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Youth Athletic Program


HSCSN’s Youth Athletic Program (YAP) is a sports program for children (5 and up) with special health care needs and others. Children play sports like t-ball, soccer, golf, flag football, basketball, and cheerleading.

Launched in 2007 with summer soccer clinics, the project initially targeted children of parents and caregivers who attended its support group meetings and was later expanded to include children of all abilities. Today, the program is designed to engage the children in physical activity, promote the importance of making healthy choices, and gain an understanding of various sports.

The program is a great way for your child to play team sports, make new friends, and gain confidence. At the same time, your child will learn discipline, courtesy, respect and team building.

The Youth Athletic Program has these and other activities throughout the year:

  • Spring:        T-ball clinics
  • Summer:    Soccer and golf clinics
  • Fall:             Flag football
  • Winter:        Basketball and cheerleading

We provide transportation to YAP events for HSCSN members.

This is a program of HSCSN’s Department of Family and Community Development. Learn more about how to volunteer with the Youth Athletic Program.


The Youth Athletic Program is designed for children with complex medical needs, but any young person can join—as long as they are 5 years of age or older and live in Washington, DC.

When and Where

We hold the Youth Athletic Program activities on Saturdays at Department of Parks and Recreation facilities throughout the Washington, DC area. Check out our Calendar of Events to see when and where activities are held.


To register call:
English: 202-580-6485
Spanish: 202-580-6487

Complete the YAP Program Registration. You can fill it out online or print it and bring it with you to your first class. You can also fax the forms to 202-580-6489 or mail it to us at:

Family and Community Development Center
3400 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20032

Learn More

To learn more, contact Denise Chisolm at (202) 467-2712 or e-mail

Para información en Español favor de llamar a 202-580-6487.