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.