Durham Dragons Wheelchair Basketball
If you are interested in playing wheelchair basketball for fun, learning the skills of the game and engaging in some friendly competition the Durham Dragons weekly practices at Braggtown Baptist Church are for you. Don’t be fooled though– you will get sweaty! Open to both youth and adults with physical disabilities this is our ‘rec league’ wheelchair basketball program. Bridge II Sports provides sport wheelchairs and expert coaching from our staff.
It’s our plan to built this program into competitive adult and youth teams right here in Durham.
Junior Thunder Wheelchair Basketball
Can you feel that?! There’s a storm rollin’ in– it’s the Bridge II Sports Junior Thunder Wheelchair Basketball team!
Youth athletes with physical disabilities from age 5 through high school are eligible to play on our prep and varsity squads–any and all skill levels are invited. Bridge II Sports provides sport wheelchairs and coaching from our staff experts and adult wheelchair basketball players. The Junior Thunder practice weekly during the season and participate in both home tournaments and travel tournaments against other teams from around the southeast.
Throw out the jack. Boccia is a precision ball sport filled with strategy and skill. Individuals, pairs or teams throw out red and blue leather balls trying to get them as close as possible to the white ‘jack’ ball. Sounds easy?– wait until you play it! Boccia is fun, competitive and addicting!
Originally designed as a sport for people with cerebral palsy it is now a Paralympic sport open to individuals with disabilities affecting motor skills. Bridge II Sports provides Boccia practices both in Chapel Hill and Cary for novices all the way to those training for Nationals.
The Triangle is known for it’s greenway system of bike trails and Bridge II Sports takes full advantage of them during the summer and fall. Come out and ride with us in Durham every other Saturday morning! We have a fleet of cycles for all abilities and skill level (upright, recumbent, handcycles, tandem, recumbent tandem, … ) AND expert staff to assist you in riding confidently. If you love it- consider renting one our cycles through our equipment rental program.
Quiet, please. Specifically designed for blind athletes Goalball is a fast-paced and powerful sport. Teams of three, wearing complete blackout goggles, compete against one another trying to score a goal by throwing a ball past the opponents’ goal line. The ball is embedded with bells so athletes listen and sense where it is coming from and try to block it with their body. The Bridge II Sports Goalball team practices once a week at the Governor Morehead School in Raleigh. This program is open to any athletes with visual impairments.
Bridge II Sports offers 4 one-day adapted golf clinics between late spring and early fall. Utilizing the driving range and putting green at beautiful Hillandale Golf Course all abilities are welcome to come out and find their way to golf with our expert instructors. All equipment- including adapted golf carts– are on hand to try.
Bridge II Sports Parakayaking Club paddles on beautiful Lake Crabtree County Park in the heart of the Triangle. In a multi-year project spearheaded by Bridge II Sports that brought together corporate and government partners the lake is now home to the most accessible dock in the world! The dock is the lowest profile dock ever installed by EZ Dock and includes a station that secures a kayak or canoe to allow persons with disabilities to transfer to their watercraft. Seat set-up, supports and stabilization can be done with ease creating independence for paddlers.
Whether you are a novice, recreational paddler or interested in competitive racing- come out and enjoy a day on the water! Paddling clinics beginning May 2017!
Paralympic Experience for the Blind
The Paralympic Experience for the Blind is designed to introduce people who are blind or low vision to various Paralympic sports, such as goalball, basketball, boccia, and many more. Athletes are given the opportunity to try out each sport offered during the day. All equipment is provided and no prior experience is needed. It is a wonderful opportunity to try a new sport, improve your skills, and enjoy a fun day!
Get down– on the floor that is– and join us for sitting volleyball! Twice a month Bridge II Sports teams up with Triangle Volleyball Club for a morning of learning and playing this Paralympic sport. The game is very similar to and just as competitive as standing volleyball– you just play from your bottom instead of your feet. We now even have a device designed in partnership with Duke University that enables those with a spinal cord injury to play.
Track and Field
Come out for weekly track and field clinics with Bridge II Sports during the fall. We have all the adapted equipment- racing chairs, throwing frames, sport wheelchairs AND the expert instruction to get you training at your personal best. At the end of the season there will be an event to put your skills into competition.
Did you know that youth with physical disabilities can compete on their school track teams? Bridge II Sports track and field clinics are a great way to learn the skills and understand the equipment to join your team.