The 2018 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical will feature the top teams in the nation facing off against each other for five national titles and one tournament championship. The 2018 NWBT will feature the following four special events: Per4Max Shootout presented by Spinergy Wheels; Top End Clinic; Celebrity Game; and Operation Rebound.
Per4Max Shootout presented by Spinergy Wheels
The Per4Max Shootout presented by Spinergy Wheels is a shooter’s challenge to see which Junior Division athletes can score the most points in a set period of time from a variety of spots on the floor. Each location on the floor also provides the shooter with a money ball worth double points. One player from each Junior Varsity, Junior NIT and Junior Prep is eligible to participate. There will be a variety of awards presented throughout the Per4Max Shootout. The top qualifiers in the preliminary rounds will shoot for the Per4Max Shootout Championship. The overall winner will receive a new Per4Max Sport Chair. There will be a variety of other awards presented throughout the Per4Max Shootout.
Interested players can sign up at the Per4Max booth at the Kentucky Exposition Center during the 2018 NWBT. The shootout will occur on Friday, April 13 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on courts 3 and 4 in the South Wing at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Top End Clinic
The Top End Clinic is a clinic of skills and drills run by the Top End Elite Athletes for players who want to improve their wheelchair basketball fundamentals. Players who are currently in grades 9-11 on a team in the Junior Varsity and Junior NIT tournaments are eligible to sign up for the clinic.
Eligible players can sign up at the Top End Booth starting on Thursday, April 12 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The clinic will take place on Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on courts 7-12 in the South Wing at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
An exhibition game involving some of the top wheelchair basketball players in the world, including Paralympians and World Champions, will take place on Friday, April 13 at 10:00 AM. These players will also be joined by local celebrities and members of the Louisville community. All attendees of the NWBT are invited to watch the game and cheer on participants of this fun event.
Celebrity game rosters will be announced the day of the game.
Operation Rebound Clinic
The Operation Rebound Clinic is a basketball clinic specifically for all active duty and injured service veterans who are not on a current NWBA team or play for an NWBA team that is not attending the 2018 NWBT. The clinic will provide assistance with chair fitting, instruction from coaches on game fundamentals and an opportunity to compete in a game. Doug Garner, the head coach of the University of Texas-Arlington Men’s Team, is the lead head coach and instructor of Operation Rebound.
Registration for the Operation Rebound Clinic is free and accepted on a first come first serve basis. The capacity for the Operation Rebound Clinic is 20 participants. Registration will remain open until Monday, April 2. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs for this one-day clinic. Complete the registration form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline to secure your spot.
The clinic will take place on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on court 12 in the South Wing at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
For more information on the tournament, visit http://www.nwba.org/2018nwbt.