Wheelchair Basketball Referee Clinic

The OWSA is hosting a Wheelchair Basketball Referee Clinic on March 15th – March 16th 2019 at Brock University (Walker Complex) in efforts to train and recruit new officials to the sport of wheelchair basketball. The clinic will be led by two wheelchair basketball referees with over 40 years of experience and provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to referee the sport!

Participants will receive a full day of training (9am – 5pm) with the opportunity to officiate 5×5 wheelchair basketball tournament games as practice. They will receive instant feedback from the facilitators and get a copy of their officiating reel on a USB.

Hotels, food (breakfast and lunch), gas/parking expenses will all be covered for participants. There will be a small fee for participants ($25)

Once referees complete the clinic they will be eligible to referee house league and tournament wheelchair basketball games for the OWSA – but it’s not mandatory!

Event Details

Date: Friday March 15th – Saturday March 16th, 2019

Friday March 15th: 6pm – 8pm (Introduction – in class)
Saturday March 16th: 9am – 5pm (5×5 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament/Training – on court)

Brock University – Walker Complex
Ian Beddis Court 1 & 2
1812 Sir Issac Brock Way, St Catharines, ON


What should I bring?

Please bring a notebook, pen, comfortable sporting gear and running shoes. .

I have never refereed basketball or wheelchair basketball before, but I want to give it a try. Can I still participate?

Absolutely! This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the sport! You’ll learn the rules of the game thanks to our helpful facilitators, and you’ll get to referee 5×5 wheelchair basketball games during the weekend alongside certified referees.

Is there parking at the venue/ will there be overnight accommodations?

There is meter parking, as well a $12.00 all day parking in D Lot with one time entry or Free Parking in Zone 1&2.
If you do require a hotel room, please let us know via email (programs@onpara.ca) and we will arrange that free of charge.


Brandan Ramnarine
Program Coordinator




Funding for the Wheelchair Basketball Referee Clinic is provided in part by Ontario Basketball.


Wheelchair Basketball Referee Clinic