SportsEngine Registration: National Wheelchair Basketball Association

Prep Player Exemption Form


Welcome to the NWBA Prep Division Player Exemption Form

The athletes eligible to play in the Prep Division include the following:

1. All players 13 and under with physical disabilities meeting the requirements of the NWBA Junior Division. 

2. All players 14 and up (still in high school) with significant neurological (i.e. muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy) and/or cognitive disabilities (i.e. cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spina bifida with hydrocephalus/shunt malfunctions) which affect mobility, coordinated movement, strength, and endurance.

  • These athletes will be reviewed by a selected committee of NWBA Junior Division coaches and/or team representatives for eligibility.
  • An athlete meeting these requirements cannot compete in any tournament in the Varsity Division.
  • At the start of their first competition, these players must be reviewed and have consent from at least two coaches of opposing teams to remain in the Prep Division.

If you have an athlete that you feel meets these requirements (number 2 above), please fill out the following information and submit to the committee for review. Submitting a video of the player during a practice or game would be recommended. Additional supporting documentation is recommended as well.



Please direct questions to:

Diane Winterstein

2nd Vice President, Junior Division Executive Committee

Phone: (586) 212-6196

Mike Bauler

Commissioner, Junior Division Executive Committee

Phone: (612) 388-4689