Virtual
Events

While we may not be able to provide our regular in-person adaptive sports programs just yet, your PVA Sports team is working hard to provide a variety of sports and recreation activities that you can participate in virtually. Please check back frequently as we will be adding new events and programs.

To give both our participants and instructors time to recharge over the holidays, there will be no PVA Virtual programs/classes from December 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021. Please check out our recordings below to stay active during this time.  


Adaptive Scuba

Interested in adaptive scuba diving?

Listen to our recent webinar to learn more

Adaptive Yoga

PVA is offering FREE adaptive yoga classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm EDT, and Saturdays at 11:00 am EDT.
Join experienced yoga instructor and active PVA community member Audrey Lee as she teaches yoga for all ability levels, even first-timers! Classes will be held over Zoom conferencing. Class is inclusive and open to anyone and anybody interested.

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Watch a sample class


Air Rifle Instruction

PVA Sports Program Manager, John Arbino, is providing precision Air Gun Instruction from the comfort of home. He is an accomplished rifle marksman and has attended the Advanced Rifle Coach school at the Olympic Training Center. The next sessions will begin January 7. 

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Air Gun Session 105

  • 7 Jan, 3pm EST Good Training v. Bad Training
  • 14 Jan, 3pm EST- Equipment & Classification
  • 21 Jan, 3pm EST- Developing the Shot Plan
  • 28 Jan, 3pm EST- Mental Components of Shooting Sports
  • 4 Feb, 3pm EST - Dry Fire Training & Match Preparation     

Air Rifle Postal Matches

As a result of canceling our in-person events this year due to the current social distancing guidelines we have made the decision to expand the air rifle program through using a Postal Match format.  This was proven to be effective during the recent NVWGs at Home this past summer, and will follow a similar format.  The inaugural PVA Postal Match season will run from November 2020 – May 2021.  Please contact your Chapter representative, or John Arbino, johnar@pva.org for the full Match Program.

The results of the December Postal Match:

 

Electric Targets

First Name Last Name Chapter Score

Steve 

Holbert

Texas

SH-1

622.0

Jay

Martin

Mid-Atlantic

SH-1

621.8

David 

Cromwell

 

Texas

SH-2

614.3

Paper Targets

First Name Last Name Chapter Score

Mark 

Rosensteel

Keystone

SH-2

512


These scores represent a 60-shot match using an electronic target, and scored with decimal points.  Those shooting paper targets would only compete against others using paper targets.

Please email John Arbino JohnAR@pva.org if you have any questions.

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Boccia

Boccia 103, which will be hosted by USA Boccia National Certified coach John Arbino, will cover everything from the history of boccia to rules of the game and adaptive equipment used to make boccia accessible.  Check back for the next start up dates.

Please email John Arbino JohnAR@pva.org  if you have any questions.

Watch a sample class

Book Club

All are invited to join us at our monthly PVA Virtual Book Club discussions. Books are selected randomly per attendees’ recommendations, and lively discussions are held via Zoom every four weeks. It’s a fun way to connect virtually!

Join us on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1 pm EST, for a webinar with author David Davis to talk about his book Wheels of Courage: How Paralyzed Veterans from World War II Invented Wheelchair Sports, Fought for Disability Rights, and Inspired a Nation.

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For questions, please email MaryH@pva.org.


Car Show 

Thank you to all our PVA car show registrants who participated in our first virtual car show event; and thank you to Greg Grifana for judging these awesome vehicles!  Please click here to view the photo album.


E-Sports

We will be hosting adaptive gaming tournaments for Veterans and people with disabilities soon with prizes and bragging rights on the line!  Email TravisG@pva.org If you want to find out more, or join our community of gamers as we practice for these tournaments, hang out, and prepare! Experienced instructor Travis Greaves will act as coach and team member, walking all levels of players through improving and setting up their games.

Upcoming Tournaments: TBD
 

Nutrition Classes

Are you interested in eating healthier? Join us monthly the 2nd Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. ET for 30-minute nutrition classes taught by Dr. Audrey Lee. Dr. Lee is a sports nutrition coach, performance coach, and an instructor for the PVA Yoga program.

The priority of the class will be on self-care, avoiding the need for pills or supplements, and eating foods that boost the immune system (especially during the pandemic).

Registration is now open, please register below.
Register here
Watch a sample class

Please email Travis Greaves TravisG@pva.org if you have any questions.


Spin Classes

Join us for our virtual spin classes hosted by PVA handcycling. All classes take place via Zoom video conferencing and are led by a guest instructor.
 
Monday & Friday: 5-7 pm EDT
Tuesday & Thursday: 9-11 am EDT
Wednesday & Saturday: 12-2 pm EDT
 
To sign up, email handcycling@pva.org.


Wheelchair Bowling

No current tournaments.

 


Wheelchair Lacrosse

Join our panel of experts (including Jake Richard, a Professional Lacrosse League player) to learn all about wheelchair lacrosse and how you can get involved!
January 28th at 3:00 p.m. EST
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