Children and youth

“Sporttiklubi” – National Sport Club: camps, events, clubs and competitions

“Vipanat” and Youth

Sporttiklubi is a national physical activity program for children and youth under 20 years. The members of Sporttiklubi are divided in under 13-year-old – “Vipanat” – and 13 to 19 year old Youth. Joining in Sporttiklubi is free of charge.


In Sporttiklubi one can try different sports, types of physical activity and equipments in clubs, events and camps. Family camps and events are organized for Vipanat. For youth are offered an opportunity to experience the sports that are suitable for their disability and to get into active, sport specific training and maybe even to become an athlete.


Treeni-project is a development program for youth with an objective to get more young people into sports and to offer them a path to an active training and even to competitive sports. The sports in Treeni-project are goalball, showdown, boccia, wheelchair basketball and electric wheelchair hockey.

Competition atmosphere

Junior Games is the place to test one’s limits with other disabled children and youth. Junior Games are held twice a year. In spring youngsters compete in ball sports and in swimming, bowling and blow darts. In autumn the sports are showdown and adapted athletics.

“Sporttiskerho” – The local sport clubs for children and youth with special needs

There are local low-level sport and physical activity clubs for children and youth with special needs and/or disability in around 40 different cities. Mostly these sport clubs are organized by local disability or supportive associations, municipal sports departments or able-bodied sports clubs. VAU supports local youth sport clubs for children and youth by getting them equipment and instructor training.