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Sports Plus helps children, teens and young adults realize their potential. Our programs are positive, successful places to learn sports, fitness and social skills. Each class has a player to coach ratio of no higher than four to one, with swim classes being one to one. Our curriculum is derived from thousands of hours of experience and research by a team of special educators, therapists, trainers, parents and coaches. It is ever changing and evolving.

For teens and young adults who have spent significant time in Sports Plus programs, our unique Teen & Young Adult Social Program takes place monthly, with a variety of different activities and locations.

Upcoming Programs

    • September 18, 2021
    • October 30, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Bender JCC - 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, Md. 20852
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SPORTS PLUS is a non-profit organization that offers uniquely structured programs for participants ages 5 to 25, who are able to follow simple directions with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD and other developmental disabilities.

    COVID INFORMATION

    We are very excited to be back on the field!  

    This program is for all ages.  However, participants that are 12 years of age or older will be required to show their vaccine card the first time they attend the program.  All participants, regardless of age, will be required to sign our Sports Plus Wellness Tool each week. Please click on the link to see the details. This document will be available at each class for you to fill out.  All of our staff will be required to be fully vaccinated and sign the wellness document each week. 

    This SPORTS PLUS class will feature a variety strength, fitness, agility and running activities presented in a fun and engaging way . It will provide a memorable, fun, and exciting experience both for beginners and for those with prior experience. Each class will include  a "cross country" run along the paved JCC pathways.  Individual progress will be tracked throughout the program.  Please bring an exercise mat and a bottle of water to each class for the tented area.  

    The classes have been specifically devised by experienced trainers  and runners. They will be lead  by veteran SPORTS PLUS staff members. 

    As always, this SPORTS PLUS program will feature unique skill development techniques, highly trained coaches, special education professionals, consistent encouragement and positive reinforcement. Fun, teamwork, social skills and sportsmanship are stressed at all classes. Participant to coach ratios are maintained at no higher than 3 to 1. Participation of typically developing siblings in each class is encouraged to allow siblings to play together and act as role models. The SPORTS PLUS model permits extra help or additional challenge to be provided as needed to participants with a wide variety of skills. The end result is a successful, rewarding and exciting physical and social experience for children and their families.

    Class space is limited so you are encouraged to register immediately. If you have any questions or need more information you may contact the SPORTS PLUS program at (301)452-3781 or by e-mail at info@playsportsplus.org.

    This program is non refundable. 

    No Classes on October 9th for Columbus Day Weekend


    LOCATION:

    Bender JCC - 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 - Outside in the tented area





    • September 18, 2021
    • October 23, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Bender JCC of Greater Washington 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SPORTS PLUS is a non-profit organization that offers  uniquely structured programs for participants ages 5 to 25, who are able to follow simple directions with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD and other developmental disabilities.

    COVID INFORMATION

    We are very excited to begin return to in-person swim instruction!  For the fall session, we will only be providing swim instruction to those ages 12 and older who are fully vaccinated.  We are hoping that with potential vaccine availability for our younger participants, we will be able to open up to all ages by January 2022. 

    Participants will be required to show their vaccine card the first time they attend the program, as well as sign our Sports Plus Wellness Tool each week. Please click on the link to see the details. All of our staff will also be required to be fully vaccinated and sign the Wellness document.  Everyone will be required to wear a mask during entry and departure from the facility and anytime not actively participating. If your participant cannot show their vaccine card, they will not be permitted participate or enter the pool area.  There will be no exception.   Any family members or support staff who attend, will be required to wear a mask during the entire time that they are in the building. 

    The SPORTS PLUS swim program features a blend of traditional and unique skill development techniques, carried out by experienced instructors and their assistants who are backed by special education professionals.

    SPORTS PLUS offers one on one private lessons. Also upon approval, we offer a one hour swim team environment for those that are ready for a more endurance based practice.

    Our staff is fully capable of accommodating participants with a wide variety of swimming skill levels. Whether the initial goal for your child is comfort and safety in the water, acquiring basic swimming skills, stroke technique and improvement or swim team training, SPORTS PLUS has a class for you! Fun, proper technique, social skills and safety are stressed at all classes.

    Each class features customized instruction that is designed to be enjoyable and successful for all participants.  Typical siblings are also encouraged to enroll. The end result is a safe, successful, rewarding and exciting physical and social experience for participants and their families.

    Classes run every half an hour:

    3:30pm
    4:00pm
    4:30pm
    5:00pm
    5:30pm

    Space is extremely limited, so you are encouraged to register immediately. If you have any questions or need more information contact the SPORTS PLUS program at (301) 452-3781 or e-mail sportsplus@comcast.net.

    This program is non refundable. 

    No Classes on October  9th for Columbus Day Weekend.


    LOCATION

    Bender JCC of Greater Washington
    6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

    • September 19, 2021
    • October 17, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • This program will be held virtually
    • 14
    Register

    While we are providing in person classes, for those that continue to be interested in a virtual format, we are offering our Sunday Exercise Program! Our remote programs are designed to provide continuously expanding social and fitness outlets.

    This exercise program is geared toward the whole family.  The program comes alive even in a virtual setting.  Be ready to sweat and have some fun together! Sports Plus coaches and staff will be present to help, facilitate, and interact with you.  A few minutes will be reserved at the end of each class to allow participants to talk about the class and socialize with one another. 

    Join us for a live exercise class designed to get the whole family moving and keep you fit.  The class will feature a mixture of strength and fitness activities.  So, clear some space in your living room and get ready to have some fun!  Please have a pair of soup cans or some light weights to use on occasion.  Also bring a water bottle and towel.

    Our Live Virtual Exercise Program will be held from                          September 19th  - October 17th, 1:00-2:00pm

    Program space is extremely limited, so you are encouraged to register immediately. Preference will be given to registrations in the order that they are received. This program is non-refundable. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the SPORTS PLUS  program at (301)452-3781 or by e-mail at info@playsportsplus.org

     


    Life long connections are made at SPORTS PLUS programs.  These connections are leveraged and brought to the next level in our SPORTS PLUS REMOTE exercise programs. While we need to physically distance during these challenging times, coming together and staying connected and fit is more important than ever. Our remote programs are designed to provide continuously expanding social and learning outlets.

    This exercise program is geared toward the whole family.  The program comes alive even in a virtual setting.  Be ready to sweat and have some fun together! Sports Plus coaches and staff will be present to help, facilitate, and interact with you. 

    SPORTS PLUS is a non-profit organization that offers uniquely structured coed sports, swim, social and training programs for participants able to follow simple directions with mild to moderate autism and other developmental disabilities.

    Join Coach Tom in a live exercise class designed to get the whole family moving and keep you fit.  The class will feature a mixture of strength and fitness activities.  So, clear some space in your living room and get ready to have some fun!

    Our Zoom Live Exercise Program with Coach Tom will be held this Sunday, July 11th, from 1:00 to 1:45pm

    Program space is extremely limited, so you are encouraged to register immediately. Preference will be given to registrations in the order that they are received. If you have any questions or need more information go to www.playsportsplus.org or contact the SPORTS PLUS  program at (301)452-3781 or by e-mail at info@playsportsplus.org

    Program space is extremely limited, so you are encouraged to register immediately. Preference will be given to registrations in the order that they are received. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the SPORTS PLUS  program at (301)452-3781 or by e-mail at info@playsportsplus.org
    • October 15, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 21355 Big Woods Road, Dickerson, Maryland 20842
    • 94
    Register

    Join us for a fun evening in the country to usher in the Fall season! 

    We will enjoy a COVID-friendly, masked, bus ride out to Madison Fields Farm, where we will get out, collect our electric lanterns and meander through the farm and fields -  all while enjoying a spectacular sunset - to make our way to the barn, and visit with the animals, who will be donning their best Halloween costumes.  After we have said our goodbyes to our furry friends, we will walk over to a well-lit bonfire, enjoy some dinner and s'mores with friends. 

    COVID INFORMATION

    All participants will be required to be vaccinated and show their vaccine card or a photo of it before they embark on the bus.  If a participant cannot show their vaccine card, they will not be permitted to participate.  There will be no exception.  Our Sports Plus Wellness Tool will also need to be signed either ahead of time or before we leave on the bus.

    All of our staff will also be fully vaccinated and will also sign the Sports Plus Wellness document.  

    SPORTS PLUS is a non-profit organization that offers uniquely structured coed sports, swim, social and training programs for participants, able to follow simple directions, with mild to moderate autism and other developmental disabilities.

    The program is small and personal. The participants will feel comfortable and we work hard to help them to engage, improve their social skills, and most importantly, have fun! Sports Plus coaches and staff will be present to help and facilitate. Numerous experienced and well trained peer volunteers will also be present to assist and interact with our participants.

    Our Madison Fields Farm Social will be held on Friday, October 15th from 6:00PM - 10:00PM (including the bus ride to and from the farm). Boxed Dinner provided by The Bean Bag - choice of sandwich - Turkey, Veggie, Roast Beef, and Tuna - along with chips, fruit cup and bottled water.  THEN, S'Mores!

    As these programs are very popular, we encouraged you to register immediately.  This program has limited space.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the SPORTS PLUS  program at (301)452-3781 or by e-mail at info@playsportsplus.org.

    This program is non-refundable.




    A portion of the costs of this program have been provided by a grant from the J.G. Murray Family Foundation

     



     


     


    Life long connections are made at SPORTS PLUS programs.  These connections are leveraged and brought to the next level in our SPORTS PLUS REMOTE exercise programs. While we need to physically distance during these challenging times, coming together and staying connected and fit is more important than ever. Our remote programs are designed to provide continuously expanding social and learning outlets.

    This exercise program is geared toward the whole family.  The program comes alive even in a virtual setting.  Be ready to sweat and have some fun together! Sports Plus coaches and staff will be present to help, facilitate, and interact with you. 

    SPORTS PLUS is a non-profit organization that offers uniquely structured coed sports, swim, social and training programs for participants able to follow simple directions with mild to moderate autism and other developmental disabilities.

    Join Coach Tom in a live exercise class designed to get the whole family moving and keep you fit.  The class will feature a mixture of strength and fitness activities.  So, clear some space in your living room and get ready to have some fun!

    Our Zoom Live Exercise Program with Coach Tom will be held this Sunday, July 11th, from 1:00 to 1:45pm

    Program space is extremely limited, so you are encouraged to register immediately. Preference will be given to registrations in the order that they are received. If you have any questions or need more information go to www.playsportsplus.org or contact the SPORTS PLUS  program at (301)452-3781 or by e-mail at info@playsportsplus.org

Past Programs

September 17, 2021 Teen and Young Adult Mini Golf Social
August 06, 2021 Sports Plus - Social and Karaoke Night
July 23, 2021 Sports Plus - Game Night Social
July 18, 2021 Sunday Afternoon Exercise - Summer #2 2021 (4 Sundays)
July 09, 2021 Sports Plus - Game Night Social
June 28, 2021 Summer 2021 Virtual Experience - Week 2 (4 days)
June 21, 2021 Summer 2021 Virtual Experience - Week 1 (5 days)
June 18, 2021 Summer Dance Club Party
June 13, 2021 Sunday Afternoon Exercise - Summer 2021 (4 Sundays)
June 04, 2021 Sports Plus - Game Night Social
May 14, 2021 Sports Plus - Game Night Social
May 09, 2021 Sunday Afternoon Exercise - Late Spring 2021 (4 Sundays)
April 30, 2021 Sports Plus - Social and Karaoke Night
April 16, 2021 Spring Dance Club Party
April 10, 2021 Saturday Spring 2021 Virtual Experience (6 weeks)
April 07, 2021 Wednesday Afternoon Exercise - Spring #2 (4 Wednesdays)
April 04, 2021 Sunday Afternoon Exercise - Spring #2 (4 Sundays)
March 19, 2021 Sports Plus - Friday Teen and Young Adult Social - Bingo Night
March 10, 2021 Wednesday Afternoon Exercise - Spring (4 Wednesdays)
March 07, 2021 Sunday Afternoon Exercise - Spring (4 Sundays)
March 05, 2021 Sports Plus - Friday Teen and Young Adult Social - Game Night
February 19, 2021 Winter Dance Party - CORRECTED REGISTRATION
February 10, 2021 Wednesday Afternoon Exercise Session #2 (4 Wednesdays)
February 07, 2021 Sunday Afternoon Exercise - Session #2 (4 Sundays)
February 05, 2021 Sports Plus - Friday Teen and Young Adult Social - Game Night
January 22, 2021 Sports Plus - Social and Karaoke Night
January 13, 2021 Wednesday Afternoon Exercise (Free Class)
January 13, 2021 Wednesday Afternoon Exercise (4 Wednesdays)
January 10, 2021 Sunday Afternoon Exercise (4 Sundays)
January 10, 2021 Sunday Afternoon Exercise (Free Class)
January 09, 2021 Saturday Winter 2021 Virtual Experience (free class)
January 09, 2021 Saturday Winter 2021 Virtual Experience (9 weeks)
January 08, 2021 Sports Plus Remote - Game Night Social
December 16, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
December 13, 2020 Sunday Virtual Exercise
December 09, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
December 02, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
November 18, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
November 15, 2020 Sunday Virtual Exercise
November 13, 2020 Sports Plus Remote - Social and Karaoke Night
November 11, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
November 04, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
November 01, 2020 Sunday Virtual Exercise
October 30, 2020 Halloween Party!
October 28, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
October 25, 2020 Sunday Virtual Exercise
October 21, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
October 18, 2020 Sunday Virtual Exercise
October 16, 2020 Sports Plus Remote - Social and Karaoke Night
October 14, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
October 07, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
October 04, 2020 Sunday Beginner Yoga
October 02, 2020 Sports Plus Remote - Game Night Social
September 30, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
September 27, 2020 Sunday Beginner Yoga
September 23, 2020 Wednesday After School Virtual Exercise with Coach Tom
September 20, 2020 Sunday Beginner Yoga
September 19, 2020 Saturday Fall 2020 Virtual Experience (9 weeks)
September 18, 2020 Sports Plus Remote - Game Night Social
August 10, 2020 Summer 2020 Virtual Experience - Week 3
August 09, 2020 Sunday Exercise with Coach Tom
August 07, 2020 Sports Plus Remote - Game Night Social
August 02, 2020 Sunday Exercise with Coach Tom
July 26, 2020 Sunday Exercise with Coach Tom
July 24, 2020 Sports Plus Remote - Game Night Social
July 19, 2020 Sunday Exercise with Coach Tom
July 06, 2020 Summer 2020 Virtual Experience - Week 2 (5 days)
June 29, 2020 Summer 2020 Virtual Experience - Week 1 (4 days)
January 26, 2020 Winter 2020 Indoor Sports Program
January 25, 2020 Winter 2020 JCC Special Needs Indoor Swim Program
January 25, 2020 Winter 2020 QO Special Needs Indoor Swim Program
November 09, 2019 Late Fall 2019 QO Special Needs Indoor Swim Program
November 09, 2019 Late Fall 2019 JCC Special Needs Indoor Swim Program
September 28, 2019 Fall 2019 QO Special Needs Indoor Swim Program
September 28, 2019 Fall 2019 JCC Special Needs Indoor Swim Program
September 22, 2019 Fall 2019 Special Needs Outdoor Soccer Program
September 22, 2019 Fall 2019 Special Needs Outdoor Track, Field and Fitness Program
June 17, 2019 Camp Sports Plus Summer 2019
April 07, 2019 Spring 2019 Special Needs Outdoor Soccer Program
April 07, 2019 Spring 2019 Track, Field and Fitness Program
April 06, 2019 Spring 2019 QO Special Needs Indoor Swim Program
April 06, 2019 Spring 2019 JCC Special Needs Indoor Swim Program
January 19, 2019 Winter 2019 QO Special Needs Indoor Swim Program

Jerome S. and Grace H.

Murray Foundation

Allen and Overy

John and Maureen

Hendricks Foundation

Robert and Rosemary Reed 
The Roberti Family The Burki Family Foundation The Hobart Family
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