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Frequently Asked Questions

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 44 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. 

How can I get in touch with local teams?

The NWBA website has an interactive map that pinpoints every NWBA team in North America. Once you click on the team that is closest to you, a box will appear with the team representative, phone number and email address for that team. To search for nearby teams, click here.

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The SafeSport code isn't working?

Make sure you select the correct organization. It should be "National Wheelchair Basketball." NWBA Access Code is provided via email upon completing a registration for the 2019-20 season. 

Why am I not showing up on my team's roster? 

Make sure you completed your membership, registration, and attached your SafeSport certificate to your registration. Please reference our how-to attach SafeSport videos.


Make sure you selected the correct team in your registration.

I got the email that I need to do Safesport, but I already did it.

You need to download the certificate and attach it to your registration. Please reference our how-to attach SafeSport videos. 

Or you have non-athlete AND athlete registrations and attached it to only one of the registrations and it needs to be on both.