Wheelchair Basketball

  

BlazeSports Atlanta Jr.  Wheelchair Hawks Basketball

BlazeSports America is one of the nation’s fastest growing and most successful youth wheelchair basketball programs.

Youth athletes can participate in this seven-month sports program and be a part of the BlazeSports Atlanta Jr. Hawks Wheelchair Basketball team, part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA).

Teams practice weekly from August to April and compete in regional tournaments and the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships.

Our new and improved program will include skills clinics, leadership training, academic support, strength and conditioning and guidance on healthy eating. Players learn fundamental skills, game related strategies and focus on the values of teamwork, respect and independence.


WHO:

• Youth ages 6  – 18 with a physical  disability including amputation, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and other related disabilities.

• All athletes play using a wheelchair. If needed, athletes may borrow a sport chair from BlazeSports America’s Equipment Loan Program.

• Athletes must be able to push themselves down the court and transfer themselves to their sport chair unassisted.


COST:  $35  per season

• BlazeSports America covers registration fees for tournaments as well as a team uniform for each athlete.
All other tournament expenses are the responsibility of the athlete/parent/guardian.


REGISTRATION

Prep Team Registration
Varsity Team Registration


Team Ages Description Practice Times/ Dates
Prep Boys & Girls
(6-14)
Prep Team athletes can be on a Development/Recreational
Level or Competitive Level for the season
based on skill level. The Prep Team practices weekly.
Tournaments vary based on level.
Saturdays
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dec. 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/30
Jan. 6, 20
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31

Varsity Boys & Girls
(6-14)
The varsity team is a competitive team that practices
1 day per week and competes in 5-7 tournaments
regionally and nationally throughout the season.
Saturdays
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dec. 12/2,12/16, 12/30
Jan. 6, 20
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31

 


PRACTICES:
Saturdays, September 9, 2017 through April 2018
Varsity Team Practice: 9.30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       |          Prep Team Practice: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHEREShepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta GA 30309, Main Gym: “GY” level of elevator

EVENTS/TOURNAMENTS:

Big Peach Slam Jam Tournament
Jan 27-28, 2018
Indoor Pavilion
261 Stars Way
Emerson, GA 30137

EQUIPMENT LOAN: Through the BlazeSports Equipment Lending Program new players who do not own their own basketball wheelchair can borrow a chair for the season. Players will be fitted on their 1st session.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Liscomb at youth@blazesports.org