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    Nica Rules on Disabled kids

    Does nica have anything that would allow them to modify a course for a children with special needs? I am asking this because I am thinking about trying to start a team, but I dont know if Nica has anything reguading students with limitations such as balance?
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    I have never seen anything in the rulebook in regards to this. I can tell you that in our league there was a young rider who was missing a leg, and he competed with everyone else. You might was to contact your league director. They are extremely helpful with any and all questions.
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    Agreed with Flatfoot. There is some wording about disability but league director should be able to help. If your whole team is disabled, that would be a very good conversation. "Inclusive" is a core principle.
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    Don't know much about NICA racing, other than it sounds like a great way to get kids into the sport.

    But, to the OP:

    I wholeheartedly commend you. Seriously. Deep in my cold, black heart, I have a very, very soft spot for disabled children. I'm actually tearing up a bit as I type this. If your team takes donations, I'd be very happy to help in some small way, with what little money I have (grad student on GI Bill).
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    I think I saw the one legged racer you may be talking about. California?? I would like to show some of our lazy ass students what a real man looks like!
    Last year we had some very talented riders but they created a lot of drama. Team is down to two kids now but they work their butts off, don't complain, have a great time and even though they don't have the awesome genetics of others they do very well.
    It would be nice if NICA provided a class on a modified course for the disabled.
    To me its not about the results but getting the kids into a lifetime sport.

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    NC league director here.
    Yes we can. In fact the Utah League has a program for kids with differing needs.

    It's going to depend on the resources the league has though. Contact your local League Director and have a conversation.

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