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, 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

Monday, October 5, 2015

2015 ATC Flag Football

Flag Football Championship 

This past Sunday UDS All-Star Training Club Flag Football semi finals were held at Steel Academy. Both games went down the wire. The Knights built a 3 touchdown lead only to have the Warriors fight all the back to only one score before the final buzzer. It was Carl P. breaking off a 35 yard run to give the Knights the insurance score they needed to advance to the championship game. The final score was Knights 42 Warriors 36.

In the other semi final game. the lead changed hands 6 times. With less than 20 seconds remaining in the game and the Irish on top 26-22, the Griffins were on the Irish 12 yard line when a pass connected in the end zone to Anthony C. to give the Griffins a 28-26 lead. With 9 seconds left, the Irish threw a desperation pass that went incomplete to end the game.

The stage is now set for the final games. In the consolation game, The Irish will host the Warriors. In the Championship game, it will be the Knights hosting the Griffins. All games will be played at 5 at St. Vincent - St. Mary Cistone stadium.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ATC Team Bowling

Team Bowling Standings 

The Rams and Blue Devils battled for a share at the lead in the team standings this past weekend. The Rams swept the two game series with a narrow three pin win in the first game. Then they were aided by a near perfect game by Tom M. who rolled a 279. With the sweep, the Rams move into 2nd place with only two weeks left in the season.

Click here for the complete standings for Team Bowling.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cross Country Meet Postponed

The ATC Springfield Cross Country Meet on Sunday is cancelled due to the projected high temperatures. The meet has been postponed until October 11.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Team Bowling & Flag Football

It's not too late to sign up! Team Bowling starts this Saturday at      
1 p.m. at Bill White Akron Lanes.

Flag Football starts this Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Steel Academy.

Call today for more information or to sign up!

Monday, August 17, 2015

2015 Coach Pitch/Kickball

2015 Coach Pitch/Kickball

The last shall be first! This certainly was the case this past Sunday at The Steel Academy, as the Warriors, who were seeded in the number 4 position going into the tournament won the ATC coach-pitch/kickball championship.

The Warriors were trailing the Irish 4-2 going into the 3rd inning. But with bases loaded, Andrew M kicked a line shot down the third base line to score three runs. Then Matt R kicked a ball into right field to score Andrew to put the Warriors up 6-2. The Warriors then added 2 more insurance runs to hold off an Irish come back in the bottom of the 4th.

In the Consolation championship, it was all Blue Devils as they posted a 10-4 win over the Knights. The Blue Devils were lead by Charles S who had three hits in the game.

In Home Run Derby it was Ryan A who outlasted two other opponents to win the first annual Home Run Derby Contest. Also worth noting was the generosity of Jake who actually won but turned down the award so the other three could compete for the title. Class act Jake.

It was a beautiful hot day with many family and friends cheering on the athletes. We had close to 150 people in attendance. I would like to personally thank all of the coaches and volunteers who made this a great season.

I would also like to thank Aaron Kurchev of the Torchbearers who was our master grill chef. Finally, thank you to all of the family members who brought out covered dishes. The entire day was filled with family friends and good old competition.

Monday, August 3, 2015

2015 ATC Golf Season

2015 ATC Golf Season

The final team session of ATC Golf was conducted on Thursday and true to form it was a tightly contested match for the runner up spot. When the night concluded, there was a three way tie for second place with the Bluedevils, Grizzlies and Irish all scoring a 26. The Knights led by Rick L and Dick L won the Thursday session by 3 strokes with a score of 23.

On Monday night, the Vikings led by Rose C and her partner shocked the league by winning it on a tie-breaker with a round of 20.They held off the Panthers who also shot a 20. But, Rose and her partner scored better at the chipping to win the invitational.

Click here are the completed final results.

This coming week's competition will be for the individual medal awards. Don't forget to come hungry! Pizza is served!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Baseball Canceled for July 14

Due to the weather coach pitch/kickball will be canceled for tonight, Tuesday July 14. Next session will be Sunday, July 19 at 6 p.m.