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Spokes - Varsity/Youth Competitive Wheelchair Basketball Team

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Spokes - Youth Competitive Wheelchair Basketball Team

Thank you for your interest in the Sportable Spokes - 
Varsity/Youth Competitive 
Wheelchair Basketball Team!
 
 
 
 
PLEASE READ ALL PROGRAM INFORMATION BEFORE REGISTERING
 
The Sportable Spokes team is for youth athletes ages 13-18 - previous experience in wheelchair basketball is NOT required.  The Spokes will work on introductory to more advanced skills, drills and play at a 10 foot basketball hoop with a larger ball than Prep. If you are not sure which team to register for please contact the program manager directly.   
 
Program Info:
 
Program Manager: 
Forrest Lodge - forrest@sportable.org

Dates:

Mondays 

Sept 9 - Dec 9,  2019  Jan 6  - Mar 9,  2020

Times: 
6:30-8:30 PM
Location:
St. Christopher's School
 711 St. Christopher's Club
 Richmond, VA 23226
 
PLEASE READ ALL PROGRAM INFORMATION BEFORE REGISTERING 
 
Participants must have permanent lower extremity impairment to participate including, but not limited to, amputee, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and spina bifida. Not all players use wheelchairs for everyday mobility! This sport is played in sports wheelchairs, and athletes must be able to maneuver their chairs independently.  Sportable owns sports wheelchairs that athletes who are new to the sport can use at practices to begin their development within the sport. If you have questions please contact the program manager directly.
 
The goals of the wheelchair basketball program are to promote teamwork, competition, sportsmanship and recreation. Our teams compete in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) which includes local, regional, and national competitions.  Some of our athletes have been awarded collegiate wheelchair basketball scholarships and have aspirations of reaching the highest level of competition (i.e. Paralympic Games). In order to compete with the Rim Riders in NWBA competitions, there is a required membership fee that you must pay to be a registered NWBA player. 
 
 
Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.
 
 

Questions

If you have any questions about this program, please contact program manager Forrest Lodge forrest@sportable.org.