Special Needs Options

Mixed in with all the sports options available to children in New York City are a group of places that offer programs for those with special needs. These places recognize the importance of sports and physical activity in the life of children with disabilities. We hope you find these listings helpful.

14th Street Y

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football-Flag, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis
Boroughs: Manhattan
Programs: Recreational Teams, After-School Programs, Winter Break Programs, Spring Break Programs, Summer Programs, Evening Classes/Activities, Weekend Classes

14th St Y classes emphasize skill development in a supportive, non-pressured, non-competitive environment to help enhance your child’s self-esteem. Before enrolling in a particular class, you […]

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92nd Street Y

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Fencing, Fitness Training, Football-Tackle, Gaga, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Yoga
Boroughs: Manhattan
Programs: Recreational Teams, Travel Teams, After-School Programs, Summer Programs, Evening Classes/Activities, Private Instruction, Weekend Classes

The 92nd Street Y offers many youth and adult programs (both classes and organized league play) in various sports: Youth Programs: swimming (lessons begin at 6 months), basketball (both […]

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Achilles International

Sports: Track & Field/Running
Boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan
Programs: Summer Programs, Evening Classes/Activities, Weekend Classes

The New York City chapter of Achilles International operates many programs for adults with disabilities.

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Achilles Kids

Sports: Track & Field/Running
Boroughs: Manhattan
Programs:

Achilles Kids is a free running, walking and “wheeling” program for children with disabilities. The program is open to any child with a disability, ages […]

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ANIBIC (Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children)

Sports: Martial Arts, Swimming
Boroughs: Queens
Programs:

ANIBIC provides Saturday Recreation Program and Summer Recess for ages 5-17 for children with developmental disabilities. Activities include karate, swimming, gym activities, dance and movement, and […]

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Artistic Stitch Sports Complex

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football-Flag, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball
Boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens
Programs: Recreational Teams, After-School Programs, Winter Break Programs, Spring Break Programs, Summer Programs, Evening Classes/Activities, Private Instruction

Artistic Stitch Sports Complex is a 30,000 square foot multistory indoor facility with a large indoor field, basketball courts, 3D pitching machines for both baseball and […]

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Asphalt Green – Upper East Side

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Diving (springboard/platform), Dodgeball, Fitness Training, Football-Flag, Futsal, Gaga, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field/Running, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Yoga
Boroughs: Manhattan
Programs: Recreational Teams, Travel Teams, Little League, After-School Programs, Winter Break Programs, Spring Break Programs, Summer Programs, Evening Classes/Activities, Private Instruction, Weekend Classes

Asphalt Green is  multi-sport facility offering sports classes and teams (including travel) for children of all ages and levels as well as many adult programs. […]

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Astor Little League

Sports: Baseball
Boroughs: Bronx
Programs: Little League

An accredited Little League that plays a spring league and has a summer All-Star team. Games played at the Astor Little League Baseball Complex, Co-op Fields, […]

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Aviator Sports and Events Center

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cheerleading, Cricket, Crossfit, Dodgeball, Fitness Training, Football-Flag, Gymnastics, Hockey-Ice, Kickball, Lacrosse, Parkour, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Skating-Figure, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wiffleball, Yoga
Boroughs: Brooklyn
Programs: Recreational Teams, Travel Teams, After-School Programs, Winter Break Programs, Spring Break Programs, Long Weekend Programs, Summer Programs, Evening Classes/Activities, Private Instruction, Weekend Classes

Aviator Sports and Events Center is a multi-sport facility located in Marine Park, Brooklyn with: Free parking for over 2,500 cars 175,000 square feet of total indoor […]

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Bee In Motion

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bocce, Crossfit, Cycling, Dodgeball, Field Hockey, Fitness Training, Football-Flag, Football-Tackle, Futsal, Gaga, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey - Floor, Hockey-Roller/Street, Kickball, Lacrosse, Parkour, Ping Pong, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Soccer, Special Needs Programs, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wiffleball, Yoga
Boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Programs: After-School Programs, Evening Classes/Activities, Private Instruction, Summer Camp, Weekend Classes

Bee In Motion. Sports, Fitness & Fun was created by an educator to give parents a resource so their child is more active through sports. […]

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