Information

Experience Level All
Association / Organisation Disability Sports Australia, Basketball Australia
Location Australian wide

Description

Wheelchair basketball is played according to able-bodied rules with some minor modifications. There is no double dribble violation and players can take only two pushes of the chair before they pass, shoot or dribble the ball. Player classifications range from 1.0 point (high level of disability) to 4.5 points (minimal level of disability). Each team is allowed 14 points on the court.

Basketball is an Olympic and Paralympic team sport. In both basketball and wheelchair basketball there is normally five players on two opposing teams with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender’s hoop.

Wheelchair basketball is played according to able-bodied rules with some minor modifications. There is no double dribble violation and players can take only two pushes of the chair before they pass, shoot or dribble the ball. Player classifications range from 1.0 point (high level of disability) to 4.5 points (minimal level of disability). Each team is allowed 14 points on the court.

There are over 450,000 registered basketball players in Australia, with many hundreds of thousands more who play socially. It is a game that can be played by anybody; men, women, adults, children, old, young, the able-bodied and the disabled, making it truly a game for everyone.

Aside from playing there are many thousands of people who enjoy the rewards of being regular coaches, referees, statisticians, scorekeepers, officials and administrators.

To find how to get involved in one of the many opportunities in basketball, get in contact with us today.