Volunteering for Adapted Sports

Share your love of sports with children with disabilities and special needs! Our committed volunteers are the heart of our adapted sports program, and help in many different ways. We need coaches, referees, game day operations, or just to be available to help in whatever way is needed. Many children need one-on-one assistance to play a sport, so many volunteers are needed. All volunteers attend an informational training session prior to the beginning of each sport’s season.

Adapted Soccer

Please consider joining as a coach or players assistant. No experience necessary. All new volunteers are required to arrive at 9:00 am on the first day for a 60 minute orientation.


Adapted Baseball

Our talented group of children and adults with special needs are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic volunteer coaches to assist with practices and games. No experience necessary. All volunteers are required to arrive at 6 pm on the first day for a 15 minute informational meeting.

Junior Wheelchair Cavaliers Basketball

Volunteer to assist with this inspiring group of athletes as they practice and travel to compete with other youth wheelchair basketball teams from Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Practices and games are scheduled primarily on weekends.

Cleveland Browns Adapted Football League

All practices and games are played on Saturday mornings. No experience necessary. All volunteers are required to attend an informational training session.


Lend a hand

Help a child with special needs get in the game!

Mike Urban

Manager of Sports Services
(440) 238-6200 ext. 245

Thanks to our the many schools that participate in our Adapted Sports Volunteer Program

  • Academy of St. Bartholomew
  • Ashland University
  • Avon High School
  • Baldwin-Wallace University
  • Berea-Midpark High School
  • Brecksville High School
  • Brooklyn High School
  • Brunswick High School
  • Buckeye High School
  • Capital University
  • Case Western Reserve
  • Cleveland Metropolitan High School
  • Cleveland State University
  • Columbia High School
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Cuyahoga Falls High School
  • Cuyahoga Heights High School
  • Gannon University
  • Georgetown University
  • Gilmour Academy
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Greenbriar Middle School
  • Hathaway Brown
  • Highland High School
  • Holy Name High School
  • Independence High School
  • John Carroll University
  • Kent State University
  • Lakewood High School
  • Lorain Community College
  • Magnificat High School
  • Malone UniversityMercyhurst University
  • Miami University
  • Middleburg Heights Junior High School
  • Midview High School
  • Normandy High School
  • North Olmsted High School
  • North Ridgeville High School
  • North Royalton High School
  • Orange High School
  • Padua Franciscan High School
  • Parma High School
  • Penn State University
  • Revere High School
  • Rocky River High School
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Solon High School
  • Southeast High School
  • St Joseph and John
  • St. Edwards High school
  • St. Ignatius High School
  • St. Thomas More
  • Stow High School
  • Strongsville High School
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Findlay
  • University of Richmond
  • University School
  • Valley Forge High School
  • Wadsworth Middle School
  • Walsh University
  • Washington University
  • Westlake High School
  • Willoughby South High School
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