Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball, and maintains a 10-foot basketball hoop and standard basketball court.
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An Overview of Wheelchair Basketball
The exceptions are rules which have been modified with consideration for the wheelchair. For example, "travelling" in wheelchair basketball occurs when the athlete touches his wheels more than twice after receiving or dribbling the ball. The individual must pass, bounce or shoot the ball before touching the wheels again.
As a player trains and practices, they tone and strengthen various muscles in the body while increasing stamina. Wheelchair football is a type of team sport that encourages communication between the players, improving one's social skills. Becoming better in the sport also helps increase confidence.
Adaptations and Equipment
The following equipment will be required:
• Basket with a backboard
To take part in a competitive match specific sport wheelchairs need to be used.
Find Wheelchair Basketball Clubs/Groups Near You
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National Governing Bodies
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- 01509 279900