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.
Wheelchair 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
Crazy 8s Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, December 11-12 at Parkway Central High School! See more information here!
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 USWRA National Championships National Wheelchair 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 Wheelchair 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 Wheelchair 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 Wheelchair Rugby Association (USWRA) 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 USWRA 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 USWRA features 45 teams with more than 500 athletes across the country. https://www.uswra.org
Participate in Wheelchair Rugby this Season
Participating in DASA’s Wheelchair Rugby or other disabled competitive team sports is a wonderful way to socialize, build camaraderie, 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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