All-Star Training Club (ATC) was established to provide an integrated sports program for individuals with or without disabilities where everyone, regardless of ability, is encouraged to participate on the field of athletic competition. ATC is a sanctioned Special Olympics organization and is the only program in a five-county area that offers such a unique approach to athletics where everyone is given the opportunity to become a rising star.

In early 2014, All-Star Training Club became the newest member of the United Disability Services (UDS) family. In his new role as athletic director, ATC Founder Dan Lancianese will continue to work closely with athletes, families and volunteers to promote the benefits of fun and fitness for everyone.

United Disability Services is celebrating 65 years of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing opportunities for full participation in the community. For more information about any of our other programs and services visit us at www.udsakron.org.

Friday, July 18, 2014

We need your vote!



Our friends at the new UDS Steel Academy need your help! They have been selected as a WhiteSpace CreateAthon 2014 finalist. That means an opportunity to win marketing services valued at more than $25,000!

But they need your vote to win.  It's easy, just:
  1. Go to the WhiteSpace Creative facebook contest page:
    http://bit.ly/VoteCreateAthon2014
  2. Log in to facebook and "like" the page
  3. Select the video for The UDS Steel Academy and submit!
And then spread the word: Email. Tweet. Facebook. Call. Do whatever you can to get other supporters, as well as friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to do the same. But, hurry, voting ends Friday, August 8, 2014!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Friday, July 11, 2014

2014 ATC Golf Season



2014 ATC Golf Season

For the Monday session, the Magics got their first win of the year with a great round of 22. The Vikings are currently on a three meet winning streak for the Thursday session, the Knights have pulled into a tie with the Bulldogs with a win over the Blue Devils by one stroke while the Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Griffins.

For complete results for both team standings and individual stats, please click the following:
ATC Golf Individual Stats
ATC Golf Team Standings

It's not too late to get into the swing with ATC golf! Mr. Ron Tristano and his staff at Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course will guide and train UDS All-Star Training Club athletes in learning the great game of golf. Golf is offered two sessions per week on Mondays and Thursdays now through August 7.

Register today!



Thursday, July 10, 2014

2014 Fall Brochure Coming Soon!

Look for the 2014 ATC Fall Brochure coming to your mailbox soon and sign up for another season of sports fun!




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ATC Athletes Shine at Special Olympics

 
This past weekend the UDS All-Star Training Club sent 60 athletes and 20 coaches to the Ohio Special Olympics State Championships in Columbus. ATC was represented in four different sports: unified bocce, two unified soccer teams, unified and individual track and field events, and bowling. Our representation at Special Olympics made us the sixth largest program in the State of Ohio!

Out of 44 events, ATC medaled in 38 for a total of 19 Gold, 11 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. Congratulations to all our athletes! A special thank you to all the coaches, partners and family members who came down to support all our stars!

Saturday, June 14, 2014



UDS All-Star Training Club represented at Autism 5K & Walk


It was a beautiful day for the UDS All-Star Training Club to be represented at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron for the annual Autism Society 5K and Walk. There were nearly 2,000 people in attendance and it was a great place to be to talk about ATC!

Sunday, April 27, 2014


2014 ATC Soccer Season

Week #5: Congratulations to the Irish as they won the ATC title with a 6-3 win over the Vikings. Despite being winless throughout the regular season, Irish pulled off two victories to win the tournament, proving the point that the Last shall be First

In the consolation finals, the Knights came from behind in the 2nd half to win 8-6 over the Rams. 

In division 2, with the standings are all tied up 16 - 16 between the Vikings/Irish and the Rams/Knights, it came down to an overtime shoot out. It was the Rams/Knights pulling out the victory 10-9 with the winning kick coming from Caitlyn C. 

To see the scores please click on the following link:


Thursday, April 24, 2014



2014 ATC BOCCE SEASON



The #5 seeded East pulled off victories over Tigers, Panthers and Warriors to win the team title.
To see the full results of the tournament  click on the following link:
BOCCE FINALS

If you have not signed up yet - it is not too late. Just simply click on the following link to obtain the information about bocce.