Wheelchair lacrosse is a challenging team sport for athletes with physical disabilities who want demanding, fast-paced action.
Wheelchair Lacrosse USA (WLUSA) serves as the governing body of wheelchair lacrosse in the United States and helps to provide participation opportunities for physically challenged men and women of all ages. Since 2009, WLUSA has helped grow over a dozen programs nationwide. Wheelchair lacrosse is played on a roller hockey rink or box lacrosse pad, using a no-bounce ball and the same sport wheelchairs that are typically used for wheelchair basketball. Players use their lacrosse sticks to scoop, catch, carry, pass, and shoot the ball into the other team’s goal. Gameplay is 8v8 (including a goalie) and players can change positions on the fly similar to sled hockey.
“I wanted to show my family and my kids that staying active is important. I do things differently, but I can still do things.”
wheelchair Lacrosse rules
USA Lacrosse and Wheelchair Lacrosse USA collaborated on establishing a standardized rule set for wheelchair lacrosse. This joint venture was intended to bring consistency to game mechanics and penalties, which are extremely similar to “stand-up” lacrosse.
How to get involved?
Please contact Wheelchair Lacrosse USA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.