Task Force was formed in December of 2015 with the assignment to research and thereafter submit a proposal to the Board of Directors for its review regarding the need for a Division II within the Adult Division. The Board of Directors approved the formation of Division II to begin with the 2016-2017 season. The NWBA's Adult Division purpose is to provide a progressive level of competition for community based wheelchair basketball teams which will consist of:
DIVISION I: Formerly known as Championship Division. Allows the elite level and experienced individuals and teams to play at the highest level competition.
DIVISION II: Allows the experienced and more developed players and teams to play mid-level competition.
DIVISION III: Allows newer players and newer or lesser developed teams the ability to play at a developmental or recreational level.
Division I will follow the same rules and procedures from the prior years as Championship Division. Division II will play under the same rules as DI with 15 points on the floor. Division III will follow the rules from last season with 15 points on the floor and have no more than two players with classification points of 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5 on the floor at the same time.
A list of teams for each Division is available below. There have been inquiries from a few teams as to if it would be allowed to play up a Division. If your team wishes to, you are welcome to do so. The Division III Committee will oversee Division II for the 2016-2017 season (ninety percent of Division II is comprised from the top tier of Division III in the 2015-2016 season).
The National Tournament for each Division will consist of a 16-team format. Each team will be guaranteed four games.
Division I and II teams please complete and return the following NWBA Roster form no later than August 31 at midnight CST.
Division III teams please complete and return the attached NWBA Roster form, Season Review form and Letter of Intent form no later than Monday, August 22 at midnight CST.