Wheelchair Basketball Camp
The UWW Warhawk Wheelchair Basketball Camp will be conducted on the picturesque campus of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Our camp is going on its 25th year of providing quality instruction, focusing exclusively on developing basketball skills.
Athletes planning on attending this camp should be extremely independent and have a strong interest in competitive basketball. Athletes will participate in a variety of stations focusing on both individual and team concepts, and will be instructed by some of the best wheelchair basketball players in the world.
Campers should be prepared for at least seven hours of basketball per day and able to take care of themselves in a university setting. Participation will be limited to 80 athletes.
This camp will offer the participant/athlete opportunities to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally through participation in a variety of sporting activities and through instruction with peers and camp staff.
Special emphasis will be placed on developing the skills of self-esteem and self-determination. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend a week on a totally accessible campus, experiencing university life and gaining the experience of being away from home. All campers are under the supervision of professional and highly trained staff.
The over-arching goal of this camp is to offer participants the opportunity to have fun, gain greater awareness of their abilities, and build their independence and self-confidence.
Who should attend?
Boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, who have a mobility impairment as their primary disability, are eligible to attend. All levels of mobility are encouraged. Individuals should have a willingness and ability to try several sports using adaptive equipment and rules. Our prerequisite is a good mental attitude.
What to bring
Several weeks before the start of camp, participants will receive detailed instructions about what to bring and where to report.
When are the dates for camp?
Camp starts on June 22rd and will go until June 26th.
The residence hall, where camp participants will stay, is completely accessible, fully supervised, and located close to all campus activities. Rooms are double occupancy. Restroom and shower facilities are available.
All facilities, including gymnasiums, tennis courts, track, and University Fitness Center, are completely accessible. Our facilities feature the latest in Nautilus strength training equipment and aerobic training machines. All areas are accessible and checked well in advance to verify their appropriateness.
Flying to Camp
Participants flying to the Wheelchair Basketball Camp should fly in and out of General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee. To verify transportation, please contact us at: 262-472-3169 or email@example.com
Fees include room and board (for resident campers), insurance, instructional costs, camp clothing, and administrative costs.
Any team sending five (5) or more players to the Wheelchair Basketball Camp can reduce their cost to $430 per camper or $330 for commuters, a $30 discount.
Jeremy Lade, Camp Director
Jeremy Lade will lead a very talented and knowledgeable staff of national, intercollegiate, and community-based players and coaches. Jeremy has been a member of the USA National team program since 2001 and has won several gold, silver, and bronze medals at various competitions throughout the world. He was the captain of Warhawk National Championship Wheelchair Basketball teams in 2003 and 2004 and was named National Player of the Year in 2005. Jeremy is the only individual to earn Intercollegiate National Championships in wheelchair basketball as both a player and a coach.
Christina Schwab, Assistant Camp Director
Christina Schwab is the second head coach in the history of the UW-Whitewater women's wheelchair basketball team. She has played at all levels in the sport of wheelchair basketball including the US National Team, competing in five Paralympic Games and winning gold medals at the 2004, 2008 and 2016 games. Her coaching experience spans from coaching at numerous UW-Whitewater & USA developmental camps to the junior level with the Denver Rolling Nuggets as well as the collegiate level with her alma mater.
John McCarthy, Director of Operations
John McCarthy is a former student at UW-Whitewater who has worked in adaptive athletics in several capacities for the last three years. He has experience working with the National Champion Warhawks, and with several programs on campus, and has been exposed to wheelchair basketball at the international level.
Steve Wilson, Director of Instruction
Steve Wilson, former head coach of the USA National Team (2005-2008), will be designing the curriculum that will challenge athletes of all ability levels. Steve provides years of coaching experience at many levels.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.
If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.
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