Frequently Asked Questions

Who can compete?

Anyone with a visual impairment or physical disability over the age of 7 can compete. Experience is not necessary for events or clinics, with the exception of the archery competition. Ages 7 to 22 are eligible to qualify for the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals through this event.

Any athletes 23 and older will compete in our Adult Open division.

What does "classification" means?

Check out our first blog post to learn more about classification! For even more information about exactly how athletes are classified, click the links below.

What do I do if I am not classified in one or more of the events?

Check out the page Classification under Athlete Information for the steps to take to find out your classifications in each of our sports.



If I am already classified for one event, does this classification carry over to the other events?

No, classification is separate for each event. If you are only classified in one event you still need to be classified for any other events you want to participate in.


Can an athlete with intellectual disabilities compete in this event?

While there is a classification for intellectual disabilities in adaptive sports, unfortunately, we are not able to include this division in the Dairyland Games this year.


Is this a sanctioned event?

Yes! This is an Adaptive Sports USA sanctioned event. Powerlifing and swim events will be level 2. Track & Field events will be level 3.


What do I do if I am involved in WIAA track and field?

You are allowed to add 2 events to your spring season calendar as long as they are sanctioned, so you can contact your athletic director to add it to your calendar!


How can an athlete qualify for the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals?

The Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals take place every July. Athletes ages 7 to 22 can qualify to compete at this event by achieving certain qualification requirements. You can find more Junior Nationals information at