Adaptive Sports

Buddy Sports

Buddy Sports are non-competitive recreational leagues for boys and girls with disabilities. Each player is paired with a “buddy” to assist the player as needed. The league allows for friendships to form and barriers to be dissolved. Buddy sports are an opportunity like no other for children with disabilities. Not only do the players experience the thrill of participating, they also get to experience team play and camaraderie. Advancing the personal development of any child through team participation and kinship is an important step along the road to success and happiness. A birth certificate and the fee are required at the time of registration. Players may register at any FCPR site. Volunteers are needed for buddies. 5 yrs-Grade 12; $20 residents; $40 non-residents

  • Basketball: Registration is Oct. 1-Dec. 1
  • Baseball: Registration is Jan. 1-March 1
  • Indoor Soccer: Registration is April 1-June 1
  • Flag Football: Registration is June 1-Aug. 1

Buddy Tennis Clinic

Participants with physical and mental disabilities will be introduced to the sport of tennis. Each player is paired with a “buddy” to assist the player as needed. The Methodist Professional Tennis Management program will be assisting with the clinic. An emphasis will be placed on basic skills, exercise, and having fun. Program is held at Methodist University and will be held in Sept. 8+; 6-7:15 pm; Free

Bowling for Fun - Adaptive

Therapeutic bowling league is for all ability levels and meets at Lafayette Lanes on Raeford Rd. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or be authorized to be in the facility independently. Registration is required. Season begins in Sept. and runs through May. 6+; Mon.; 4-5 pm; $20 registration fee; $4/week

Paralympic Sport Club (PSC) – Fayetteville

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, has partnered with community organizations from across the country to create a network of Paralympic Sport Clubs. The Fayetteville Paralympic Sports Club offers programming to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.

Adult Wheelchair Basketball

The Fayetteville Flyers remain one of the top teams with in the Carolina Wheelchair Basketball Conference and National Wheelchair Basketball Association. The team is always looking for more players. The season begins in Aug. and ends in April. Team practices and home games are held at Massey Hill Classical High School. Call 433-1376 for more information. http://fayettevilleflyers.net 16+; Mon. and Thurs.; 7-9 pm

PSC Archery

Archery program offers the opportunity to learn, practice, and enjoy camaraderie with the other participants. Pre-registration is required. Program is held at Massey Hill Recreation Center. Call 433-1376 for more information or to register. 18+; Tues.; Sept. 6, Nov. 1; 10 am-noon; Free

PSC Boccia

Boccia is a precision ball sport. It was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy, but now includes athletes with other disabilities affecting motor skills. Pre-registration is required. Program is held at Massey Hill Recreation Center. Call 433-1376 for more information or to register. 12+; Tues.; Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Feb. 21; 4-5:30 pm; Free

PSC Kayaking

Join us as we exercise, socialize, and enjoy the outdoors while kayaking the lake. Pre-registration is required, and spaces are limited. Program is held at Lake Rim. Call 433-1376 for more information or to register. 18+; Fri., Sept. 9; 9-11 am; Free

PSC Goalball

Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for athletes with visual impairments, but can be played and enjoyed by all. Players must use the sound of a bell to judge the position and movement of the ball. Pre-registration is required. Program is held at Myers Recreation Center. Call 433-1376 for more information or to register. 12+; Thurs.; Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Feb. 9; 10 am-noon; Free

PSC Paralympic Experience Day

Come and join us as we introduce and practice the basics of goalball, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair basketball. Pre-registration is required. Program is held at Kiwanis Recreation Center. Call 433-1376 for more information or to register. 12+; Thurs.; Jan. 12; 9:30 am-noon; Free

PSC Interest

Are you interested in participating in our Paralympic Sport Club? Are you interested in coaching/leading a specific program or event? If your answer to either question is yes, please contact us as we are gathering input for our future programming. Call 433-1376.