December 23, 2022
Sports Association Newsletter
Dear Friends of the Sports Association,
Happy Holidays!! Our winter 2023 calendar is now available! Join us for a ski or snowboard lesson at Ski Sundown or one of our indoor clinics in Archery, Boccia, Golf or Kayaking. If you prefer activity from the comfort of your own home, join us for virtual adaptive boxing or seated yoga. There are lots of ways to get involved and stay active! If you are interested in a team sport, both the Gaylord Wolfpack Sled Hockey Team and the Gaylord Jammers Wheelchair Rugby Team are into their seasons. Contact us if you are interested in more information on either team!  Have a wonderful holiday and we hope to see you soon! 
Yours in Sport,
The Gaylord Sports Association
Special Events
Exercise For Life Discovery Night

Thursday, February 23, 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Gaylord Physical Therapy, Cheshire


Join us at Gaylord Physical Therapy in Cheshire to learn about the Exercise For Life (EX4L) Program! The Exercise for Life Program or EX4L is a FREE community group exercise class for people of all ages with physical disabilities. The Discovery Night will include a presentation on the program, demonstration of equipment used, opportunity to meet the coaches and information on how to apply for the program. This event is open to anyone who is interested in learning about the Exercise for Life Program.

Upcoming Programs
Ski and Snowboard Program

Come join the Sports Association for our 2023 ski & snowboard season! The Sports Association will be partnering with SUMMIT Adaptive Sports at Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT to offer ski and snowboard lessons from January-March.  


We are offering six dates this season on Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings. Registration is now open!


Saturday, January 7, 2023, 1:00 PM

Saturday, January 21, 2023 1:00 PM

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, 5:30 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:00 PM 
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 1:00 PM
Monday, March 6, 2023, 5:30 PM


Cost is $50 per lesson.


For more information, visit For questions and to register, please contact the Sports Association at 203-284-2772 or Registration requires completion of paperwork, payment and a new doctor’s note.

Archery Clinics
Our Indoor Adaptive Archery Clinics are a great opportunity to try archery or practice your technique. Come learn from USA Archery certified coaches and experienced archers.  All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.  
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Experienced Archers
2:00PM - 3:00PM - All Skill Levels
3:00PM - 4:00PM - All Skill Levels
Roncari Hall
Gaylord Speciality Healthcare
Wallingford, CT
Golf Clinics
Golf clinics provide the opportunity to work with a trained PGA professional, Certified Recreation Therapists and volunteers to adapt the sport of golf, overcome barriers, and support independence. Clinics will include driving and putting.  Beginners and returning participants are welcome and all equipment is provided.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
2:00PM-3:00PM or
Roncari Hall
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Wallingford, CT  
Boccia Open Play
Boccia is a throwing sport of precision which has been adapted for athletes of all abilities using a few modifications. The object is to place balls closest to the target ball by throwing or rolling the ball using a ramp. Games are played one on one, in pairs, and teams of three. All are welcome to learn this game of skill and strategy!
Tuesday, Jan. 24 , 202
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
Roncari Hall
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
Wallingford, CT  
Virtual Adaptive Boxing
Join us for our next Virtual Adaptive Boxing series starting January 11th on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM. This is a fun and fast paced cardio workout with coach Pierre Fallot. Everyone can participate at their own pace, seated or standing and no equipment is necessary. This class will challenge you both mentally and physically as you learn different boxing moves and sequences. Each class is 45 minutes and includes a warm-up, stretching, boxing and cardiovascular exercises. 
6-Week Series on Wednesdays 
Jan. 11- Feb.15, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual via ZOOM
Mindful Resilience Yoga  
Join the Gaylord Sports Association and instructor Rebecca Smith for Mindful Resilience Yoga classes starting in February 2023. This form of yoga incorporates gentle yoga postures, movement sequences, breath work and guided meditation to help you focus clearly, move mindfully and practice gratitude. This class is designed for all ability levels and will be taught primarily in the seated position in a chair with modifications to fit each individual’s abilities. This is a 6-class series held on Thursdays at 6 pm every other week from February 2 to April 13, 2023. Participate in person at Gaylord or virtually via Zoom.
6-Session Yoga Winter Series
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Mar. 2,
Mar. 16, Mar. 30 & Apr. 13
Roncari Hall at Gaylord in Wallingford or
virtual via ZOOM
Kayak Class 

This Adaptive Kayak Class provides the opportunity to learn or re-learn kayaking in the comfort of our indoor therapy pool. Certified kayak instructors teach the basics of paddle strokes, kayak equipment, safety and how to adapt or modify for individual needs. Once a participant completes the class, they will be eligible to participate in open water paddles during the summer.


 *This class has Essential Eligibility Requirements for participation, including COVID-19 vaccination for participants and instructors. Please contact the Sports Association for details*.

Friday, March 17, 2023

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Flagg Pool

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Wallingford, CT


Call or email us for registration materials
Gaylord Jammers Wheelchair Rugby
The Gaylord Jammers Wheelchair Rugby Team is practicing weekly with coach Dominic Colavito! Practices are held at Wallingford Park and Recreation on Sundays. The team is a member of the US Wheelchair Rugby Association.The team is recruiting new players, please contact us if you are interested!   
Gaylord Wolfpack Sled Hockey Team
The Gaylord Wolfpack Sled Hockey Team has been busy competing in league games in Vermont, MA and Maine! They have competed in three league competitions so far as part of the Northeast Sled Hockey League. To check out where they are headed next, view the schedule at Also, we are recruiting players!  If you are interested in joining the team, please let us know! For more information on the team, please visit our team webpage.  
Program Registration 
Pre-registration is required for all programs. Please contact us with questions or to register by emailing or by calling 203-284-2772. To maintain as safe an environment as possible, COVID-19 protocols will be used for all attendees, staff and volunteers. Surgical style face masks are required if in the hospital. Clinics will have a maximum number of participants per session. Some programs have essential eligibility requirements for safety.  Cost is FREE unless otherwise noted.
About Our Program
The Gaylord Sports Association is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.  We are a program of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, located in  Wallingford, CT. We are a proud chapter member of Move United. We serve adults ages 16 and up with physical disability or visual impairment and welcome new members to join us. For more information, please visit our webpage, call us at 203-284-2772 or email

The Sports Association is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.

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