Scoring a goal

With the game now underway, the team that has possession of the ball has forty-seconds to score a goal. The player in control of the ball must bounce or pass the ball every 10 seconds while it is in their possession. In order to score a goal, a player must touch or cross the goal line with at least two of the four wheels on their wheelchair, while in possession of the ball.

Most often, the ball is carried on the player’s lap. However, a goal can be scored if the player is holding the ball between his hands or his arms, if he is holding the ball against any part of his wheelchair with an arm or a hand, or even if the ball is sitting on his footrest. When a goal is scored, the referee will signal by blowing his whistle and raising one hand in the air with the index finger pointing straight up. The game clock will stop and one point will be awarded to the scoring team.

Note: the rear anti-tip castors are not considered wheels; they are a safety device and cannot be considered in scoring. Should the rear anti-tip castors touch out of bounds or in the back-court, no sanction will be issued.

The player has two wheels crossing the goal line and he's holding the ball, so he has scored a goal