Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, competitive sport. It helps strengthen your upper body and core while teaching you teamwork, competition, recreation and sportsmanship. The season runs September through April, but it’s never too late to join.
Are you ready to take your shot at playing with a nationally renowned team?
Who it is for
Wheelchair basketball teams begin for children at six years old and continue through adulthood. Teams are available for both men and women players. Players must have a disability that affects their lower extremities which can include, but is not limited to, amputation, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and leg length discrepancy among other conditions.
You do not need to be an everyday wheelchair user to play wheelchair sports. Please ask the program coordinator for more information.
What to expect
Courage Kenny hosts several wheelchair basketball teams:
- junior varsity
You will be placed on a team according to your age and skill level. Each team requires different travel commitments. The program coordinator will help you determine the right team for you.
Good to know
The only equipment needed is a sports wheelchair. Athletes do not need to use a wheelchair for every day mobility in order to play. We offer an equipment loan program to provide specialized sports wheelchairs so you can fully participate in a season.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute wheelchair basketball programs are nationally renowned for having developed college-level, US national team and Paralympic athletes. Many of our athletes have been awarded college wheelchair basketball scholarships and our teams have won several National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) championships.
Share your love of basketball by becoming a volunteer. Contact Khara Hesse, Volunteer Coordinator, Sports & Recreation at 612-775-2724.
For information and to register
You will not be turned away due to financial hardships. Cost sharing and scholarships are available upon request. Contact CKRIsportsrecreation@allina.com for more information.
What to bring
The only equipment needed is a sports wheelchair. Athletes do not need to use a wheelchair for every day mobility to play the sport. We offer an equipment loan program to provide specialized sports wheelchairs so you can fully participate in a season.