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Thom T.J. Veeger, Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Monique A.M. Berger, Rienk M.A. van der Slikke, Dirkjan (H.E.J.) Veeger, and Marco J.M. Hoozemans

Wheelchair basketball is one of the most popular Paralympic sports with professional competitions at a high level. At these high levels, coaches are always trying to improve the overall game performance of their team, for instance by adjusting tactics and improving performance of individual players

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Lara Pomerleau-Fontaine, Gordon A. Bloom, and Danielle Alexander

; Wareham et al., 2017 ). The purpose of the study was to explore wheelchair basketball athletes’ perceptions of the coach–athlete relationship. Specifically, wheelchair basketball is considered one of the most popular parasports around the world ( International Paralympic Committee, 2021 ; Robbins et

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Jereme Wilroy and Elizabeth Hibberd

frequently when playing wheelchair sports, such as wheelchair basketball. The scientific literature has provided evidence that repetitive motion, over the head reaching from a wheelchair position, poor shoulder mechanics, and overuse are responsible for shoulder problems in wheelchair users. 20 – 23

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Yves C. Vanlandewijck, Christina Evaggelinou, Daniel D. Daly, Siska Van Houtte, Joeri Verellen, Vanessa Aspeslagh, Robby Hendrickx, Tine Piessens, and Bjorn Zwakhoven

The player classification system in wheelchair basketball (composed of four classes) is based on an analysis of players’ functional resources through game observation and field-testing. This study examines if the classes are in the correct proportion relative to each other. During the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Sydney 1998, 12 teams were videotaped for three 40-min games. Eighty-eight male players were retained for a detailed performance analysis by means of the Comprehensive Basketball Grading System (CBGS). Although a slight underestimation of the functional potential of Class II and III players was noted, it was concluded that the player classification system in wheelchair basketball proportionally represents the functional potential of the players.

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Javier Pérez-Tejero, Mauro Grassi-Roig, Javier Coterón, and Yeshayahu Hutzler

disability narrative. However, the practice of RI within the American WB competitive system as proposed by Brasile ( 1990 ) was opposed by the leaders of the American National Wheelchair Basketball Association, fearing that the able-bodied (AB) athletes would reduce the opportunities of the athletes with

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Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Monique A.M. Berger, Marco J.M. Hoozemans, Dirkjan H.E.J. Veeger, and Lucas H.V. van der Woude

Wheelchair basketball is a Paralympic sport characterized by fast-paced defensive and offensive actions that include specific wheelchair maneuvers like starting, stopping, and turning ( Wang, Chen, Limroongreungrat, & Change, 2005 ). Next to the functional abilities of the athlete, the movement

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Paul E. Yeatts, Ronald Davis, Jun Oh, and Gwang-Yon Hwang

, is a multisport competition conducted annually, which encompasses all branches of the U.S. military. The Warriors Games includes the sports of archery, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, shooting, volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. Similar to the tenets of Dr

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Scott Douglas

Since its humble beginnings at the end of World War II, wheelchair basketball has incorporated a classification system for its players. The classification system ensures equal representation among team players and fosters positions and roles that are unique to the various levels of disability represented on a team (Goodwin et al., 2009). The increasingly competitive nature of this global game has necessitated an increasingly high level of coaching expertise. The purpose of this commentary is to take a practical look at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Player Classification System and the challenges it presents to a wheelchair basketball coach during the chaos of a game.

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Rodrigo Rodrigues Gomes Costa, Jefferson Rodrigues Dorneles, Guilherme Henrique Lopes, José Irineu Gorla, and Frederico Ribeiro Neto

included as a performance field test of wheelchair basketball (WB), associated with functional classification, 3 analyzed as a comparison outcome between the first and third division of wheelchair basketball players (WBP), 4 and used as a predictor of anaerobic performance evaluation. 5 Analogous to the

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Michele Verdonck, Jacquie Ripat, Peita-Maree Clark, Florin Oprescu, Marion Gray, Lisa Chaffey, and Bridie Kean

The benefits of integration in parasport (for people with and without impairment) can have a wider impact via a philosophical and practical shift in focus. This has been illustrated through wheelchair basketball (WCBB) as a sport that allows reverse integration (RI) and has been previously