Adaptive Sports Programs at the Y
SPORTS FOR ALL!
Adaptive Sports Program at the YMCA
Adaptive programs provide children and adults with physical limitations and other special needs the chance to play sports and participate in learning opportunities in a safe, fun atmosphere. The Y, in partnership with The Miracle League, provides a chance to experience the joys and benefits that come from playing baseball.
The YMCA Miracle League program is offered at:
- Lake Houston Family YMCA
Langham Creek Family YMCA
- Flag Football
How is the Game Played?
The YMCA Miracle League provides children with disabilities, regardless of their ability, the opportunity to play baseball. Each child dresses in an official uniform, makes plays in the field and rounds the bases just like their peers with the help of a buddy.
The Miracle League is different from a regular youth league in several ways:
Each player gets to bat and hit in each inning
Each player circles the bases and scores each inning
Each game ends in a tie
It doesn't matter whether the child can hit a coach pitched ball, hit from a tee or needs physical help swinging the bat - the game is geared to the ability level of each child.
We cannot change or cure the medical issues facing these children. What we can do is provide them with an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing as a part of the team!
Miracle League Buddies
Buddies support the Miracle League players on and off the field during the game and assist them with batting, running the bases, fielding the ball and in general making sure each child has a great time playing baseball!