The Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Sports Team provides a variety of adapted sports experiences to youth with physical disabilities in the Northern Virginia/ DC metro area. Through adaptive sports, athletes improve physical fitness, communication skills, self-esteem, and build life-long friendships.
Individuals aged 4-22 who have not graduated high school, and who have an irreversible lower extremity disability, such as paralysis, amputation, radiological evidence of limb shortening, spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, or cerebral palsy may participate. All players must be able to push a manual wheelchair unassisted. ** Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday use. **
The Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Sports Program is managed in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. To register, visit ww.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/tracers.
$30 for Fairfax County residents and noncounty residents *Additional fee for NWBA registration for competitive play -https://www.nwba.org/individualregistration
*Official NWBA Division*
*Official NWBA Division*
Our primary practice location is the James Lee Community Center (2855 Annandale Rd. Falls Church, VA).
Wednesday night pick-up games are held at Key Middle School (6402 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150).
Practice may change locations. Consult our calendar or email the team if you are coming out for the first time.
Practices run from 9am-12:45pm on Saturday mornings. Practice times vary depending on the level of play.
I don’t see my disability. I don’t see my players disability. We have one thing in mind and that is basketball!
Nuri has professional athletes in his family. Nuri’s cousin is Gilbert Arenas, former Washington Wizards basketball player (NBA). Another of Nuri’s cousins played football for the Buffalo Bills (NFL). Nuri’s brother Hamzah, who’s his biggest fan, plays D1 lacrosse for Hampton University (NCAA). Now, my little Nuri is registered with th
Nuri has professional athletes in his family. Nuri’s cousin is Gilbert Arenas, former Washington Wizards basketball player (NBA). Another of Nuri’s cousins played football for the Buffalo Bills (NFL). Nuri’s brother Hamzah, who’s his biggest fan, plays D1 lacrosse for Hampton University (NCAA). Now, my little Nuri is registered with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) How cool is that! (I think it’s actually the coolest.)
My son, Griffin, has been a member of the Falcons for three seasons. The impact has been nothing short of life changing for both of us. The Falcons are more than just a basketball team, it is a community, a family. My son has grown in confidence, independence, and has made friendships that have changed how he sees the world.