Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports
This page is all about wheelchair sports in Comox Valley
Without the positive and generous support of our community we could not have this opportunity.
Many thanks go to Mandy and her team at the Comox Community Centre who have opened their doors and assist us to play.
Wheelchair sports, is it for you? Did you know that many participants are either able-bodied or have a disability that allows them to walk, such as amputation, cerebral palsy, spina bifida or arthritis? Many possible participants, however, often do not realize that they are eligible to play wheelchair sports. Check out this video from BC Wheelchair Basketball and BC Wheelchair Sport in conjunction with Bridging the Gap: You don't need to use a wheelchair to play wheelchair sports
** Special Events! **
Basketball Camp 2015
Check out the image gallery and videos of our basketball camp and games on January 24 2015.
Thanks to all the volunteers and the board for all their work to organise and make this happen. We had Simon and Makiko join us from BCWBS for the entire day. What a great experience! Thanks to BCWBS for the tremendous support and assistance! Many thanks to Fred for his perfect referee skills! And a shout out of gratitude to Boston Pizza Courtenay for their generous support of our games and helping us feed the athletes!!
We are always planning new adventures, come back soon to find the next chance to see us in action
For more information contact us by sending us an email.
To see the videos of our events check out our video page!
Our club in the news:
Wheelchair Sports Society is recipient of Comox Valley Community Fund Award Read more here
Wheelchair Group thrilled with Alberni Outpost donation
Read all the news On this Page
Home of the Comox Valley Coyotes wheelchair basketball team
It is with the tremendous support and encouragement of the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society that we have been able to continue to explore and enjoy this sport.
Wheelchair basketball is being played each Friday at 7 PM until around 8:30 PM in the Comox Community Centre Gym B.
We play all year round.
Note: there is a Community Centre drop in fee:
$3 adults, $2 seniors (60 and over), and $1.25 youth (under 19)
- please sign in at the front reception when you arrive.
The following dates will have no basketball as the gym is not available:
2014: November 14 and All statutory holidays.
Please contact us via email to ensure that we are playing!
If we do not have sufficient players, we may not be there.
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How it works:
In order to play you need to be able to:
- Pass and catch a basketball a minimum distance of five (5) feet
- Be able to independently maneuver a manual sport wheelchair
- Be able to take direction and act on it
- Be able to participate as an active member of the team
- Be a positive influence on the team
You can try out the sport at one of our practises. After three sessions, you will need to become a member of Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports Society.
A bit about us:
Our team is made up of a group of enthusiastic people. We have players from age 13 to 83. It is just plain that much fun!
We enjoy playing a team sport. We are classed as an adult (13+) Recreational "Active for Life" wheelchair basketball club with BC Wheelchair Basketball Society.
Playing wheelchair basketball allows us to still play a team sport, especially since many of us could not necessarily do so without the wheelchair. Some of us enjoy playing wheelchair basketball, even though we don't normally use a wheelchair. The inclusion of people without mobility challenges allows our team to exist. The diversity of our different abilities makes our games interesting.
Our team plays to have fun, and in the mean time we have begun to get fairly good at playing wheelchair basketball, How delightful for us!
We try to have equipment that will accommodate most players although sometimes a player's needs may be specific. For example, most of our wheelchairs have size (15-18) and weight limits (200 or 250 lbs), or there may be reasons that a player may need a special adaptation.
Don't be discouraged! If you will require specialised equipment we will try to assist you to connect with BCWBS or BCWSA as they may be able to rent you the specific equipment you need.
Listen to CBC Radio discussing Wheelchair Basketball with Victoria Wheelchair Sports here - there is a bit of a delay in the recording, so have patience - but worth the small wait!Check out these videos from Youtube:
Wheelchair Basketball: Promo from Britain
Wheelchair Basketball: Rick Mercer Report
Wheelchair Basketball: Wheelchair Dribbling
Wheelchair Basketball: Shooting from a Wheelchair
Wheelchair Basketball: Example Video
Wheelchair Basketball: Mental Game
Wheelchair Basketball: Inside Sports -paraEmotion 8
Interested in more information? Contact us with this email address.
Or by regular post mail at : P.O.Box 1207, Comox BC V9M 7Z8
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