ATHLETE EVENTS

The Angel City Games is the only multi-sport event for Children, Adults, Veterans and Active Duty Military with physical disabilities in Los Angeles. Our focus for the premiere games June 19-20, 2015 at UCLA's Drake Stadium is to provide Adaptive Sports opportunities for anyone with a physical disability to participate. Classification categories are available for the most Elite athlete to one starting out. We want to foster a community and ask you to: Join Us! Hurry, Clinic and Event Registration is required by June 10! 

Events Offered

  • Youth & Adult Wheelchair Basketball Clinic & Exhibition
  • Youth & Adult Track & Field Clinic with World-class Coaches and Trainers
  • Youth & Adult Track Events:  
    • Sprints: 60M, 100M, 200M, 400M
      • Sprints are a characterized by a sustained burst of speed for a short period of time. Endurance is generally not a factor in sprints (with the exception of the 400 Meters). Sprints are also characterized by a 3 part command; “Racers take your mark; Set; Gun” (or whistle, arm signal, etc. Modifications to the method of start can be requested for athletes with severe startle reflex, fear, etc.). An athlete must also remain in their assigned racing lane for the entire race. Sprinters with disabilities can utilize prosthetics, crutches, walkers, racing wheelchairs, everyday wheelchairs or any other method of ambulation that does not provide an artificial means of locomotion (bicycles, tricycles, etc.). Sprints at a regional event can range from 20 Meters to 400 Meters; at the National Junior Disability Championships, the sprint events are the 60 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters. In addition, there is a 60 Meter Weave event for athletes who utilize a power wheelchair.

    • Long Distance: 800M, 1500M, 5000M
      • Distance events are all about endurance and strategy. An athlete who goes out quickly with a sustained burst of speed will soon fade and fall off the pace. It is imperative that athletes competing in the distance events have been engaged in an ongoing training program with a knowledgeable coach......an athlete who has not been training for distance events and is not in shape could be causing themselves serious physical harm. Athletes utilizing everyday chairs to race in the sprints should not be entered in the distance events; the amount of effort needed to push an everyday chair several times around a track could be causing physical harm to the athlete. In the same manner, most athletes who utilize crutches or walkers should concentrate on the sprint events. The commands for distance events are simple; “racers to your mark, gun”. In the same way that an athlete can request a modification to the start in the sprints, an athlete can request a modification to the start in distance events. The distance events for most regionals and NJDC are the 800 Meters, the 1500  Meters and the 5000 Meters. The 800 Meter event starts in assigned lanes and continues through the first turn in assigned lanes. At the end of the first curve, there is a “break line” where all athletes can move to the inside lane (without interfering) and race the rest of the event (2 laps total on a 400 meter track) as one group. The 1500 Meter Race is 3 and 3/4’s laps around a 400 meter track. The 5000 Meter Race is 12 and 1/2 laps around a 400 meter track. For both the 1500 and 5000 meter events, a “waterfall start” is used whereby the athletes line up along a curved line and move to the inside lane (without interfering with other racers) once the gun sounds.
  • Youth & Adult Field Events
    • Long Jump
      • The long jump is an event for ambulatory athletes; athletes can not utilize any artificial means to propel through the jump (i.e. crutches, etc). The long jump pit can be modified to have the take off board next to the landing pit, precluding the possibility of an athlete not jumping far enough to reach the landing area.
    • High Jump
      • The high jump is an event for ambulatory athletes; athletes can not utilize any artificial means to propel through the jump (i.e. crutches, etc).
    • Triple Jump
      • The triple jump is an event for ambulatory athletes; athletes can not utilize any artificial means to propel through the jump (i.e. crutches, etc).
    • Javelin
      • The javelin is a much more complex implement to throw and requires more physical agility and range. Javelins can be thrown in either the seated or standing position but must be thrown in a technically correct manner to avoid danger to athlete and others. Javelins range in size from 400 gram to 800 gram and also includes a turbo javelin designed for junior athletes in certain classifications.
    • Discus
      • The discus can be thrown from the seated or standing position.  From a seated position, it can be tossed sideways (rotational) or over the head in a reverse direction. The discuss comes in a .75K , 1K, 1.6 K and 2K variation and the size thrown is again dependent on your age, gender and class.
    • Shot Put
      • The shot put can be thrown either in a seated position or a standing position. For many new, young athletes just starting the shot put event, there is a greater comfort level with throwing from their everyday chair that is secured to the ground with ratchet straps and stakes. For standing athletes, consideration must be given to stability, as there can be no artificial support for a thrower other than cane, crutch or walker (i.e.coach or parent cannot hold athlete). Athletes utilizing throwing chairs must comply with current regulations and specifications. Implement sizes range from 1 K to 6.25 K and are contingent on the athlete’s age, gender and classification. The shot must be put and not thrown; bringing the shot away from the neck and projecting by rotation of the shoulder subjects the athlete to disqualification of throws.
    • Club Throw
      • The club is designed to be utilized by athletes within limited classifications and is thrown from the seated position. It can be thrown sideways (rotational), overhand forward or backward over the head.
    • CP Field
  • 4-to-6-year-old Track: 20M 
  • Babies & Toddler Track: 20M 

Additional Highlights

  • World-class Track & Field facilities at UCLA, featuring their new super fast Mondo track
  • Shoe City Pro Performance Awards for top results in Track & Field
  • USA Track & Field and WASUSA Sanctioning (IPC approval pending)
  • Open division for military related PTSD & TBI
  • Vendor Village and Kids Zone — fun for the whole family!
  • Meet Professional, Olympic, Paralympic Athletes and Celebrities!
  • First 200 Athletes to register will receive a free SWAG Bag!