NE Red Dawgs

The Nebraska Red Dawgs Placed 11th in the Nation!
2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville, KY
2017_Nationals_team_photo_webENWAA’s 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.

2016/2017 Varsity Team
2017_team_photo_varsity2016/2017 Prep Team
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 Sponsors:
American National Bank
The Brown Family
Charleston Homes
The Chop Shop
Joseph Conroy
E.L. Crawford Construction Inc.
Dave’s Auto Body
Colby and Donna Edwards
Dr. Paul Esposito
Rita GordonIan
Ian and Rachel Hessemyer
Mark and Cheryl Horstman
Gloria Houston
Aaron Krebs
Murla Leahy
Alec Lerner
Jen Lerner
Jean Mertz
Metalworks Unlimited
Mobilis Home Medical Equipment
Bill and Suzanne NaPier
O’Bryan Eye Care
Omaha Scheels
Gretchen Patrico
Ronald and Rachel Randall
Roberts Roofing Co.
Roorda Dairy
Todd and Nicole Schachtman
Tina Schmidt
The Schoettger Family
Dawn Schultz
Jane Sheppard
Show-Me Real Estate
Donna Streeby
Waitt Company
Wells Fargo Bank
Susan Williams
Windmill Farms, Inc.
YourCause, LLC
The Zeger Family