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 women & girls-only wheelchair basketball program is for 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 are practiced with emphasis on fun!

GEAR to Play clinics are held in various locations in order to maximize reach and participation. Sessions are led by coach Christina Swett with the help of various female athlete mentors.

For more information on upcoming GEAR to Play sessions, please visit our Events Calendar.


Josée Matte
Program Manager, Wheelchair Basketball

NCCP 'Competition Introduction' Coaching Course

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