Wheelchair Basketball

Basketball for
everyone

Basketball Nova Scotia governs the sport of Wheelchair Basketball in Nova Scotia. We work closely with Sport Nova Scotia’s Parasport Coordinator, as we continue to work towards the growth and development of athletes and coaches in the sport. We are members of Wheelchair Basketball Canada, the National Sport Organization (NSO) for Wheelchair Basketball in the country, on key initiatives to grow the sport , as well as, to field Provincial and National Teams to compete at the highest level of competition.

Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport. It’s one of the most inclusive para sports and prides itself on diversity while encouraging individuals with disabilities, as well as able-bodied participants of all ages to become active. Basketball Nova Scotia promotes growth of the sport in our province. With programs at the initiation, developmental and competitive levels for men and women.

Join a Wheelchair Basketball Program!

Adult Programs

THE HALIFAX WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Key Conact: Cher Smith

chersmith@live.com
Halifax Rim Reapers Facebook

KENTVILLE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Key Contact: Steve Sampson

stevesampson@filsonite.com
902-802-1642

COLCHESTER BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

The Colchester Basketball Association’s wheelchair basketball team play at South Colchester Academy on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9pm.  

Key Contact: Joel Goswell 

cba.trurobball@gmail.com
Colchester Basketball Association website

Junior Programs

New to Wheelchair Basketball? Join our introductory programs starting April 2021 at the new St. Andrew’s Community Centre.

Learn to Wheel

Basketball Nova Scotia has teamed up with Easter Seals Nova Scotia to bring our first Learn to Wheel program as part of our relationship with St. Andrews Community Centre. The Learn to Wheel program is a great introduction into wheelchair sports. Athletes will be able to use our on-site sport chairs to learn to maneuver, play games and have fun!

Who?

Everyone! Whether you’re in a wheelchair or just want, have a friend who wants to join you or you want to learn about the sport. This is a great place to start!

Ages: 7-15 years old

What?

Our Learn to Wheel program is the perfect place to start your journey in Wheelchair sports. Chairs are available for beginners and you can play games and learn how to use your sport chair.

Where?

St. Andrew’s Community Centre

3380 Barnstead Ln, Halifax, NS B3L 2B8
When?

Monday’s
4:30 – 5:30pm
Starting October 4th, 2021
8 weeks

$50

*Quickie Court Youth Wheelchair Provided

REGISTER NOW!

CONTACT takepart@easterseals.ns.ca for an application.

Coming Soon!

Our Jr. NBA program is a chance to learn the fundamentals of Wheelchair Basketball in a fun environment!

Who?

Everyone! Whether you’re in a wheelchair or just want, have a friend who wants to join you or you want to learn about the sport. This is a great place to start!

Ages: 7-15 years old

What?

Jr. NBA is a national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game of basketball. This will be one of the first Jr. NBA Wheelchair Programs in the country!

Where?

St. Andrew’s Community Centre

3380 Barnstead Ln, Halifax, NS B3L 2B8
When?

Monday’s 6:30-7:30pm

$51

*Quickie Court Youth Wheelchair Provided

Program Code: 00038196

Sport Nova Scotia Parasport

Administered by Sport Nova Scotia, Parasport Nova Scotia supports and promotes the delivery of accessible sport programs across the province. Parasport NS is the first point of contact for athletes, parents, and volunteers to connect with the parasport community. 

Basketball Nova Scotia works directly with Sport Nova Scotia’s Parasport Coordinator, Zachary Dickson, who helps provide insight and guidance around Wheelchair Basketball. Zach also manages other parasports as para of his role with Sport Nova Scotia.

Meet Zachary Dickson

Parasport Coordinator
Sport Nova Scotia

Zach comes from a background in snowboarding having been the Head Freestyle Coach and Part-Time Technical Director with Nova Scotia Snowboard.  Zach has also been heavily involved with adaptive skiing and snowboarding having coached the Provincial Para-Snowboard Team, being a Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) Course Conductor, and as the Program Coordinator for CADS Nova Scotia.

902-425-5450 ext 375
parasport@sportnovascotia.ca

For more information on Wheelchair Basketball and our National Sport Organization, visit Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s website:

Wheelchair Basketball Canada
WBC is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).
Visit WBC Website

For updates on Wheelchair Basketball programs:

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