Registration is CLOSED. We have reached full capacity for the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic At HOME.
VA San Diego Healthcare System and the VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events Office invite you to participate in the 2021 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC) At HOME. This revised format includes an at home virtual component and new this year, one-day clinics held in select communities where you live.
We are focusing on whole health this year and introducing new and exciting options to our Veterans. We will maintain our five core sports of surfing, kayaking, sailing, cycling and adaptive fitness while also offering yoga, meditation, nutrition, cooking and creative arts. Each of these sessions will be interactive and led by world class instructors and experts in their field.
To support community-based adaptive sports, we will coordinate smaller one-day clinics in select communities where Veterans live.
NVSSC At HOME Veteran info:
- 2021 NVSSC At HOME Veteran packet
- 2021 NVSSC At HOME Veteran medical exam form submission link
Medical exam form submission deadline July 30.
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.
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic and is honored to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to support veterans on their journey to fitness and rehabilitation through sports. Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.
Veterans Canteen Service (VCS)
VCS is proud to be a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a self-sustaining entity, VCS provides merchandise and services to Veterans enrolled in VA’s Health Care System, their families, caregivers, VA employees, volunteers and visitors. We are honored to “give back” to the VA through many programs established for the health and well-being of our nation’s heroes. Revenues generated from VCS are used to support a variety of Veteran programs.
VA San Diego Healthcare System
- All past NVSSC participants
- All Veterans enrolled in VA health care
Please register early as we can only accept 500 Veterans for the NVSSC At HOME. You will be notified once
registration closes if you have been accepted to participate. The adaptive sports program is designed for
Veterans whose current rehabilitation goals would benefit from the value of adaptive summer sports. Prior
NVSSC events have served Veterans living with spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments,
neurological conditions, PTSD, burns, and TBI/Poly Trauma. With this year’s expansion, NVSSC will open to all
Veterans enrolled in VA health care. All applications are subject to review by the NVSSC Medical Director and
*Participation in the 2021 NVSSC At HOME does NOT guarantee eligibility for future NVSSC in-person events.
2019 NVSSC Closing Ceremony Video
Find more videos from VA’s Adaptive Sports & Therapeutic Arts programs. Visit our Special Events Playlist.
Veteran Profile Videos from the 2018 NVSCC
Larry Karlin, Ambassador of Healing
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
San Diego, CA – September 18 – 23