Columbia, MO Programs

All Disabled Athletes are Welcome!

Let’s start 2021 off right! All athletes are welcome to join us. Let’s get together and get moving!

Register Today

If you are new to DASA you can register for any of our awesome sports or activities by going to our registration page and following our 2 simple steps. Once your new athlete form has been processed, we will be in touch personally to let you know when you may begin registration.

Get inspired, gain strength, and live the quality of life you deserve with DASA. We can’t wait to see you!

Winter DASA-lympics: Register TODAY!

January 13 at 6:00-6:45PM

Everyone loves a little friendly competition! Join us for a night of minute-to-win-it games! Who is going to bring home the gold?!

2021 Session 1: Registration opens 1/11!


  • Movement Based Training (Virtual)
  • Strength & Conditioning (Virtual)
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Adaptive Weight Training
  • Wheelchair Basketball – Skills & Drills
  • Adaptive Yoga for Kids, Teens, Adults & Veterans (Virtual or in STL)

Movement-Based Training (Virtual)

Our Movement-Based Training class includes exercises as well as gross motor games each week. This is a 30-minute fun workout focusing on motor skills, body awareness, and proprioceptive input. This class is open to all abilities.

  • When: Wednesdays, 6:00pm-6:30 pm
  • Dates: 1/27-3/10
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $35

Strength & Conditioning (Virtual)

Join us for a 30-minute total body strength and high-intensity interval training workout adapted for all abilities. Be ready to sweat and work hard as our gym trainers keep you moving!

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-6:30pm
  • Dates: 1/25-3/8
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $35

Swimming Lessons

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction. DASA swim lessons emphasize core strength, body awareness, endurance, and water safety. We begin with basic full body movement and letting the child get comfortable with their own abilities in the water. DASA swimmers typically do not use flotation devices which helps with developing greater self-awareness of their body and their abilities in the water.

  • Time: 4:15pm-5:00pm & 5:00pm-5:45pm
  • When: Wednesdays; 1/27-3/10
  • Location: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center (2601 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203)
  • Cost: $45

Adaptive Weight Lifting

Athletes will engage in strength & conditioning stations including weight lifting. This training will prepare the athlete for a future in Para Powerlifting.

Para Powerlifting is open to male and female athletes with physical impairments. The bench press is the sport’s single discipline. Competitors must lower the bar to the chest, hold it motionless on the chest and then press it upwards to arms length with locked elbows. Athletes are given three attempts and the winner is the athlete who lifts the highest number of kilograms.

  • Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • When: Sundays; 1/24-3/7
  • Location: MAC
  • Cost: $45

Wheelchair Basketball-Skills & Drills

Learn how to play wheelchair basketball.

  • Time: 6:00pm-7:30 pm
  • When: Sundays; 1/24-3/7
  • Location: MAC
  • Cost: $45

Adaptive Yoga (Virtual or in STL)

EVERYONE can practice yoga! We offer classes lying on the ground, seated on the floor, seated in a chair or wheelchair, kneeling or standing. Classes may be taken virtual or in-person in STL: Register now and decide location later!

  • When: Wednesdays
    • Youth: 5:45pm- 6:30pm
    • Teens: 6:30pm-7:15pm
    • Adults & Veterans: 7:15pm-8:00pm
  • Dates: 1/27-3/10
  • Where: The DASA Box (INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall, next to the Ability Gym) or VIRTUAL
  • Cost: $35

Who is Eligible to Participate?

DASA works with cognitively age-appropriate individuals 5 years of age and older, including military veterans and injured first responders, living with permanent physical, visual, and hearing disabilities who have difficulty leading an independent life and participating in sports with their non-disabled peers.

DASA empowers people of all ages who have:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Amputation
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Visual Impairment
  • Neuromuscular/Orthopedic Conditions

Come join us to gain strength, endurance, and camaraderie!

Registration is a Must

Please register for each event using our special registration form available on January 11th. We need you to register.

We encourage all of our athletes from around St. Louis, St. Charles, and Columbia, MO, to join us for any of these events. We can’t wait to see you and inspire each other with fun, laughter, and physical movement, and get fit! Register 1/11.

Sponsor & Volunteer

Our fundraisers simply could not happen without the support of our community, sponsors, and volunteers. We are grateful beyond measure and love to see how your help changes our athlete’s lives.

Become a sponsor. To learn more about sponsorship and what it means to be a sponsor, go to our Become a Sponsor page and be sure to contact us to get started.

Become a volunteer. Volunteering at our sporting events, clinics, fundraisers, camps, and other exciting specialty programs is inspiring and fun and leads to a camaraderie that sparks motivation in all of us to explore our diffabilities. Learn how to become a volunteer on our Volunteer page and follow the simple steps.

If you have any questions or want to get started helping today, contact our team and let’s do this!

We would love to learn more about your fitness needs and how DASA can help, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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