The Miracle League of Alexandria
The Adaptive Sports Program is Expanding Beyond Baseball! Now kids of all abilities can have fun trying Lacrosse, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Rugby, Floor Hockey and Volleyball. But we need Angels to help our kids learn and play!
WE NEED VOLUNTEEERS!!!
Angels are people who assist Miracle League players to run either running for them, pushing wheelchairs or just helping them along. As an Angel, you get paid in smiles by the players who finally have a chance to participate in sporting events like everyone else. Please consider helping out this great program! All equipment is provided! Just wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing.
The Kelley Cares Miracle Field is located adjacent to the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center at 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314. In the event of bad weather games will be held indoors at the Nannie J. Lee Center across the parking lot from the Miracle Field.
**Wednesday 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mac Slover, Regional Program Director ([email protected]), Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities, at 703-746-5407 http://www.miracleleagueofalexandria.com/
**Please Note that there are No Summer Adaptive Sports**
Tips for Working with kids and adults with disabilities:
*Always focus on the individual, not the disability
*Always ask first and wait until the offer is accepted
*Always greet participants with a smile, and tell them your name
*Ask participants if they would like assistance
*Allow wait time for the participant to process, when speaking with a participant or asking them to respond
*Use verbal praise and praise often, Example “great job running to first base” “We are proud of you”
*Offer High 5’s as positive reinforcement
*Use verbal prompts and gestures to assist participants, minimal physical prompts so that participants can be as independent as possible.
*Ask for help, if needed Remember to keep a smile in your voice and on your face. Keep an open mind Have [email protected] all times!!!
Nannie J. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314