Head Office
BC Wheelchair Basketball
(604) 333-3530

Provincial Advisor
Nadine Barbisan
(604) 333-3532

Assistant Provincial Advisor
Orion Ng
(604) 333-3530 Ext:3530

Executive Director
Sian Blyth
(604) 333-3531


Technical Package for Basketball-Wheelchair

Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games
February 20-23, 2020

Technical packages provide details of the eligibility requirements as well as event and competition information.  In order to fully understand the rules and requirements for participation in the BC Games, it is expected that the BC Games General Rules will be read in addition to the sport-specific information contained in the technical package.
Technical Package for Basketball-Wheelchair last updated: February 18, 2019.
Be sure to check back for updates.


Dr. Kearney Middle School
Age Description:
All competitors born in 1999 to 2008 are eligible. Up to two new or developmental athletes with a physical disability per zone can be between 21 and 29 years old. The priority goes to those who are between 12-20 years old at the appropriate stage of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. This competition is positioned in the Learn to Train, Train to Train phase of Wheelchair Basketball's LTAD.
Zone Team Composition:
A maximum of 7 competitors (male or female) per zone. Maximum of 4 (four) of these athletes per team can be 4.5 (male or female) including able-bodied participants.
No wildcards
Maximum Athletes:
(See BC Games General Rules for information about the "adult supervisor" role)

1 head coach, 1 assistant coach (or team manager) and 1 adult supervisor (care-giver) per zone (up to 3 registered adults per zone team). The coaching staff must reflect the gender balance of the team. BCWBS must approve each request for a care-giver.

Every zone must name a head coach and at least one assistant coach (exception: sports for athletes with a disability, which must have one head coach and at least one assistant coach for the sport).  If additional adults are named for the zone (or sport) and they meet the certification requirements of assistant coaches, they should be registered with the role "assistant coach", otherwise they are registered with the role "adult supervisor".  See BC Games General Rules for more information.

(the number of Officials the sport is permitted to register as participants)

The sport is permitted to register 8 officials.

Transportation, accommodation, and meals, as arranged by the Host Society, will be provided for officials. See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Athlete Eligibility:

In addition to BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific eligibility requirements noted in this technical package are in effect for the 2020 BC Winter Games.

All participants must be current members in good standing of the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. Athletes may attend three BC Winter Games if they are at the appropriate LTAD stage. Approval from BCWBS and BC Games staff are required for any athlete who has already competed in two BC Winter Games, on a case-by-case. Personal Care: It is very important that all athletes be prepared to properly care for themselves and shower every day for both their personal health and performance. Parents unsure of their child's ability to care for themselves on their own, should contact the BCWBS office to discuss options for providing this support through the assistance of a registered care giver.

See the BC Games General Rules for current BC Games registration fees.  Note that fees are assessed for athletes only (coaches, adult supervisors, and officials do not pay this fee).  Sports may assess additional fees to cover training, uniforms, qualification event(s), etc.  Please contact your Provincial Advisor or the PSO for more details.  Fees are collected by the sport and paid to the BC Games Society upon invoice after the Games.
  The BC Games Registration fee is included in the fee charged by BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. Contact Wheelchair Basketball for confirmation of the fee for the 2020 BC Winter Games.
Coach Eligibility:

Note that the role of head coaches and assistant coaches at the BC Games includes travelling to and from the Games with the team/zone, residing with the team/zone in BC Games accommodation, and acting in a supervisory capacity throughout the Games.

See BC Games General Rules for information about the roles of the head coach and assistant coach.

All head coaches must be fully certified at NCCP Level 2 or Introduction to Competition Certified. Assistant Coaches must have completed Making Ethical Decisions. Expectation is that each zone will have a minimum of one head coach and one assistant coach.

BC Games General Rules dictate the level of coach certification required for head coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise stated in this Technical Package - click here for details.  A minimum of Making Ethical Decisions is required for all assistant coaches - more information can be found here.

Events and Categories:
Tournament Draw to be determined by the Provincial Advisor.

Classification: A modified classification system will be used. 4 (four) players are allowed on the floor at any one time. A maximum of 2 (two) of these players can be 4.5 players including able-bodied participants. Female players will get 1.0 classification point deduction on the court therefore will not be considered a 4.5 player. However, teams are not allowed to play 4 (four) able-bodied players at any one time.
Hoop height is 10 feet; a size 6 ball is used
Zone Selections and Registration Deadline: 

Please refer to the BC Games General Rules for the registration deadline set by the BC Games Society. The BC Games deadline is in effect unless an earlier date is set by the Provincial Sport Organization is specified in this technical package.  See BC Games General Rules for registration procedures.

Zone Team selection will be determined by BCWCS and completed by January 15, 2020. Up to 10 athletes may be allowed to compete for a different zone team than where they make their permanent residence. Each team selected by Zone staff must be approved by the BCWBS program committee before registration. The Provincial Advisor will submit final participant registration details to the BC Games Society by Monday, January 20, 2020 at 4:00pm. This includes any athlete/coach special requests for wheelchair athletes (accommodation, transporation special requests)
Accommodation and Transportation:

Also see BC Games General Rules for further details about accommodation and transportation.

All participants are required to stay in BC Games accommodation, unless they have a medical condition that prevents to do so, with a doctor’s note. All athletes under 19 years must be properly supervised by the head coach and assistant coach(es) or adult supervisor(s).

The Minus-One Rule will be implemented for all sports. This means that when there are four or more competitors or teams, Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals will be awarded; when there are three competitors or teams, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded, when there are two competitors or teams only a Gold medal will be awarded.  If there is only one competitor or team, no medals are awarded. For more details about BC Games medals, review the BC Games General Rules.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded within the parameters of the BC Games Society Minus-One Rule.

Participant information is collected under the authority of the BC Games Society. The information provided will be used to determine eligibility to participate in the 2020 BC Winter Games. On confirmation of eligibility the information will be used to arrange liability insurance coverage to address any claims arising from the voluntary participation of registered participants in the 2020 BC Winter Games. The name, hometown, sport, and results of registered participants will be provided to media outlets and available on the BC Games Society and the Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games Society websites for the purposes of acknowledging selection for participation and placing. The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of registered participants may be used in non-commercial promotion/development of sport and/or the BC Summer and/or BC Winter Games or the BC Games Society.  The BC Games Society reserves the right to use or reproduce images for the purposes of providing commemorative materials that would be available for free or purchase.  The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, results, and/or images of Games participants may be provided to the Premier and the Minister responsible for the Games, and/or to members of the legislative assembly, and/or to local members of parliament, and/or to the media for the purposes of recognition and/or informing sport-related and/or training opportunities and/or to school principals and/or school district superintendents for the purpose of recognition and acknowledgement. For questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact the BC Games Society at 200 -990 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2 or (250) 387-1375 or

As a condition of entry into, or volunteering at the BC Winter Games it must be understood that the participants and volunteers enter entirely at their own risk, and will not hold the Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and/or the BC Games Society, their staff, agents, and/or volunteer workers responsible for injury, loss or damage occurring during the 2020 BC Winter Games.

Volunteers and participants may be protected for their actions vis a vis third party claims through the liability insurance for the Games but are not covered for any personal claims for injury or accident. Participants and volunteers agree to release, discharge and undertake not to commence action against the Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and the BC Games Society from any and all claims and causes of action, or liability of any kind whatsoever for injuries, property damage, or death which in any way results from participating or volunteering in the Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games.

The Fort St John 2020 BC Winter Games Society, the Province of British Columbia, and/or the BC Games Society do not assume responsibility for loss of wages, or costs associated with medical, dental or hospital care for athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, managers, officials or volunteers for any injury or loss incurred during the, or as a result of participating or volunteering in the 2020 BC Winter Games.

The BC Games Society will not be liable for any communication between a BC Games Society participant and/or volunteer and any third party group that receives the participant and/or volunteer contact information list from the BC Games Society after the two year period expires under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Act (an Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act S.C. 2010, c. 23) (“Act”). The two year period begins at the conclusion of the 2020 BC Winter Games. This clause is a defence to any violation under the Act regarding any communication between a third party group and a participant and/or volunteer of the BC Games Society that occurs after the two year period has expired. By completing a volunteer registration form (online or paper copy) or being registered to attend the 2020 BC Winter Games participants and volunteers are agreeing to all of the terms outlined in this conditions of entry agreement.