Nebraska Red Dawgs

The Nebraska Red Dawgs did an outstanding job at the 2018 National Championships!  Our varsity team placed 5th and our prep team placed 10th.  We’re extremely proud of the progress each team made this year and can’t wait to see what next season holds for both teams.

NAS’ youth team is called the Nebraska Red Dawgs. The Red Dawgs participate the youth division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. The Red Dawgs usually have enough players to have varsity and junior varsity teams. The younger players will play on a court with a lower rim and smaller basketball. Youth Wheelchair Basketball is played on a regulation court using NCAA men’s basketball rules with some exceptions. Rules for dribbling and lane violations are the main exceptions. Our team generally practices once a week during the fall and winter and participates in several tournaments across the U.S. each year. Who may participate? Generally, anyone with a permanent disability to a lower extremity can play wheelchair basketball. Every player needs to be “certified” to determine eligibility and level of disability. Players under 21 and in high school or younger grades may play on our youth team. Both boys and girls are invited.

We’re always looking for more players! Contact Coach Patrick for more details about getting involved.

Varsity Coach
Patrick Christiansen
patrick.christiansen35@gmail.com
402-350-5630

Practice Location
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Health Center
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE, 68182-0216
Saturday’s Oct-Apr 9am-noon

The Red Dawgs would like to thank our 2018-19 Sponsors:

Businesses:
  • Brewsky’s
  • The Chop Shop
  • Omaha Scheels
  • Oriental Trading Company
  • The Pizza Pie Guys/The Flapjack Guys
Families & Friends:
  • Arens Family
  • Brown Family
  • Robertson Family
  • Rauso Family
  • Doug and Becky Manzer
  • Marilyn Hinn
  • John & Julie Christiansen
  • Jane Sheppard
  • Karen Jenning
  • Holly & Charles COllins
  • Chad & Valerie Boehlje
  • Eric & Michelle Raasch
  • Eitel Family

Links
National Wheelchair Basketball Association
http://nwba.org/