Funding for this video clip series has been provided by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.
Wheelchair basketball is a sport played primarily by people with physical disabilities. In some countries such as Canada, Australia and England, able-bodied athletes are allowed to compete alongside other athletes on mixed teams. The sport is based on basketball with some adaptations to reflect the presence of the wheelchair and to harmonize the different levels of disabilities players have. The sport is governed in the US by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA ) and internationally by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) .
Wheelchair basketball has intense competition on the international level including the Paralympic Games, an event held for athletes with physical disabilities in the Olympic host city two weeks after the Olympic Games and the Gold Cup, a qualifying tournament held two years after every paralympics. Major teams include Canada, Australia, USA, England, the Netherlands, and Japan.