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Wheelchair Basketball - Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports - Mary Free BedAs a wheelchair basketball player, you or your child will use precise and daring chair skills. Learn to stop your chair on a dime, reach up with both hands to catch a flying pass and sail down the court.

Junior and Adult Pacers Wheelchair Basketball Team:

The Junior and Adult Pacers is a competitive sports program open to you as a full- or part-time wheelchair user. Most participants have amputations, cerebral palsy or spina bifida. Team participation with the Junior Pacers involves local and away games, travel around Michigan and the United States, and competition in a national tournament.

There are two junior teams, Prep and Varsity, based on age and ability.

Mary Free Bed Rollin’ Drive (DIII Level):

We started as a club team and are now registered as a DIII division team under the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Mary Free Bed Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team:

This team is open to adult women.

Age Guidelines:

Junior Pacers: 7 to 18 years old
Adult Pacers: 18 years or older
Rollin’ Drive: 18 years or older
Women’s Wheelchair Basketball: 18 years and older

Practice Schedule:

Jr. Pacers: 6-7:30 pm Tuesdays through April
Pacers: 8-9:30 Tuesdays through April
Rollin’ Drive: 6-8 pm Mondays through April
Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team: 6-8 pm Mondays through April

All teams practice at Mary Free Bed YMCA, 5500 Burton St. SE


$100 due at first practice (checks made payable to Mary Free Bed); volunteering responsibilities throughout the season


Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports
235 Wealthy SE | Grand Rapids, MI