Wheelchair Softball - Youth
The Courage Kenny Jr. Rolling Twins, in partnership with the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball, are managed by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. At the youth level athletes will learn the fundamentals of softball, through weekly practices and scrimmages at Brooklyn Park Recreation and Park Department's dedicated wheelchair softball field. The youth program offers two teams, the Jr. Twins 101, and the competitive Jr. Twins. The twins 101’s is designed for new athletes ages 5- 13 years old, to learn the game and master the fundamentals. The competitive Jr. Twins is a faster paced environment focusing on the team aspect. This team competes each year for a chance to participate in the Wheelchair Softball World Series in August. Athletes on this team range in ages 13-18 years old.
Participants must have a permanent lower extremity impairment to participate including, but not limited to amputee, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and spina bifida. "
It may be possible to join this class after the series starts; please call to inquire.
What it is
Wheelchair softball is similar to standard softball, but altered rules accommodate the use of wheelchairs and players with varying ability levels. It is played on a hard surface instead of grass so players have an easier time pushing from base to base and uses a softer ball so players do not need a glove.
To Volunteer, contact CKRI Volunteer Services, at 612-775-2727
For information and to register
Phone: 612-775-2278 Phone: 612-775-2278
See registration link for fees.
No participant will be turned away due to financial hardships. Cost sharing and scholarships are available upon request. Contact CKRIsportsrecreation@allina.com for more information.
What to bring
The only equipment needed is a sports wheelchair. Athletes do not need to use a wheelchair for every day mobility to play. We offer an equipment loan program to provide specialized sports wheelchairs so you can fully participate in a season. Bats and balls will be provided and a glove is optional.