During SportsNet's Adaptive Sports Expo in March 2011, we caught up with Josh Lewis, 26 years old and a 14-year veteran of the Rochester Wheels to ask him a few questions about wheelchair basketball. Click on the video above to watch now.
Wheelchair Basketball is an energetic sport offered to players who can use a manual wheelchair. Played on indoor or outdoor courts, the game simply requires a basketball and a goal. Rules follow closely those of traditional basketball.
SportsNet partners with Rochester Wheels, the region’s competitive wheelchair basketball team. The Wheels currently meet on Wednesday nights to practice, and travel to various locations such as NYC, Ohio and Pennsylvania for tournaments.
SportsNet provides a recreational program that runs on Monday nights through most of Fall, Winter, and Spring. Summer programming varies. This recreational program is a great way to get introduced to the game, learn basic skills, and develop and train in a social environment. Monday night games are “pick-up games” facilitated by a SportsNet volunteer athlete who is also a Wheels team member. Players from the Wheels often join in on Monday nights to practice and mentor newer players.
1. Review the Program Schedule for location, dates, registration fees for Recreational Basketball . br>
2. Complete the SportsNet Registration Form and return with your payment to the address below.
3. You may also complete a SportsNet Interest Survey and indicate other programs you may be interested in learning more about.
Return survey via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 585.442.6883, or mail to:
Rochester Rehabilitation - SportsNet
1000 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620
For more information, please contact: Anita O’Brien, SportsNet Manager at 585.271.1894 ext. 1742 or email@example.com.
SportsNet is an inclusive sports and recreation program of Rochester Rehabilitation. We are located at 1000 Elmwood Avenue on the corner of Elmwood and South Avenues (Door 6) on the Al Sigl Community of Agencies campus.