Other Wheelchair Basketball Opportunities

Featuring wheelchair basketball events, programs, and opportunities throughout the province that target initiatives focusing on Women & Girls, Athlete Development, and Coach & Referee Education.

Josée Matte
Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball

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Women & Girls

GEAR to Play
Girls Enabled and Ready to Play!

This girls-only wheelchair basketball program is for female players of all ages, physical abilities, and skill levels looking to play in a welcoming, low-pressure, and social environment. Basketball and basketball-related skills will be practiced with emphasis on fun! No experience required!

GEAR to Play Days are held in various locations throughout the year. Sessions are led by coach Christina Swett with the help of various female athlete mentors.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday March 3
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Haber Recreation Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington ON

Saturday March 23
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Flight Exec Centre
2066 Dorchester Road, Dorchester ON

Christina Swett, Founder, geartoplaycoach@gmail.com
Josée Matte, OWSA Program Manager, at josee@owsa.ca

Athlete Development

wheelchair athletes towing each other in a line

Minis (U16) Festivals

These FREE events are 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 game play facilitated by a team of OWSA club coaches and athlete mentors.

*Athletes over the age of 16 are also welcome to attend provided they are at an appropriate skill level or level of experience to participate.

Sport wheelchairs will be provided for athletes who do not already possess their own.

Participants must register in advance in order to attend.

Minis Festival #1 – Burlington

Date: Sunday March 3, 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Haber Recreation Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Burlington, ON L7M 0M4

Click this link to register now: https://owsa.ca/product/wheelchair-basketball-minis-u16-festival-2/

Minis Festival #2 – London

Date: Saturday March 23, 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Flight Exec Centre
2066 Dorchester Rd
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G2

Click this link to register now: https://owsa.ca/product/wheelchair-basketball-minis-u16-festival-london/


Brandan Ramnarine
Program Coordinator

Coach & Officials Education

Wheelchair Basketball Referee Clinic

he OWSA is hosting a Wheelchair Basketball Referee Clinic in efforts to train and recruit new officials to the sport of wheelchair basketball. The clinic will be led by two wheelchair basketball referees with over 40 years of experience and provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to referee the sport!

Participants will receive a full day of training (9am – 5pm) with the opportunity to officiate 5×5 wheelchair basketball games in conjunction with the Brock Niagara Penguins wheelchair basketball tournament. They will receive instant feedback from the facilitators and get a copy of their officiating reel on a USB.

There will be a small $25 registration fee for participants, and accommodations, food (breakfast and lunch), and gas/parking expenses will all be covered.

Clinic Details

Date: Friday March 15th – Saturday March 16th, 2019

Friday March 15th: 6pm – 8pm (Introduction – in class)
Saturday March 16th: 9am – 5pm (5×5 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament/Training – on court)

Brock University – Walker Complex
Ian Beddis Court 1 & 2
1812 Sir Issac Brock Way, St Catharines, ON

Click on the link to register and to receive more information about the clinic.


Brandan Ramnarine
Program Coordinator


Funding for the Wheelchair Basketball Referee Clinic is provided in part by Ontario Basketball.