Hill on Wheels Basketball Team
Who We Are
Hill on Wheels Wheelchair Basketball Team is a Division III member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Hill on Wheels was founded in 2002.
Hill on Wheels is a community-based team that provides an opportunity for individuals with a permanent lower extremity disability to play an organized sport.
Wheelchair Basketball - The Sport
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) was founded after WWII when so many soldiers were returning with physical disabilities. In an effort to provide recreation and athletics to these individuals, leagues started forming at VA hospitals around the country and soon expanded into the community. Women, junior and intercollegiate leagues followed and the NWBA now hosts over 180 teams throughout the Unites States and Canada.
The game is played according to NCAA rules with few exceptions. Each player is assigned a classification I, II or III - each team may have only 11 points on the floor at one time; the wheelchair is considered a part of the player so fouls are called accordingly - block/charge; the player has 3 seconds in the lane; and the player must dribble after two pushes of the wheelchair or it is considered a travel.
How To See The Game
Hill on Wheels season follows the NCAA session with practice beginning in September. Games are played November through March. Regular season and post-season tournaments are played locally, regionally and nationally.
Hill on Wheels is always looking for volunteers to assist during practice and tournament. Positions include apprentice coaches, team assistants and table officials.
Wheelchair Basketball Officials
Thank you to the following sponsors of Hill on Wheels:
• CARDINAL HILL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
• SPINAL CORD AND BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH CENTER (SCOBIRC) UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
• KENTUCKY WHEELCHAIR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Head Coach - Cindy Jacobelli, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504, (859) 254-5701, ext. 5642
Trainer/ Classifier - Kara Lee, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504