Nebraska Red Dawgs

The Nebraska Red Dawgs did an outstanding job this year at Nationals!  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

Practice Location
University of Nebraska at Omaha
HPER Building
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE, 68182-0216

National Wheelchair Basketball Association

The Red Dawgs would like to thank our 2017/18 Sponsors:
Charleston Homes
The Chop Shop
Danelle Bindel
Tony and Betty King
Becky Manzer
Steven Marr
Jean Mertz
Pediatric Therapy Center
Denise Pottroff
Roorda Dairy
Dawn Schultz
Waitt Company
Susan Williams
Windmill Farms, Inc.
The Zegar Family