WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS

FALL 2018 (October 23rd-December 18th)

Join your friends at Wichita Adaptive Sports for our Fall 2018 Wheelchair Basketball League!

Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 16th at McAlister’s Deli, 2222 N. Greenwich Road, at 6:30PM.

Practice on Tuesday nights at YMCA Farha Sports Center-Andover, 640 YMCA Drive, from 6-8PM beginning October 23rd.

$30 registration fee (scholarships available) due at Parent Meeting or first practice. Make checks payable to Wichita Adaptive Sports.


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GO WILDFIRE!

Wichita Wildfire wheelchair basketball team has been together since fall of 2016.  We are primarily a youth team with adult players who serve as mentors and coaches.  We started our basketball adventures with a small group of eager athletes and their very supportive parents.  After 2 seasons, we would all say we have learned a lot and have had a lot of fun!  

Our primary purpose at this time is to give young athletes the opportunity to be a part of a team while learning the basics of wheelchair basketball.  We are organized as a “club” at this time and are not yet a part of the NWBA.  This gives us the flexibility to includes a wide range of ages and abilities.  Hopefully, in the near future, we will have enough athletes to move up to the next level and develop a competitive NWBA team.

Athletes who have a documented lower extremity disability are eligible to participate in wheelchair basketball.  While everyone must compete in a wheelchair, it is not a requirement that everyone be a full time wheelchair user.  We have a limited number of basketball wheelchairs available to try out.

The season runs from October through March.  

For more information please contact: Kary Pierce


The Wichita Adaptive Sports has been such a blessing for our son Blane. He has grown up cheering for his sister as she participates in sports, and being able to participate in sports of his own, with fans cheering for him, has done so much for his confidence. Blane has loved all of the sports that have been offered through the Wichita Adaptive Sports. His absolute favorite is basketball. He has learned so much about the rules of wheelchair basketball, and he has met so many amazing kids and coaches who have made it even more fun for him. At the end of the 4th grade school year this past May, Blane had to do a report and share with the class about something that they may not already know about. Without even having to brainstorm with him what he might want to share, he automatically said “Mom! I can tell them all about how to play wheelchair basketball! I bet nobody else knows how to do that!” He was so proud to share his knowledge with others, and he was so confident in his speech. That is what WAS has done for Blane, it is has given him confidence, pride, friendship and community. He knows that he is not alone, and that there are lots of others who have his back. It has also been amazing for us as parents. We kind of have our own community, and the support from the other parents in different situations for us has been invaluable!

Jalen's Story

I can never thank Wichita Adaptive Sports enough for letting us become a part of the family.  On March 20th 2016 my sons life changed forever.  Jalen was involved in a hit and run accident that left him paralyzed.  Jalen was looking forward to becoming a Senior in high school at West High.  His Senior year was to be full of excitement and getting the chance to experience all of what being a Senior is meant to be.  This was his last year to play football in high school and eventually move on to play in college, but I guess the Lord had something else in mind for him.  While Jalen recovered at Craig hospital I will never forget him saying “I will never be able to play sports again”. 

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My daughter just happened to have a volleyball game at the same time  a group of kids were playing wheelchair basketball.  Isn’t it amazing how the Lord works!  As I stood there and watched these kids play basketball in their wheelchairs I was amazed because each one of these kids were smiling and having so much fun despite their disabilities.  Even though these kids were younger than Jalen I had to figure out a way to get more information. 

Jalen has turned his cant’s into cans being involved with Wichita Adaptive Sports.  Jalen is now a coach and loves being involved with the kids of WAS and from what I have seen and heard the kids love Jalen just as much.  Jalen has become excited about basketball and is hoping in the near future he can have his own team for adults with WAS.  Hand cycling is another sport that Jalen has gotten involved in.   

WAS thank you for being here and welcoming my son and family to join this great bunch of kids and parents.