(Toronto, Ont.) Canada’s senior men’s national team will centralize for a training camp at the Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy in Toronto, Ont. from July 22 to August 1, 2014.
The team will train in anticipation of the 2015 season, where it will compete on home court at the Parapan American Games in Toronto almost one year from now. Canada will vie for a berth to Rio 2016 as the event is the wheelchair basketball qualification tournament for the next Paralympic Summer Games. Team Canada is the defending Paralympic gold medallist.
The centralization camp, held at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus, will feature on-court training, mental preparation, and strength and conditioning designed to enable athletes to compete at an elite level. Additional information sessions will educate athletes in topics such as nutrition and sport psychology.
Athletes attending the camp include current Team Canada players Deion Green, Philippe Vermette, Bo Hedges, Vincent Dallaire, Aaron Moseley-Williams, Adam Lancia, Abdi Dini, Chad Jassman, Nik Goncin, Jonathan Vermette, Tyler Miller and David Eng. National Team program athletes Aiden Love, Brandon Wagner, Peter Won, Mickael Poulin, Gregg Johnstone, Mitch Bossaer, Jeff Dennis, Jack Kosterman and Liam Hickey will also participate in the camp.
About the National Academy
The Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy is the world’s first full-time, year-round, daily training environment for high performance wheelchair basketball athletes. It is a groundbreaking initiative that will ensure Canada’s ongoing podium success at future World Championships and Paralympic Games. The National Academy is a homegrown solution designed to broaden the national team talent pool and accelerate the development of elite Canadian athletes in their pursuit of gold.