Current Events

Featuring current and upcoming wheelchair sport events, programs, and opportunities throughout the province.


 

 

2018 Wheelchair Basketball Canada Late Entry Camp

Wheelchair Basketball Canada hosts athlete identification camps designed to evaluate elite wheelchair basketball athletes that have the potential and desire to be part of the National Team Program in the future. The camps feature on-court training of individual technical and tactical skills, strength and conditioning education sessions, and more. Athletes will receive elite instruction from WBC Academy Director/Head Coach Mike Frogley and other National Team Program coaches.

Eligibility:
Athletes are typically between the ages of 20 and 28 years old. However, athletes outside of this range may be considered with approval of the Academy Director/Head Coach. The typical athlete will have been playing wheelchair basketball for between 0-4 years. Athletes will be independent in their self-care.

Date: July 26-29, 2018

Location:
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Avenue
Toronto, ON, M1C 0C7

Registration Fee: $150
Covers the cost of on-court training, instruction sessions, athlete meals, and accommodations. Athletes will also be given a WBC reversible jersey.
Athletes will be responsible for their own transportation to Toronto.

Registration Deadline: Monday June 11, 2018

Contact:
Mike Frogley
National Academy Director
mfrogley@wheelchairbasketball.ca

NCCP Wheelchair Basketball 'Competition Introduction Advanced' Coaching Course

The focus of this course is to continue to learn to coach the basic skills and tactics of wheelchair basketball, and to support the competitive experience for athletes in the ‘Train to Train’ stage of Long-Term Athlete Development pathway. Coaches will learn:

  • Advanced concepts such as the integration of mental skills into practices and games, planning practices for different phases of a season, and providing effective feedback and questioning.
  • How to design and manage a sport program.
  • Effective design and implementation of the components of a practice, including the use of whole-part-whole and learning progressions.

Prerequisite: This course is designed for coaches who have completed the NCCP Wheelchair Basketball ‘Competition Introduction’ workshop.

Note: The Competition Introduction Advanced course is a 22-hour workshop, scheduled over three to four days with on- and off-court teachings. Coaches must attend the entire duration of the course in order to be credited for completion.


Course Details

Date: Thursday July 12 – Sunday July 15, 2018

Location:
David Braley Athletic & Recreation Center
Mohawk College
135 Fennell Ave W
HamiltonON L9C 1E9

Accommodations:
Mohawk Residence and Conference Centre
245 Fennell Ave West
Hamilton, ON L9C 7V7
http://www.stayrcc.com/locations/hamilton/
Rate: $85/night (two bedroom suite)
The OWSA will coordinate accommodations for coach candidates, though candidates will be responsible for covering their own costs.

Schedule:
Detailed schedule to be released at a later date.

  • Thursday, July 12 – evening, classroom only
  • Friday, July 13 – full day, classroom and gym
  • Saturday, July 14 – full day, classroom and gym
  • Sunday, July 15 – morning & early afternoon, classroom and gym

Registration

For registration information please visit the Course Registration Page.

Contact

Josée Matte
OWSA Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball
josee@owsa.ca
416-855-0745


Funding support for the NCCP Wheelchair Basketball ‘Competition Introduction Advanced’ coaching clinic has been provided in part by the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s ‘OHPSI Parasport Enhancement Fund’

Canada v Netherlands Exhibition Game

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is inviting you to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre to see the Toyota Canada Feature Wheelchair Basketball Game – Canada VS Netherlands!

To prep for the Hamburg 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Netherlands Senior Men’s National Team is in Toronto for a friendly game against the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team.

Come out and cheer on Team Canada! FREE admission!
If you can’t attend in person, not to worry – the game will be streamed on Facebook Live!

Date: Thursday June 28, 2018

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location:
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Avenue
Toronto, ON M1C 0C7

For more information please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada Facebook event.

Wheelchair Tennis 'Have a Go' Day

Are you looking to try a new sport for the summer? Come out and join us for a wheelchair tennis ‘Have a Go’ day!

All ages and abilities are welcome, and all equipment will be provided. No experience necessary!

Date: Monday June 25th, 2018

Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm

Location: Markham Tennis Club
73 Wooten Way N
Markham, ON
L3P 2Y5

Cost: FREE!

Registration is required to ensure that we have a sport wheelchair available for you. Contact Katherine at btg@owsa.ca to register or to get more information.

 

 

Limitless Guelph Wheelchair Tennis Program

Limitless Guelph is offering FREE drop-in wheelchair tennis for youth ages 8-18. All physical abilities welcome! No registration required.

Date: Wednesdays (May 16 – June 27)

Time:
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location:
West End Community Centre
21 Imperial Road S
Guelph, ON N1K 1X3

Contact: Grant Leemet at grant.leemet@guelph.ca

Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym

The Brock Niagara Penguins are inviting you to come play wheelchair basketball this summer! Everyone is welcome! Equipment provided!

Dates:

  • Saturday, May 12
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Saturday, July 14
  • Saturday, August 18

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location:
Brock University
Walker Complex – Gym 2
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1

Fee: FREE!

Parking:
There is pay parking on the Brock University Campus.

  • $3.00/hr meter parking
  • $8.00/day parking (one-time entry)

Contact:
Jim Davis
james.davis1178@gmail.com
www.niagarapenguins.org

Hamilton Para-Athletics Program

The Hamilton Accessible Sports Council (HASC) is offering a Para-Athletics program this summer! This track and field based program aims to facilitate fun and accessible activities for local residents of all ages and abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their physical activity in an inclusive environment. Accessible equipment will be provided. For more information please visit the HASC website.

Program Activities: 

  • Throwing

  • Wheeling

  • Relay Races

  • Power Wheeling

  • Distance Wheeling

  • Fundamental Games

Date: Sundays (Begins May 6)

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Location:
Mohawk Sports Complex
1100 Mohawk Road E
Hamilton, ON

Contact: 
HASC Athletics Coordinator – hasccoordinator@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonAccessibleSports/

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

Location:
Wellesley Community Centre
495 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M4X 1K7

For more information visit the Wellesley Community Centre program schedule.