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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Basketball
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 6 to 21

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Wheelchair Basketball is one of the most widely recognized sports for athletes with disabilities and is one of two AAASP sports organized during the winter. It is played according to NCAA rules with only minor adaptations to accommodate wheelchair use. The wheelchair is considered part of the body, offensive players are allowed four seconds in the lane and there is no double-dribble. As in Indoor Wheelchair Soccer, teams play within either Divisions A or B. Division B teams use an 8 �-foot hoop and a NCAA women's basketball and the more highly developed Division A players use a standard 10-foot hoop and NCAA men's basketball. The AAASP season ends with the state Wheelchair Basketball Championship tournament, where the best Division A and B teams from across Georgia compete for their respective championship titles.

Eligible participants, whose primary disability must be physical, are boys and girls ages 6 to 21 years and attending grades 1-12. They are able to walk unassisted, with devices, or use manually propelled wheelchairs. All participants must compete in a wheelchair, however, power wheelchairs are not permitted.