Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about DASA and our programs? Take a look at our most frequently asked questions/answers here. If you don’t see the answer you’re searching for or need more information, please contact our team today for assistance.
Do I or my child qualify for DASA?
DASA provides sports for individuals who have a permanent physical, visual, or hearing impairment who are cognitively able to follow rules of a game without assistance and who have difficulty participating in sports with their non-disabled peers because of their physical limitations.
How do I register myself/my child for DASA sports?
All new athletes must complete a “New Athlete Form” and speak with a staff member prior to registering for sports. After you’ve spoken with a staff member, you may click “Register Now” in the sidebar to see all available programs.
What is the age limit?
DASA works with athletes ages 5 and up. Please inquire about our new toddler swimming program.
What is the cost of your programs?
Most recreation programs cost $35/session. Competitive team fees are based on the cost of facility and travel requirements. The Ability Gym cost is $40/hour & $30/hour for military personnel or veterans.
Does insurance cover the cost?
Unfortunately, insurance does not cover the cost of any of our programs.
Are scholarships available?
There are some scholarships available, depending on the program. Please complete the scholarship application to be considered.
Do I need to have my own sports equipment?
DASA is fortunate to have numerous pieces of sports equipment for athletes in our programs to use. Once an athlete excels in a sport, we encourage athletes to purchase their own equipment.
Where do your programs take place?
We are based in the St. Louis, St. Charles, and Columbia, Missouri areas. Please see our locations page for the nearest program facilities.
How long is each session?
Most recreation programs last 6-8 weeks. Competitive team seasons vary with the sport. See our Sports & Fitness page for more details.
How long is each class?
Swim lessons are 45 minutes, other sports can be 1-2 hours long.
Are there make-up classes?
There are no make-up classes due to weather. Please see our cancellation policy.
What are DASA’s cancellation policies?
Please see our cancellation policy page.
What does Classification mean?
Classification provides a structure for Paralympic competition, defines who is eligible to compete in Para sport, and groups eligible athletes into sport classes according to their activity limitation. The classification systems differ by sport and are developed by the International Federations governing the sport.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
DASA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. However, if you purchase tickets to one of our events or bid on auction items at one of our events, these transactions are NOT tax-deductible. See our Form 990 and annual report here.
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