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Wheelchair basketball is basketball adapted for those with physical disabilities.

WHO

Wheelchair basketball is for those with ambulatory and lower body physical disabilities. Wheelchair basketball is intended for a wide range of disability including lower limb amputees to high level spinal cord injuries causing some dexterity limitations in the arms and hands.  

WHEN

The summer practice schedule is in place. We will be practicing from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the following dates:

  • May 18
  • June 1
  • June 15
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • August 24

Weekly team practices will take place beginning in September. 

COST

There is not participation fee. Adaptive Sports Iowa provides a sports wheelchair to all participants

WHERE

The gym in First Family Church located at 317 SE Magazine Rd. in Ankeny.

 

IOWA RENEGADE TEAM INFORMATION

ADAPTIVE SPORTS IOWA IS THE PROUD ORGANIZER OF IOWA RENEGADE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL 

THE IOWA RENEGADE TEAM INFORMATION

The Iowa renegade is a Division III sanctioned team as part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Adaptive Sports Iowa has been organizing wheelchair basketball opportunities since 2011.

OPEN PRACTICES

The Iowa Renegade practice weekly between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm in the gym at First Family Church located at 317 SE Magazine Dr. in Ankeny. Practices are open to all skill levels. 

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible to take part in practices and compete all participants to be have an ambulatory disability (physical disability limiting lower limb movement)

2016 TEAM COMPETITION SCHEDULE

December 2-4: Renegade Invitational Tournament @ West Des Moines, IA 

Additional game will be added soon 

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL INFORMATION AND RULES
Wheelchair basketball is a sport that has grown immensely in the United States and around the world. Many countries have leagues and national Paralympic teams for the sport.

Rules

Wheelchair basketball adapts the majority of its rules from the official NCAA basketball rule book. Modifications are made for dribbling. . For example, "travelling" in wheelchair basketball occurs when the athlete touches their wheels more than twice after receiving or dribbling the ball. The majority of the aspects of the game of basketball are retained such as a 10-foot basketball hoop and standard basketball court size.

Classification
Because disability is complex and affects each individual differently a classification system has been implemented in competition to level the playing field between teams. The classification system evaluates the functional abilities of players on a point scale of 1 to 4.5. Minimally disabled athletes are classified as a 4.5, and an individual with the highest degree of disability (such as a paraplegic with a complete injury below the chest) would have the classification of 1.0. Competitions restrict the number of points allowable on the court at one time. The five players from each team on the court during play may not exceed a total of 12 points.

Wheelchair design
Basketball wheelchairs, also known as sports chairs, are specifically designed wheelchairs for activity. Basketball chairs have wheels that are angled outward so that the center of gravity has to move a greater distance before it tips the chair making it much safer for play. The chairs are also designed with tip bars making it difficult to tip backwards, an adjustable lap belt to better secure the user to the chair, and footplate with a guard to increase physical safety. 

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