adaptedSPORTS® Wheelchair Track & Field

Wheelchair Track and Field is integrated as an adapted division within the state high schools existing track and field program in partnership with AAASP.  Heats and events are added based on interest.

All high school students in Florida, Georgia, and Kentucky with a permanent, physical disability may be eligible to participate on their school’s track and field team. Students must meet all eligibility requirements. They will have the opportunity to compete in the wheelchair races and the shot put. There will be two (2) divisions of competition in the shot put based upon the disability.

Students will be members of the school’s track and field team and will compete at all the school’s meets (regardless of the number of wheelchair competitors). The athletes must complete in their school’s team uniform. The top eight (8) qualifiers over the entire track season in each event will advance to compete at the State Track Meet.

Coaches receive training from AAASP with regard to coaching student athletes with physical disabilities.

Eligible participants, whose primary disability must be physical, are boys and girls attending high school. They must use a racing wheelchair for track events and either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or throwing chair for field events.