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 and abilities looking to play in a welcoming, low-intensity, and social environment. Basketball and basketball-related skills are practiced with emphasis on fun!

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

Next Session

Date: Saturday April 22, 2017

Haber Recreation Centre
3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington ON

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Please RSVP by emailing Josée Matte at josee@owsa.ca

Wheelchairs will be provided for those not possessing their own.

Minis (U16) Festival

'Minis' (U16) Festival promotional poster

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

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

This FREE event is open to athletes of all 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.

Register today to let us know you’re coming!

All participants must be current members of the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association.

Josée Matte
OWSA Wheelchair Basketball Provincial Coordinator

NCCP Coaching Clinic

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

NCCP Competition Introduction Coaching Clinic

The OWSA, in partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario and the City of Toronto are 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, December 2 – Sunday, December 4, 2016

Time: 6:00pm start on Friday, December 2

Location: Parkway Forest Community Centre
55 Forest Manor Road, Toronto ON


  • Free – City of Toronto residents
  • $80 – Non-Residents

Program Barcode: 2907594


Registration opens on Saturday, October 1 at 7:00am and October 11 for Non-City of Toronto residents

Family and Client Numbers are required to register. If you do not already have these, please call 416-338-4386 before registering. This can be done before the program registration is active.

Registration Methods:

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