Wheelchair Basketball is the largest and one of the blue ribbon leading Paralympic Sports, with its roots going back to the late 40’s.
Although initially a rehabilitation and recreational activity for spinal cord injured patients, it quickly developed into a competitive sport and there are teams all around the world playing in different divisions for players of all abilities.
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Who can play Wheelchair Basketball?
Wheelchair Basketball embraces a wide range of disabilities including paraplegics, spina bifida, amputees, brittle bones, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.
Players without disabilities are eligible to play in divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4, junior league and women’s league.
Virtually everyone who can conceivably play wheelchair basketball is encouraged to do so.
If you have been injured and cannot playing running sport anymore Wheelchair Basketball is the ideal way to carry on playing sport.
Wheelchair Basketball for Amputees
This promotional video is to encourage amputees or those missing lower limbs to have a go at Wheelchair Basketball.
A number of people believe that you have to be in a wheelchair everyday to play the sport and this is not necessarily true so by using this video we hope to overcome those thoughts and encourage anyone who possibly can to play.
Wheelchair Basketball Classification
Players are classified in their playing environment, on the basketball court, and in their playing wheelchair. This enables the classifier to assess each player, as they will be when taking part in the actual competition.