Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

27864 Irma Lee Circle, Unit 101, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness,Professional Development & Training,Seniors,Youth

Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities


About Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

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The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, GLASA, provides year-round adaptive sports, clinics, camps, and special events for youth, adults and veterans who have a primary physical or visual impairment. GLASA enhances quality of life by removing barriers, raising expectations, setting goals and achieving success!

GLASA programs include, but are not limited to: Air Rifle, Archery, Tennis, Track & Field, Power Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Hand-cycling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Sled Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Goalball for the Visually Impaired, Water Skiing, Yoga and much more.

GLASA depends on volunteers, fundraising, private donations, grants and corporate donations in order to operate.

Make a difference! Donate your time and talents to GLASA!

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Current Opportunities at Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

2022-23 Power Soccer Program

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for GLASA’s Power Soccer Program! Practices will be held from 7:30-9:00pm at Glenview Community Center, with additional time before and after practice for volunteers.

Volunteers will assist GLASA staff members and coaches by helping move equipment into the gyms, setting up the practice area, assisting with drills and practice, and help clean up after the program.

Location: Glenview Community Center (2400 Chestnut Ave, Glenview IL 60026).

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of volunteer positions. Please feel free to sign up for more than one opportunity, as we are looking for consistent volunteers to help our programs grow. If you have difficulty signing up or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or (847) 989-7743.

Glenview
Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People Over 16,People With Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness

2022-23 Wheelchair Basketball Program

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for GLASA’s wheelchair basketball program! The GLASA G Cats have both competitive prep and varsity teams and compete throughout the Midwest. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. The prep team plays on a 8½-foot hoop and is for beginners, while the varisty team plays on a 10-foot hoop for those interested in joining the competitive travel team.

Volunteers are needed to assist athletes, work with equipment, setting-up, fielding balls, running drills and taking down the equipment after the program.

Volunteer Requirement: It is preferred that volunteers have previous basketball experience.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of volunteer positions. Please feel free to sign up for more than one volunteer position (as long as they don’t overlap)! If you have difficulty signing up or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or (847) 989-7743.

CLICK THIS LINK TO VOLUNTEER: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44aaa62bab9-2022234

Lake Forest
Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People Over 16,People With Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness

2022-23 GLASA Falcons Sled Hockey Program

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the GLASA Falcons Sled Hockey Program! Practices are held at Hot Shot Ice Arena on Sundays from 3-5pm.

Just as in ice hockey, sled hockey is played with six players (including a goalie) at a time. Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception some of the equipment. Players propel themselves on their sledge (specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades) by use of spikes on the ends of two three-foot-long sticks, enabling a player to push himself as well as shoot and pass ambidextrously. Rinks and goals are regulation Olympic-size, and games consist of three 15-minute stop-time periods.

Location: Hot Shots Ice Arena (29860 Skokie Hwy, Lake Bluff, IL 60044) 3-5 pm

On-Ice Assistant Description:  Volunteers are needed to assist players and coaches with various tasks.  Help push and/or mentor sled hockey players on ice during practice and/or scrimmage play. Accepting volunteers 14 years and older who are VERY PROFICIENT skaters with a hockey background (must have vast hockey knowledge).  On-ice volunteers are required to wear (and bring their own) hockey skates, helmet, gloves and hockey attire (warm ups or jersey, etc. – no jeans, please).

**On-Ice Volunteers MUST be very proficient skaters with a hockey background and have their own skates**

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of volunteer positions. Please feel free to sign up for more than one volunteer position (as long as they don’t overlap)! If you have difficulty signing up or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or (847) 989-7743.

If you are signing up for a volunteer opportunity, please sign our waiver by clicking this link: https://www.waiverfile.com/b/GreatLakesAdaptiveSportsAssoci


If all the shifts are filled, please email Emily at volunteer@glasa.org. A list of interested volunteers will be kept if there are cancellations.

Thank you very much for your continued support and dedication to the GLASA Falcons Sled Hockey Team

Lake Bluff
Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,People Over 16,People With Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

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Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) will host its Second Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, the Timmy G. Classic, in memoriam of one of GLASA’s longtime wheelchair basketball athletes. Tim was a GLASA athlete from 2009 to 2018, with a presence on the court that will never be forgotten. His passion and never-give-up attitude made a difference to those around him.

The tournament will be held at St. Viator Highschool November 19-20th, with games starting at 8am.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of volunteer positions. Volunteers will be needed to assist with set-up, check in teams, man the scoring table for each game (shot clock, score, book), sell raffle tickets, sell concessions and clean up at the end of each day.

Location: St. Viator High School (1213 E Oakton St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004)

Please feel free to sign up for more than one volunteer position (as long as they don’t overlap)! If you have difficulty signing up or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or (847) 989-7743.

SIGN UP HERE: https://linktr.ee/VolunteerForGLASA

Arlington Heights
Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People Over 16
Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness

Sleds Are Coming GLASA Falcons Sled Hockey Exhibition Game

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Sleds Are Coming GLASA Falcons Sled Hockey Exhibition Game at Lake Forest College!

Just as in ice hockey, sled hockey is played with six players (including a goalie) at a time. Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception some of the equipment. Players propel themselves on their sledge (specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades) by use of spikes on the ends of two three-foot-long sticks, enabling a player to push himself as well as shoot and pass ambidextrously. Rinks and goals are regulation Olympic-size, and games consist of three 15-minute stop-time periods.

Location: Lake Forest College Sports and Recreation Center (S Campus, Lake Forest, IL 60045)

The game wil be held February 5th, 2023, and the game will be from 2-3:30pm

On-Ice Assistant Description:  Volunteers are needed to assist players and coaches with various tasks.  Help push and/or mentor sled hockey players on ice during practice and/or scrimmage play. Accepting volunteers 14 years and older who are VERY PROFICIENT skaters with a hockey background (must have vast hockey knowledge).  On-ice volunteers are required to wear (and bring their own) hockey skates, helmet, gloves and hockey attire (warm ups or jersey, etc. – no jeans, please).

**On-Ice Volunteers MUST be very proficient skaters with a hockey background and have their own skates**

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of volunteer positions. Please feel free to sign up for more than one volunteer position (as long as they don’t overlap)! If you have difficulty signing up or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or (847) 989-7743.

SIGN UP HERE: https://linktr.ee/VolunteerForGLASA

Lake Forest
Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People Over 16,People With Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness

2022 Adaptive Tennis Program

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Tennis Instruction is provided for beginner, intermediate, and tournament level players who are ambulatory (standing) or use a manual or power chair.  In wheelchair tennis, the only rule change is that the player gets two bounces, if needed.  Athletes are under the coaching instruction of Paralympian Paul Moran and Coach Mike Carrico.

Volunteers are needed to assist the coaches with drills, field balls, one-on-one technique work and play in matches with athletes. All volunteers should be prepared to work with athletes of all abilities and levels (beginner, intermediate, recreational, and tournament). Although you will be assigned to specific courts initially, you may be asked to work with a different group based on the athletes and other volunteers present at each practice.

Volunteer Requirement: Volunteers must have tennis experience.

Location: A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center (530 Hibbard Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093)

Time: Saturdays; 2:00 – 4:00 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or 847-989-7743.

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center (530 Hibbard Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093)
Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People Over 16
Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness,Youth

2022-23 Adaptive Yoga Program

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Thank you for your interest in volutneering for GLASA’s adaptive yoga program! Yoga classes will be held throughout the year from 6:15-7pm.

Volunteers are needed to assist with transporting any equiptment or supplies, setting-up the mats, assisting GLASA support staff during the yoga session, and cleaning up after the program.

Location: 847 Running Company (406 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048)

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of volunteer positions. Volunteers DO NOT need to have previous experience. If you have difficulty signing up or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or (847) 989-7743. Thank you!

847 Running Company (406 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048)
Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People Over 16,People With Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness,Youth

2022-23 Goalball Program

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Goalball is a Paralympic sport designed specifically for athletes with a visual impairment.  Players compete in teams of three, throwing a ball that has bells embedded in it down the court to attempt to score a goal, while their opponents, using their bodies to defend the goal, try to stop the ball from scoring.  The ball is thrown by hand and never kicked. All players participate while wearing blindfolds and tactile markings on the court are provided to aid with orientation.

Volunteers are needed to assist with setting-up the court, fielding balls, running drills and cleaning up after the program. Practices are held on Fridays from 6-7:30, with additional set up time starting at 5:30.

Location: Dunbar Recreation Center (888 Dunbar Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060)

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of volunteer positions. Volunteers DO NOT need to have previous experience. If you have difficulty signing up or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Emily Higgins at volunteer@glasa.org or (847) 989-7743.

Dunbar Recreation Center (888 Dunbar Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060)
Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People Over 16,People With Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities,Health & Wellness

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