If you or someone you know with a physical disability is looking to participate in a competitive sport, please consider playing for the DASA Rolling Rams. The opportunity enriches and nurtures the lives of our athletes, builds their self-esteem, encourages greater self -confidence, and provides a wonderful social network. The sport also teaches teamwork, competitive skills, and discipline.
Wheelchair basketball starts as a recreational activity where you learn skills and drills and receive coaching to be eligible for our competitive team. The St. Louis Junior Rolling Rams is a coed, competitive wheelchair basketball team made up of children ages 6 to 18.
You can also train to be on the Paralympic wheelchair basketball team!
Wheelchair basketball athletes do not have to use a wheelchair in everyday life to play wheelchair basketball. However, athletes do have to have an irreversible lower extremity disability which consistently interferes with functional mobility. Players do not need experience or a wheelchair to get started. We provide coaching, as well as wheelchairs for initial practice and play.
Interested in Playing with The Rolling Rams?
The DASA Rolling Rams practice at South County Technical High School between September and April. During the season, the team travels throughout the Midwest participating in tournaments, hosting fundraisers, and bringing awareness to the sport. The season wraps up with a national tournament held in April, which attracts nearly 1,000 athletes. Wheelchair basketball season is September-March.
Wheelchair basketball is now a competitive sport played at many universities including Arizona State, University of Alabama, University of Missouri Columbia, UCLA, Texas A & M, and Indiana University – just to name a few.
If you or someone you know is looking to participate in a competitive sport, please consider playing for the DASA Rolling Rams. The opportunity enriches and nurtures the lives of our athletes, builds their self-esteem, encourages greater self-confidence, and provides a wonderful social network. The sport also teaches teamwork, competitive skills, and discipline.
- Rolling Rams Varsity Competition Team
- Rolling Rams Prep Competition Team
- DASA Wheelchair BB Skills and Drills
Exhibitions & Competitions
Local St. Louis & Columbia Area
There are many Team Competitions and Exhibition games around the St. Louis and Columbia areas. Keep an eye on our calendar for dates, times, and locations.
Teams from all over the country compete at the National Basketball Championships in Varsity and Prep divisions. Teams must qualify at regional tournaments to progress to national Championship in April every year. Keep an eye on our calendar for dates, times, and locations.
Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation/limb loss, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users, cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke, and other orthopedic and locomotor disabilities.
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is comprised of over 200 wheelchair basketball teams across twenty-two conferences. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of eight divisions including Division I, Division II, Division III, Women’s Division, Intercollegiate Men’s Division, and Intercollegiate Women’s Division, as well as Junior 10’ (Varsity) and Junior Prep Divisions. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association hosts the NWBA National Tournament each year. The top teams from each division come together to compete for their national title. The past few years the tournament has been hosted in Louisville, KY. https://www.nwba.org/
Participate in Wheelchair Basketball this Season
Participating in DASA’s disabled competitive team sports is a wonderful way to socialize, build comradery, become physically fit, gain independence, develop self-confidence, and achieve great things. Please join us this season!
To get started, please fill out the New Athlete Form first, then fill out the registration form for the sport you’d like to play, and be sure to check out our calendar for the latest information. If you need assistance, contact us today. 636-477-0716
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