Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s high performance program works to ensure our athletes are given every opportunity to excel at an elite level.
Canada is recognized as an international leader and Canadian wheelchair basketball has become synonymous with the wealth of world-class individuals that remain dedicated to the growth and development of the game within Canada and abroad.
The high performance program includes National Teams for senior men, senior women, junior men (U23) and junior women (U25). The National Team program exists for the purpose of training athletes to represent Canada internationally at major events such as World Championships and Paralympic Games.
Both the Senior Men’s and Women’s National Team programs have garnered international acclaim, not only for their consistent achievements reaching the podium in international competitions, but also for their ongoing efforts to continually define and redefine the boundaries of high performance as it relates to wheelchair basketball.
The National Team athlete pools are made up of a group of athletes who have been identified as the top-ranked elite wheelchair basketball athletes in Canada. These targeted athletes become part of the Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Team program which includes specialized coaching, intensive training and increased competitive opportunities, with the potential to participate in international competitions.
The Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy is a groundbreaking program designed to accelerate the development of the next generation of elite Canadian wheelchair basketball athletes and fuel Canada’s ongoing podium success at future World Championships and Paralympic Games.
The National Academy is a Next Gen program that strengthens Canada’s athlete development pathway and accelerates the development of elite wheelchair basketball athletes with National Team potential.
National Training Centre
The Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Training Centre (NTC) is a full-time, year-round daily training environment for targeted high performance wheelchair basketball athletes. The NTC provides an ideal environment for the development of athletes, coaches and officials to represent Canada and strives to be the world’s most integrated, innovative and effective centre for sustained podium success in wheelchair basketball.
The NTC is located at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough, Ontario. It plays host to several events, including selection and training camps for the National Team program, talent identification camps, exhibition tournaments and clinics for coaches and technical officials. For a complete list of upcoming events, please see the Events Listing.