Wheelchair Basketball

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Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball, and maintains a 10-foot basketball hoop and standard basketball court.

See Also:
Basketball

An Overview of Wheelchair Basketball

The exceptions are rules which have been modified with consideration for the wheelchair. For example, "travelling" in wheelchair basketball occurs when the athlete touches his wheels more than twice after receiving or dribbling the ball. The individual must pass, bounce or shoot the ball before touching the wheels again.

Benefits

As a player trains and practices, they tone and strengthen various muscles in the body while increasing stamina. Wheelchair football is a type of team sport that encourages communication between the players, improving one's social skills. Becoming better in the sport also helps increase confidence.

Involvement

Local clubs can be found by visiting the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association website.

Equipment

The following equipment will be required:
• Basket with a backboard
• Basketballs

To take part in a competitive match specific sport wheelchairs need to be used.

Find Wheelchair Basketball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
01509 279900

Nottingham Hoods Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball Club

12 teams, minis to seniors, male and female participants of any ability. Clubmark Club with local junior and national league teams. several school satellite clubs and a Wheelchair basketball club. Competes at local and national levels with England and Co

Ibstock Leisure Complex

Ibstock leisure complex is run jointly by North West Leicestershire District Council and Ibstock community college for the benefit of all local people.

Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School provides children with a varied and carefully planned range of physical activities on a daily basis, allowing them to progress and blossom.

Morningside Arena Leicester

The Morningside Arena, Leicester is the largest and most flexible indoor space in the city of Leicester, and can be used for conferences, exhibitions, music and comedy events, large-scale dinners, celebrations, product launches, parties, weddings, or any

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Training Session Wheelchair Basketball

Training Session Wheelchair Basketball

Training session for Bears Wheelchair Basketball Club's 3rd team, women's team and invited Bears members.

Junior Training

Junior Training

Free training sessions for junior players (Girls/Boys) from 6 to 18. Open to all juniors with a disability or a lower limb injury. Siblings and friends are also welcome. Specialist wheelchairs can be provided if needed.

Training Session

Training Session

Training Session for new players and development players. A mixed session for all new players alongside development and women's team. Open to anyone with a lower limb disability/injury or able-bodied players looking to start a new sport. Specialist Wheelchairs can be provided.

Senior Team Training

Senior Team Training

Training Session for Bears 1st and 2nd team members plus invited club members.

Partners

  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    Safeguarding
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Melton LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA
    Active Rutland
    Equality Standard

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Melton LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Active Rutland
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Harborough LSA
    Sport England
  • NWL LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council