The second chance. Wheelchair basketball. Overcoming Stories

It is the Provincial Federation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities (Cocemfe-Castellón). Coordinates, represents and promotes the Associative Movement of people with physical and organic disabilities in Spain, made up of 92 state, regional and provincial entities, including that of Castellón. Provincial Federation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities, COCEMFE-Castellón, is a non-profit organization, established in 1988. Starting its trajectory with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Carlos Laguna was the promoter of the sports section and for five years the wheelchair basketball team has competed in the national category and is made up of 14 players, playing in the Second Division.

Wheelchair basketball.

It is a sport born from traditional basketball and it basically differs in that it is played in wheelchairs and the players have a functional classification related to the degree of their disability. This classification seeks the greatest equality and allows people with very different physical disabilities to meet on the same court, since the spectrum of injuries is very wide and no two are alike. This is a requirement to establish a fair and equitable competition.

Not everyone who plays wheelchair basketball (WSR) uses a wheelchair in their lives. Classification is based on the player’s ability to perform the skills necessary to play basketball. The skill level is not evaluated, but rather the functional capacity to perform them.

Inclusive language. The recommended term is sport for people with disabilities, paralympic sport and athletes with disabilities. Not recommended: adapted sport, para-sport or adapted athlete


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