BC Wheelchair Basketball boasts a strong Provincial Team Program for Men, Women and Juniors. Each year, BC's top players are selected to represent our province. These teams allow BC athletes an opportunity to showcase their skills through elite training and competitions at regional and National Championships. Each team's season generally consists of regular practices, training camps, tournament hosting, and travel to various competitions in preparation for the National Championships.
Technical Packages for the Junior & Mini, and Women can be found, when available, at Wheelchair Basketball Canada website.
Every two years, the BC Games Society stages the BC Winter Games in rotating host cities across BC. The purpose of these Games is "To provide an opportunity for the development athletes, coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement and community development." These Games give young, developing athletes the opportunity to improve their skills, while learning to deal with the excitement, triumphs and defeat of participating in a major multi-sport event and is a potential stepping stone to the Canada Winter Games. The BC Games Society makes it easy to participate by organizing charter transportation, accommodation, meals, and entertainment, all for a minimal registration fee. Competitors must also be current members of the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society.
2023 BC Winter Games, Vernon, March 23-26, 2023
Up to eight zone teams of 7 players for a total of 56 athletes plus one coach and one assistant coach/team manager per team - both male and female athletes are eligible (zone try-outs are held)
Wheelchair Basketball is one of the many sports participating in the Canada Winter Games, a national multi-sport competition for Canadian youth. These games take place every 4 years in rotating cities across Canada. A provincial/territorial team can include a maximum of 12 athletes in the sport of wheelchair basketball, male or female. Eligible athletes competing in wheelchair basketball at the Canada Games are 24 years of age or under as of January 1 of the year of the Games. The team is supported by 2 coaches and 1 manager.
Athletes under 24 years of age, who are born after January 1, 1999. Both male and female athletes will make up Team BC.
Team BC is gearing up for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown, PEI taking place February 2023. Look for our full team announcement December 2022.
For Provincial Team Rankings for Wheelchair Basketball at the Games visit Canada Games Council Website.