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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!

COVID Policies

DASA is doing what we can to mitigate COVID-19 transmission. We have updated our COVID policies and ask that all athletes & volunteers please read through and abide by the policies.

DASA’s COVID Policies (updated 8/23/2022)

Session 1: 2023

Registration will open January 9th. Programs will begin the week of January 22nd. Click the sports to see details.

BULL’S EYE is the name of the game! Learn the skills and technique needed to get that bull’s eye every time! Adaptive equipment available. Athletes will be divided into groups based on skill level (beginner, intermediate & advanced). Prior to start of session, athletes will be notified of their time slot.

  • When: Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm; broken into 45 min time slots.
  • Dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost: $40

**Athletes will be divided into 2 groups by the DASA staff & instructors. Each group will be 45 minutes long. Athletes will be notified of their timeframe prior to the first class.

Boccia is a game of strategy and accuracy. The sport is played on a flat, smooth surface, where players must throw or roll colored balls as close as possible to a white target ball, known as the “jack.” The player, pair or team with the most balls near the jack is the winner.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
  • Where: DDRB Gym, 1025 Country Club Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
  • Cost: $40

Dance: A Sampler of Different Classical Dance Styles

Come explore the classical dance styles of ballet, jazz, and hip hop! In this 6 week beginner class, dancers will get a taste of each of these dance styles, culminating in a final showcase recital! DASA will provide the sports chairs, you provide the athlete! So pack your dancing shoes, and we look forward to dancing with you!

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Time:
    • 6:00- 6:45pm Youth and Adolescents
    • 7:00-7:45pm Adults
  • Dates: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 (showcase recital)
  • Where: Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave, Clayton, MO 63105
  • Cost: $40

Learn the art of Paralympic Powerlifting while training to get stronger. In this sport, athletes (ages 11 and up) do a bench press. 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 must be able to hold the bar independently.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $40

DASA Flames is the beginner power soccer team. DASA provides the soccer chair, you provide the athlete!

  • When: Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Dates: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
  • Where: Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO
  • Costs: $50

Adaptive Rock Climbing is an amazing sport for our athletes. At DASA, we make sure that every athlete can make it to the top! We have experienced rock climbers making sure this activity is completely safe for our athletes and volunteers.

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates:  1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
  • Where: Upper Limits in Maryland Heights, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

This Paralympic sport is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use air rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target.  Each athlete is set at an individual station and taught safety when handling the air rifle. Athletes must be at least 12 years of age.

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-7:45pm; broken into two 45-minute slots
  • Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 & 2/27
  • Where: DASA Box, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2276, St Peters, MO)
  • Cost: $40

Join us for a 45-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-6:45pm
  • Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 & 2/27
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $40

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction. NEW TO DASA…THURSDAY NIGHT LESSONS!!

ST. LOUIS

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday nights will have 2 different classes (6:00pm-6:45pm & 6:45pm-7:30pm). Wednesday night will have 2 different class (6:30pm-7:15pm & an adult class 7:15pm-8:00pm)

  • Monday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
  • Tuesday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates:  1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
  • Wednesday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
  • Thursday classes are held at 15270 Old Halls Ferry Rd, Florissant, MO. Dates: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
  • Cost: $40

COMO

There are 2 different sessions from which to choose (5:30pm-6:15pm & 6:15pm-7:00pm).

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
  • Where: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 2601 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

**EACH CLASS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 3 SWIMMERS. DASA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A CLASS IF THE MINIMUM IS NOT MET. ATHLETES WILL BE NOTIFIED PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS.**

Learn Basketball Skills & Drills. This is your chance to try out the sport before committing to the DASA Competitive team!

COMO

  • Sundays, 12pm-1:30pm
  • Dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26
  • Where: Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

STL

  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
  • Where: Bierbaum Elementary School, 2050 Union Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125
  • Cost: $50

Come play with us! Each week we will have a different sport theme & we will focus on creating a fun-filled environment while participating in gross motor activities designed to encourage your toddlers abilities to become athletes! THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY FOR ATHLETES WITH A PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT AND ARE 18 MONTHS TO UNDER 5 YEARS!

January:

  • 28th: Sled Hockey at Steinberg Rink with Team USA Athletes!

February:

  • 11th-Soccer at Promise Community Homes
  • 25th-Baseball at Promise Community Homes

March:

  • 11th-Basketball at Promise Community Homes
  • 25th-Volleyball at Promise Community Homes

April:

  • 15th-Swimming at Promise Community Homes

May:

  • 6th-Track & Field at Parkway Central High School
  • 21st-Toddler’s “Compete” at DASA’s Gateway Games 
More Details
  • Class Times: 9:15-10:00am and 10:00-10:45am
  • Cost: $20/class

*Limited to 6 participants per class.

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: Register now and decide location later!

  • When: Wednesdays 6:00-6:45
  • Dates: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
  • Where: The DASA Box (INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall, next to the Ability Gym) or VIRTUAL
  • Cost: $40

*IF WE DO NOT HAVE 3 ATHLETES REGISTERED BEFORE THE START OF THE SESSION WE WILL HAVE TO CANCEL PROGRAMMING.

Competitive & Development Sports

Fall Competitive Sports include Boccia ($300 fee), Power Wheelchair Soccer ($300 fee), Sled Hockey (Adults: $500 fee, Juniors: $300), Wheelchair Basketball ($300 fee) and Wheelchair Rugby ($300 fee).^

Spring Competitive Sports include Archery ($300 fee*), Para Powerlifting ($300 fee*), Swimming ($300 fee*) and Track & Field ($300 fee*).^

*The DASA Sports that are offered at Junior Nationals (Archery, Para Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field) will have a base fee of $300 for the first sport and any additional sports will cost an additional $50. For instance, if an athlete registers for competitive swimming & competitive track & field then the fee is $350 for the season.

^Dates, times, locations are subject to change.

This is DASA’s Competitive Archery Team. Athletes will have coaching support at 2 regional events, plus entry to DASA’s Gateway Games. Competitive Archery athletes will also be supported to attend Nationals. DASA will also offer a Development Non-Travel Program.

  • When: Sundays 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Estimated Start Date: January 23
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost:
    • Competitive: $300*
    • Development, non-travel: $100 (Jan through End of Season)

*DASA Competitive Sports that are offered at Junior Nationals (Archery, Para Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field) will have a base fee of $300 for the first sport and any additional sports will cost an additional $50.

This is DASA’s Competitive Boccia Team. Athletes will have coaching support at 2 regional events, plus entry to DASA’s Gateway Games. Competitive Boccia athletes will also be supported to attend Nationals.

  • When: Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Estimated Start Date: September 15
  • Where: INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall, Suite 2440, St Peters, MO 63376
  • Cost: $300

This is DASA’s Competitive Para Powerlifting Team. Athletes will have coaching support at 2 regional events, plus entry to DASA’s Gateway Games. Competitive Para Powerlifting athletes will also be supported to attend Nationals.

  • When: TBD
  • Estimated Start Date: TBD
  • Where: DASA’s Ability Gym INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Cir, St. Peters
  • Cost: $300*

*DASA Competitive Sports that are offered at Junior Nationals (Archery, Para Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field) will have a base fee of $300 for the first sport and any additional sports will cost an additional $50.

DASA has several different Competitive Power Wheelchair Soccer teams and a Development Non-Travel Program. Athletes on the Competitive Teams will have coaching support at least 2 regional events, entry to DASA’s Jerry Frick Memorial Power Soccer Tournament, and support to USPSA Nationals, if team qualifies, or last post-season competition.

  • When: Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Estimated Start Date: 10/26
  • Where: Wednesdays: North Kirkwood Middle School, 11287 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
  • Cost:
    • Competitive Team: $300
    • Development, non travel: $100 (Start of Season through December); $100 (Jan through End of Season)

DASA CarShield is the competitive travel Sled Hockey team. We have an Adult A Team, Adult B Team & a Junior Team and a Development Non-Travel Program. Athletes on the Competitive Teams will have coaching support at inner-league travel competitions, entry to DASA’s Sled Hockey Tournament, and support to attend Nationals.

  • When: Sundays; 8:50am-10:50am
  • Begins: 9/11
  • Where: Wentzville Ice Arena, 910 Main Plaza Dr, Wentzville, MO
  • Cost:
    • Adult Competitive Travel Team: $500
    • Junior Competitive Travel Team: $300
    • Development, non-travel: $100 (September through December); $100 (Jan through March)

The DASA Swim Team is the competitive travel Swim Team. Swimmers must be able to swim at least a 25 meter length of the pool independently and must be able to swim more than 10 laps in a one hour practice session of any stroke independently.

Athletes will have coaching support at 2 regional events, plus entry to DASA’s Gateway Games. Competitive Swimming athletes will also be supported to attend Nationals. DASA will also offer a Development Non-Travel Program.

Season practices will start in January.

  • When: Sundays, 12:00noon-1:00pm
  • Where: Ladue Horton Watkins High School: 1201 S Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO
  • Cost:
    • Competitive Team: $300* (December-July)
    • Development non-travel: $100 (January-May); $100 (May-July)

*DASA Competitive Sports that are offered at Junior Nationals (Archery, Para Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field) will have a base fee of $300 for the first sport and any additional sports will cost an additional $50.

Try your skills at racing on the track; throwing the shot put, discus & javelin; and flying high in the long jump!

Athletes on the Competitive Team will have coaching support at 2 regional events, plus entry to DASA’s Gateway Games. Competitive Track & Field athletes will also be supported to attend Nationals. DASA will also offer a Development Non-Travel Program.

Season practices will start in January.

  • When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm- 7:30pm
  • Dates: TBD
  • Where: Parkway Central High School: 369 N Woods Mill Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Cost:
    • Competitive Team: $300* (January-July)
    • Development non-travel: $100 (January-May); $100 (May-July)

All wheelchair racing athletes must have track chair fitting prior to practice!

*DASA Competitive Sports that are offered at Junior Nationals (Archery, Para Powerlifting, Swimming, Track & Field) will have a base fee of $300 for the first sport and any additional sports will cost an additional $50.

The DASA Rolling Rams (JV & Prep) are the competitive travel Wheelchair Basketball teams. Athletes will have coaching support at at least 2 regional events, plus entry to DASA’s Tournament. Competitive athletes will also be supported to attend Nationals or last post-season competition. Adult players will only have the option to participate in the non-travel development team this year!

  • When:
    • Prep: Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Varsity: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Estimated Start Date: 10/4
  • Where: North Kirkwood Middle School (11287 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122)
  • Cost:
    • Competitive Teams (Prep & JV): $300

The DASA St. Louis Rugby Club is the competitive travel Wheelchair Rugby team. DASA also has a Development Non-Travel Program. Competitive Athletes will have coaching support at at least 2 regional events, plus entry to DASA’s Crazy 8’s Tournament. Competitive athletes will also be supported to attend Nationals or last post-season competition.

  • When: Mondays 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Estimated Start Date: 10/3
  • Where: Hazelwood Civic Center East (8969 Dunn Rd, Hazelwood, MO 63042)
  • Cost:
    • Competitive Team: $300
    • Development, non-travel: $100 (September through December); $100 (Jan through March)

Session 4: 2022

Registration will open Monday, October 10th. Programs will begin Sunday, 10/30. Click the sports to see details.*

*Dates, times, locations are subject to change.

BULL’S EYE is the name of the game! Learn the skills and technique needed to get that bull’s eye every time! Adaptive equipment available. Athletes will be divided into groups based on skill level (beginner, intermediate & advanced). Prior to start of session, athletes will be notified of their time slot.

  • When: Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm; broken into 45 min time slots.
  • Dates: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost: $40

Boccia is a game of strategy and accuracy. The sport is played on a flat, smooth surface, where players must throw or roll colored balls as close as possible to a white target ball, known as the “jack.” The player, pair or team with the most balls near the jack is the winner.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
  • Where: 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2440, St Peters, MO 63376
  • Cost: $40

Learn the art of Paralympic Powerlifting while training to get stronger. In this sport, athletes (ages 11 and up) do a bench press. 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 must be able to hold the bar independently.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $40

DASA Flames is the beginner power soccer team. DASA provides the soccer chair, you provide the athlete!

  • When: Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Dates: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
  • Where: Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO
  • Costs: $50

Adaptive Rock Climbing is an amazing sport for our athletes. At DASA, we make sure that every athlete can make it to the top! We have experienced rock climbers making sure this activity is completely safe for our athletes and volunteers.

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates:  11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
  • Where: Upper Limits in Maryland Heights, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

*IF WE DO NOT HAVE 5 ATHLETES REGISTERED BEFORE THE START OF THE SESSION WE WILL HAVE TO CANCEL ROCK CLIMBING.

This Paralympic sport is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use air rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target.  Each athlete is set at an individual station and taught safety when handling the air rifle. Athletes must be at least 12 years of age.

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-7:45pm; broken into two 45-minute slots
  • Dates: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
  • Where: DASA Box, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2276, St Peters, MO)
  • Cost: $40

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-6:45pm
  • Dates: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $40

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction.

ST. LOUIS

Monday & Tuesday nights will have 2 different classes (6:00pm-6:45pm & 6:45pm-7:30pm). Wednesday night will have 2 different class (6:30pm-7:15pm & an adult class 7:15pm-8:00pm)

  • Monday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
  • Tuesday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
  • Wednesday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
  • Cost: $40

COMO

There are 2 different sessions from which to choose (5:30pm-6:15pm & 6:15pm-7:00pm).

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
  • Where: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 2601 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

**EACH CLASS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 3 SWIMMERS. DASA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A CLASS IF THE MINIMUM IS NOT MET. ATHLETES WILL BE NOTIFIED PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS.**

Serve. Set. MATCH!

WHEELCHAIR or STANDING tennis players are welcome! The game of wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as able-bodied tennis as endorsed by the International Tennis Federation, except the wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. The player must return the ball before it hits the ground a third time. The wheelchair is part of the body and all applicable ITF Rules which apply to a player’s body shall apply to the wheelchair.

DASA can also help you up your game for the Paralympics!

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5
  • Where: TBD (working on securing a facility)
  • Cost: $40

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.

  • Sundays, 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Dates: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4
  • Location: MAC, 2900 Forum Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

Learn Basketball Skills & Drills. This is your chance to try out the sport before committing to the DASA Competitive team!

COMO

  • Sundays, 12pm-1:30pm
  • Dates: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4
  • Where: Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

STL

  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
  • Where: YMCA Jefferson County, 1303 YMCA Dr, Festus, MO 63028
  • Cost: $50

Anyone 18+ is welcome to come out and learn/play wheelchair basketball. This is your chance to play the sport in a fun yet competitive atmosphere.

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
  • Where: North Kirkwood Middle School
  • Cost: $40

Session 3: 2022

Registration will open August 22nd. Programs will begin the week of Sept 11th. Click the sports to see details.*

*Dates, times, locations are subject to change.

BULL’S EYE is the name of the game! Learn the skills and technique needed to get that bull’s eye every time! Adaptive equipment available. Athletes will be divided into groups based on skill level (beginner, intermediate & advanced). Prior to start of session, athletes will be notified of their time slot.

  • When: Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm; broken into 45 min time slots.
  • Dates: 9/11-10/16
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost: $40/session

Boccia is a game of strategy and accuracy. The sport is played on a flat, smooth surface, where players must throw or roll colored balls as close as possible to a white target ball, known as the “jack.” The player, pair or team with the most balls near the jack is the winner.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 9/15-10/20
  • Where: INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall, Suite 2440, St. Peters, MO
  • Cost: $40/session

Learn to play golf and practice your skills.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 9/15-10/20
  • Where: Creve Coeur Lake, The Quarry at Crystal Springs
  • Cost: $40/session

DASA Flames is the beginner power soccer team. DASA provides the soccer chair, you provide the athlete!

  • When: Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Dates: 9/24-10/20
  • Where: Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO
  • Costs: $50/session

Learn the art of Paralympic Powerlifting while training to get stronger. In this sport, athletes (ages 11 and up) do a bench press. 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 must be able to hold the bar independently.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 9/15-10/22
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $40/session

Adaptive Rock Climbing is an amazing sport for our athletes. At DASA, we make sure that every athlete can make it to the top! We have experienced rock climbers making sure this activity is completely safe for our athletes and volunteers.

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 9/14-10/19
  • Where: Upper Limits in Maryland Heights, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

This Paralympic sport is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use air rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target.  Each athlete is set at an individual station and taught safety when handling the air rifle. Athletes must be at least 12 years of age.

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 9/12-10/17
  • Where: DASA Box, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2276, St Peters, MO)
  • Cost: $40/session

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: 9/12-10/17
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $40/session

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction. Each night will have 2 different sessions. Monday and Tuesday night classes will be 6:00-6:45 & 6:45-7:30. Wednesday night classes will be 6:30-7:15pm & 7:15-8:30.**

  • Monday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 9/12-10/17
  • Tuesday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 9/13-10/18
  • Wednesday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 9/14-10/19
  • Cost: $40/session

**Wednesday’s 7:15-8:00 class is for athletes 16 years old and older ONLY!

Serve. Set. MATCH!

WHEELCHAIR or STANDING tennis players are welcome! The game of wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as able-bodied tennis as endorsed by the International Tennis Federation, except the wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. The player must return the ball before it hits the ground a third time. The wheelchair is part of the body and all applicable ITF Rules which apply to a player’s body shall apply to the wheelchair.

DASA can also help you up your game for the Paralympics!

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:00 pm
  • Dates: 9/12-10/17
  • Where: Lake School Park outdoor courts in Creve Coeur, 581 Coeur de Ville Ct, Creve Coeur
  • Cost: $40/session

Learn to play Wheelchair Basketball! We provide the chairs, you provide the athlete.

  • When: Tuesdays 4:45pm-5:30pm
  • Estimated Start Date: 9/13-10/18
  • Where: 1303 YMCA Dr, Festus, MO
  • Cost: $50/session

Come play with us! Each week we will have a different sport theme & we will focus on creating a fun-filled environment while participating in gross motor activities designed to encourage your toddlers abilities to become athletes! THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY FOR ATHLETES WITH A PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT AND ARE 18 MONTHS TO UNDER 5 YEARS!

Toddlers must be able to follow 1-2 step directions; participate with the group during introduction circle, warm up stretches, toddler development-level activities with the sports theme of the week, and closing show and tell circle; stand/sit in line; take turns; and try adapted ways to participate in a sport.

Details

September

  • 17th: Kickoff event: Meet & Greet, beach games, yard games, boccia, etc.

October

  • 1st: Basketball
  • 15th: Halloween Fitness Fun

November

  • 5th: Swimming. Be sure to bring swimsuit; swim diaper, if necessary; towel; and change of clothes!
  • 19th: Football; Thanksgiving theme!

December

  • 3rd: Winter Fun Activities

Additional Details:

  • Location (Unless otherwise noted): Promise Community Homes Gym, 1240 Dautel Lane Saint Louis, MO 63146 (Creve Coeur, MO)
  • Cost: $20/class
  • Limited to 6 participants per class.

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: Register now and decide location later!

  • When: Wednesdays 6:00-6:45
  • Dates: 9/14-10/19
  • Where: The DASA Box (INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall, next to the Ability Gym) or VIRTUAL
  • Cost: $40/session

Summer Full Session: 2022

Registration will open June 13th. Programs will begin the week of July 5th. Click the sports to see details.

Want to cycle & boat? We’ve got you covered! Whether you love to kayak or ride bikes, both are available for use on these hot summer days on the cool water and trails of Creve Coeur Lake. Meet at the Tremayne Shelter. These are wonderful, memorable summer days for the whole family. DASA will provide several different Adaptive Cycles to use.

  • When: Wednesdays; 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 7/6, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
  • Where: Creve Coeur Lake Park, Tremayne Shelter
  • Cost: $10/class

Adaptive Rock Climbing is an amazing sport for our athletes. At DASA, we make sure that every athlete can make it to the top! We have experienced rock climbers making sure this activity is completely safe for our athletes and volunteers.

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9
  • Where: Upper Limits in Maryland Heights, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Cost: $90/session or $18/class

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: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $35/session

Serve. Set. MATCH!

WHEELCHAIR or STANDING tennis players are welcome! The game of wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as able-bodied tennis as endorsed by the International Tennis Federation, except the wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. The player must return the ball before it hits the ground a third time. The wheelchair is part of the body and all applicable ITF Rules which apply to a player’s body shall apply to the wheelchair.

DASA can also help you up your game for the Paralympics!

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-7:00 pm
  • Dates: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
  • Where: Lake School Park, Creve Coeur, MO
  • Cost: $35/session

Summer Mini Session: 2022

Registration will open May 9th. Programs will begin the week of May 23rd. Click the sports to see details.

Want to cycle & boat? We’ve got you covered! Whether you love to kayak or ride bikes, both are available for use on these hot summer days on the cool water and trails of Creve Coeur Lake. Meet at the Tremayne Shelter. These are wonderful, memorable summer days for the whole family. DASA will provide several different Adaptive Cycles to use.

  • When: Wednesdays; 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 5/25 & 6/8, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3
  • Where: Creve Coeur Lake Park, Tremayne Shelter
  • Cost: $10/class

Let’s get out and play! During our Try Para Sports classes, we will be introducing athletes to a new and different DASA Sport every week!

  • When: Wednesdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 6/1, 6/15, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10
  • Where: Location will change depending on the sport of the week.
  • Cost: $10/class
June 1: PICKLEBALL

Join DASA in the one of the fastest growing sports! WHEELCHAIR or STANDING players are welcome! Meet us on the courts at The Chesterfield Mall; 291 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017 at 6:00pm.

June 15: POWERLIFTING

Learn the art of Paralympic Powerlifting while training to get stronger. In this sport, athletes (ages 11 and up) do a bench press. 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 must be able to hold the bar independently. Join us at DASA’s Ability Gym; 1600 Mid Rivers Mall, St. Peters, MO 63376 at 6:00pm.

Learn to play golf and practice your skills.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 5/26, 5/31, 6/6, 6/13
  • Where: Creve Coeur Lake, The Quarry at Crystal Springs
  • Cost: $35/session

Adaptive Rock Climbing is an amazing sport for our athletes. At DASA, we make sure that every athlete can make it to the top! We have experienced rock climbers making sure this activity is completely safe for our athletes and volunteers.

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14
  • Where: Upper Limits in Maryland Heights, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Cost: $70/session or $18/class

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: 5/23, 5/31*, 6/6, 6/13
    • *Please note this one class (5/31) is on a Tuesday night!
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $35/session

Serve. Set. MATCH!

WHEELCHAIR or STANDING tennis players are welcome! The game of wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as able-bodied tennis as endorsed by the International Tennis Federation, except the wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. The player must return the ball before it hits the ground a third time. The wheelchair is part of the body and all applicable ITF Rules which apply to a player’s body shall apply to the wheelchair.

DASA can also help you up your game for the Paralympics!

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-7:00 pm
  • Dates: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13
  • Where: Lake School Park, Creve Coeur, MO
  • Cost: $35/session

Session 2: 2022

Registration will open March 7th. Programs will begin the week of March 27th. Click the sports to see details.

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: Register now and decide location later!

  • When: Wednesdays, 6:00pm-6:45pm
  • Dates: 4/6-5/4
  • Where: The DASA Box (INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall, next to the Ability Gym) or VIRTUAL
  • Cost: $35

BULL’S EYE is the name of the game! Learn the skills and technique needed to get that bull’s eye every time! Adaptive equipment available.

  • When: Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm; broken into 45 min time slots.
  • Dates: 3/27-5/8, no archery on 4/17.
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost: $35

**Athletes will be divided into 2 groups by the DASA staff & instructors. Each group will be 45 minutes long. Athletes will be notified of their timeframe prior to the first class.

Boccia is a game of strategy and accuracy. The sport is played on a flat, smooth surface, where players must throw or roll colored balls as close as possible to a white target ball, known as the “jack.” The player, pair or team with the most balls near the jack is the winner.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 3/31-5/5
  • Where: Central County Fire & Rescue Station 2, 109 McMenamy Rd, St.Peters, MO
  • Cost: $35

Learn to play golf and practice your skills.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 3/31-5/5
  • Where: Creve Coeur Lake, The Quarry at Crystal Springs
  • Cost: $35

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: 3/30-5/4
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $35

Learn the art of Paralympic Powerlifting while training to get stronger. In this sport, athletes (ages 11 and up) do a bench press. 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 must be able to hold the bar independently.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 3/31-5/5
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $35

Adaptive Rock Climbing is an amazing sport for our athletes. At DASA, we make sure that every athlete can make it to the top! We have experienced rock climbers making sure this activity is completely safe for our athletes and volunteers.

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 3/29-5/3
  • Where: Upper Limits in Maryland Heights, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

This Paralympic sport is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use AIR RIFLES to fire a series of shots at a stationary target.  Each athlete is set at an individual station and taught safety when handling the air rifle.

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 3/28-5/2
  • Where: The DASA Box, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2276, St Peters, MO)
  • Cost: $35

*Athletes must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this program!

Join us for a 45-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-6:45pm
  • Dates: 3/28-5/2
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home. It’s virtual!
  • Cost: $35

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction. Monday & Tuesday nights will have 2 different classes (6:00pm-6:45pm & 6:45pm-7:30pm). Wednesday night will have 2 different class (6:30pm-7:15pm & an adult class 7:15pm-8:00pm).

  • Monday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 3/28-5/2
  • Tuesday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 3/29-5/3
  • Wednesday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Lane. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 3/30-5/4
  • Cost: $35

Serve. Set. MATCH!

WHEELCHAIR or STANDING tennis players are welcome! The game of wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as able-bodied tennis as endorsed by the International Tennis Federation, except the wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. The player must return the ball before it hits the ground a third time. The wheelchair is part of the body and all applicable ITF Rules which apply to a player’s body shall apply to the wheelchair.

DASA can also help you up your game for the Paralympics!

  • When: Mondays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 3/28-5/2
  • Where: Lake School Park outdoor courts in Creve Coeur, 581 Coeur de Ville Ct, Creve Coeur
  • Cost: $35

Come play with us! Each week we will have a different sport theme & we will focus on creating a fun-filled environment while participating in gross motor activities designed to encourage your toddlers abilities to become athletes! THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY FOR ATHLETES WITH A PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT AND ARE 18 MONTHS TO UNDER 5 YEARS!

Toddlers must be able to follow 1-2 step directions; participate with the group during introduction circle, warm up stretches, toddler development-level activities with the sports theme of the week, and closing show and tell circle; stand/sit in line; take turns; and try adapted ways to participate in a sport.

SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING DATES & THEMES:

March 26th

  • Theme: Tennis ( toddler level with activities such as larger balls, bean bags, using a racquet and hitting off a tee)
  • Location: Promise Community Homes Gym, 1240 Dautel Lane Saint Louis, MO 63146 (Creve Coeur, MO)

April 9th

  • Theme: Spring Theme activities and toddler Rock Climbing activities on kids rock wall
  • Location: Washington University Occupational Therapy Pediatric lab space, 5232 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 (St. Louis City) Located within the Paraquad building to the right of the St. Louis Science Center.

April 23rd

  • Theme: Track and Field events in preparation for Gateway Games event on May 15!
  • Location: Parkway Central High School, 369 N Woods Mill Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017

May 15th SUNDAY, arrive at 9:30, event at 10:00

  • Theme: Toddler Track & Field Events. This event will happen at DASA’s annual multi-sport competition called Gateway Games! DASA’s older athletes will be competing and the Toddlers will have a “mini competition” during the Games. They will run a 20m dash, throw a noodle javelin, softball shot put, and frisbee discus.
  • Location: Fort Zumwalt East High School, 600 1st Executive Ave, St Peters, MO 63376
More Details
  • Cost: $20/class
  • *Limited to 6 participants per class.

Learn Basketball Skills & Drills. This is your chance to try out the sport before committing to the DASA Competitive team!

  • Tuesdays, 4:45pm-5:30pm
  • Dates: 3/22-5/10
  • Where: YMCA Jefferson County, 1303 YMCA Dr, Festus, MO 63028
  • Cost: $50

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. We need you to register prior to attending our events.

Please note!
  • There are no refunds for missed classes.
  • Make-ups dates for cancelations are not guaranteed.
  • A $5 credit card processing fee will be assessed for athlete cancelations.

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!

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 comradery 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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