24-point team limit: At no time in a game shall a team have players on the court and participating whose total assigned point value exceed the 24-point limit.
Players will be assigned a point (classification) from one to six, based on their function in relation to the wheelchair.
Players in each point group have different volumes of action, and this is what determines the final point value. All women drop one point in combined play.
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World War II U.S. veterans developed wheelchair basketball in 1945. The sport was introduced on the global stage at the Rome 1960 Paralympic Games.
Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball, but some rules (e.g., traveling violations) have been modified with consideration for the wheelchair.
The wheelchair is considered to be part of the body. For example: A player is out-of-bounds when any part of his/her body or wheelchair touches the floor or any object on or outside of a boundary line.
To execute a dribble, players must allow for one bounce of the ball for every two pushes of their wheelchair.
Wheelchair basketball athletes are required to have a calf strap on their chair in order to stop players from using their feet to control their chair.
Wheelchairs can also have anti-tip casters, which are used to prevent the wheelchair from tipping over backward.
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