Jack Kosterman describes his style of play as bold and aggressive. He enjoys the contact and physicality of the game, as well as the strategic aspect.
As a former stand up basketball player, Kosterman says he sees the court well and can make plays in the fast-paced environment of the game.
Kosterman was 10 when he was first introduced to wheelchair basketball by a school occupational therapist, who put him in contact with BC Wheelchair Basketball. He participated in Bridging the Gap’s [Have A Go Day] and was hooked. He began attending regional junior practices and soon progressed to the provincial level, representing British Columbia at the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax, NS.
A rising star, Kosterman made the men’s U23 national team in 2013, just shy of his fifteenth birthday. Kosterman says being part of Team Canada is the ultimate dream. “There is no greater privilege than representing such a great nation.”
Kosterman has a full training schedule, shooting 7 days a week, while doing cardio, chair skills and strength training 6 days a week.
Off the court, Kosterman unwinds by hanging out with friends, watching movies and weight lifting. His role models include national wheelchair basketball stars Pat Anderson and Bo Hedges, as well as his dad.
To learn more about Jack, follow him on Twitter: @j_kosterman
- Is a versatile athlete and also plays sledge hockey, wheelchair ball hockey, wheelchair track, sit skiing, wheelchair tennis and kayaking
- Attends Langley Fine Arts School and is majoring in drama
- Took French immersion for two years
Awards / Highlights
- Recipient of Petro-Canada 2014 ‘Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence’ Program
- Named to wheelchair basketball all-star team while playing for B.C. men’s team (B) in 2012
- Won first place in the Stanley Park Open wheelchair tennis tournament in the junior division
|International||Team Canada (Jr. Men)||Canada||2013|
|Club (domestic)||Langley Gold Rush||British Columbia||–|
2014: 3rd place at CWBL National Championship with the BC Royals in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)… 4th place at Junior National Championship with Team British Columbia in Edmonton, Alta. (domestic)…
2013: 6th place at Men’s U23 World Championship in Adana, Turkey (Team Canada)… 1st place at Junior West Regional Championship with the BC Warriors & named MVP in Prince George, BC (domestic)…
2011: 7th place at Canada Games with Team BC in Halifax, NS (domestic)…