If you enjoy hearing the crack of a bat and the roar of a crowd, wheelchair softball may be for you. Team members learn fundamental softball skills -- batting, fielding and base running -- in addition to the thrill of participating in the national tournament.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute hosts the Rolling Twins and Jr. Rolling Twins teams.
Join today! Wheelchair softball is a fun, team-building, confidence-boosting activity.
It may be possible to join this class after the series starts; please call to inquire.
What it is
Wheelchair softball is similar to standard softball, but altered rules accommodate the use of wheelchairs and players with varying ability levels. It is played on a hard surface instead of grass so players have an easier time pushing from base to base,. and uses a softer ball so players do not need a glove.
Who it is for
Teams are available for both male and female players, ages 6 through adult. To participate, you must have a disability that affects your lower extremities. This 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 our program coordinator for more information on whether you would qualify to play.
No prior softball experience is needed.
Adult Team contact:
Taavasa "Junior" Mamea
Youth Team contact:
To share your love of softball as a volunteer with our program contact Khara Hesse, 612-775-2724.
For information and to register
See registration link for fees.
No participant will 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. We offer an equipment loan program to provide specialized sports wheelchairs so you can fully participate in a season. Bats and balls will be provided and a glove is optional.