The NWBA continues its successful Operation Rebound program this summer as the NWBA will host three clinics around the country. Operation Rebound clinics are for active duty or injured service veterans only. Each Operation Rebound Clinic will provide assistance with chair fitting, wheelchair basketball instruction from coaches on game fundamentals, introduction to classification, an opportunity to view elite competition and participation in games.
Douglas Garner, head coach at the University of Texas at Arlington will lead a host of coaches in bringing knowledge and camaraderie to the camp participants. “Basketball is the perfect vehicle for our veterans to not only push themselves physically and mentally, but also as a tool to help them find their new team, their new band of brothers - a group who has each other’s backs when they cross those lines into a new battleground on the hardwood,” said Garner.
Some of the other coaches include former U.S. Men’s Head Coach and current Edinboro Head Coach James Glatch, current U.S. Men’s Assistant Coach and Seattle Sonics Head Coach Christian Burkett, Miami Heatwheels Head Coach Parnes Cartwright, and current U.S. Men’s athlete Jorge Sanchez. Some of the NWBA’s top players will be on hand at different clinics to share their skills and knowledge include Kevin Atherley, Will Speed, Steve Smutak, Bobby Nickelberry, U.S. Paralympic medalist Jason Nelms and former U.S. Women’s athlete Andrea Woodson-Smith.
Camp Dates and Location
July 26-30 in Dallas, TX
University of Texas-Arlington
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 7
August 10-13 in Seattle, WA
Seattle Adaptive Sports
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 21
September 6-10 in Fort Belvoir, VA
Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Belvoir
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 28
The NWBA will provide lodging, meals, basketballs and uniforms for the duration of each clinic. A stipend for travel will be available. Space is limited to for each clinic.
If interested in attending a clinic submit a completed registration form to Brandon McBeain at email@example.com. Please use the contact information below for more questions.
The NWBA Operation Rebound provides veterans and active duty service members with disabilities a menu of services that will encourage their training, participation and competition in the Paralympic sport of wheelchair basketball. The collective services for Operation Rebound include the coordination of activities, Paralympic classification of players, player assessment, sport-specific training techniques, program development (including programs at the local level), introduction to sports equipment, supplies, program evaluation, and other activities related to the implementation and operation of the program. Operation Rebound consists of four core components: Military Outreach Program, Coaches Development Program, Player Development Camps and the High Performance Program.
Director of Membership Services and Programs
Phone: (719) 266-4082 ext. 108
Head Coach of Operation Rebound
Phone: (501) 655-6507
Phone: (917) 545-5949