Adaptive Basketball League
The 5-Eleven Hoops Adaptive basketball league will be a 3x3 basketball league for individuals on the Autism Spectrum & other intellectual /physical disabilities ages 5 to adults. The basketball league will consist of a preseason where athletes will learn the fundamentals of basketball, go through fitness training, yoga, and nutrition classes where athletes will learn to make healthy snack & meals. Monthly workshops will be available for parents to come together and learn about resources for their children.
Please list the organizations collaborating on this proposal.
Hub City Autism Full Spectrum Childcare LA County Parks and Rec USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?
Green Space, Park Access, and Trees
In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?
Pilot or new project, program, or initiative
What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?
The issue we are trying to address if creating new opportunities for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities to participate in sports programs where they can socialize with peers, feel more included in their community, develop a sense of independence, an outlet to workout and have fun.
Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.
The program will consist of 3 basketball leagues year round for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Since the shut down of Covid traditional adaptive leagues have not been back up an running. Our 3x3 league will give our athletes the opportunity to get back to competing in safe inclusive environment.
Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.
Los Angeles County will be different if our work is successful because more awareness for adaptive programs will made visible through our program.
What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?
This a proposed program We will measure success by increasing registration for our each league by 25%-40% percent. We will also give pre and post surveys to families to see how each participants, confidence, social awareness, communication and confidence has changes since the start of the basketball league.
Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?
Direct Impact: 150
Indirect Impact: 500
Describe the specific role of the partner organization(s) in the project, program, or initiative.
Hub City Autism will host parent workshops. LA City Park and Rec will host games and practices. USC Chan Division of Occupatiol Science and Occupatiol Therapy will assist with coaching, creating league structure, and date taking.