Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Team Tryouts

The 2015-16 season is the first year within the four-year Junior competition cycle leading up to the Canada Winter Games in 2019. In preparation for the event, Wheelchair Basketball Canada provides yearly competition opportunities for Junior athletes in the form of East & West Regional Championships (2016 & 2017), National Championships (2018) and Canada Games (2019).

This year’s Junior East Regional Championships will be held in Charlottetown, PEI from May 13-15. Ontario’s Junior Team will be coached by our newly selected Junior Provincial Program Head Coach, Kathy Ludwig. All potential athletes are invited to attend the open selection camps on March 20 and April 3.

Team Ontario selection criteria for 2016 Junior East Regional Championships can be found here.

Selection camps

  • Sunday March 20, 2016 from 4:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sunday April 3, 2016 from 11:00am – 6:00pm

Location: Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington.

Once athletes have been selected to the team, they will be required to attend two (2) training camps on April 17 and May 8 in preparation for Regional Championships.

Training camps               

  • Sunday April 17, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday May 8, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location:  Harold Brathwaite Secondary School, 415 Great Lakes Drive, Brampton.

Athletes are asked to bring a water bottle and a reversible jersey/pinnie or “dark” and “light” shirts for scrimmaging to the open selection camps and training camps.

Please note that athletes not selected to attend Junior Regional Championships this year will continue to have opportunities to participate in training and identification camps every year leading up to Canada Winter Games. The goal is to continually develop our Junior athletes throughout the province in order to showcase the strongest Team Ontario possible at Canada Games in 2019.


Kathy Ludwig
Head Coach, Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program

Josée Matte
Wheelchair Basketball Provincial Coordinator