Wheelchair Basketball is one of the most widely recognized sports for athletes with disabilities. Although they are able to walk unassisted, with devices, or use manual propelled wheelchairs, all participants must compete in a manual wheelchair. Power wheelchairs are not permitted.
Who Can Play?
Anyone who has a disability that prevents them from playing able-body basketball is eligible to play wheelchair basketball. Common disabilities among players include spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, and amputations. OKASA has prep and junior teams all the way up to adult teams, ensuring there is something for all ages. The individual is not required to wheelchair user to participate.
When & Where
OKASA’s youth athletes practice and play at UCO’s Wellness Center, and our adults at the Santa Fe Family Life Center.
Our teams compete in local tournaments as well as 5-7 road tournaments each year.
Wheelchair users only need the standard basketball and hoop to play.