After the Second World War returning paralyzed veterans needed a physical outlet and found it in the competitive world of basketball. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) was formed in 1949. The association has since grown to 27 conferences and 165 teams. To view the NWBA website please visit http://www.nwba.org.
Basketball sports wheelchairs are made with three and four wheels. Equipment accessories include:
- foam grips for push handles
Different wheelchairs include:
- lightweight folding wheelchair - Footplates can be made at varies
The rules of wheelchair
basketball is played in accordance with NCAA rules with
few exceptions for the wheelchair. All measurements such as the height
of the basket, the size of the floor, and the three-point line are all
the same as college basketball.
* The height of the seat may not exceed 21 inches off the floor.
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