Jr. Hawks Wheelchair Basketball
The BlazeSports Jr.Hawks Wheelchair Basketball program offers both competitive and recreational experiences for athletes 6– 18 years old who have a physical disability. Our program is sanctioned under the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Junior Division and have teams in both the Prep (6-13 y/o) and Varsity (14-18 y/o) divisions inside the South Eastern Conference (SEC). Our seven month season consists of weekly practices and multiple home and away tournaments. During these tournaments, our athletes have the opportunity to compete against other teams throughout the country. Results of these games make up our season record and ranking within the respective divisions.
Athlete eligibility: Ages 6 – 18 (or up to 22 if enrolled in high school). Primary diagnosis characterized as a physical disability that impacts their lower body motor output/control. These diagnoses include but not limited to: Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Amputation, Limb Difference, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc.
BlazeSports is grateful for the continued support of the Atlanta Hawks organization and their commitment to athletes with disabilities and sport participation. The BlazeSports Atlanta Jr. Hawks Wheelchair Basketball Program is one of the nation’s fastest growing and most successful youth wheelchair basketball programs in the southeast and the nation.
Check out this feature created by the Atlanta Hawks highlighting our Wheelchair Basketball program.
• All athletes play using a wheelchair. If needed, athletes may borrow a sport chair from BlazeSports America’s Equipment Loan Program.
• Athletes must be able to push themselves down the court and transfer themselves to their sport chair unassisted.
Through the BlazeSports Equipment Lending Program new players who do not own their own basketball wheelchair can borrow a chair for the season. For more information about the BlazeSports Equipment Loan Program, email email@example.com
The cost of the BlazeSports Jr. Hawks Wheelchair Basketball Program* is included in the BlazeSports Youth Annual Athlete Membership.
*Additional tournament and travel expenses apply for the competitive travel team including expenses such as travel and lodging are required to participate in this program).