Navy Wounded Warrior has provided assistance to over 7,600 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members located throughout the country.
2022 Adaptive Sports
2022 Team Navy Road to the Warrior Games
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The 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games will be hosted at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida from August 16-29. The wounded warrior athletes will represent the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command.
The DoD Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports.
Navy Wounded Warrior will host the 2022 Navy Team Trials May 15-27, 2022 at NAS North Island, California. Athletes, including active duty and veteran Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, from across the country competed for a place on Team Navy 2022. The competitors went head-to-head in archery, cycling, field, golf, indoor rowing, powerlifting, shooting (precision air sports), sitting volleyball, swimming, track, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.
The Trials are part of the adaptive sports and recreation program designed to promote the mental and physica well-being of the wounded, ill and injured service members who participate.
The Paralympic-style competitive event showcases the resiliency of wounded warriors and highlights the effectiveness of adaptive sports as part of their recovery. It also highlights the impact the Navy Wounded Warrior program has in helping with the restorative care of wounded warriors enrolled in the program.
The Trials are also a test of the athletes’ resiliency, overall strength and endurance. For many, participation represents another milestone along their path to recovery, and an opportunity to meet other wounded warriors who face similar challenges.
Teams include active-duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and post-traumatic stress. The Paralympic-style competitive event will feature 12 sports: archery, cycling, field, golf, indoor rowing, powerlifting, shooting (precision air sports), sitting volleyball, swimming, track, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby.
Whether athletes are practicing at home or competing during the DoD Warrior Games, attention and focus are the keys to success. From the types of bows used in competition to the sport’s origin, click here to learn more about the sport.
ABOUT THE NAVY WOUNDED WARRIOR'S ADAPTIVE ATHLETICS PROGRAM
Fitness and teamwork are a way of life in the military. Serious illness or injury can profoundly impact that way of life, often confining a service member to a hospital bed and significantly altering their physical capabilities.
Adaptive athletics are sports that have been modified to meet the abilities of injured or ill individuals. They help wounded warriors build strength and endurance, while also drawing inspiration from their teammates.
All wounded warriors enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior are encouraged to include adaptive athletics in their recovery plans to build strength and endurance. Sports also helps build self-esteem, lowers stress levels and prevents secondary medical conditions from developing.
The Warrior Games are a Paralympic-style competition among more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members from all branches of the U.S. military, as well as from international armed forces. The invitation-only event includes competitions in archery, cycling, seated volleyball, shooting, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. The wounded warrior athletes have upper-body, lower-body and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments, serious illnesses, and/or post-traumatic stress.
The Warrior Games are presented by the Department of Defense and hosted by individual services on an annual rotational schedule.
The goal of the Warrior Games isn't necessarily to identify the most skilled athletes, but rather to demonstrate the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.
Connect with the Navy Wounded Warrior adaptive sports coordinator via the call center at 855-NAVY WWP/855-628-9997 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine which activities are right for you. Navy Wounded Warrior hosts a series of adaptive athletic reconditioning camps at naval bases throughout the country that focus on strength training, nutrition and a variety of sports. Athletes of all ability levels are welcome. The program also involves enrollees in camps hosted by partner organizations and international competitions, such as the Invictus Games.