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
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 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.

For information on upcoming GEAR to Play days, please visit the OWSA Upcoming Events page.

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

Coach Education

Basketball & Wheelchair Basketball FUNdamentals Workshop

Designed for the first-time coach of athletes in the FUNdamentals stage (ages 6-8 females/6-9 males) of athlete development, this six-hour, in-class and in the gym workshop will help you understand who you are coaching, provide you with the basic skills for planning a practice, and show you how to teach those skills in a fun and inclusive way.

BONUS: Included in this workshop is a Professional Development session for Coaches on Wheelchair Basketball presented by the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association. Find out how easily you can adapt your existing skills and knowledge to the wheelchair game!

Registration must be done through the Canada Basketball Game Plan system. https://gameplanbasketball.ca/
Registration Fee: $20

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

MLSE LaunchPad
259 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2C2

Mercedes Watson
Manager, Coach & Partner Development
Coaches Association of Ontario

In celebration of National Coaches Week in Ontario this year, the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) has partnering with host communities from across the province to deliver NCCP Community Clinics, which aim to recruit, develop, educate and celebrate community volunteer coaches!

Athlete Development

Ontario High Performance Camp

The OWSA and Wheelchair Basketball Canada are hosting a wheelchair basketball high performance training camp to kick off the 2018-19 season!

This camp is a skill development and identification opportunity open to male and female athletes, both with and without disabilities, between the ages of 12-23*. Anyone interested in building their tactical and technical skills with goals of one day being part of Team Ontario and/or Team Canada are welcome to attend!
*Athletes outside of this age range will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For inquiries please contact Josée directly.

Athletes will receive elite instruction from WBC Academy Director Mike Frogley and Team Ontario Provincial Coach Kathy Ludwig, alongside other Ontario coaches and athletes mentors.

Camp Details

Date: September 28-30, 2018


  • Friday, September 28 – 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 29 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 30 – 8:00am – 3:00pm

A detailed scheduled will be sent to all registered participants prior to the camp.

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

Registration Deadline: Athletes are asked to register online by Monday, September 24 at midnight.


Josée Matte
Program Manager