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2015 National Adaptive Sports Conference & National Delegate Assembly

November 12-15, 2015

Disabled Athletes Sports Association (DASA) in conjunction with WASUSA to host the 2015 National Adaptive Sports Conference and National Delegate Assembly. The 2015 National Adaptive Sports Conference will be held in St. Charles, MO.  

The event will kick off late Thursday afternoon, November 12th at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa, 10 miles west of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The national training, education and networking opportunity is open to all professionals and students involved in adaptive sports. The event will conclude early Sunday afternoon with the National Delegate Assembly to elect officers to the WASUSA Board of Directors. 

This inaugural event promises to be beneficial to all involved in fitness and sport for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments. A concurrent program will be offered through the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). Sport breakout sessions in Archery, with opportunity to acquire Level 1 coaches certification, Powerlifting and Swimming will be offered by Team USA coaches. Education and Training in equipment repair- Eagle Sportchairs and Creative Mobility, Sport Nutrition- USOC, Social Media- WASUSA Past-Marketing chair,  and Sport Psychology- Lindenwood University will be offered as well as a participant engaged High Intensity Training (HIT).

Conference Program

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To register for the 2015 National Adaptive Sports Conference, click here.

Student - $100.00

  • Must present current student identification card at registration.
  • Includes lunch Friday and Saturday and invitation to all NASC Workshops
  • See additional fees for certification, CEU and NCHPAD

WASUSA Members - $125.00

  • Includes lunch Friday and Saturday and invitation to all NASC Workshops
  • See additional fees for certification, CEU and NCHPAD

Non-WASUSA Members - $175.00

  • Includes lunch Friday and Saturday and invitation to all NASC Workshops
  • See additional fees for certification, CEU and NCHPAD

Additional Fees:

  • CEU Certification - $25.00
  • Archery Level 1 Certification - $25.00
  • NCHPAD Courses Included - $25.00
  • Option to become WASUSA Member - $50.00

What will you learn?

Sports breakout sessions will include:
  • Archery*^
  • Powerlifting*
  • Swimming*
  • Education & Training in Equipment Repair (track & field and handcycles)
  • Sports Nutrition*
  • Social Media
  • Sports Psychology
  • Athlete Demonstration Participating in High Intensity Training

*Courses taught by Team USA or USOC affiliated coaches and WASUSA STC Representatives
^Opportunity to acquire Level 1 Coaches Certification

National Delegates Assembly

The WASUSA National Delegate Assembly (NDA) is held annually. The 2015 NDA will occur on Sunday, November 15th at the conclusion of the National Adaptive Sports Conference to be held in St. Louis, MO. The following WASUSA official business will occur at the NDA:

1. Election of the following Officer(s) to serve on the Executive Committee of the WASUSA Board of Directors: Treasurer, Marketing Chair

2. Confirmation of the following members to serve on the WASUSA Board of Directors: Sport Technical Committee representative, Eastern Regional Point Organization representative, and Junior Committee representative;

3. Review of the reports of the Board of Directors, staff and committees;

4. Action on all matters related to the membership of WASUSA in accordance with provisions of its Constitution and Bylaws; and,

5. Action on all proposals to amend the WASUSA Constitution of Bylaws, if needed

Who may attend?

The NDA is open to all current members and those interested in WASUSA; however, only delegates, as defined below, may vote on official WASUSA business. WASUSA encourages attendance and participation from a minimum of one delegate from each member organization to ensure a diverse voice. The number of delegates per voting body will be figured following the completion of the National Junior Disability ChampionshipsTM and additional information will be provided this fall.

Delegates = Representatives from each member organization of WASUSA such as recognized National Governing Bodies, Regional Point Organizations, WASUSA committees as well as Officers and members of the Board of Directors.

Please note: Current WASUSA initiatives and items to note such as signature event updates, brand development and member

processes will be discussed with general attendees at the conference on Saturday, November 14th.

Airport and Transportation

Transportation will be offered by the Host, leaving the airport approximately every 30 mins from noon through 10:00pm on Thursday, November 12th and 8:00am through 5:00pm on Sunday, November 15th.  Flight schedule must be emailed to DASA ([email protected]) before November 5th to guarantee transportation.  If accessible transportation is needed please include that in email with your flight schedule. 


Embassy Suites St. Louis - St. Charles

Two Convention Center Plaza
Saint Charles, Missouri 63303 
Tel: +1-636-946-5544

The conference room block is currently full. 

Please call the general reservation line for a standard rate. An overflow hotel with a competitive rate next door will be available soon. 

About the Host

Disabled Athlete Sport Association (DASA) was founded in 1997.  Affiliated with Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA, Disabled Sports USA and the Paralympic Sport Club program, DASA conducts recreational and competitive year round programming for individuals with disabilities ages 3 through adulthood.  Sport offerings include archery, cycling, fencing, golf, martial arts, power soccer, rock climbing, scuba diving, skiing, sled hockey, swimming, tennis and track and field.  In addition to annual summer camps, DASA has hosted several national events to include the Team USA Sled Hockey Training Camps in 2013 and 2014, the National Jr. Disability Sports Championship in 2009 and annual sled hockey and power soccer tournaments.  Look to the annual Gateway Games this May 15-17 for a multi summer sport competition in the Midwest.  Visit DASA at