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A membership with Wheelchair Sports Alberta would ensure you the highest quality coaching and leadership available in the province for wheelchair basketball, para-athletics, wheelchair rugby, sledge hockey, and wheelchair tennis.
Members also gain access to an insurance program, equipment loan program, the Alberta provincial teams, grants, national coaching certification, and resource documents and support.
Membership is open to any individual, athlete, club, official, coach, or board member. Membership year begins January 1st and ends December 31st. All applications will be reviewed and approved by the WSA Board. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your application has been approved.
At the end of the membership form, you will be prompted a window that will show you a paypal link. This link will allow you to select your membership type on our paypal account and pay online. If you do not wish to pay online, contact our Executive Director by e-mail or by phone at 780-427-8699.
Once your payment has been sent, we will send your application for approval by our Board of Directors. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us regarding your application and if it was successful.
Before you receive your confirmation e-mail, you are not considered a member under the WSA Bylaws.
Individual Membership: Available to any individual not affiliated to any organizational member. ($25)
Organizational Member: Any local, regional, or sport specific sport organization that offers competitive and or intro sport opportunities for people with spinal chord injuries or other physical disabilities.
(Cost: Less than 25 members $200, Greater than 25 members $350)
Honorary: Status confirmed by the board upon a person who is deserving such honour by virtue by having brought distinction to the association
If you are applying as an organizational member, your membership must be sent to the Executive Director, including your current Bylaws, a current list of officers, current list of members and a current financial statement.
WSA encourages athletes of all abilities to get involved. We divide ability levels into the following three categories.
Programs that would be considered recreational include the weekly Glenrose Drop in Program as well as the WinSport Multi-Sport Adapted Program. Recreational programs are perfect for athletes who are looking to try a variety of different sports or new to the world of wheelchair sports. The programs are not competitive rather focusing on wheelchair sport fundamentals and equal involvement from all.
Once an athlete feels they have found a sport they enjoy, they are encouraged to join a club. Clubs allow the athlete to learn sport specific skills and improve their game, through drills and games. Athletes in this program may also have the opportunity to travel to regional or national competitions as part of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League.
3. Team Alberta
From the club level athletes will have the chance to tryout for Team Alberta. Team Alberta is a pathway to the national team, and a great place for athletes to further improve their skills and game play. Practices and games are more intense, allowing for for greater athlete development.