Adapted Sports Program 2018-03-27T11:14:30+00:00

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Silver Streaks Fall to Henry Hurricanes in JV Wheelchair Championship

2018 AAASP JV Wheelchair Basketball State Runners-up -- DeKalb Silver Streaks (Photo by Dean Hesse) The DeKalb Silver Streaks finished the 2018 Junior Varsity Wheelchair Basketball season as [...]

  • The DeKalb Silver Streaks gather around for a timeout in JV basketball action.

Silver Streaks Play for State JV Wheelchair Basketball Title on Saturday

The DeKalb Silver Streaks gather around for a timeout in JV basketball action. The DeKalb Silver Streaks take a 5-1 record into the American Association of Adapted [...]

  • 2018 Georgia AAASP JV Handball State Runners-up -- DeKalb Silver Streaks

Silver Streaks Finish Second in AAASP Handball State Championships

2018 Georgia AAASP JV Handball State Runners-up -- DeKalb Silver Streaks The DeKalb Silver Streaks Junior Varsity Wheelchair Handball team wound up its season as the 2018 [...]

DeKalb Silver Streaks Playing in Handball State Semifinals

The DeKalb Silver Streaks are playing in the Junior Varsity State Handball Tournament this weekend in Stockbridge. (Courtesy Photo) The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAAASP) is [...]

Silver Streaks Remain Undefeated with 5-3 Handball Win over Henry Co.

Farria Galloway (Stone Mountain HS) was one of the offensive leaders in the DeKalb Silver Streaks 5-3 victory over the Henry Co. Hurricanes last Saturday. The DeKalb Silver [...]

Silver Streaks Take Down Muscogee Lions 8-4

Najee Smothers was the leading scorer for the Silver Streaks in their 8-4 victory over the Muscogee Lions. The DeKalb Silver Streaks upped their 2017 AAASP Handball record [...]

DeKalb Silver Streaks Open Season with Sweep of Houston Sharks

The DeKalb Silver Streaks junior varsity Adapted Sports team opened the 2017 handball season with a pair of victories against the Houston Jr. Sharks. Najee Smothers and Keith Debrosse from [...]

History

DeKalb County Is Birthplace of Adapted Sports

The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) got its beginnings when DeKalb County Schools’ educators put together a volunteer-operated after-school adapted sports program for students with disabilities in 1980.

As the program grew in DeKalb County over the next 10 years the need for a full-time coordinator became apparent. The program modified adult disability sport rules in order to accommodate student athletes while introducing policies to put an emphasis on academic standards. A curriculum was adopted for training and certifying adapted sports coaches.

Najee Smothers holds the 2015 AAASP Basketball State Championship Trophy.

The AAASP was founded as nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with five program sites in Georgia and grew to 11 in 1997 with sports programs including wheelchair basketball, indoor wheelchair soccer and track and field. Beep baseball for sight impaired athletes was added in 2000 and in 2001 the AAASP and the Georgia High School Association formed an alliance that resulted in Georgia’s recognition of AAASP as the official sanctioning and governing body for the state’s interscholastic adapted athletics.

The Florida High School Athletic Association joined AAASP membership in 2009 adding wheelchair track and field events to its State Championship Series for students with physical disabilities. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association joined AAASP in 2011 also providing opportunities for students with physical disabilities in wheelchair track and field events.

DeKalb entries have won five state championships over the years including four in Wheelchair Basketball and one in Indoor Wheelchair Soccer. State runner-up finishes include two in basketball and four in soccer.

DEKALB AAASP STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL
VARSITY
DeKalb Red Hot Rollers (1) – 1997

JUNIOR VARSITY
DeKalb Eagles (2) – 2006, 2009
DeKalb Silver Streaks (1) – 2015

INDOOR WHEELCHAIR SOCCER
VARSITY
DeKalb Red Hot Rollers (1) – 1996