Military Adaptive Sports

 

The Office of Warrior Care Policy oversees the Military Adaptive Sports Program (MASP), which provides recreational activities and competitive athletic opportunities to all recovering 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
•Cycling
•Golf
•Hiking
•Paddling (Kayaking/Canoeing)
•Rock Climbing
•Rodeo
•Sitting Volleyball
•Sled Hockey
•Snow Skiing
•Surfing
•Swimming/Scuba Diving
•Triathlon
•Wheelchair Basketball
•Air Rifle/Air Pistol/Skeet/ Trap Shooting
•Archery
•Baseball/Softball
•Equine
•Field Sports (discuss, shotput, Javelin)
•Fishing, Hunting
•Yoga
Warrior Games

The Office of Warrior Care Policy provides oversight and support for the reconditioning programs for all Services. The reconditioning programs provide opportunities to participate in various sports that may lead a recovering Service member to represent their branch of Service at the Warrior Games, a competition for injured and wounded warriors and veterans, hosted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and supported by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, USO, Fisher House Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation . Training camps and clinics, as well as daily adaptive activities overseen by the Office of Warrior Care Policy, can be part of an athlete’s preparation for participation in the Warrior Games.