Arinn Young has always been passionate about basketball. When knee injuries prevented her from playing stand up basketball in 2011, family friend and wheelchair basketball coach Max MacMillan pushed Young to give wheelchair basketball a try.
A strong player in stand up ball, where she won over 15 MVP awards and two city championships, Young immediately fell in love with the wheelchair sport, describing it as more positive than the stand up game.
At home under the basket, she helped lead her club team, the Edmonton Inferno, to a Canadian women’s championship in 2018. Young loves the aggression of the game, which she says pumps her up.
As a player on the Senior Women’s National Team, Young says the opportunity to wear the Team Canada jersey means the world to her.
“To put on a jersey that represents your country inspires me to become a great player. It is truly a dream of mine to represent Canada,” Young says.
Off the court, Young coaches a grade 9 stand up basketball team and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
To learn more about Arinn, follow her on Twitter: @Dah_Juice
- She played stand up basketball for 11 years before joining wheelchair basketball
- She placed 3rd in shot-put at the Alberta Track and Field Provincial Championship
- She used to ride horses and was a member of of her local 4H club
Awards / Highlights
- Named MVP at 2018 CWBL Women’s National Championship (Edmonton Inferno)
- Named female MVP at the 2014 Junior National Championship (Team Alberta)
- Named an All-Star at 2013 CWBL Women’s National Championship (Edmonton Inferno)
- Won over 15 MVPs and two city championships during her time playing stand up ball
Major International Competition
|Paralympic Games: 1||0||0||0||5th (’16)|
|World Championships: 2||1 (’14)||0||0||5th (’18)|
|World Junior Championships: 1||0||0||0||4th (’14)|
|Year||GP||Min||M/G||Field Goals||3 Pts||Free Throws||Rebounds||AS||TO||ST||BS||PF||FO||PTS||P/G|
Legend: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; M/G = Minutes per Game; M/A = Made / Attempted; OR = Offensive Rebounds; DR = Defensive Rebounds; TOT = Total; AS = Assists; TO = Turn Overs; ST = Steals; BS = Blocked Shots;PF = Personal Foul; FO = Foul On; PTS = Points; P/G = Points per Game
|Club (domestic)||University of Alabama||Alabama (USA)||2015-Present|
|Club (domestic)||National Academy||Canada||2014-2015|
|Club (domestic)||Edmonton Inferno||Alberta||2011-Present|
|Club (domestic)||Alberta Northern Lights||Alberta||–|
2019:1st place at 2019 Lima Parapan American Games…1st place at the 2e open feminin handibasket international (Team Canada)…1st place at the Nations Cup (Team Canada)…1st place at the College National Championship in the US with the University of Alabama (Named MVP)…2nd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship in Montreal, QC. (Domestic, Named All Star)
2018: 1st place at CWBL Women’s National Championship in Richmond, BC. (Domestic; Named MVP)…3rd place at Continental Clash in Sheffield, GB (Team Canada)…2nd place at the Lyon Competition in Lyon, France (Team Canada)…5th place at the 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships (Team Canada)
2017: 1st place at Americas Cup in Cali Colombia (Team Canada)…
2016: 5th place at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 4th place at Continental Clash in Worcester, Great Britain (Team Canada)… 4th place at Dutch Battle in Almere, Netherlands (Team Canada)… 4th place at Women’s International Friendly in Lake Placid, United States (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Women’s International Friendly Tournament in Colorado Springs, United States (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)…2nd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Edmonton Inferno and named All-Star in Longueuil, Que. (domestic)…
2015: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 4th place at Women’s U25 World Championship in Beijing, China. (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Canada Games with Team Alberta in Prince George, B.C. (domestic)… 6th place at CWBL National Championship with the Alberta Northern Lights in Scarborough, Ont. (domestic)… 1st place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with the Edmonton Inferno and named All-Star in Calgary, Alta. (domestic)…
2014: 1st place at the World Championship in Toronto, Ont… 2nd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Edmonton Inferno in Richmond, B.C. (domestic)… 6th place at CWBL National Championship with the Alberta Northern Lights in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)… 3rd place at Junior National Championship with Team Alberta & named female tournament MVP in Edmonton, Alta. (domestic)…
2013: 1st place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Edmonton Inferno & named All-Star in Longueuil, Que. (domestic)… 7th place at CWBL Open Championship with the Alberta Northern Lights in Montreal, Que. (domestic)… 5th place at Junior West Regional Championship with Alberta C in Prince George, B.C. (domestic)…
2012: 4th place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Edmonton Inferno in Richmond, B.C. (domestic)…