The BAWSI Rollers program provides fun, adaptive physical activities for girls and boys with physical, cognitive and hearing disabilities.
Through a fun and active curriculum that includes games like basketball, soccer, and sharks and minnows, the BAWSI Rollers program helps participants develop hand-eye coordination, strength, confidence and a sense of independence.
Weekly sessions include activities focused on goal setting, teamwork, and healthy competition, as well as spirited conversations about self-respect, responsibility, and leadership.
BAWSI Roller is excited to complete the session
The BAWSI Rollers Program
to resiliency and opportunity…
BAWSI Rollers Framework
BAWSI Rollers Curriculum
Activityfun, physical activity to move the body; and mindfulness to quiet the brain and combat the toxic stress of poverty.
Connectionto a caring adult who provides unconditional encouragement, models positive choices and an alternative path for life.
• Children connect with the same two BAWSI staff members each week.
• Our ratio of role model coaches to BAWSI Rollers is kept low for attention and connection.
Contributionbelief that her/his own actions, beliefs, and ideas matter. Positive recognition for expressing, sharing, and leading.
Expectationsboundaries and routines that help set high expectations for her/his own behavior, accomplishments & achievements.
• “Words of the week” provide clear expectations for what it means to be a BAWSI Roller.
• Low coach to participant ratios allow for pull-outs and coaching around positive team behavior
Skills for Lifeteamwork, collaboration, communication and more pro-social behaviors that enable success.
Sense of Belongingfeeling like a valued member of a positive group or community.
Typical BAWSI Rollers Site
Local SchoolsFree to students and school, offered during school.
Children with disabilities ages 5-12
5-25 participants per site
Athlete Leaders2 BAWSI-paid part-time staffers manage and lead site
Volunteer Athletes4-20 female athlete volunteers from local universities, junior colleges & high schools
Teachers & Aides provide individual assistance with activities
School administrators who help with recruitment, registration & retention
Current BAWSI Rollers Sites
Majestic Way Elementary physical & cognitive disabilities*