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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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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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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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Posted by on in Women's Division

Day One

Dallas Lady Mavericks 48 vs. Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Mercury 24
University of Arizona Lady Wildcats 44 vs. Denver Lady Rollin’ Nuggets 33            
Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Mercury 17 vs. University of Arizona Lady Wildcats 51
Denver Lady Rollin’ Nuggets 37 vs. Dallas Lady Mavericks 46
Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Mercury 33 vs. Denver Lady Rollin’ Nuggets 20
University of Arizona Lady Wildcats 34 vs. Dallas Lady Mavericks 49          

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Posted by on in Intercollegiate Division

Courtesy of Lakeshore Foundation

The Alabama Crimson Tide had a shot at two national championships today at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball  Tournament at Lakeshore Foundation, they returned home to Tuscaloosa Saturday night with one. The men’s team defeated the University of Texas-Arlington 71-52 to win its first national championship for the men’s program.

Posted by on in Junior Division 10' Rankings

1. TIRR Hotwheels
2. Nebraska Red Dawgs
3. Courage Center Timberwolves

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Posted by on in National Tournament

Click HERE to purchase National Tournament Tickets! (Until April 3, purchase online and use discount code: nationals13 to receive 5% off of your total order.)

Click HERE to volunteer as a group at the National Tournament!

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Posted by on in High Performance Men's Team

ANNOUNCEMENT
USA MEN’S NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL
2013 TEAM SELECTION TRYOUT
MAY 28 – JUNE 2, 2013
UNITED STATES OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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Come celebrate the NWBA Junior Division with us!  These great young athletes are the future of wheelchair basketball in the USA!  The 2013 Junior Division Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel.  The banquet will begin at 7:30pm and the doors will open at 7:00pm.  The  Crowne Plaza is located at 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Triangle Talent DJs.

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