WELCOME TO ARIZONA DISABLED SPORTS

A Gold Level US Paralympic Sport Club

Our vision is a community that creates opportunity and empowers individuals of all abilities through sports and recreation. Recognizing the importance of recreation, leisure and competitive opportunities that contribute to quality of life, the primary mission of AzDS is to provide a wide variety of programs and activities to individuals with disabilities. Through participation, the athlete will realize individual accomplishment, self-esteem, respect for themselves and others.

Arizona Disabled Sports offers two different types of programs which include adaptive opportunities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities through the Team Mesa Programs as well as adaptive opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities through the Arizona Heat Physically Challenged programs.


Matt-15.jpg

Arizona Heat

Adaptive sports and recreational programs provided for
individuals with physical disabilities.

The sports programs for individuals with physical disabilities are designed for athletes ages 6 through adulthood who have an orthopedic, neurological or sensory impairment. This can include, but is not limited to, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, amputation, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment.

Team Mesa Bulldogs

Adaptive sports, recreation and social programs for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Adaptive sports, recreation and social programs are offered to youth and adults with intellectual disabilities. A wide variety of activities are offered including weekly sports and recreation programs, special interest classes, social activities, and summer camp. Our mission is to “Let no one sit on the sidelines.” The Team Mesa Adaptive Sports programs are provided as a collaborative effort between the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities, Mesa Public Schools and Arizona Disabled Sports.