Wheelchair Basketball ‘Minis’ (U16) Festival
February 24, 2018 –
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Gym opens at 1:00pm
Haber Recreation Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Burlington, ON L7M 0M4
This FREE event is open to athletes of all physical abilities, ages 16 and under, looking to try wheelchair basketball for the first time and/or improve their wheelchair basketball skills! The day will include a combination of fun skills development activities & drills and some 3x3 game play facilitated by a team of OWSA club coaches.
Sport wheelchairs will be provided for athletes who do not already possess their own. Snacks will also be provided and all registered athletes will receive an OWSA t-shirt!
Athletes must register online on the OWSA website in order to participate. This will also allow us to collect important information such as desired t-shirt size, dietary restrictions, and any equipment requests.
What should I bring?
Please bring your sport chair (if applicable), water bottle, and athletic clothing. Healthy snacks will be provided for all participants.
I don't have my own sport chair. What do I do?
The OWSA will provide sport chairs for those who do not have access to their own. Simply register ahead of time and let us know you need us to bring you one!
What if I am over the age of 16? Can I still participate?
While this event is targeting 'Minis' age athletes, those over the age of 16 can also participate provided they are at a recreational skill level and aware that the activities will be geared towards younger participants.
I have never played wheelchair basketball before, but I want to give it a try. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! This is a perfect opportunity to try out the sport! You'll learn basic skills and the rules of the game thanks to our helpful coaches, and you'll get to play with lots of other new athletes - just like you!
Can my brother, sister, and/or best friend play with me?
Absolutely! This Festival is open to everyone! If they are willing to learn, and able to follow instruction and participate fully in a group environment, we'd love to have them!
Is there parking at the venue?
Free parking is available at the Haber Recreation Centre.
Funding for the OWSA ‘Minis’ (U16) Festival is provided in part by Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s ‘Special Project Funding’ program