There are a growing number of American wheelchair football teams and programs throughout the country. The following resources can provide additional information regarding the sport, as well as potential adaptations and recommendations for setting up and playing a game:
• American Association of Adapted Sports Programs
• Universal Wheelchair Football Association
• Wheelchair Sports Federation
American wheelchair football is billed by some as the ultimate inclusive sport due to the vast number of accommodations that can be used to make the game truly inclusive of all people, regardless of ability level.
From Cliff Cook, manager of the Lakeshore Foundation wheelchair flag football program:
“Wheelchair flag football is a wonderful sport that allows individuals with and without disabilities to compete together on one court. Lakeshore runs a unique wheelchair flag football program, but there are various forms of the game being played around the country. Contact your nearby adaptive rec facility to see if football is being offered in your area. If it is not, share with the facility our rules and see if they would be interested in starting a league.”