St. Louis 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.

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

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.

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.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $40

A favorite recreation for many, Boccia is an engaging game played indoors, which is great for those summer months! Join our Boccia team for an hour of fun matches.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1
  • Where: DDRB St. Charles County (Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County), 1025 Country Club Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
  • Cost: $40

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:  7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8 and 8/15
  • Where: Upper Limits in Maryland Heights, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

Recreational Tennis is coming back to DASA in the summer session of 2024! DASA Athletes can join us on Mondays starting the first week of July to enjoy an hour of tennis drills and games. All equipment is provided but athletes can bring their own racket if they have one.

  • When: Mondays 6-7pm
  • Dates: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5
  • Where: Lake School Park, 581 Coeur De Ville Dr, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
  • Cost: $40

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 travel competition Boccia Team. Athletes will have coaching support at practices, at at least 2 regional events, plus entry to DASA’s Gateway Games. Competitive Boccia athletes will also be supported to attend Boccia Nationals. The team will have additional practice times. These times will be established as a group.

  • When: Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Start Date: Sept 14, 2023
  • Where: DDRB Gym, 1025 Country Club Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
  • 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: Wild Acres Gym, 2500 Ashby Rd., Overland, MO 63114
  • 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 2: 2024

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

Athletes will engage in strength & conditioning stations including weightlifting. This training can prepare the athlete for a future in Para Powerlifting as well as an additional way 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.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $40

EVERYONE can practice yoga! We offer classes lying on the ground, seated on the floor, seated in a chair or wheelchair, kneeling or standing. This session will just be one session from 6:00-6:45 for youth and teens.

  • When: Wednesdays, 6:00-6:45
  • Dates: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1
  • Where: Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO
  • Cost: $40

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

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 split into two 45-min groups based on age and skill level.

  • When: Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, broken into two 45-minute slots
  • Dates: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost: $40 (Rec Only)

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: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
  • Where: DDRB Gym, 1025 Country Club Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
  • Cost: $40 (Rec only)

Learn to play golf and practice your skills. Due to golf being a weather permitting sport, make-up dates will be added to the end of the season.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
  • Where: The Quarry at Crystal Springs, 1 Crystal Springs Quarry Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
  • Cost: $40

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:  4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
  • 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 sits at an individual station and is 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: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
  • Where: DASA Box, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2276, St Peters, MO)
  • Cost: $40 (Rec only)

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction.

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

  • Monday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
  • Tuesday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates:  4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
  • Wednesday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1
  • Thursday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
  • Cost: $40

Session 1: 2024

Registration will open at 10am on January 8th. Programs will begin the week of January 28th. Click the sports below for additional details.

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.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, and 3/7
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $40

EVERYONE can practice yoga! We offer classes lying on the ground, seated on the floor, seated in a chair or wheelchair, kneeling or standing. We offer two different times, 6:00-6:45 for youth and 6:45-7:30 for teens, adults and veterans.

  • When: Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 (broken into two 45min session, 6:00-6:45 for youth and 6:45-7:30 for teens, adults and veterans.)
  • Dates: 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/6
  • Where: Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO
  • Cost: $40

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 split into two 45-min groups based on age and skill level.

  • When: Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, broken into two 45-minute slots
  • Dates: 1/28, 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, and 3/10
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost: $40 (Rec Only)

**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: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, and 3/7
  • Where: DDRB Gym, 1025 Country Club Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
  • Cost: $40 (Rec only)

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

Interested in Fencing? Now is your opportunity to try one of the original Paralympic sports having appeared on the program at the first Games in Rome, Italy, in 1960! As a unique individual sport, fencing is a fun workout that teaches students how to think tactically while improving their physical abilities. Fencers come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds.

  • When: You will schedule 4 lessons of 1-on-1 instruction with a certified instructor.
  • Dates: Jan-Mar
  • Where: Fence St. Louis, 7527 Ravensridge Dr, St. Louis, MO 63119
  • Cost: $70 for 4 private lessons. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Cost does not include the required $30 annual USA Fencing membership.

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

  • When: Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Dates: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, and 3/9
  • 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:  1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, and 3/5
  • 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: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4
  • Where: DASA Box, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2276, St Peters, MO)
  • Cost: $40 (Rec only)

Learn Sled Hockey Skills & Drills. All ages welcome! This is your chance to try out the sport before committing to the DASA Competitive team!

  • Sundays, 10:00am-10:50am
  • Dates: Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar
  • Where: Wentzville Ice Arena, 910 Main Plaza Dr, Wentzville, MO 63385
  • Cost: $100  per session

DASA has several different sports it offers throughout the spring and summer competition seasons. To get athletes  moving after their winter hibernation. Tuesdays are for ALL spring and summer sports athletes. Wednesdays are for racer chair athletes.

Once your athlete is registered, DASA will reach out to let parents know which time slot their athlete will have practice.

  • When: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm (broken into two – 60min slots), Racers Wed 6-7pm
  • Estimated Start Date: 1/30
  • Where: Ability Gym in Mid Rivers Mall, The Box in Mid Rivers Mall
  • Cost: $40

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

    • Monday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, and 3/4
    • Tuesday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates:  1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, and 3/5
    • Wednesday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/6
    • Thursday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, and 3/7
    • Cost: $40

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

  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Dates: Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar
  • Where: North Kirkwood Middle School, 11287 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122
  • Cost: $100  per 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.

  • Cost: $20/class
  • *Limited to 6 participants per class.

Email Aidan Milne at aidanm@dasasports.org for more information and to register.

Session 4: 2023

Registration will open Monday, October 16th. Programs will begin Sunday, 10/29. 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.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $40

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 split into two 45-min groups based on age and skill level.

  • When: Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, broken into two 45-minute slots
  • Dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, and 12/3
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost: $40 (Rec Only)

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: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7
  • Where: DDRB Gym, 1025 Country Club Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
  • Cost: $40

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

  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Dates: Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar
  • Where: North Kirkwood Middle School, 11287 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122
  • Cost: $100  per session

Interested in Fencing? Now is your opportunity to try one of the original Paralympic sports having appeared on the program at the first Games in Rome, Italy, in 1960! As a unique individual sport, fencing is a fun workout that teaches students how to think tactically while improving their physical abilities.  Athletes may participate standing or in a wheelchair. Fencers come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds!

  • When: Choose 4 lessons of 1-on-1 instruction with a certified instructor.
  • Dates: Oct-Dec
  • Where: Fence St. Louis, 7527 Ravensridge Dr, St. Louis, MO 63119
  • Cost: $70 for 4 private lessons. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. does not include $30 annual USA Fencing membership.

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

  • When: Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Dates: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2 and 12/9
  • 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:  11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5 and 12/12
  • 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: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 11/27
  • Where: DASA Box, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2276, St Peters, MO)
  • Cost: $40 (Rec only)

Learn to swim with one-on-one instruction.

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

  • Monday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 11/27
  • Tuesday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates:  11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5 and 12/12
  • Wednesday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 and 12/6
  • Thursday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7
  • Cost: $40

**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.**

Session 3: 2023

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.

  • When: Thursdays; 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 and 10/19
  • Where: DASA Ability Gym, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2272, St Peters, MO).
  • Cost: $40

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 split into two 45-min groups based on age and skill level.

  • When: Sundays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, broken into two 45-minute slots
  • Dates: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 and 10/15
  • Where: The St. Louis Bow Hunters Archery Club, 301 Tecumseh St, St. Charles, MO.
  • Cost: $40 (Rec Only)

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: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 and 10/19
  • Where: DDRB Gym, 1025 Country Club Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
  • Cost: $40

Learn to play golf and practice your skills. Due to golf being a weather permitting sport, make-up dates will be added to the end of the season.

  • When: Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 and 10/19
  • Where: The Quarry at Crystal Springs, 1 Crystal Springs Quarry Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
  • Cost: $40

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:  9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, and 10/17
  • Where: Upper Limits in Maryland Heights, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Cost: $90 for the entire session; $18/class

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

  • When: Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Dates: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 and 10/21
  • Where: Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO
  • Costs: $50

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: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 and 10/16
  • Where: DASA Box, INSIDE Mid Rivers Mall (1600 Mid Rivers Mall Suite 2276, St Peters, MO)
  • Cost: $40 (Rec only)

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

  • Monday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 and 10/16
  • Tuesday classes are held at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO. Dates:  9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, and 10/17
  • Wednesday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18
  • Thursday classes are held at Promise Community Homes, 1240 Dautel Ln. St. Louis, MO. Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12,10/19
  • Cost: $40

**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, Collegiate level or for FUN!

  • When: Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18
  • Where: Outdoor courts at The Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO
  • Cost: $40

Come play with us! Each date 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 DISABILITY 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.

DATES
  • August 26th @ ASWE
  • September 9th
  • September 23rd
  • October 7th
  • October 21st (Halloween Party)
  • November 4th
  • November 18th
  • December 2nd (Holiday Party)

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.

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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