Sports Venues

Torrance Special Needs Sport/Venue Season

Rules-Regulations & Guidelines
Summer Fun Sport Guidelines

Torrance Special Needs Tennis
July – September

  • Charles Wilson Park
  • 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Torrance 90503

Torrance Special Needs Soccer
July – November

  • Charles Wilson Park
  • 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Torrance 90503

Torrance Special Needs Softball
July – October

  • Mc Master Park
  • 3624 Artesia Blvd.
  • Torrance 90504

Torrance Special Needs Aquatics
January – November

  • Victor E. Benstead Plunge
  • 3331 Torrance Blvd.
  • Torrance 90503

Torrance Special Needs Basketball
January- May

  • Charles Wilson Park
  • 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Torrance 90503

Torrance Special Needs Cycling
May – October

  • Please call for location

Torrance Special Needs Flag Football
July – October

  • McMaster Park
  • 3624 Artesia Blvd.
  • Torrance 90504

Torrance Special Needs Bocce
March – September

  • Lago Seco Park
  • 3920 235th Street
  • Torrance 90505

PALS Bowling  Year round

  • Palos Verdes Bowl
  • 24600 Crenshaw Blvd.
  • Torrance 90502

Rules & Regulations, Aquatic Guidelines, Participant Guidelines for:

Special Needs Sports

Torrance Special Needs Sports

Eligibility: Athletes must have an intellectual disability and are 13 years old or older.

Athletes must be able and willing, to follow directions.
Athletes and their families must observe all Torrance Plunge rules. Failure to follow rules are grounds for dismissal from the aquatics program. Rules include no swimming under the bulkhead or hanging on lane dividers.
Athletes who have difficulty changing their clothes, must be accompanied by an adult of the same gender.
The program does not provide one on one training, or swim instruction. Weak swimmers must show progress in becoming self sufficient and less dependent on constant prompting by coaches.

The Torrance Special Needs Program is swim program that promotes health and fitness through lap swim and preparation for competitions.

All program participants must have prior permission from the City of Torrance Special Needs Recreation Program Coordinator. Permission will not be granted at poolside.

Participation is limited. When openings occur priority will be given to existing Torrance Special Needs athletes, then new athletes who are Torrance residents, followed by non residents.
Participation in Cycling and Aquatics Lap Swim will require prior approval from the City of Torrance Program Coordinator, Phil Duthie.

These sports are conditioning activities and are not geared towards competition. Aquatic Lap Swimmers must be able to swim 50 meters continuously unassisted. No swim lessons are provided.
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Summer Fun Sports guidelines

The City of Torrance Community Services Department is offering Summer Fun Sports as a drop-in sports program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Fun competition will be provided on a first come bases for the following sports: Flag Football and Softball, will start on alternating Tuesday nights at McMaster Park starting in July.


Soccer will be Saturday afternoons at Wilson Park starting in July. We will play Tennis on Sunday afternoons at Wilson Park starting in July . Players and volunteers will be placed on teams created each session for the purpose of providing safe and fair competition.

The Torrance Special Needs Sports Registration Form must be filled out prior to participation, if the participant is not currently a PALS or STAR participant.


Torrance Special Needs Sports Activities is sponsored by the City of Torrance, Community Services Department, Recreation Division.

Their motto is “Creating & Enriching Community through People, Programs & Partnerships”

There are tournaments for many of these sports. Here are the current events and dates:

  • Saturday, August 27, 2011 S4EA Soccer in San Diego

In order to participate athletes must demonstrate the ability to follow directions and be able to participate in a safe manner.

For more information please call Phil Duthie, Program Coordinator at (310)618-2934 or email

Last minute cancellations will be available on a recorded message for weekend events at 310-618-2934. The message is updated by Thursday after 6 PM.
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