Wheelchair softball is an excellent example of adapting a sport to make it fully inclusive. For recreation purposes, any group of individuals can play the game, so long as all players have a wheelchair. And for those who want a more competitive environment with like-minded individuals, the NWSA oversees more than 30 teams nationally. Through the resources on their website, individuals and organizations can seek out opportunities to get involved with existing teams, or determine how to form a new team. All players can improve their physical and social health and well-being by playing this modified version of softball.
The National Wheelchair Softball Association was created in 1976 and is the lead governing body for wheelchair softball. Their website offers additional information about the rules of the game, the teams in the league, and how to become involved in some capacity. The game is also recognized by the Wheelchair Sports Federation.
• National Wheelchair Softball Association
• Wheelchair Sports Federation