Friday, August 01, 2014

2014 National Junior Disability Championships

July 5-12, 2014

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About NJDC

Overview

The National Junior Disability Championships are open to athletes between the ages of 7 and 21 who have met the appropriate Disabled Sports Organization (DSO) qualifying standards at a sanctioned regional qualifying meet or an approved qualifying competition. Disabilities include but are not limited to: spinal injuries, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, amputations, limb deficiencies and other congenital anomalies.

At each National Junior Disability Championships, competitions are held in paralympic-style events including track, boccia, field, pentathlon, swimming, archery, table tennis, and powerlifting. Next year look for new events such as triathlon and possibly air guns!




History

The National Junior Disability Championships (NJDC) began in July of 1984 and consisted of only three events sanctioned by Wheelchair Sports, USA for wheelchair athlete’s ages seven to nineteen. 


Since that time, the NJDC have grown to include over 250 athletes with spinal injuries, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, amputations, limb deficiencies, and other congenital anomalies from all over the United States and several foreign countries. The age range for participation is now 7-21 years old.  


The National Junior Disability Championships is owned by Wheelchair Sports, USA.