COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Women’s Division Executive Committee, Adult Division Executive Committee and NWBA national office are excited to announce the postseason timeline and qualification process for the 2019 NWBA National Tournament Series, presented by ABC Medical, for the Adult Division and Women’s Division:
Per the Adult Division Guidelines, Article VI. Post Season Play, Section 1 - National Championships to be eligible for a national tournament, a team must be in good standing with the NWBA, and:
NOTE: Adult Division III teams must play ten (10) games minimum against Adult Division III teams to qualify for postseason.
Per the Women’s Division Guidelines, Article V - National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, Section 1: Eligibility to be eligible for a national tournament a team must be in good standing with the NWBA, and:
The top 16 ranked teams for each level of play in the Adult Division (DI, DII, & DIII) will earn an invite to compete in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. If a team does not accept its bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until all Adult Division tournaments are filled.
The Adult Division Executive Committee and Tournament Ranking Committee shall rank all teams applying for berths in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. The following information shall be considered and weighed in determining the rankings:
The following is the 2018-19 postseason timeline for the Adult Division teams and national tournaments.
Adult Division II National Championship
Adult Division I National Championship
Adult Division III National Championship
More information for national tournaments will be provided when available and posted on www.NWBA.org.
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!
The NWBA embarks on its 70th season and after a great offseason, it’s shaping up to be one of the best seasons yet. Several new teams have been established by grassroots organizations. Reigning champions have moved up to conquer new divisions. A number of talented players have taken their talents to new rosters, and a new batch of young stars prepare to rise at the dawn of the season.
We’ll cover all that news, division-by-division, in our 2018-2019 NWBA Season Previews. Last but not least, the Adult Division I sits as the focal point of our final preview: