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What

Wheelchair Basketball is a fast-paced team sport popular all over the world. It is based on the fundamentals of able bodied basketball with some minor adaptations to reflect the presence of the wheelchair.

When

Session 1

Sportable Spokes JR Basketball
Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm

January 5 – March 23, 2017

  

Session 2

Sportable Spokes JR Basketball
Session 2: Mondays, 6:30-8:45pm

September 18 – December 11, 2017

   

Session 1

Recreational (Youth & Adult)
Thursdays, 8:45- 10:00 PM

January 5 – March 23, 2017

  

Session 2

Recreational (Youth & Adult)
Mondays, 7:30- 8:45 PM

September 25 – December 11 2017

Rim Riders Adult Basketball – Thursdays, 6:00-9:30PM

To register, please call 804-340-2991.

Important: You must have a Sportable Athlete Membership before you can register for our sports programs. Please visit our Membership page to sign up to become a Sportable member.

Where

Spokes & Recreational:

Session 1: River City Social Club – 7505 Ranco Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Session 2: St. Christopher’s School – 711 St. Christopher’s Road, Richmond, VA 23226

Rim Riders:

Humphrey Calder Community Center – 414 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221

Meet our coaches

Cole

Cole Sydnor, University of Richmond ’17

Cole grew up in Mechanicsville, VA and attended Atlee High School. There, he played basketball and lacrosse freshman and sophomore years. The summer before junior year, Cole broke his neck (C5-C6) by diving into the James River and striking a rock. Sports have remained an important part of Cole’s life however, and he has stayed engaged with lacrosse by participating in practices and games throughout his duration at Atlee, then with basketball by agreeing to coach the Sportable Spokes wheelchair basketball team. The upcoming basketball season will be Cole’s third as coach and he is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing organization and a part of the players’ lives.
Cole currently attends the University of Richmond as a Psychology major with a concentration in Neuroscience and will be a senior this fall. This summer he has been an intern with Sheltering Arms Foundation.

 

Brandon R

Brandon Rush

-Started playing wheelchair basketball at the age of 14 with the Charlottesville Cardinals and currently is the Captain of the Cardinals.
-Attended college at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
-Proud father of Zarius Rush 🙂
-Recognized twice by the NWBA with the Captain James S. Ure Sportsmanship Award
-Named 2015 Sportable Coach of the Year
-The Co Coach of the 2015-2016 National Championship Winning Jr Sportable Spokes Wheelchair Basketball team.

Who

Sportable Spokes program is open to girls and boys ages 5-21 with a physical disability* and an interest in competitive basketball.

Sportable Rim Riders program is open to men and women ages 18 and older with a physical disability* and an interest in competitive basketball.

Sportable Recreational program is open to Youth and Adult athletes with a physical disability* and an interest in basketball.

Please make sure that all athletes have filled out the Waiver & Release of Liability Form and the Medical Information Form. Both can be found in our Form Archives. Please turn in forms at first sport session.

For more information, please contact: info@sportable.org or 804. 340. 2991

*The majority of Sportable programs can be adapted for all levels of physical ability, including those individuals who are ambulatory or use a manual or power wheelchair. Sportable reserves the right to hold your registration and place you on a waiting list until we can determine if accommodations for your participation can be made.