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BlazeSports Wheelchair Basketball Program

November 1, 2015
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Date/Time
Date(s) - Nov. 01, 2015-Nov. 30, 2015
09:30am-02:00pm

Location
Shepherd Center

Sport(s)

  • Wheelchair Basketball

Chapter name: BlazeSports America

Hosted by: BlazeSports America

Contact: Jessie Romito

Phone: 404-270-2028

Email: jromito@blazesports.org

Website: www.blazesports.org

Registration closes:

Event details:

PREP TEAMS

Dates: August 2015 – April 2016

Who
: Boys & Girls ages 6-14 with a physical disability


Practice Location
: Shepherd Center
Kickoff Day will be held at Holy Innocents High School from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Practice time: 12pm – 2pm

Program Information
The BlazeSports Wheelchair Basketball program is a program open to a wide range of physical disabilities including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, limb amputations, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

All athletes play in a wheelchair.  BlazeSports provides the sport chair if the athlete does not have their own.

Athletes are required to be able to push themselves down the court unassisted.  Athletes are also required to be able to transfer themselves to their sport chair.

The Prep Division this year will have two teams.  One developmental recreational team, another more competitive team.

Developmental recreational team: Team will practice each week throughout the season and then compete in 1-2 tournaments within the southeast region. This team is targeted toward players newer to the game needing to develop basic game skills and work on teamwork and chair skills.

Competitive Team: Team will practice each week throughout the season and then compete in 4-5 tournaments within the region.  This team is targeted to more experienced players looking to develop more advanced skills and compete at a higher level.

VARSITY TEAMS

Dates: August 2015 – April 2016

Who: Boys & Girls ages 15-18 with a physical disability

Practice Location: Shepherd Center

Practice time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Program Information
The BlazeSports Wheelchair Basketball program is a program open to a wide range of physical disabilities including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, limb amputations, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

The varsity team is a competitive team that will practice 1 day per week and compete in 5-6 tournaments within the region and nationally throughout the season.

All athletes play using a wheelchair.  BlazeSports is able to loan the sport chair if the athlete does not have their own.

Athletes are required to be able to push themselves down the court unassisted.  Athletes are also required to be able to transfer themselves to their sport chair.

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