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MISSION STATEMENT

In our pursuit of excellence, the National Wheelchair Basketball Association provides qualified individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to play, learn and compete in the sport of wheelchair basketball.

Forever Grateful for Dr. Tim Nugent’s Legacy

A message from our CEO, Will Waller

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National Wheelchair Basketball Association
1130 Elkton St. Suite A                                                                    Colorado Springs, CO 80907 USA

CALL US: 719-266-4082

FAX US: 719-900-2282

EMAIL US: info@nwba.org

What is the NWBA? The National Wheelchair Basketball Association is the longest standing and largest Disabled Sports Organization in the world. It was founded in 1949 to provide individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to play and learn wheelchair basketball.

What does the NWBA do? We are the organization that is responsible for growing and developing wheelchair basketball in the United States, and the selection and training of the Paralympic and Parapan Am Games teams, as well as major international competitions. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic Division and the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation recognize the NWBA as the governing body for the United States. 

What is the NWBA's reach? The NWBA is currently in 42 states and has nearly 3,000 members and 225-plus teams. We have divisions for Men, Women, High Performance, Collegiate, Division I, Division II, Division III, Junior and Prep.

How many Competitions are there? There are nearly 200 NWBA sanctioned competitions annually throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Ontario and Quebec. The NWBA season is from October to April, culminating in the National Tournament. NWBA events, competitions and deadlines can be found on the events calendar here