The forms listed below are used for operations within the Junior Division of the NWBA.
The NWBA requires all athletes of the Junior Division to provide a copy of their birth certificate upon initial registration with the NWBA. This is a one-time submission; athletes returning from a previous year of competition are exempt from this form requirement.
In order to be eligible for play in the NWBA, an athlete must have a lasting lower extremity disability that consistently interferes with mobility as quantified by standard medical examination and/or testing. Such conditions may include, but are not limited to, paralysis, amputation, radiological evidence of limb shortening, and partial to full joint ankylosis or replacement. Findings such as soft tissue contracture, ligamentous instability, edema or disuse atrophy, or symptoms such as pain or numbness without other objective findings shall not be considered a lasting lower extremity disability.
All junior division athletes that are looking to play in the NWBA under our minimal disability rule must complete the form by selecting the link above.
Junior Division athletes shall have an eligibility period of four years from the time they enter 9th grade, or the season of their 15th birthday, whichever is first. Once a season begins, each rostered player will have used one year of eligibility.
Each year athletes in high school participating in the Varsity level of play must submit a High School Verification Form during the individual registration process.
All players 13 and up (still in high school) with significant neurological (i.e. muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy) and/or cognitive disabilities (i.e. cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spina bifida with hydrocephalus/shunt malfunctions) which affect mobility, coordinated movement, strength, and endurance.
At the start of their first competition, these players must be reviewed and have consent from at least two coaches of opposing teams to remain in the Prep Division. At the start of the players first competition, these players must be reviewed and have consent from at least two coaches of opposing teams to remain in the Prep Division.
The following is application for Player Exemption Application for the NWBA Junior Division. This application allows athletes of the Junior Division to submit petitions and exemptions for consideration of additional year of eligibility and team placement.
Please review the Junior Division Guidelines, Article II. Membership, Section 2.01 Eligibility of Membership for more details on eligibility and team placement for athletes of the Junior Division. For the complete Junior Division Guidelines please visit https://www.nwba.org/divisionguidelines.