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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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

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

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

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


For registration information please visit the Course Registration Page.


Josée Matte
OWSA Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball

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’

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.

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

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

Mike Frogley
National Academy Director

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)