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ADA Compliance

PSA will follow the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the best of our ability while maintaining a safe environment for all players.


The safety of all participants is our primary goal. PSA will not compromise the safety of, or increase the risk of injury to, any other participant.


Movement, speed and contact are part of sports and a player must be able to see and hear whistles to know the start and stop of play, so teammates or opponents are not injured.


In addition, in those sports with contact, no hard objects may be worn by any player such as casts, prosthetics and etc.


The safety of the situation is solely the decision of PSA as we have authorities within the sports.


The basic rules of the sport cannot be modified.


A simple rule of thumb is to look at a sport from the viewpoint of contact and hearing the whistle. All players must be able to see probable contact and avoid it and to know when the play has stopped.


Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is the policy of PSA to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. PSA is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.


PSA is a non-profit organization receiving NO public funding. All funding is through the fees paid by individual players. Any ADA costs causing undue burden will be borne by the other registrants.


All recreational coaches are volunteers and PSA will actively attempt to recruit volunteers to assist. Assistance cannot be on the field of play. Since PSA is a volunteer organization, the parents of a child needing assistance are encouraged to be team manager or better yet, assistant or head coach.


For Reference:

Accommodations for Student-Athletes with Disabilities


The NCAA encourages participation by student-athletes with disabilities (physical or mental) in intercollegiate athletics and physical activities to the full extent of their interests and abilities. An NCAA member institution will have the right to seek, on behalf of any student-athlete with a disability participating on the member’s team, a reasonable modification or accommodation of a playing rule, provided that the modification or accommodation would not:

· Compromise the safety of, or increase the risk of injury to, any other student-athlete;


· Change an essential element that would fundamentally alter the nature of the game; or


· Provide the student-athlete an unfair advantage over the other competitors.



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