S: Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled
FC: OUR MISSION: "To enhance the quality of life for persons with physical disabilities through sports and recreation."
1: Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled is a non-profit charitable organization providing sports and recreational opportunities to persons in the Halton Peel Region. We have over 80 members ranging in age from two to over sixty-two. Cruisers Sports is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that oversee the operations of the club on behalf of its' members. We offer Wheelchair Basketball, Sledge Hockey, Boccia, Track, Field, and a Multi-Sport program.
2: Wheelchair basketball is played in specially designed wheelchairs, with added camber to the wheels for stability and better maneuverability. Camber is the slope of the wheels and the more camber the swifter and sharper the turns. Wheelchair basketball is played using rules similar to stand up basketball. Players are allowed two touches of their wheels before passing or shooting the ball. | Wheelchair Basketball
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6: Multi-Sports | The Multi-Sport group is designed for young wheelchair users. Some of these children are just learning to push their chairs and maneuver around their community. At Multi-Sport children have a chance to learn skills in their wheelchairs, while playing games such as Red Rover and Tag. Siblings are encouraged to play in wheelchairs as well and parents have opportunities to interact with other parents.
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11: A game of skill and planning, boccia is a competitive sport for persons who have an upper body impairment. While some athletes aspire to reach a Paralympic level, boccia is a fun game suitable for all ages.
12: Athletes competing in field events throw a variety of implements such as club, shot put, discus, and javelin. Athletes are categorized according to age, gender and ability. Some athletes are able to stand, while others use throw chairs that are tied down for stability. | Field Events
15: Competitions are held through out the spring and summer and athletes are coached by competent professionals to reach their potential. Cruisers Sports has some athletes who have reached the Paralympic level,
16: Wheelchair Racing | Like in field events, racers are categorized by age, gender, and ability, and compete only against athletes in the same category. The race chairs are built for speed and have a long, sleek design. Race chairs are extremely light-weight. and designed for the individual user.
20: Sledge Hockey
21: Sledge hockey is a sport designed to allow players with physical disabilities to play hockey. Players sit in a "bucket" on a metal frame with two skate blades underneath.. The sticks are a shortened version of stand up hockey sticks. Each player has two sticks, one in each hand, with a curved blade at one end and metal picks at the other. The metal picks dig into the ice to allow the player to propel themselves along the ice and to execute sharp turns. They can shoot the puck with either hand simply by turning their stick. Rules are similar to stand up hockey.
22: Players compete in either the Intermediate division, or on the Developmental team, which is generally for persons under sixteen. Sledge hockey generally has two tournaments a year, plus league games through-out the season. Males and females play on the same team.