Wheelchair Basketball – Competitive

Adults

Designed for adult wheelchair basketball athletes with permanent lower limb impairments, wheelchair basketball promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, and camaraderie.

The Sportable Adult Competitive Wheelchair Basketball team competes in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA).

Who Can Play

Players must have a permanent physical disability which consistently reduces the function of the lower limbs to a degree where they cannot run, pivot or jump at the speed and with the control safety, stability and endurance required to play running basketball as an able bodied player. Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday mobility.

NWBA Player Eligibility

When & Where

  • Thursdays
    Dates: September 15, 2022-March 30, 2023
    Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

  • Manchester Middle School
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Youth

Designed for kids ages 5 through high school with permanent lower limb impairments, wheelchair basketball promotes teamwork and FUN!

The Lil’Spokes, for ages 5 – 12, is a prep team and competes in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). The Spokes, for ages 13 – high school, is the Varsity team.

Who Can Play

Players must have a permanent physical disability which consistently reduces the function of the lower limbs to a degree where they cannot run, pivot or jump at the speed and with the control safety, stability and endurance required to play running basketball as an able bodied player. Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday mobility.

NWBA Player Eligibility

When & Where

  • Tuesdays
    Dates: September 13, 2022-March 28, 2023
    Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Manchester Middle School
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Program Leadership

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Forrest Lodge

Program & Sport Development Manager
  • Forrest@sportable.org

  • 804-340-2991

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Camille Weber

Program Support
  • Camille@sportable.org

  • 804-340-2991

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Will Massie

Adult Wheelchair Basketball Head Coach
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Megan Anderson

Spokes Head Coach
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Brandon Rush

Spokes Assistant Coach
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Derek Hoot

Spokes Assistant Coach

Testimonial

  • Wheelchair Basketball is an aggressive, yet positive sport and is a remarkable way to acquire and make a habit of teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship. When I’m an adult, I hope to use my people skills and knowledge of the game to coach and encourage young athletes and people with disabilities.

-Hannah

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