In the 2018-19 sled hockey season, the San Diego Ducks adult sled hockey team and the San Diego Jr Ducks youth sled hockey team both won national championship titles in their respective divisions. These wins, combined with our amazing volunteers and players, have enabled us to help over 50 players overcome their disabilities and make a difference in society.
Our sled hockey club is a proven therapeutic tool used to help players overcome serious injury or illness and as a means of recovery. Players fight their personal battles on the ice to send a very powerful message to themselves, to their families, and to the public that serious injury or illness does not have to interrupt the pursuit of a meaningful and productive life. Being part of our team promotes a sense of belonging and peer support, of knowing they're not alone in their struggle. Competition rekindles the sense of passion and determination of the warrior spirit that is part of our DNA, the courage to move forward despite barriers and obstacles. The chance to be celebrated and recognized, supported by family, friends and people from around the world, boosts self-worth and self-efficacy. Sled hockey engages our players mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially – finding hope and strength through their common experiences.
Help us improve lives on and off the ice!