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Posted by on in Tournaments and Events

The NMCSD will be hosting a free wheelchair basketball camp for both veterans and civilians August 15-17, 2014.  The application deadline for the camp is July 25, 2014.  

Click HERE for additional camp information.

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Posted by on in Classification

The NWBA Board of Directors met in June to discuss several issues, one being classification. The Board has decided that the NWBA will use a 15 point system on the court. The 15 points on the court will be reviewed at the end of the season to determine if further movement will be necessary on the point system. The Women's Division, Division III and Championship Division will all follow the 15 points. At this time there is still no classification within the junior division. This transition to 15 points and the functional system will begin this season (2014-15).

Women and Classification Points on DIII and CD Teams:

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Posted by on in Classification

The NWBA Classification Committee has been working tirelessly to bring you the team reviewer webinars as we approach the beginning of the season. The certification course will be an eight section course that also includes small quizzes at the end of each section and a final test.  You must receive a score of 70% or higher to be certified.  You may take the course more than once.  We will post the webinar once it has been finalized by the end of next week.

Many of you have asked what the team reviewers role is, who can be a team reviewer, etc.  The team reviewer can be anyone from your team and there is no limit to how many in your program may be certified.  There is no cost to become a team reviewer. The information below will give you a few additional details on the team reviewer position.  We understand that this is a new process and may be a little confusing.  Please feel free to contact the National Office with any questions.  You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (719) 266-4082.  Based off of questions asked we will put together a general list of FAQ’s so that we can better assist everyone in their understanding of the system and team reviewer role. 

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

USA MEN BRINGS HOME SILVER MEDAL IN IWBF MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

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Posted by on in High Performance Women's Team

USA defeat Australia 68-52 in the World Championship opener.  Desi Miller had 15 points in the game. Becca Murray (Quickie Player of the Game) added 30 points and 8 rebounds. The U.S. will face Mexico at 1:00PM Eastern tomorrow June 21st.

Follow the games LIVE by clicking HERE.

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Posted by on in High Performance Women's Team

The USA game schedule for the Round Robin portion of the event is:  (ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN TIME ZONE)

FRI 6/20                6:00pm vs. Australia

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Posted by on in Opportunity Announcement

The NWBA is looking for a summer camp administrator to assist with recruitment and organizing various summer camps for active duty and veterans with disabilities.  For additional questions please see the job description below and contact Sherrice Fox with any additional questions.

NWBA Summer Camp Administrator Job Description

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Posted by on in Summer Camps

The Ryan Martin Foundation along with the CT Spokebenders are hosting the 6th Annual Junior Wheelchair Basketball camp in South Windsor CT.

The camp is free for all participants.  The camp dates are 7/2114/ - 7/25/14

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Posted by on in Summer Camps

University of Illinois Summer Camps Registration has been Extended to May 30th!

 

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Posted by on in Tournaments and Events

Dave Kiley's 3-on-3 invitational and free throw contest will be held in Dallas, TX June 6-7, 2014.  Please click the link below for additional information.

 Dave Kiley 3-on-3 Event Flyer

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

NWBA High Performance is pleased to announce the 12 athletes that have been selected to represent the USA in the 2014 IWBF World Championships in Incheon, South Korea July 5-14.

Classification        Athlete(s)

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Posted by on in Summer Camps

The University of Missouri will host their wheelchair basketball camp July 20-24, 2014. The camp is for males and females ages 12-19 with a permanent disability of the lower extremity. The camp focuses on individual fundamental skill development and strategies in team play. Players participate in skill developing drills, controlled scrimmages and games that emphasize the skills and concepts taught by the staff.  The University of Missouri’s coach and players will instruct the campers.  For more information contact Ron Lykins at 573.882.7865 or via e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Posted by on in National Tournament

Championship Division Seedings for the 2014 Championship Division National Tournament:

 

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Posted by on in Intercollegiate Division

The NWBA Intercollegiate National Championships will be held March 6-8, 2014 at University of Texas-Arlington. Click HERE for the tournament schedule. We will have additional information for the livestreaming of the event that will stream on Movin' Mavs TV.

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Posted by on in NWBA News

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit nominations for the Bill and Julie Good Duncan Good Guy Award is March 10, 2014.  Please submit all nominations to Cheryl Vines.  Click HERE to download the nomination form.

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Posted by on in NWBA News

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit nominations for the Wayne Scholarship is March 10, 2014.  Please submit all nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Click HERE to download the nomination form.

 

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Posted by on in Division III Rankings

The Division III executive committee has release the top 25 teams in Division III.

Division III February Rankings

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Posted by on in Championship Division Rankings

The Championship Division has released their top 20 rankings for the month of February.  To register for the National Tournament click HERE.

1. Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks 

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Posted by on in National Tournament

The Championship Division and Division III executive committees have released their post season applications and timelines.  Click HERE to view the post season applications and timelines for these divisions.

 

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Posted by on in Summer Camps


University of Illinois Summer Camps

The University of Illinois will be hosting 2 summer basketball camps this year on the University of Illinois campus. We will be hosting camp at the Activity Recreation Center (ARC) and campers will be staying in the brand new Nugent dorms, directly across the street from the gym!  

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