A junior conference was introduced in the 1993-94 season to give younger players a chance to compete against top junior age athletes from other cities. This initiative has complimented the Wheelchair Basketball Canada / [Canada Games] program development.
Currently the cycle for junior development is hinged upon the [Canada Games] quadrennial. In Year 1 and 2, provinces compete in Junior East / Junior West Regional Championships. Year 3, provinces become more concentrated on their Canada Games team competing at the Junior National Championships which double as a Canada Games seeding tournament. Year 4, the final year of the quadrennial is the Canada Winter Games where Wheelchair Basketball has competed since 1995.
Mini aged events are consistently taking place all across the country through Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) and Clubs. Wheelchair Basketball Canada supports PSO’s and Clubs in creating events that fulfill the particular needs of their athletes given their respective region and membership.
[2012-13 Junior Technical Package] (.pdf)
[Festival Hosting Notes] (.pdf)[WBC Mini Rules Recommendations] (.pdf)