Wheelchair softball is a version of softball played by individuals using wheelchairs. According to the National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA), the game was created in Sioux Falls, SD, in the early 1970s. It is very similar to standard softball, following the large majority of rules established by the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA). However, to accommodate the use of wheelchairs and players with varying ability levels, a few changes exist in terms of classification of players, field of play, and rules to ensure games stay both competitive and fair.
Watch this 5 minute video to learn more about Wheelchair Softball with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).