Registration for 2019 NVSSC: December 1, 2018 – May 1, 2019

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The San Diego VA Medical Center and the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events Office invites you to participate in the 2019 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic This event will promote the value of rehabilitation utilizing a variety of summer leisure activities and adaptive sports. The mission of this innovative program is to provide a training ground for both veterans and health care providers in exciting outdoor summer sports. Our overall objective is to instill the value of these types of leisure pursuits as a viable means to aid in community re-entry and adjustment. Developing these skills veterans and therapists will be able to return home and implement a treatment plan emphasizing similar experiences on a regular basis. As part of VA’s continued commitment to veterans we are offering this program as a method to educate and build a strong foundation which will further each veterans’ dedication to their overall rehabilitation, health, and pursuit of a rewarding lifestyle.

The Summer Sports Clinic offers adventure sports and recreational activities such as sailing, surfing, kayaking, cycling, archery and pickleball. Complimenting the therapy provided in daily rehabilitation programs, the Clinic shares a glimpse of the many exciting recreational opportunities awaiting those Veterans who accept the challenge

All disabilities are subject to review by the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic medical director and program director.

Athlete and volunteer registration for this event will be available soon. 

Important NVSSC Information

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
VA is committed to improving the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Participants will develop sports skills and take part in a variety of adaptive sports workshops. Clinic participation demonstrates that having a physical or visual disability is not an obstacle to an active rewarding life.

VA San Diego Healthcare System

Acting Director:
For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact
Teresa Parks
Phone: (858)-642-6426 or (970) 263-5040

Communications Director:
Michael Molina
(202) 560-7305


Registration opens December 1, 2018.

Participation is open to U.S. military service Veterans with spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputation, visual impairments, certain neurological problems, PTSD, burns, and TBI/Poly Trauma injuries incurred in the last six years or to those who meet the qualifications and have not participated in any other National Program.

Acting Director:
For questions regarding the NVGAG, please contact
Teresa Parks
Phone: (858) 642-6426

Communications Director:
Michael Molina
(202) 560-7305

Veteran Profile Videos from the 2018 NVSCC

Larry Karlin, Ambassador of Healing

Archery Is My Best Friend

Evan Gildersleeve on the NVSSC

Evan Gildersleeve on the NVSSC

US Army Veteran, Kenneth Best

Assisting Veterans at the NVSSC

Mobile 3D printing at the NVSSC

The American Veteran Reports

Videos from the 2018 NVSCC

Cycling at Coronado

Archery at the NVSSC

Kayaking at Mission Bay

Surfing at La Jolla Shores

Sailing at the NVSSC

Veterans Hang Ten

Kayaking at Mission Bay

NVSSC Video Montage

San Diego, CA – September 18 – 23