Wheelchair Basketball is a fast paced and energy filled game in the wheelchair sports community. It is a sport that provides exercise, physical fitness and recreational or competitive opportunities for all. Participants are offered the opportunity to compete in structured environments at an initiation, developmental, competitive and elite level.
Wheelchair basketball is now the most widely participated in of all wheelchair sports. It is highly competitive and is played around the world at all levels. Opportunities exist for all age groups from the community level to elite National and World Championships. Come out and give it a try whether you just want to play recreationally or have dreams of playing on the national team.
What's unique in wheelchair basketball?
- Players are allowed to double dribble. After two pushes you must dribble the ball or pass it.
- Able-bodied (AB) and athletes with disabilities can play together on the same team.
- Depending on ability level, players are classified and assigned a point value ranging from 1.0 to 4.5. The classification point value of the five players competing on the court is totaled, and may not exceed a certain number depending on the league or level of play.