Arizona Transplant Games

Training by and for transplant athletes!

Mark your calendars for Saturday December 5, 2020!

This is a one-day Training Camp day for any transplant recipient or living donor. We lined up over 30 gold-medal transplant athletes trained in over 15 different sports from Arizona, Team USA, and around the world to help you prepare for the next national or international transplant games. As a virtual event, you can participate from the safety of your home. People from any fitness level, experienced or not, are welcome to register starting September 1.

Registration available online September 1 through November 29, 2020. $25 Registration Fee covers:

  • training sessions with amazing transplant coaches
  • panel discussion about competing with a transplanted organ
  • a 2020 Arizona Transplant Games t-shirt

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In December 2019, Team Arizona hosted it’s first statewide Arizona Transplant Games as a one-day event focusing on Track & Field, corn hole and pickle ball events.  This year we are planning to do a training camp live, virtually, and if possible, have in-person activities. 

Who are the coaches?

They are transplant athletes from around the world with specific expertise to share with current and future transplant athletes.  Each training block will have 2 co-coaches, a male and female, to adequately represent their sport.  Read more about the coaches under their specific sport.

Where?

Broadcast via Zoom from Phoenix, Arizona* (if coronavirus conditions improve, some sports have on-site demos)

Why?

To share the gift of life experiences and emphasis the importance of exercise with fellow transplant athletes. 

How will this be done?

You will teach remotely. 

The coaches will be sharing tips on how to prepare for your sport with fellow transplant athletes. The idea is to get motivated to participate in the Transplant Games of America next year in New Jersey or the World Transplant Games in 2023.  Some participants will have never participated in a Games and will learn the confidence needed to attend. Some participants will have been to a prior Games, but would like to try a different sport.  Some participants will want to work on their performance to win medals.  There will be something for everyone!  Even the kids!

The training blocks will be in Zoom Rooms.  At the beginning of each block, there will be a short welcome and introduction, and then participants will be put in their assigned blocks.  You can signup for as many blocks during the day as you want.  

We plan to record the training blocks and use them for future Arizona Games and to promote the national and international Transplant Games, as well as to promote organ donation and transplantation.

Each training block is 75-minutes followed by 15-minute break.

Introduction and Preview

Introduction for both coaches

Overview of Training

  • Training Plan or Training Structure
  • What is Training, Diet, Nutrition, Equipment
  • What are some basic rules of the sport and 
  • What is format for Games’ competitions

40 Technique, Live Demo, and Training

Warmup

Sport Technique (Live Demo or pre-recorded video)

  • Technique (Live Demo)
  • Drills
  • Exercises

Training Session (Live Demo)

What to expect at the Games

Contact information for each coach

Questions & Answers

Training Blocks

December 5, 2020 All times are in Arizona MST

7:00-7:50 am Open House 
8:00-9:15 am Track & Field, Ballroom Dance, Golf 

9:30-10:45 am Darts, Basketball, Yoga, Spanish-language Intro to Games 
11:00-12:15 pm Cornhole, Swimming, Tennis 
12:30-1:45 pm Bowling, Pickleball, Youth Olympiad 

2:00-3:15 pm Texas Hold’em, Badminton, Table Tennis, Virtual Triathalon

3:00 – 4:15 pm Volleyball,  Cycling,  Trivia 
4:15 pm Panel Discussion and Wrap-up

photo credit Donor Network of Arizona

Registration includes FREE Training Sessions at Ability360.

This is a great opportunity for us all to work together towards our goal of education and public awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.

Practice Schedule on Meetup.com

About the Sports

About the Venue

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital