Columbia, MO Programs

All Athletes with Physical Disabilities are Welcome!

DASA programming is geared towards individuals with Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, or an Orthopedic diagnosis.

For any individual with a diagnosis not listed above, please refer to the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis. You can find more information on other organizations and resources on our Athlete Resources page under the “Contact Us” tab in our title menu.

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.

We currently offer Recreation programs in the Mid-Missouri area. We welcome athletes from the Columbia area to participate in our competitive programming, but please be aware that competitive practices take place in the St. Louis Area. Click here to learn more about our competition programs!

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

COMO Summer Session: 2024

Registration opens Monday, June 10th at 10am. Programs will begin in in late June or early July depending on the program and extend into August. Click on the specific sport for additional details.

If you’re in Columbia, you can head on down to Stoney Creek for swimming! We start beginners all the way up to experienced swimmers who are looking to advance their stroke. Every swimmer works one on one with a volunteer, with an experienced lead overseeing the program. Sign up today!

  • When: Wednesdays; 4:45pm-7pm
  • Dates: 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14
  • Where: Stoney Creek Pool, 2601 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $40

Session 2: 2024 COMO Sports

Registration will open on Monday, March 4th at 10am. Programs will begin the week of April 1st. Click the sports below to see details.

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: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
  • Where: COMO Rocks, 205 E Nifong Blvd, Suite 120, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction.

There are 3 different classes from which to choose (4:45-5:30, 5:30pm-6:15pm & 6:15pm-7:00pm).

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1
  • 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!

  • When: Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Dates: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4
  • Where: Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

Session 1: 2024 COMO Sports

Registration will open January 8th. Programs will begin the week of January 28th. Click the sports to see details.

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: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, and 3/7
  • Location: COMO Rocks, 205 E Nifong Blvd, Suite 120, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction. There are 3 different sessions from which to choose (4:45-5:30, 5:30pm-6:15pm & 6:15pm-7:00pm).

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/6
  • 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!

  • Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Dates: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, and 3/9
  • Where: Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

Session 4: 2023 COMO Sports

Registration will open October 16th. Programs will begin the week of October 29th. Click the sports to see details.*

*Dates, times, locations are subject to change.

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: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7
  • Location: COMO Rocks, 205 E Nifong Blvd, Suite 120, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

There are 3 different sessions from which to choose (4:15-5:30, 5:30pm-6:15pm & 6:15pm-7:00pm).

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 and 12/6
  • 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!

  • Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Dates: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2 and 12/16
  • Where: Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

Session 3: 2023 COMO Sports

Registration opens Monday, 8/21. Programs begin the week of Sept 10th and last into mid October. Click the sports to see details.*

*Dates, times, locations are subject to change.

Athletes will engage in strength & conditioning stations including weight lifting. This training can prepare the athlete for a future in Para Powerlifting as well as an additional day to maintain strength and conditioning training!

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.

COMO

  • When: Sundays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Dates: 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 and 5/14
  • Location: MAC, 2900 Forum Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

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: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 and 10/19
  • Location: COMO Rocks, 205 E Nifong Blvd, Suite 120, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

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.

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

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18
  • 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!

  • Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Dates: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 and 10/21
  • Where: Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost: $45

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.

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 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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