Officials, or referees, are certified technical officials whose role is to enforce the rules of wheelchair basketball. Opportunities to officiate wheelchair basketball exist from the local club level to provincial, national, and international championships and competitions.
Become an Official
Individuals interested in becoming a wheelchair basketball official should contact their local Provincial Sport Ogranization to get involved at the local level. For more information, individuals can also contact Wheelchair Basketball Canada.
Wheelchair Basketball Rules
Wheelchair basketball in Canada is played in accordance with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) rules which have been modified from Federation Internationale de Basketball (FIBA). There are some adaptations for play in the various divisions of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) to encourage development.
- 2017 IWBF Rule Changes and Interpretations (.pdf)
- IWBF Comments and Interpretations – 2018 (.pdf)
- 2014 Rule Changes and Interpretations (.pdf)
- 3 on 3 Full Court Rules (.pdf)
- 3 on 3 Half Court Rules (.pdf)
List of active officials across Canada.
Officials must complete and pass the Wheelchair Basketball Canada annual officials exam in order to be eligible for post-season assignments.
Resources for Officials