AA

Adaptive Athletics at UH
3855 Holman St. Rm 104 Garrison
Houston, TX 77204-6015
Phone: (713)743-9840
Fax: (713)743-9860


About us

Mission and Vision statement

To foster the development and implementation of athletic programs for students with disabilities.

About the game itself

Initially known as Murderball, due to the aggressive nature of the sport, wheelchair rugby was first introduced to the US in 1981 by Brad Mikkelsen. Players have a combination of upper and lower extremities that are impaired due to various disabilities. Most players suffer from a cervical spinal cord injury and have some sort of quadriplegia as an effect. Classifications go from 0.5 to 3.5 and increase in increments of 0.5; 0.5 is a player with the least functions and 3.5 is a player with the most functions. There are a total of 8.0 points allowed for each team to play on the court.

Affiliations

Department of Health and Human Performance

TIRR Memorial Hermann

United States Quad Rugby Association