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Posted by on in Opportunity Announcement

The University of Alabama is looking to hire a head coach for their men's and women's programs.  Please see the links below for additional information on job descriptions.  All questions regarding the positions should be directed to Director of Adapted Athletics, Dr. Brent Hardin

University of Alabama Womens Wheelchair Basketball Coach

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Miles Thompson former University of Alabama Head Coach for the men and Assistant Coach for the USA Women's team from 2010-2012 will be heading to Great Britain to run their senior women's program and U25 team.

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Posted by on in Tournaments and Events

Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

October 5–6, 2013

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

USA take home the Gold at the 2013 Americas Cup tournament defeating Argentina 62-36. Congratulations to USA, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil for qualifying for the 2014 World Championships!

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Watch the USA Men take on Argentina in the Finals of the 2013 Americas Cup at 3:30pm Central Time today, Sunday, August 11th. The USA men along with Argentina, Mexico and Colombia have already qualified for the 2014 World Championships.  

Click HERE to watch the game live.   

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

USA will play Mexico in the semi finals at 2:30pm mountain time. USA, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina will represent the Americas Zone at the World Championships in Korea in 2014.

Watch the game LIVE!

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

The USA Men advanced to the Quarter Finals where they will play Puerto Rico.  The game began at 9:00am Mountain Time.  

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Posted by on in High Performance News

Good luck to NWBA officials Bill Kuerzi and Jaime Oseguera as they will take their written exam for IWBF officials Friday, August 9th. Kuerzi is getting re-certified and Jaime is a new official to the international game. Both are working hard and doing a great job in Bogota officiating several games throughout the tournament! Good luck!

Go to our Facebook page to wish them luck! 

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

We will post box scores from the USA games as soon as they are available to us. You can find the box scores from the first 2 games on the NWBA website.

Click HERE for the box scores.  

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

Support the USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team by watching the opening ceremonies of the Americas Cup.  

Click the link below or copy and paste in your browser.

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Posted by on in High Performance Women's Team

The USA Women are at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL this week for another training camp.  Head Coach Stephanie Wheeler has been focusing on development of the 17 players on this years team.  The women's team will have one more training camp in October to finish our their 2013 season. The women's team who saw a lot of new faces on the roster competed during the Joseph Lyttle Classic earlier this year where Wheeler picked up her first win as an International Head Coach.  The NWBA is very excited about the youth and opportunities of our women's program moving into our 2014 World Championship season.

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

The following 12 men have been selected to compete at the 2013 Americas Zone Qualification Tournament August 4-11, 2013 in Bogota, Colombia.  Congratulations to the 2013 USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team.

Ron Lykins- Head Coach

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Congratulations to the 2013 USA Men's U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team 

Jacob Tyree - Salem, VA

John Boie - Milton, WI

Dylan Fischbach - Vermillion, SD

Robert Gordon - St. Petersburg, FL

Ryan Neiswender - Lebanon, PA

Derrick Bisnett - Bismarck, ND

Connor Downes - Rosemount, MN

Matt Golembeski - San Diego, CA

Corey Rossi - Canton, MI

Jorge Sanchez - Doublin CA

Jacob Williams - Milwaukee, WI

Kris Shannon - Sugarland, TX

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NWBA Summer Wheelchair Basketball Camp

The NWBA has recently received funding to assist in hosting 3 summer camps during 2013.  These summer camps will provide an introduction for some and elite instruction for others in the sport of wheelchair basketball.  Interested participants planning on attending this camp will participate in a variety of drills focusing on individual development and team concepts.  The head instructor  for the camps will range from the NWBA’s elite coaches at the International level and Intercollegiate Division level.  Camp instructors will be from the USA Wheelchair Basketball Program or a NWBA Intercollegiate Division Program.

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Posted by on in NWBA News

Thank you to USA Basketball for allowing Paul Schulte to speak to their group of U16 men that were attending tryouts at the same time as our camp. USA Basketball put together a story interviewing Paul. More to follow.

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Congratulations to the 20 men selected to the 2013 USA Men's Team.  The team will be cut to 12 by July 1st.  The final 12 will compete in Bogota, Colombia August 4-11 in the America's Zone World Qualifier. 

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Posted by on in High Performance Women's Team

USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team is in Warm Springs, GA this week for a team training camp and friendly competitions against Germany.  Both teams brought a pool of athletes that were split up into 2 teams to allow for more games for development of both sides.  Scores will be posted as the become available.  Click on the box scores below to review game results.

5.22.13 USA 1 43 vs. GER 1 62

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Posted by on in Junior Division- 10'

This presentation is for any juniors that are interested in Intercollegiate Programs.

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Posted by on in Summer Camps

Registration for the University of Illinois Summer Camps has been extended to this Friday, May 31.  If you have any questions, please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (217)333-4606

Registration for the University of Illinois Summer Wheelchair Basketball Camps is still open.  There are still spots available for the Elite Camp, which will be held June 26-July 1, but registration will be capped at 30 participants so if you are interested, please register soon! Our Individual Skills Camp will be held July 5-9, and spots are still available for this camp as well. 

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