arizona Disabled Sports include archery, bowling, cycling, kayaking, power soccer, swimming, track & field, and wheelchair basketball. AzDS offers two seasons - Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring and programs are offered year-round. A registration form, waiver and medical release are required before participation can take place.

Year-Round Overview of Programs

AzDS charges a registration fee per season which supports the costs of facilities, coaches and uniforms. The seasonal fee structure includes:
$50 for one sport
$65 for two sports
$80 for three or more sports

For more information about the Arizona Heat adaptive sports programs, contact Program Supervisor, Nina Bernardo at 480.835.6273 or

Attention All Athletes!
We are looking for individuals who want to come and try out dragon boating with Team Blue! AzDS is partnering up with Adaptive Adventures, Junk House, DAV, Tricare West, and Ability360 to offer a fun, competitive team racing out on the open water. 
If you want camaraderie, team spirit, competition, fun, and adventure this is the program for you. 
Kick-Off dinner is Friday, November 3rd 6:30pm at Ability360. First day of practice is Saturday, November 4th 10:00am at Tempe Town Lake. 
Please see the Event Flyer for additional information and how to register. Space is limited!!

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