Youth Programs

Overview

BlazeSports provides a variety of sport and recreation programs for kids and teens with physical challenges. We provide athletes with training, support and the opportunity to increase independence and improve health. Whether you want to compete on a team, try something new, stay fit and healthy or meet new friends our programs have something for everyone.

Jr. Wheelchair Basketball

BlazeSports America’s Wheelchair Basketball Program is one of the fastest growing and most successful youth wheelchair basketball programs in the nation.

This 7-month program gives youth athletes (ages 7 – seniors in high school) the opportunity to compete on the BlazeSports Atlanta Jr. Hawks Wheelchair Basketball team (prep or varsity), which is a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA).

Track & Field

BlazeSports America’s Track and Field Program offers recreational and competitive training opportunities for athletes ages 6-22 with physical disabilities. Athletes can participate in a range of events from track, to discus, to shot put, to the long jump, that cater to their specific ability and interests.

 If you are looking to stay active, keep fit or work towards a greater goal, our training program will teach you the proper techniques to enjoy the sport safely. Athletes of all levels and abilities are welcome.

Swimming

BlazeSports Swimming Programs are for youth ages 6 to 22 years old with physical disabilities who want to learn how to swim or are looking to get ready to compete.

No experience is required to participate in the Learn to Swim program, however, experience is required for our Competitive Swim Program.

Our head swim coach, Fred Lamback, has more than 30 years of experience as a swim coach and will provide expert instruction as your child develops in the pool through our Competitive program.

Wheelchair Tennis

After a series of successful clinics, BlazeSports is excited to bring a classic adaptive sport to the youth sport roster. The BlazeSports Wheelchair Tennis Program is open for athletes of all skill levels, recreational or competitive. Our Coaches have years of experience with wheelchair tennis and will work with our athletes to develop their skills such as: chair maneuvering , swing technique, rules, positioning, and more!

Camp Phoenix

BlazeSports Camp Phoenix, located at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder GA, gives kids and teens with a physical disability, a chance to learn and participate in a variety of adaptive sports and recreational activities, while building leadership and self-advocacy skills, developing greater independence, and making lifelong friends.

Information for the 2022 Camp will be available in February 2022.

Youth L.E.A.D. Initiative

BlazeSports Youth L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Employment, Advocacy, Development) is an initiative of BlazeSports aimed at helping prepare young people with physical disabilities for adulthood through the transformative power of sport. Our program supports leadership development, college readiness skills and career transitioning for our youth athletes.

BlazeTOTS

BlazeTOTS is a new BlazeSports initiative that aims to increase opportunities for preschoolers with disabilities to be physically active and eat healthy.

Join Blaze

Ready to join us?

The annual membership fee allows participants the opportunity to participate in an unlimited number of BlazeSports America programs each year from wheelchair basketball to swimming to track & field and more. Membership also includes new sport clinics so that athletes can try new sports and activities. The membership fee for BlazeSports Youth Programs is $100 each year.