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Adaptive Sports

Adaptive Sports program

The Adaptive Sports Program connects recovering Airmen to introductory and competitive adaptive sports opportunities to enhance their recovery and overall quality of life, regardless of visible or invisible wounds.  Each sport offers a world class coaching staff, adaptable equipment, virtual training, nutrition plans and active links that connect Airmen to community-based sports programs.  After attending an adaptive sports training event (virtually or in-person), recovering Airmen are offered participation in Developmental Tracks to support new found sports skills and to prepare Airmen interested in competing at the DoD Warrior Games or Invictus Games.  For more information, please email:


Individual Sports Offered


  • Shooting (Air Rifle/Pistol)
  • Archery (Compound & Recurve)
  • Cycling (Upright/Recumbent & Hand Cycle)
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Powerlifting

Team Sports Offered


  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Wheelchair Basketball


After attending an adaptive sporting training event (virtually or in-person) we offer a Developmental
Track to hone those new found skills and prepare you for applying to DoD Warrior Games and Invictus

Warriors can self-identify or be coach/staff referred to the Developmental Track; receiving personalized coaching/mentoring, instructions to begin maintaining proper nutrition, develop strength training plans and suggested focus sports based on overall assessment.

Warriors on the Developmental Track are assigned to a tier (1, 2, or 3) based on a) number of times identified, b) number of Sports identified, c) warrior expressed interested and d) shown improvement e) Active Monthly Performance Plan. As you progress through the Tiers you have the opportunity to be identified for the High Performance Tier, where you are afforded the opportunity to compete at higher level competitive events.


Anyone can refer an Airman and Guardians into the AFW2 program; download the form by clicking the button below then save the form as a PDF to your computer. Complete the first page of the form and send here. You will also find the email address for delivery at the bottom of page 1 of the form. 


Refer an Airman Worksheet

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