Military Adaptive Sports


THE PENTAGON, Va., (November 21, 2013) - The All-Marine Sitting Volleyball Team won the Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament after defeating Air Force 2-0.  Photo by Roger Wollenberg

The Office of Warrior Care Policy oversees the Military Adaptive Sports Program (MASP), which provides recreational activities and competitive athletic opportunities to all wounded, ill and injured Service members to improve their physical and mental quality of life throughout the continuum of recovery and transition.

MASP is designed to enhance recovery by engaging wounded, ill, and injured Service members early in individualized physical and cognitive activities outside of traditional therapy settings. The program hopes to inspire recovery and physical fitness and encourage new opportunities for growth and achievement.

The benefits of physical activity for injured Service members include reduced stress, increased quality of life, lower blood pressure, weight management, and enhancement of the rehabilitative process.

Adaptive Activities
•Cross Country / Track
•Paddling (Kayaking/Canoeing)
•Rock Climbing
•Sitting Volleyball
•Sled Hockey
•Snow Skiing
•Swimming/Scuba Diving
•Wheelchair Basketball
•Air Rifle/Air Pistol/Skeet/ Trap Shooting
•Field Sports (discuss, shotput, Javelin)
•Fishing, Hunting