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Sports Programs

San Diego Regional Center - Recreational Activities l Recreational Resource GuideGuía de Recursos Recreativos

San Diego Parks & Recreation Dept. Therapeutic Recreation Services - 619-525-8247 or 619-692-3866 TDD. TRS Activitie Calendar

City of Chula Vista Recreation Department Therapeutics Section for children and adults with developmental disabilities. 619-409-5800.

City of Imperial Recreational Activities

Armed Services YMCA of San Diego - Recreational programs and family services for military families. Call 858-751-5755.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

Adaptive Karate Program - 858-484-4747.

AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) VIP Soccer teams for children with special needs:
Bonita - Lili Walter 619-656-7699
La Mesa - Gary Hartnett 619-708-0731 or
Chula Vista - Steve Riiff 619 482-2327
El Cajon - Mike Shirley 619-443-2580 or
Santee - 858-566-2040

Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club Call 760-632-0887.

Challenge Center - Accessible Gym in La Mesa with licensed physical therapists and certified trainers on staff. Call 619-667-8644.

The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for mentally & physically challenged youth (ages 5-18years), helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. View Brochure.
La Mesa & Chollas Lakes
Chula Vista – Lili Walter 619-656-7699
Oceanside - Shawn 760 945-2398
Poway - Margot 858-748-0860
Murrieta - Mark Miller 951-764-3470
Some areas without active Challenger Divisions are being served by Sports for Exceptional Athletes.

Challenger Football in North County

La Jolla Yoga Center - traditional martial arts classes for people with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities.

Martial Arts class for students with special needs - Orion Martial Arts in San Marcos. Call 760-445-9731.

Miracle League of San Diego – baseball for children with mental and/or physical challenges. Coronado & Del Mar: 858-964-2222.

National Sports Center for the Disabled Soccer Development League Partnering with Alliance Soccer Club, Chula Vista Rangers and Poway/PQ, to create a soccer league for children with physical Disabilities. Call Dana at (619) 482-6177.

North County Special Olympics - Call (760) 942-7171. 

San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation

San Diego Special Olympics - 619-283-6100.

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes -a sports program serving athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult. Call 858-565-7432.

SMYBB  Shooting Stars Basketball - for players (5-22) with different-abilities in the military. Contact Coach Rick at 760 504-7242.


TOPSoccer for children with mental or physical disabilities. Call Joey at 619-246-8723 or email

US Karate Academy - inclusive karate. Call 619-342-5548.

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