COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The NWBA is pleased to announce that the Athlete Selection Procedures and Athlete Applications are now available for the 2019 U.S. Men's and Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Teams. Each team will consist of 12 athletes that will travel to Lima, Peru from August 23 to September 1 for the 2019 Parapan American Games. The deadline to submit an NWBA High Performance Player Application for Men and Women is 11:59 p.m. MT on Monday, November 19, 2018. Links to the applications are available below.
All athletes interested in trying out for the 2019 U.S. Men's and Women's National Wheelchair Basketball National Teams must complete a 2019 NWBA High Performance Player Application. Please click on the links below to complete a 2019 NWBA High Performance Player Application.
To be eligible for consideration as an athlete for the 2019 U.S. Men's and Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Teams an individual must be: a U.S Citizen, hold a valid U.S. passport prior to 2019 Selection Camp, be classifiable in accordance with IWBF International Classification system and valid membership with the NWBA for 2018-19. Please read the attached Athlete Selection Procedures for a complete list of athlete eligibility requirements.
Invites to selection camps will be provided by the NWBA High Performance Selection Committee. The following are the selection camps for the 2019 U.S. Men's and Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Teams:
Men - January 3-8, 2019 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO
Travel Days Information:
- Arrival Day is January 3rd
- Departure Day is January 8th
Women - January 13-17, 2019 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO
Travel Days Information:
- Arrival Day is January 13th
- Departure Day is January 17th
Housing and meals will be provided by the NWBA. Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from the OTC for selection camps. The OTC Shuttle Service can be provided from the Colorado Springs Airport to the OTC for flight times between 4:30 a.m. MT and 10:30 p.m. MT each day.
For the 2019 U.S. Women's Selection Camp, the OTC will be providing the following shuttle to and from Denver International Airport (DIA):
-One shuttle will be provided for flights arriving at DIA prior to 5:00 p.m. MT on Sunday, January 13th.
-One shuttle will be provided for flights departing DIA after 11:00 a.m. MT on Thursday, January 17th.
Please be prepared to provide all of the following information on your NWBA High Performance Player Application:
-Basic Info (Name, Gender, Age, etc.)
-Contact Info (Address, Email, Phone, Passport, Social Security, etc.)
-Personal Info (Height, Weight, etc.)
-Experience Info (Team, Coach Name/Email, Classification, Awards, etc.)
-Equipment & Apparel (Wheelchair Dimensions, Apparel Sizing, etc.)
-Travel Info (Preferred Airports, etc.)
-Documentation (Copy of Passport and Drivers License)
-Emergency & Medical Info (Contact, Physician Info, etc.)
-Electronic Signature of NWBA Code of Conduct
The 2019 U.S. Men’s and Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Teams Selection Camps list of invitees will be announced the week of November 26, 2018.
Please feel free to contact Brandon McBeain at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or inquiries.
Go Team USA!
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