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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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These articles were done by Ashely at KOMU 8Sports & News Producer on NWBA athelte Carter Arey. Check them out below!

http://www.komu.com/news/columbia-native-strives-for-olympic-goals/

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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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Grace: Wheelchair athlete doesn't dwell on closed doors; he's pushed open many others
By Erin Grace / World-Herald staff writer

Mike Kult is taking me on a building tour when, suddenly, a closed door appears. I panic at the protocol.

Do I let him get the door because he is my host at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and he's a man, and this is still a social convention I follow?

Or do I rush to open the door to spare him the reach — he IS in a wheelchair. And good grief, how many doors are there in UNO's massive, redone athletic building

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Visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com to apply.

Title: Program and Event Facilitator (Special Recreation)

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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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Edinboro University will be hosting there 13th Junior Wheelchair Basketball Camp and it will be under the direction of Head Coach Jim Glatch. Glatch will be entering his 19th season as Head Coach of the Fighting Scots Wheelchair Basketball Team. This year’s camp will take on a new twist.

We will be offering this camp as a team camp. It is intended for both players and coaches to attend to work on their team for the upcoming season. Team Camp will offer three components. The first will be practice sessions that will permit players and coaches to prepare for the upcoming season with Coach Glatch and his staff. The second component will be team competition with a camp champion being crowned at the end. The third component will be a daily coaches clinic for the teams coaches with Coach Glatch on fundamentals of the game and coaching wheelchair basketball. This year’s camp will be open to all NWBA Junior teams in the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. Housing for the Edinboro Camp will be in an on campus Residence Hall that has staff supervision. All meals will be held in the Van Houton Dining Hall and are included in the price of camp.

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Click HERE for additional information on summer camps at UTA.

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The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics is hosting a men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball camp this summer from June 19-22. The camp will include intensive 2-3 teaching sessions a day as well as elective activities in wheelchair tennis, adapted golf and adapted rowing. The cost of the camp is $450 per person. To sign up just visit www.alabamaadapted.com and click on the summer camp tab for men’s or women’s basketball. You can complete your application and pay online. See you this summer! Roll Tide!The deadline for registering for the camp is June 14, 2013.

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