The E-Team is designed to support and empower to young Emerging athletes with disabilities who are training competitively in sports that are featured in the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.   We aim to identify and assist athletes who are trying to bridge the gap between grassroots and elite sport.

This program is intended to not only enhance the efforts of its athletes through funding opportunities, but to increase their visibility within the pipeline of their sport, and help them become the best athletes they can be, both on and off the field of play.

Youth Track & Field Long Jumper


  • One-time Training/Competition Grant of up to $500
  • One-time Apparel Grant of up to $100 OR E-Team Jacket
  • Recognition in Challenge Magazine
  • Athlete profile on DSUSA webpage
  • E-Team Newsletter
  • Priority consideration for additional scholarship, training, and competition opportunities

  • Youth alpine ski racer on hill


  • Between the ages of 13-24
  • U.S. legal permanent resident
  • Medically classifiable to compete in the Paralympic Sport you are applying under (actual current classification is not required)
  • Actively participating in a training program
  • Competitively active
  • Enrolled in school (e.g. college, high school, home schooled)
  • Provide a reference letter from your current coach (must be dated from within the current year)
  • Must not be considered part of TEAM USA (i.e. cannot have an athlete profile on the US Paralympic Athlete portal)
  • Please Note:

    Meet the E-Team

    The current application cycle has closed. Check this site for more information on the next cycle (Winter Sports Only) in August 2016.

    For more information, contact Kyleen Davis, kdavis@dsusa.org, 240-268-0237

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