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Welcome to the official website of the USA Wheelchair Softball (also known as the National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA)).  USA Wheelchair Softball (USAWS) is the official governing body for competitive wheelchair softball in the United States and worldwide.    USAWS  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"!

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for additional current information.


2024 TEAM Registration is now OPEN

The weather is warming up and the grass is getting greener.  Time to register your team for the 2024 Wheelchair Softball season!

All teams must register before prior to May 20 to be eligible to play in NWSA sanctioned events, the first of which is May 25-26 at the Texas Wind Up in Pasadena, TX.


2024 USA Wheelchair Softball Tournaments (Updated April 30)

  Below are the confirmed tournaments for 2024.

  • May 25 - 26: Texas Wind Up, Pasadena TX
  • June 8 - 9: Mary Freebed Tournament
  • June 8 -9:  Straps Tournament, San Antonio, TX
  • June 15 - 16: Southeastern Slugfest, Mauldin SC
  • June 15 - 16: KC Royals Tournament, Kansas City MO
  • June 22 - 23: Giants Tournament, Sacramento, CA
  • June 29 - 30: Chicago Softball Tournament, Chicago IL
  • July  13 - 14: Nebraska Barons Tournament, Omaha NE
  • July 13 - 14: Pioneers Tournament - Columbus, OH
  • July 13th - 14th - Wheelcats Tournament - Nashville, TN
  • July 20 - 21: Jerry Anderson Memorial Tournament, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • July 20 - 21: - Deep South Classic - Pearl, MS

  • July 27 - 28:  LWSRA Hawks Tournament, New Lennox, IL

  • Aug 3 - 4: Shepherd Sluggers Tournament, Alpharetta, GA

  • Aug 3 - 4: Junior Wheelchair Softball World Series (Junior Division), Omaha, NE
  • Aug 15 - 18: 2024 International Wheelchair Softball World Series (Senior Division), Elkhorn (Omaha), NE

If you are planning to host a tournament or would like your event posted on USA Wheelchair Softball's social media, please contact John Teegarden at  softball@midwestadaptivesports. org


2024 International Wheelchair Softball World Series


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August 15-18

ADULT DIVISIONS

Omaha, NE

 

August 3 - 4

JUNIOR DIVISION

Omaha, NE


2024 Wheelchair Softball World Series changes from Commissioner Keith Wallace

As your Commissioner, the following will be used to enhance competition and recognition across our sport for the 2024 Wheelchair Softball Championship Tournament:

1. Tournament Structure:  The championship tournament will be renamed the International Wheelchair Softball World Series (IWSWS), with international teams welcome to participate.

2. Schedule Extension: To facilitate more games, IWSWS games will be played through Saturday until 6-7 p.m.

3. Championship Criteria: Designate the highest-finishing USA team as the National Champion, with international teams eligible for the overall IWSWS tournament championship.

4. Awards Eligibility: International teams will not be eligible for NWST all-tournament awards.

5. Sunday Play: Play a select tournament, This tournament will be called The “Clincher Cup”, which will include the U.S. Champion, The Highest International Champion, and two select U.S. All-Star teams.

6. International Recognition: Award international participants in the Sunday championship, with distinctions separate from US all-tournament teams and Hall of Fame (HOF) recognition.

Our aim is to foster a more inclusive, competitive, and celebrated international wheelchair softball community.


Josh Maier appointed Assistant Commissioner of USA Junior Wheelchair Softball

Josh Maier has been appointed as the Assistant Commissioner of USA Junior Wheelchair Softball by Commissioner Keith Wallace. In his new role, Josh will focus on key priorities such as the creation of junior wheelchair softball teams nationwide, providing support to existing teams, organizing educational how-to-play clinics, facilitating tournament development, and overseeing the annual USA Junior Wheelchair Softball World Series.
 
Josh brings a wealth of experience to the position, actively participating in wheelchair softball for 16 years across both junior and adult divisions with the Nebraska Barons. Additionally, he has represented Team USA Wheelchair Softball three times. His impressive accomplishments include five USA Wheelchair Softball World Series championships, five USA Junior Wheelchair Softball championships, and multiple All-Tournament selections in both adult and junior divisions at the USA World Series. Josh has earned the title of Most Valuable Player in both adult and junior categories.
 
For inquiries or to contribute to the establishment of a junior wheelchair softball team in your area, please reach out to Josh directly at (402)707-9537, via email at ballfanstl@gmail.com, or through Facebook Messenger. Congratulations to Josh Maier on this well-deserved appointment!

Current News & Updates


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Adult Divisions

August 15 -18

Omaha, NE

 

Junior Division

August 3 - 4

Omaha, NE


Adapting America's Pastime Movie

View this award-winning short film about wheelchair softball

More Wheelchair Softball Videos

Educational, World Series games, and more



Click for a Map of Wheelchair Softball Teams



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Our Sponsors


Rawlings Debeers' Softballs - official softball of
USA Wheelchair Softball


A generous  sponsor of the World Series and
 "Adapting America's Pasttime" short movie


Creator and Producer of "Adapting America's Pastime"
and the wheelchair softball instructional video series