The chair is considered a part of the player. Rules of contact
in regular basketball (charging, blocking, etc.) apply to
wheelchair basketball rules.
An offensive player cannot remain more than 4 seconds in the
free throw lane while the player's team is in possession of the
A player in possession of the ball may not push more than twice in succession with one or both hands in either direction without tapping the ball to the floor again.
Taking more than two consecutive pushes constitutes a traveling
violation. A player, may, however, wheel the chair and bounce the
ball simultaneously just as an able-bodied player runs and bounces
the ball simultaneously in regular basketball.
Loss of the Ball
If a player in possession of the ball makes any physical contact
with the floor or tilts the chair so far backward that the anti-tip
(safety) casters touch the floor, it is a violation and the ball is
awarded to the other team.
A player is considered out-of-bounds when any part of the
player's body or wheelchair touches the floor on or outside the
Physical Advantage Foul
Because of the varying causes and manifestations (degrees) of disability among participants, a basic rule of keeping firmly seated in the wheelchair at all times and not using a functional leg or leg stump for physical advantage over an opponent is strictly enforced. An infraction of wheelchair basketball rules (rebound, jump ball, etc.) constitutes a physical advantage foul.
It is so recorded in the official score book. Three such fouls
disqualify a player from the game, according to wheelchair
basketball rules. Two free throws are awarded and the ball is given
to the opposing team, out of bounds.
If a player falls out of the chair during play, the officials will immediately suspend play if there is any chance of danger to the fallen player. If not, the officials will withhold their whistles until the particular play in progress has been completed.
If a player falls out of the chair to gain possession of the ball or by falling keeps opponents from gaining possession of the ball, the ball is awarded to the opposing team.