Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about DASA and our programs? Take a look at our most frequently asked questions/answers here. If you don’t see the answer you’re searching for or need more information, please contact our team today for assistance.

DASA provides sports for individuals who have a permanent physical, visual, or hearing impairment who are cognitively able to follow rules of a game without assistance and who have difficulty participating in sports with their non-disabled peers because of their physical limitations.

All new athletes must complete a “New Athlete Form” and speak with a staff member prior to registering for sports. After you’ve spoken with a staff member, you may click “Register Now” in the sidebar to see all available programs.

DASA works with athletes ages 5 and up. Please inquire about our new toddler swimming program.

Most recreation programs cost $35/session. Competitive team fees are based on the cost of facility and travel requirements. The Ability Gym cost is $40/hour & $30/hour for military personnel or veterans.

Unfortunately, insurance does not cover the cost of any of our programs.

There are some scholarships available, depending on the program. Please complete the scholarship application to be considered.

DASA is fortunate to have numerous pieces of sports equipment for athletes in our programs to use. Once an athlete excels in a sport, we encourage athletes to purchase their own equipment.

We are based in the St. Louis, St. Charles, and Columbia, Missouri areas. Please see our locations page for the nearest program facilities.

Most recreation programs last 6-8 weeks. Competitive team seasons vary with the sport. See our Sports & Fitness page for more details.

Swim lessons are 45 minutes, other sports can be 1-2 hours long.

There are no make-up classes due to weather. Please see our cancellation policy.

Please see our cancellation policy page.

Classification provides a structure for Paralympic competition, defines who is eligible to compete in Para sport, and groups eligible athletes into sport classes according to their activity limitation. The classification systems differ by sport and are developed by the International Federations governing the sport.

DASA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. However, if you purchase tickets to one of our events or bid on auction items at one of our events, these transactions are NOT tax-deductible. See our Form 990 and annual report here

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We would love to learn more about your fitness needs and how DASA can help, please do not hesitate to reach out!



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