About the Program
BORP launched its wheelchair basketball program over thirty years ago with the clear understanding that kids with physical disabilities need access to competitive sports just as much, if not more, than able-bodied kids. BORP’s wheelchair basketball program has continued to grow throughout the years and is now home to three levels of participation including competitive teams at the Prep (12 years old and under) and Varsity (13 years old through high school graduation) levels.
BORP’s Varsity team, the Jr. Road Warriors compete against other teams of kids with disabilities from across the country. During the 2019-2020 season, the team finished ranked #14 in the country, and two members of the team have been accepted into the University of Arizona to play wheelchair basketball while they continue their education.
For more information please contact Youth Sports Coordinator Trooper Johnson:
(510) 849-4663 x 1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teams practice on Saturdays at James Kenney Recreation Center in Berkeley, CA. Please visit our calendar as practice times and location are subject to change.
Varsity Team Practice: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Prep Team Practice: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Through the continued support of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, BORP has assembled a small fleet of custom sports wheelchairs for kids to use. A basketball wheelchair is not the same you see everyday. They are the equivalent to a racing bike, or another specialized piece of sports equipment and allow unparalleled mobility on the court. The wheelchairs used for wheelchair basketball are custom sport-specific chairs that are designed to turn faster, have more stability, and are lighter than most chairs.
The players are also strapped into the chairs to allow the players the ability to tilt the chairs for rebounds and make the chairs more responsive to body movements. For BORP participants that do not have their own sports chairs, we have them to loan. This ensures that the only thing they need to do to participate is to simply show up.
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