Sun is setting beetwen Saguaros, in Sonoran Desert, near Phoenix.

The 2017 Adaptive Sports USA National Conference and Delegate Assembly will be held in Phoenix, AZ on October 25-29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The 2017 Adaptive Sports USA National Conference and Delegate Assembly is a national training, education and networking opportunity open to all professionals and students involved in or wanting to learn more about adaptive sports. The event provides a venue for professionals to share best practices and current trends in the movement.


A “Certificate of Attendance” will be offered to all attendees that register for CEU’s. The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), a Higher Learning Commissions (HLC) accredited institution, following the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) Standards will be issuing these certificates through Adaptive Sports USA. Although these CEU’s are not pre-approved, the Adaptive Sports USA National Conference has carefully followed all of UCO’s CEU guidelines in order to make this option credible. It is up to the attendee to attend applicable sessions and keep all conference materials as supportive documentation. An electronic certificate will be sent to attendees electing CEUs within two months of completion of conference.

The total number of CEUs available during the conference will be posted alongside the session descriptions on this website, and will be available for registration and payment.


The Adaptive Sports USA National Delegate Assembly (NDA) is held annually.  The 2017 NDA will occur at the conclusion of the Adaptive Sports USA National Conference to be held in Phoenix, AZ.  The following Adaptive Sports USA official business will occur at the NDA:

  1. Election of the following Officer(s) to serve on the Executive Committee of the Adaptive Sports USA Board of Directors: Chairperson;
  2. Confirmation of the following members to serve on the Adaptive Sports USA Board of Directors: International Liaison;
  3. Review of the reports of the Board of Directors, staff, and committees;
  4. Action on all matters related to the membership of Adaptive Sports USA in accordance with provisions of its Constitution and Bylaws; and,
  5. Action on all proposals to amend the Adaptive Sports USA Constitution of Bylaws, if needed.


The NDA is open to all current members of Adaptive Sports USA; however, only delegates, as defined below, may vote on official organization business. Adaptive Sports USA encourages attendance and participation from a minimum of one delegate from each member organization to ensure a diverse voice.

Delegates are defined as representatives from each member organization of Adaptive Sports USA: National Governing Bodies, Regional Point Organizations, Sport Technical Committees as well as Officers and members of the Board of Directors.


I can’t attend, can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Yes, please read the transfer policy carefully:

  • All transfers must be requested no later than October 31, 2016. No transfers will be granted after that date.
  • A $25 administrative fee will be collected as part of the transfer request form.
  • Registrations for Adaptive Sports USA members MUST be transferred to another Adaptive Sports USA member only. Verification of membership will occur before transfer is completed.
Can I get a refund on my tickets?

Yes, please read our refund policy carefully:

  • All refunds must be requested no later than November 13, 2016. No refunds will be given after that date.
  • Refund requests made before October 31, 2016 will be assessed a $50 administrative fee that will be deducted from your total refund.
  • Refund requests made between November 1 & November 13, 2016 will be assessed a 50% forfeiture of the registration fee.
  • Refunds will be made to the original form of payment. If you did not pay your fee online, or we are unable to process the refund to your original payment method you will be issued a refund check within 21 days after the conference.
  • Non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation, and will not receive a refund.
Do I need to bring my printed ticket to check-in?

Nope! If you pre-registered, we’ll have your registration all ready to go at the registration table.

Who can I contact if I have special lodging (ADA) requirements?

You can email Steve Owens at to make any special lodging arrangements at the Platinum Hotel.

How can I get to and from the hotel and McCarran Airport?

McCarran is just 3 miles away from The Platinum Hotel. Taxis, Uber or local shuttle is available outside of the airport. All major rental car companies are available in the airport terminal for your convenience.

I’d like to provide monetary or in-kind support the Adaptive Sports USA National Conference & Delegate Assembly, who should I contact?

If you’d like to make a donation of $250 or less to support the National Conference & National Delegate Assembly, you can do so by donating through our registration site. If you’d like to donate more than $250, or would like to know about other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Rossi, Executive Director at, or call 719.439.3823.


Adaptive Sports USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.  Founded in 1956, Adaptive Sports USA is a national leader in promoting active, healthy lifestyles for youth and adults with a disability. The organization is a gateway to sanctioned regional and national competitions and provides access to global opportunities for its members through its role as the only United States member of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation.

Collaboration on the local, national, and international level is a cornerstone of the organization’s approach. Adaptive Sports has a growing nationwide chapter network providing ongoing adaptive sport programs, events, and annual competitions as well as individual members.

Focusing on archery, athletics, powerlifting, shooting, swimming and table tennis, Adaptive Sports USA provides a robust regional and national infrastructure for each sport. The organization hosts Junior Nationals annually as well as sanctions over twenty regional and national events.  Adaptive Sports USA is a partner of the United States Olympic Committee, which recognizes the non-profit as a Multi-Sport Organization and works to develop national interest in sports.

 Our Mission is to engage, evolve, and empower individuals with a disability to be involved in adaptive sport through education, coaching and advocacy.


Thank you to our incredible sponsors and partners whose contribution made this event a success.



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