Sled hockey is an exciting disabled alternative team sport that follows rules similar to able-bodied hockey. Instead of using ice skates, players sit on a specially designed sled (sledge) equipped with two skate blades. Players use two short hockey sticks, not only for shooting and passing, but also for propelling themselves across the ice with the metal picks attached to the top of the shafts.
Legal body contact and raised puck shooting are as much a part of sled hockey as they are in traditional hockey. You can play recreationally, graduate to a competitive team, or hone your skills and go on to become a Sled Hockey Paralympian! Sled hockey season is September-March.
- DASA Blues Team is the competitive travel team.
- DASA B Team is the Adult Developing Team.
- DASA Jr. Blues Team is a competitive travel team for kids.
- The Skills and Drills Sled Hockey program is for Jr. and adult developing players.
The Midwest Sled Hockey Invitational brings together several Adult and Junior teams from across the country to compete in St Louis every year in January. Keep an eye on our calendar for dates, times, and locations.
Teams compete regionally throughout the season and within their division at Sled Hockey Nationals once a year in April. Keep an eye on our calendar for dates, times, and locations.
You can also train for the USA Paralympic Team!
USA Hockey has overseen all national sled hockey teams and the US Women’s Development Sled Team that represents the United States in international competition including the Paralympic Winter Games, International Paralympic Committee Sled Hockey World Championship, World Sled Hockey Challenge, and more.
DASA is proud of our Sled Hockey Paralympians who have helped Team USA bring home the gold in the last 3 Paralympic Games! Thank you Steven Cash, Josh Pauls, and Billy Hanning for representing DASA Blues Sled Hockey in winning the Gold for Team USA!
If you’re interested in playing on a DASA team or going for the gold, contact us today!
Participate in Sled Hockey this Season
Participating in DASA’s sled hockey or any of our disabled competitive team sports is a wonderful way to socialize, build comradery, become physically fit, gain independence, develop self-confidence, and achieve great things. Please join us this season!
To get started, please fill out the New Athlete Form first, then fill out the registration form for the sport you’d like to play, and be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information. If you need assistance, contact us today. 636-477-0716
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