This section will help you establish your teaching emphasis as you read the basic skills necessary to play wheelchair basketball. Six skills could be taught in your physical education class to students with and without disabilities. Notice that the skill of passing has three variations: chest, bounce, and hook. For students with higher function, you may also use a fourth pass called the baseball pass. The baseball pass is presented in chapter 7, Indoor Wheelchair Soccer. Dribbling is also broken down into two types: stationary and continuous. There are also three skills essential to the game of wheelchair basketball that rely on general wheelchair mobility: the bounce stop, the bounce spin, and ball retrieval. It is up to you to decide which skills are within the capabilities of your students with disabilities.
Following are descriptions of three types of passes used in the game of wheelchair basketball. Teach the skills that are most appropriate given your students’ abilities.