YMCA adaptive volleyball team all about inclusivity

Volleyball Ymca

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The YMCA’s adaptive volleyball team took on UW-La Crosse’s club volleyball players Wednesday night.

It’s part of the YMCA’s adaptive sports programming.

Young people with disabilities get to play with a rotation of community groups.

Volleyball players from Logan High School also volunteer to play.

These games are all about inclusion.

“The purpose of having this is really to help these kids get out into the community and have the experience of anyone else who’s high school age or a little bit older would have normally through the school district,” says the YMCA Recreation Therapist Emily Simmerman.

The team is nearing the end of its volleyball season, but there are more adapted sports sessions coming.

Simmerman says she’s always looking for community teams to come and play with the adaptive sports groups.

Anyone interested in playing the adapted sports or playing with those in the program can contact the YMCA.