Which sport is right for me?
Nowadays, even prosthesis users and wheelchair users can engage in a wide range of sports. Most disability sports show strong parallels to their conventional counterparts. As a result, many disability sports are played in the same manner and with the same rules. A large number of sports clubs even offer inclusive sport programmes in which people can participate regardless of their type of disability.
Naturally, not every activity is suitable for every person – but when it comes to choosing your sport, restricted mobility no longer plays such a limiting role. This is due in part to the huge technological advances in sports equipment. And you don’t have to be a professional athlete to reap the benefits.
On the following pages, you’ll find an overview of team sports and individual sports as well as ways in which children with disabilities can develop a love of movement through sport. Regardless of whether you use a prosthesis, a wheelchair or some other device, there’s definitely at least one sport out there which is perfect for you and worth giving a try!
When you join a team, you connect with other people and forge contacts that can enrich your life in all areas. This is true for everyone – whether you have a disability or not.
People who engage in an individual sport can train alone or in a group. You play a greater role in your success than you would as part of a team.