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    2018-19 Early Athlete Registration Info

    07/19/2018, 11:00am CDT
    By NWBA

    2018-19 NWBA Team Registration is Now Open

    07/17/2018, 3:30pm CDT
    By NWBA

     

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The 2018-19 Team Registration is now open for all teams interested in registering and competing in the 2018-19 NWBA season. Early Team Registration closes on Thursday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain time. The registration fee during Early Team Registration for 2018-19 season will remain at $600 per team.

    The NWBA will feature the following divisions of play for the 2018-19 season: Adult Division I, Adult Division II, Adult Division III, Women’s Division, Intercollegiate Men’s Division, Intercollegiate Women’s Division, Prep Division and Varsity Division.

    2018-19 NWBA Team Guide Book is Available Now

    07/17/2018, 11:30am CDT
    By NWBA

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Day Two of NWBA Membership Week begins will the release of the NWBA Team Guide Book which is now available to download online. The 2018-19 Team Guide Book is a great resource for teams to use that outlines team operations, and highlights important information for competing in the NWBA. The book will help teams and administrators stay on track with dates, forms and other areas of compliance for teams.

    The Team Guide Book details the various requirements of being a NWBA registered team. The Team Guide Book includes the following:

    • Board of Directors

    • Divisional Leadership

    • Membership Program Information

    • Season Checklist

    • Team Registration Dates

    • Division & Conference Dues

    • Team Payment Options

    • Team & Individual Forms

    • Classification Forms

    • Education and Training Material Access

    • Score App & Info

    • Member Discounts

    The Team Guide Book includes links that allow members to access to all necessary forms. These links include access to team forms, individual forms, classification forms and individual registration.

    The NWBA is excited to include a NWBA Scoring Guide in the Team Guide Book allowing teams to input scores on its team webpages and NWBA website. The Team Guide Book provides an overview of scoring process, options to score competition, step-by-step instructions and a user guide for troubleshooting support.

    The Team Guide Book is an evergreen document that the NWBA will continue to add information and templates. Please make sure to visit the NWBA Resource Center at www.nwba.org/resourcecenter to download the updated version of the Team Guide Book.

    The NWBA Membership Week is set for  July 16 - 20 to communicate with the members all the important information and updates for the upcoming season. The NWBA will be communicating across multiple communication channels (NWBA.org; NWBA social networks; NWBA email) to best inform our members and those interested in wheelchair basketball the processes necessary to become a member of the NWBA in preparation of the 2018-19 season.

    For questions, please contact Brandon McBeain, Director of Membership Services and Programs, at brandonmcbeain@nwba.org.  

    Early Team Registration opens at 4 p.m. MT on Tuesday, July 17


    The NWBA Membership Week excitement continues with the announcement of a Team Prize Package Giveaway for teams registering during the Early Team Registration session for the 2018-2019 season. The Early Team Registration officially opens on Tuesday, July 17 at 4 p.m. Mountain time.
    You must complete the 2018-19 NWBA Team Registration by Tuesday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m.  MT to be eligible for the Team Prize Package Giveaway. Ten winners will be selected at random. The prize packs that are up for grabs are detailed below.

    Prize Package #1 – Quantity 2

    • Six Molten Basketballs

    Prize Package #2 – Quantity 2

    • Four Molten Basketballs

    Prize Package #3 - Quantity 6

    • Two Molten Basketballs
       

    To complete Team Registration please visit www.nwba.org and click on Team Registration image/button at the top of the page. A SportsEngine account is required to complete all registrations with the NWBA. If you already have a SportsEngine account, click here to learn how to login . If you have forgotten your password to your SportsEngine account, click here to reset your password . If you need to create a SportsEngine account, click here to create a SportsEngine account.

    Early Team Registration closes on Thursday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain time. Open team registration will then be available starting on Friday, August 31.

    Once registration has opened teams can complete an entry for the 2018-19 NWBA Team Registration by visiting the following link:

     

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - This is the official kick-off to the 2018-19 National Wheelchair Basketball Association Membership Week,  set for July 16 - 20. The NWBA will be communicating across multiple communication channels (NWBA.org; NWBA social networks; NWBA email) to best inform our members and those interested in wheelchair basketball the processes necessary to become a member of the NWBA in preparation of the 2018-19 season.

    During the NWBA Board of Director’s Annual Meeting on June 15th, the board established a new multi-year membership dues structure through the 2023-24 NWBA season. The 2018-19 NWBA season will be the first year of this multi-year membership dues structure. After a complete analysis of the NWBA’s financial state, the NWBA Board of Directors approved this dues structure that sustains the overall health of the NWBA. The following is a summary of the news announcement shared with NWBA membership on June 16, click here to view the original article.

    The dues structure provides NWBA teams an opportunity to plan its registration fees process locally for the foreseeable future. The Board of Directors’ focus was to contain increases for athletes where possible, in particular the Junior Division.

    The NWBA fees for non-athletes is increased from the prior year, and the fee primarily covers the expense for background checks. It has not been a secret that the NWBA as an organization has been operating at a loss for several years. Reducing costs while increasing and diversifying revenue sources has been a priority of the new leadership for several years and has reduced the current operating deficit. That reduction, however, has not been sufficient.

    “The deficit in not entirely on the backs of the membership, the Board is committed to continuing to cutting costs and seeing new avenues of sponsorship and individual donors,” said Sarah Castle, NWBA President. “The increase in revenue will provide the organization more opportunities in long-term planning and will provide more programmatic and grassroots support to the organization including players, coaches and officials’ training.”

    The percentage of the budget reliant on membership fees is still well below the industry standard that other National Governing Bodies have.

    Below is a table on the long-term NWBA Membership Dues Structure:

    GALLERY: U.S. Women's Team at the International Friendlies

    07/04/2018, 2:45pm CDT
    By Bryan Marseille

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