Other Wheelchair Basketball Opportunities

Featuring wheelchair basketball events, programs, and opportunities throughout the province in addition to those offered by existing OWSA wheelchair basketball clubs and recurring OWSA programming, such as the Great Lakes Conference.

Josée Matte
OWSA Wheelchair Basketball Provincial Coordinator

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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 clinics are held in various locations throughout the wheelchair basketball season (typically October – May). Sessions are led by coach Christina Swett with the help of various female athlete mentors.

Date: Saturday March 31, 2018


  • Pizza Lunch & Social – 11:00am – 12:45pm (Community Room 2)
  • GEAR to Play – 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Gym 3/4)
    If you are unable to attend the lunch & social prior to the GEAR to Play session, you are more than welcome to join us on court starting at 1:00pm.

Haber Recreation Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Burlington, ON, L7M 0M4

Sport equipment can be provided for those not possessing their own and must be requested in advance.

This event (including the lunch) is FREE for all participants thanks to funding from the Ontario Parasport Strong initiative.

Please email Josée Matte at josee@owsa.ca to RSVP!
416-855-0745 (B) | 416-407-9915 (C)

'Fast Break' Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser


Fast Break is a 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament that is the ultimate team challenge for you and your colleagues. Register today and help raise funds for the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association at this team-bonding event!

Tournament Format:
Games will be played 3-on-3
Teams of 4 – 6 players
15 minute games
3 game guarantee

Registration closes March 23, 2018

Date: Wednesday March 28th, 2018

Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Mattamy Athletic Centre
50 Carleton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1J2

Click here to register today!

For more information, contact Laura Wilson at 416-426-7189, or e-mail at laura@owsa.ca

Ontario Winter Games

The Ontario Games is the largest multi-sport event in the province and, for many athletes, is one of the highlights in their sporting careers. This year the event is being hosted by the City of Orillia. For more details please visit: http://www.orillia2018.ca/

Wheelchair basketball is one of the sports included in the 2018 Ontario Winter Games program, so we are very excited to be part of the action! Participants have been selected from a targeted pool of athletes which includes Provincial Team athletes (Juniors and Women), “Next Gen” athletes, as well as some Late Entry athletes.

Dates: March 1-4, 2018

St. Peter’s Catholic High School
201 Ashford Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 6A3

Athlete/Team Accommodations:
Holiday Inn & Conference Centre
20 Fairview Rd
Barrie, ON L4N 4P3

Friends & Family Accommodations:

Format: 4 teams of 7 athletes will compete in a 5-on-5 tournament.
Athletes will be mixed together to create as even teams as possible for a fair and challenging competition.

Josée Matte
Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball
416-855-0745 | 416-407-9915 (cell)

'Minis' (U16) Festival

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 3×3 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!

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

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.

Matt Mollo
Program Assistant

For more information please visit our Events Calendar.

Wheelchair basketball NCCP 'Competition Introduction' Coaching Clinic

male wheelchair basketball coach wearing tie holding clipboard with female assistant coach talking to athletes at half-time

The OWSA, in partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario and the City of Toronto, is hosting an NCCP Wheelchair Basketball ‘Competition Introduction’ coaching clinic.

This course is open to any individuals interested in coaching wheelchair basketball at a community or competitive level. Coaches will learn how to instruct, observe, and correct skills in a combination of in-class and on-court settings. They will have the opportunity to practice planning and teaching sport-specific fundamental skills and concepts appropriate for athletes in the Learn to Train stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway.

Competition Introduction is a 19-hour course scheduled over three days. Coaches must attend all three days in order to be credited for completion of the course.

Course Details

Date: Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2017

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

Full Schedule:

  • Friday, September 8 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 9 – 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 10 – 9:00am – 4:00pm


  • Free – City of Toronto residents
  • $82.00 – Non-Residents

Program Barcode: 2974495


Registration is now OPEN for City of Toronto residents and non-residents!

Family and Client Numbers are required to register. If you do not already have these, please call 416-338-4386 before registering.

Registration Methods:

  • Online Registration (7am – midnight) – Go to toronto.ca/torontofun
  • Touch Tone Registration (TTR) (7am – midnight) – Call 416-338-0000 and follow the voice prompts.
  • Telephone Assisted (8:30am – 4:30 pm) – Call 416-338-4386 during regular business hours and speak to a customer service representative.

For further details on the National Coaching Certification Program and the coaching pathway for wheelchair basketball coaches please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada website.


Josée Matte
OWSA Wheelchair Basketball Provincial Coordinator