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Posted by on in Junior Division 10' Rankings

The junior division executive committee has release the rankings for the top 36 junior 10' teams.  All teams ranked are encouraged to register for the National Tournament.  The top 32 teams are invited however if a team is unable to attend the tournament will be opened up to #33-#36 in order of rankings.

1.Courage Center Timberwolves

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Posted by on in Championship Division Rankings

The championship division executive committee has release the ranking for the top 20 teams.  If you are a tournament director or home team please be sure to post your game scores.  Click HERE to post scores.

Championship Division Top Twenty January 2014 Rankings:

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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 Championship Division Rankings

The Championship Division has released its December Top 20 rankings.

1)   Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks

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Posted by on in Junior Division- 10'

The Junior Division is now accepting applications for the 2014 Junior Division High School All-Academic Team.  The application below will outline the criteria and processes for submission.  Please be sure to return your application to Christopher Rathje no later than February 15, 2014.

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Posted by on in Opportunity Announcement

The NWBA is seeking a Director of High Performance.  Please click the document below for information on the position and how to apply.  All applications must be received by call of business December 19, 2013.

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Posted by on in Hall of Fame

The NWBA Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2014 NWBA Hall of Fame Class.  Please review the nomination form and selection process below.  All nomination forms must be submitted to Frank Burns by February 7th.  

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Posted by on in High Performance News

The invitations for the 2014 USA Men's and Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team tryouts have gone out to all athletes.  Tryouts for both teams will be held January 2-6, 2014.  The men will hold their tryouts at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and the women will hold their tryouts at Lakeshore Foundation.  The athletes below have accepted invitations to the USA Men's and Women's Tryouts.  These athletes will be competing for up to 18 spots to make the 2014 team.  The final 12 athletes will be selected in the Spring to compete at the World Championships.

USA Women's Tryout List:

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Posted by on in NWBA News

The invitations for the 2014 USA Men's and Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team tryouts have gone out to all athletes.  We will announce the list of tryout attendees early next week.  Tryouts for both teams will be held January 2-6, 2014.  The men will hold their tryouts at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and the women will hold their tryouts at Lakeshore Foundation.  Both teams will compete at the World Championships in 2014.

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Posted by on in High Performance News

Tryouts for the 2014 USA Men's and Women's World Championship Teams are set for January 2-6, 2014.  The women will hold their tryouts at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL while the men will head to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  The list of players and staff for the 2014 season will be released in the upcoming weeks after athletes accept/deny their invitations.  

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Posted by on in NWBA News

The scoreboard is now available for you to post your tournament and game scores.  Please use the link below to input all information.  This information can also be found under the resources tab.  Scores may take 1-2 business days to post.

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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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Posted by on in NWBA News

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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Posted by on in NWBA News

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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