Adaptive Sports Foundation

Warriors in Motion Summer Programs

 

 

Click here to see pictures from Warriors in Motion 2015 summer events

Important Information – Event Registration

To sign up for our Warrior in Motion events, you must sign up through Wounded Warrior Project®. If you are not a registered Alumni with WWP, please go to their site and register http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/alumni.aspx

Warriors in the appropriate geographical areas will receive a link to register in The Post that is emailed out from Wounded Warrior Project®. When registration is open, you can also click on the link next to the listing on our website to get to the registration form.  If you have specific questions about any of our events, please feel free to contact us at 518-734-5070 or email Caroline Lynch (caroline@adaptivesportsfoundation.org) or Pam Greene (pam@adaptivesportsfoundation.org).

Program Information
 
Golf Programs
Cycling Programs
Paddling Programs
Outdoor Adventure Programs
90 Day Challenge
Lake Sports Extravaganza
Women’s Multi Sport Retreat Spa
 

 

Golf – Beginner

Novice Golf 1 (May 17-19, 2016)

NOTE: This program is open to new or beginning golfers. The ASF joins together with the teaching pros at the Windham Country Club to offer a comprehensive golf instruction program for beginning and novice golfers.  Participants will spend a lot of time at the driving range working on their swing, and will move to the practice green to develop their putting stroke. Pros will cover the basics of golf etiquette before turning the participants loose for a round of golf.

Novice Golf 2 (June 21-23, 2016)
NOTE: Novice Golf 1 is a prerequisite to Novice Golf 2. This course is a follow-up for Novice Golf I participants to work on the body, swing, and equipment system. Our PGA professional will continue with swing assessment, work on mechanics, and develop game tactics. Players will be treated to 18 to 27 holes of golf on local golf courses.
 
Novice Golf 3 (September 22-23, 2016)

NOTE: Novice Golf 2 is a prerequisite to Novice Golf 3. Put your new golf skills to the test as part of the Adaptive Sports Foundation Warrior-Volunteer Golf Outing. You will have the opportunity to play a round of golf with some of our volunteers one day and then play in a fun “tournament” on the next day.

Golf – Intermediate and Beyond

Golf 1 for experienced golfers (May 17-19, 2016)

NOTE: This program is only open to experienced golfers. If unsure which golf program to sign up for, call Pam at the Adaptive Sports Foundation (518-734-5070). Course instructors include a physical therapist, a fitness and conditioning specialist, and a PGA golf pro who work together to provide a comprehensive golf fitness and lesson program. After the review, each warrior will get his/her own exercise prescription program to pursue at home. Video analysis and swing assessment will complete the course. Participants will play one round of golf.

Golf 2 for experienced golfers (June 28-30, 2016)

NOTE: Golf 1 for experienced golfers is a prerequisite to Golf 2 for experienced golfers. The Titlist Performance team will follow up with Advanced Golf I participants to assess the “total picture” of the body, swing, and equipment system. Our PGA professional will continue with video analysis and swing assessment, work on mechanics, and develop game tactics. Players will be treated to 18 to 27 holes of golf on a Saratoga, NY course.

Golf 3 for experienced golfers (September 17-19, 2016)
NOTE: Golf 2 for experienced golfers is a prerequisite to Golf 3 for experienced golfers. Put all your fitness and swing work into play with several rounds of golf on the West Point Military Academy course and end the Golf III program by participating in the Adaptive Sports Foundation fundraising event at Ridgewood (NJ) Country Club on September 22nd.

 

Cycling

Cycling 1:  Skill Development (June 14-16, 2016)

This course helps develop safe cycling skills and gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. Included in the course will be the opportunity to learn how to select bicycles for a variety of disabilities as well as how to maintain bikes.  This course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques.  Participants will also explore the role of nutrition in personal fitness and develop cycling training programs that include a nutrition component.  Course include practical experience on road bikes, recumbents and hand cycles.

Cycling 2 (August 30 – September 1, 2016)
Continue to improve your riding skills on either the road, bike paths or mountain biking. Participants will have the opportunity to go for longer rides and put their skills to work in a variety of situations. This is great training if you are training for a long ride such as Soldier Ride.
Mountain Bike 1  (June 14-16, 2016)

This course helps develop mountain biking skills to venture on the trail. This course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques.  Windham has a variety of trails so that newer mountain bikers can progress from flatter trails, to introduction to hillier trails and single track to full on downhill mountain biking. Participants in the Mountain Bike 1 will combine with Cycling I participants for post-ride lectures on bike maintenance skills, nutrition, and fitness.

Mountain Bike 2  (August 30-September 1, 2016)
Participants must have attended Mountain Bike 1 or have mountain biking experience.  Continue to improve your mountain biking skills on a variety of terrain in the Windham area. There will be opportunities to explore single track, uphill and downhill lift served ski area terrain as well as some old carriage roads. There will be indoor sessions on bike maintenance and repair as well as discussions of nutrition and fitness.
 
CLICK HERE to see photos from 2015 Warrior in Motion cycling events
 

Paddling

Introduction to Kayaking 1 (June 7-9, 2016)
Prerequisite- must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards independently, to remain afloat in the water without the aid of a PFD, and be comfortable in the water with or without a PFD.  This introductory course is designed to explore the fundamental skill and safety concepts necessary to paddle a kayak or canoe effectively in flat water.  Safety procedures will be emphasized such as entering and exiting a boat, stability while paddling, and self rescue and group rescue methods.  Various paddling techniques, including power strokes, turning strokes, and bracing with the paddle, will be addressed.  In addition, equipment selection and customization of the boat to a paddler will be addressed.
Intermediate Kayaking 2 (July 18-20, 2016)

Prerequisite- must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards independently, to remain afloat in the water without the aid of a PFD, and be comfortable in the water with or without a PFD. Additionally; participants must have taken Introduction to Kayaking and Canoeing or a similar course.  This course teaches students more advanced skills and techniques of kayaking and canoeing.  Safety instruction is emphasized.  Participants will practice a variety of different strokes to refine their ability to maneuver the boats.  The course will include continued practice of self rescue and group rescue methods.  The group will explore different bodies of water in the Catskills including the Hudson River (as conditions allow).  Students will spend time in more advanced boats and learn how to adapt their skills to different crafts in a variety of conditions.

Paddling Instructor Training Course (July 21, 2016)
NOTE: Intermediate Kayaking and Canoeing (or a comparable course) is a prerequisite for this course. Interested in giving back by volunteering to instruct at the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s summer signature event? The ITC is a one day training program designed to give participants the skills to serve as a volunteer instructor. Work together with ASF’s best paddling trainers to learn to assess a student’s needs, construct lesson goals, and teach new paddlers. The Lake Sports Extravaganza is a great place to work together with a warrior and his/her family to introduce them to activities they can all do together as a family. Completion of the Instructor Training Day is a requirement for volunteering to teach or mentor during the ASF/WWP Lake Sports Extravaganza (August 8-11).
 
CLICK HERE to see photos from Warriors in Motion paddling events
 

Outdoor Adventure

Men’s Multi-Sport Outdoor Adventure (July 11-14, 2016)
A classic multi-sport experience designed specifically for men. The Outdoor Adventure will feature a little bit of everything from cycling and hiking, to paddling and other sports. 
Women’s Multi-Sport Outdoor Adventure (July 11-14, 2016)
A classic multi-sport experience designed specifically for women. The Outdoor Adventure will feature a little bit of everything from cycling and hiking to paddling. 
 

90 Day Challenge

The 90 Day Challenge is a fitness and nutrition challenge that promotes daily wellness through exercise and good nutrition habits.  You will receive support from ASF with structure, accountability, resources and education every step of the way.  There will also be a friendly competition to keep you on your toes.  All tools for participating in and tracking the challenge will be available online.  
 
90 Day Challenge Support Weekend (June 10-12, 2016)
Join us at ASF to learn about mobility, body weight, movements, lifting techniques, to help you during the 90 Day Challenge.  Must be enrolled in the 90 Day Challenge to participate in this event.
 
90 Day Challenge Support Weekend (September 9-11, 2016)
Wrap up the 90 Day Challenge with your fellow participants.  Dial in your program for continued health and wellness after the challenge ends.  Must be enrolled in the 90 Day Challenge to participate in this event.