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Welcome to the official website of the National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA).  NWSA is the official governing body for competitive wheelchair softball in the United States and around the world.    NWSA  governs over forty adult and junior teams of men, women, boys, and girls of all ages in the United States, and assists teams in other countries including Japan, Ghana, and Korea. 

Check out the action in our videos, and we invite you as a player or volunteer to join us and  "Play Ball"!


SEEKING MEMBERS FOR THE 2022 USA WHEELCHAIR SOFTBALL TEAMS

APPLICATION DEADLINE - JANUARY 30, 2022

Late Applications will not be considered

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE APPLICATION

This year the NWSA is looking to form two teams of 12-13 players and 2-3 coaches/staff for each team.  Team USA RED will consist only of athletes who have previously been Team USA members and have played in Japan.  Team USA BLUE will consist of other qualified players selected to represent the USA and NWSA.

The teams will travel to Japan for the 2022 International Wheelchair Softball Championships to be held in October 2022, near Tokyo.  The teams will practice and compete at the 2022 WSWS held August 4 - 6, 2022 in Crestwood, Illinois.

Athletes are responsible for all of their expenses.   Estimated cost of the trip is $3600.  Athletes will be required to book and purchase their own airfare and lodging.

  • Hotel cost: Approximately $625 ($125 per person for five nights)
  • Flight cost: Ranges from $1000 - $2000, based on location
  • Team Uniform: $100 - $300, includes jerseys, pants, shorts, hat, polo, t-shirts, and shoes
  • Team mementos & giveaways: $75
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: $600

IMPORTANT & MANDATORY DATES:

  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2022
  • Team Selection: February 28, 2022
  • Practice/Competition: August 4-6, 2022 at the WSWS
  • International Championship Tournament: October 2022 (final dates to be determined)

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Athletes must have been rostered and played in NWSA's Wheelchair Softball World Series within the past three years
  • WSWS honors and awards will be considered, including All-Tournament team selection, individual honors, Hall of Fame membership, experience, previous Team USA membership, etc
  • Position & Classification
  • Selection Committee choice

The teams will be chosen to create an experienced, skilled, highly competitive, greatly accomplished and geographically diverse representation.  Teams will have athletes with various classification levels to create multiple line-up opportunities, with back-ups for each position and classification level.

The Selection Committee includes members of the NWSA Board of Directors.

Questions may be emailed to Keith Wallace at kwallace@lwsra.org.

Good luck!


2022 Wheelchair Softball World Series

August 4 - 6

Chicago, illinois
 
tournament details will be announced spring of 2022

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS
 

2022 Wheelchair Softball Tournaments schedules to be announced Spring 2022.

If you are planning to host a tournament you would like posted on NWSA social media please contact John Teegarden at: softball@midwestadaptivesports. org


Current News & Updates


Adapting America's Pastime

a short movie about wheelchair softball

More Wheelchair Softball Videos

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Our Sponsors


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USA Wheelchair Softball


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 "Adapting America's Pasttime" short movie


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and the wheelchair softball instructional video series