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 Canadian national teams for junior men (under 23), junior women (under 25), senior men and senior women. The National Team program exists for the purpose of training athletes with the potential 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 selected elite 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.