National Wheelchair Basketball Association

NWBA Event Sanction Application



1. Review the Event Resource Guide 
The NWBA Event Resource Guide will provide an overview and reference materials to assist in the planning and implementation of NWBA sanctioned events. All Event Directors must review the Event Resource Guide thoroughly and are required to follow those Guidelines. Please visit the NWBA Resource Center at: and download a copy of that document to review and reference.

2. Review the requirements and information below

3. Click the 'Continue' button at the bottom of the page to submit the Event Sanction Application.
Event Directors will be required to log-in to SportsEngine (or create an account) in order to advance in this online form.

4. Save the confirmation email received after submitting the application so updates can be easily submitted as soon as possible when additional information is available. For assistance in editing a registration entry, click here and follow the steps provided.

5. Submit Non-Athlete Registration
Please note that all Event Directors are required to submit a current season NWBA Non-Athlete Membership Registration in order to be compliant with the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) as well as the Background Check Policy. Select the following link to access the Individual Membership Registration (

6. Submit scores on the NWBA website within 24 hours of the conclusion of an event​.

Event Sanction Application Requirements

This registration session will allow you to complete the NWBA Event Sanction Application. The following information is required to submit the application:

1) Event Details

  • Type of Event, Event Name, Event Director (and contact info) and Event Dates

2) Proposed Location Information

  • Proposed Event Location and Venue

3) Competition Information

  • Divisions and Tournament Designation Request

4) Waivers and Acknowledgements

The above information represents the minimum requirements to add an event to the NWBA Events Calendar on the NWBA official website as an “Unsanctioned” event.  To update an event to the required “Sanctioned” event status, the application must be updated to include the further information as outlined below.

For assistance in editing a registration entry, click here and follow the steps provided.

1) Confirmed Venue Information

  • Point of Contact, Location and Amenities

2) Insurance

  • Copy of Certificate of Insurance if not requested insurance from NWBA; NWBA must be listed as additionally insured.

3) Additional Competition Information

  • Team Fees, Services to Teams, Event Flyer, Event Registration Form, Event Logo

4) Officials and Volunteers

  • Name of Head Official, Services to Officials and Volunteers

5) Documents & Communication

  • Flyer, Registration Form, Logo, Website, Social Media, Emergency Response Plan

We understand arrangements may not be finalized at this time, however, try to make your application as detailed as possible. If an event is approved, consistently update logistics and add new information to your event on the official NWBA events calendar.

Application fees ($25) will be fully refunded for events that are not hosted
Requests for a refund should be submitted to Brandon McBeain.

  • An Event Sanction Application must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the start of an event to provide full consideration as an NWBA sanctioned event. Events submitted 14 days or less prior to the start of an event may incur a $200 fine and not be approved as an NWBA sanctioned event.  If an event status is "Unsanctioned," required additional information must be updated within the Application at least 15 days prior to the start of the event for the opportunity to change the event status to "Sanctioned." 
  • Once a fully completed application has been submitted, please allow 3-5 business days for it to be reviewed and approved. A copy of the submitted applications will be automatically sent to NWBA staff and leadership for consideration of an NWBA sanctioned event.
  • The NWBA Event Sanction Application is valid for any and all NWBA events.

Questions? Contact Brandon McBeain

Director of Membership Services and Programs

Phone: (719) 266-4082 ext. 108