Wheelchair (Quad) Rugby

Ages 12 and Up*

Just like wheelchair basketball, you start learning wheelchair (quad) rugby with skills and drills and benefit from coaching until you try out for the team, the St. Louis Spartans, or go all the way to the Paralympics!

Wheelchair Rugby (a.k.a. Quad Rugby or Murderball) is a simple game with complex strategies for playing both offense and defense. It is played with a ball similar to a volleyball on a basketball-size court with goal lines marked by cones and a lined-off “key” area.

The object of the game is to score a goal (1 point) by crossing the goal line with possession of the ball while the opposing team is defending that goal. The team with the most points when time runs out wins.

Quad Rugby is a full-contact sport, but no personal contact is allowed. Slapping, hitting, punching, gouging out eyes, biting off ears, etc. is not allowed and penalties are enforced, usually requiring time in the penalty box.

The DASA Spartans are the competitive travel team. The Spartans are a HARD HITTING, FAST MOVING, HIGH SCORING, QUICK PASSING, and ADRENALINE RUSHING wheelchair rugby team! Wheelchair Rugby season is September-March.

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 to compete at the USQRA National Championships National Quad rugby Championships in. Teams must qualify based on rankings or at sectional tournaments to progress to National Championships in April every year. Keep an eye on our calendar for dates, times, and locations.


Paralympic Quad Rugby 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.

DASA celebrates our Team USA Assistant Coach and athlete in Wheelchair Rugby! Thank you Coach Sue Tucker and Chuck Melton for representing DASA Spartans Quad Rugby and Team USA!

IIf you’re new to adaptive rugby and interested in playing for the Spartans or training for the USA Paralympic Team, contact us today.

*For children ages 12-18, parental permission is required.

The United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides oversight, development, and administration to the sport of wheelchair rugby across the United States. Since 1988 the USQRA has been promoting and supporting wheelchair rugby to provide competitive athletic opportunities to eligible people with disabilities and also to empower people to reach their full potential in all areas of life. The USQRA features 45 teams with more than 500 athletes across the country. https://www.usqra.org/

Participate in Wheelchair Rugby this Season

Participating in DASA’s Wheelchair (Quad Rugby) or other 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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