Access To Sport Webinar Series – Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby, Smashing Stereotypes One Hit at a Time

When: January 22, 2014, 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Presenters: Jeff Jones, BlazeSports America, USA Head Coach James Gumbert, and current co-captain and USA National Team member, Joe Delagrave


Continuing Education Units: 0.1 CEU credit will be provided

Description:  You may have heard of the sport described as Murderball or competition in “Mad Max-style” chairs, created in Canada to give opportunity for quadriplegics. It has been featured in the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated documentary, Murderball, which follows the pitted rivalry between USA and Canada, and the life of USA Wheelchair Rugby athletes on their quest for gold in the Athens Paralympic games.

Join us for a view into one of the fastest growing parasports in the world, through the eyes of USA Head Coach James Gumbert and current co-captain and USA National Team member, Joe Delagrave. With sellout crowds at the London 2012 Games, three gold medals in 2013, regain of their number one ranking, and a new partnership with USA Rugby, wheelchair rugby is poised to reclaim their World Championship title in 2014 and dominate the Rio 2016 Games. Learn more about the sport as a whole, how it changes lives, and how you can support or get involve.


About the Access to Sport Webinar Series
This webinar series is brought to you by The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community and BlazeSports.  The BlazeSports America Access to Sport webinar series is designed to introduce people with spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments to the wide world of adapted sport.

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BlazeSports, the USPSA and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Present Access to Sport – Power Soccer



 On Wednesday, July 31 at 4pm EDT Blaze Sports America presented one of the fastest growing sports in the country, the adapted version of the world’s most popular game – soccer.  Presenters for this webinar included Power Soccer veterans Barb Peacock, Jordan Dickey and Gabe Trujillo who introduced the game of Power Soccer by explaining the rules, equipment, eligibility to play and the benefits of the sport.  

You can watch an archived video of the webinar here

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First Webinar of 2013!

Check out the archived webinar on the BlazeSports YouTube Channel

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Introduction to Wheelchair Lacrosse

Space is limited.
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This webinar will introduce the sport of wheelchair lacrosse and discuss how you can begin to offer opportunities whether you are an adapted sport program or a lacrosse program.

Wheelchair Lacrosse is a new team sport being introduced into the adapted sport community. Ryan Baker and Bill Lundstrom, both from San Diego, founded Wheelchair Lacrosse USA (WLUSA) in 2009 and have helped develop teams nation-wide through camps and clinics offered in the communities that have shown interest in the sport. The goal of WLUSA is to grow and foster the sport of lacrosse and infuse it into the adaptive sport community. Over time WLUSA has partnered with various organizations to promote lacrosse, develop an official Wheelchair Lacrosse Rule Book and raise money to help bring this exciting sport to communities all over the country. WLUSA’s ultimate goal is to see the sport widely accepted by athletes and organizations all over the world and included in the Paralympic Games as a competitive option for athletes with mobility impairments.

Ryan Baker is from San Diego and is a T6 paraplegic as a result of motor vehicle accident that occurred the day after his high school graduation in 1991. Ryan loves the beach, snow skiing, and playing tennis. He is a peer mentor for other injured individuals, and loves to see people succeed. Ryan also hosts a podcast on iTunes called SCI Boot Camp that discusses spinal cord injury related issues.

Bill Lundstrom is a San Diego native.  In August 2002 he was in a motorcycle accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury and stroke that left him a T7 paraplegic. Bill is competitive by nature; he played water polo in high school and rowed at Cal Sate Long Beach.  Bill is a husband, father, President of Lundstrom Engineering and Surveying and on the board of directors for non-profit, HeadNorth, which provides hope and help for individuals and families that have been affected by a spinal cord injury. Bill likes snow skiing and after his injury started Fighting Chair Sports, an organization that catered to wheelchair users on deep-sea fishing trips.

Title: Introduction to Wheelchair Lacrosse
Date: Thursday, January 3, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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