Featuring current and upcoming wheelchair sport events, programs, and opportunities throughout the province.
NCCP Wheelchair Basketball 'Competition Introduction' Coaching Course
The focus of this introductory workshop is to learn to coach the basic skills and tactics of wheelchair basketball that will be required to support the competitive experience. Athletes will be in the ‘Learn to Train’ stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway.
This workshop is designed for coaches who wish to learn the skills and techniques needed to coach in introductory competitive settings. Coaches will learn:
- An understanding of the Long Term Athlete Development concept and model.
- How to teach fundamental wheelchair basketball movement skills and technical/tactical skills (movement skills such as starting/stopping/turning, technical skills of shooting, passing, ball handling and chair position, tactical skills such as picking and defense).
- How to develop an effective practice plan.
- An understanding of the Making Ethical Decisions six-step decision making process.
Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to take this course as it is considered to be the entry level competition course.
Note: The Competition Introduction Advanced course is a 19-hour workshop, scheduled over three days with on- and off-court teachings. Coaches must attend the entire duration of the course in order to be credited for completion.
Date: Friday September 14 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Avenue
Toronto, ON M1C 0C7
Detailed schedule to be released at a later date.
- Friday, September 14 – 6:00pm-9:00pm ; classroom only
- Saturday, September 15 – 9:00am-8:00pm ; classroom and court
- Sunday, September 16 – 9:00am-4:00pm ; classroom and court
There are several different ways to register with the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry, and Recreation system. Please note: Family and Client Numbers are required for touch tone or online registration. If you do not already have these, please call 416-338-4386 before registering.
- FREE for City of Toronto residents
- $88 for non-residents
Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
OWSA Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball
Funding support for the NCCP Wheelchair Basketball ‘Competition Introduction’ coaching clinic has been provided in part by the ‘Let’s Get Coaching!’ program, a partnership between the City of Toronto, the Coaches Association of Ontario, and the OWSA. ‘Let’s Get Coaching!’ is a legacy of the Toronto 2015 Pan & Parapan Am Games.
Wheelchair Tennis 'Have a Go' at the Birmingham Classic
Come join us at the Birmingham Classic to try wheelchair tennis with Tennis Canada National Coach and former Paralympic medalist Kai Schrameyer! Arrive early or stick around after the session for the chance to watch some of the best wheelchair tennis players in action.
Date: Saturday August 25th, 2018
Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Location: Ontario Racquet Club
884 Southdown Rd., Mississauga, ON, L5J 2Y4
All equipment provided, no experience necessary! All ages and abilities welcome, you do not need to be a wheelchair user to join!
* Registration is required to ensure that we have a sport wheelchair available for you to use.
Bridging the Gap Provincial Coordinator
Phone: (416) 426 – 7131
Find Your Passion! in Waterloo Region
Families and individuals of all abilities are invited to come explore many of the accessible sport and recreation opportunities that Waterloo Region has to offer! See displays, learn about adapted equipment, try a new activity and connect with coaches and recreation providers. This is a FREE event!
Date: Saturday August 25, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Woolwich Memorial Centre
24 Snyder Avenue South
519-886-9150 ext. 2
Beacham Summer Fun Day
Beacham Summer Fun Day is a day for children of all abilities to have fun in memory of Linda Beacham, an amazing and tireless volunteer, advocate, and supporter of sport & physical activity opportunities for children with disabilities.
This event is open to all children with a physical disability aged 2-12 years and their siblings. Participants must have support members who will play and swim. Dinner and snacks provided. Registration is limited to 20 applicants.
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
- 2:00 – 3:30pm gym time with games
- 3:30 – 6:00pm pizza party and music time activities
- 6:00 – 7:00pm swimming
South Fletcher’s Sportsplex
500 Ray Lawson Boulevard
Brampton ON, L6Y 5B3
If you are interested in attending, please complete the Beacham Summer Fun Day registration form on the Cruisers website.
Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym
- Saturday, May 12
- Saturday, June 23
- Saturday, July 14
- Saturday, August 18
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Walker Complex – Gym 2
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1
There is pay parking on the Brock University Campus.
- $3.00/hr meter parking
- $8.00/day parking (one-time entry)
Drop In Wheelchair Basketball at Wellesley Community Centre
The OWSA and the City of Toronto are continuing to offer a FREE wheelchair basketball drop-in program at the Wellesley Community Centre! All ages and physical abilities welcome! Equipment provided.
No experience required, so everyone can come and try!
Date: Saturdays (on-going)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Wellesley Community Centre
495 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M4X 1K7