Classification, Coach and Referee courses on Wheelchair Basketball

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Classification, Coach and Referee courses on Wheelchair Basketball
Workshop for Wheelchair Basketball players from 22nd to 26th Jun.’16
K V R Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad

There is a great need in India for trained classifiers, referees and coaches for wheelchair basketball. Hence with the intention to train more and more technical officials in this sport, we, Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India, have decided to organize the captioned courses and workshop for players with the support of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The training will be conducted by expert instructors from IWBF under the able leadership of Mr Norbert Kucera, Chairman, Technical Commission, IWBF. This is first time IWBF instructors are conducting such training in India, and so this is a great opportunity for participants to interact with world-class Wheelchair Basketball sports professionals.

All the participants will take part in classroom sessions. Referee and Coach candidates will have on-court training sessions. Classification candidates will observe games and work with the Instructor to test their skills at identifying the classification of the players on the court. Players will have practice sessions.

As we have very limited seats available, preference will be given for two candidates from each State/Union Territory for each of these courses. We are looking for participation from as many states and Union Territories in India as possible. For workshop for players, preference will be given for 7 participants (a combination of new and experienced players – out of this 7, at least two participants should be women players) from each State/Union Territory. Final discretion will be with WBFI in accepting the applications and finalizing the candidates.


Glad to see the overwhelming response for our notification  calling for applications for the courses for classifiers/coaches/referees/players on wheelchair basketball to be held in Hyderabad from 22nd to 26th Jun.’16.

However as we are looking for some more applications for referee and Coaches courses from across India, we decided to extend the last date for registering for Coaches and Referees courses ALONE upto 10th May,’16.

Registration :

Online Registration for Coaches/Referees/Classifiers/Players : Course on Wheelchair Basketball classification

Download : PDF Form

Dates and Venue:

22nd to 26th Jun.’16 at K V R Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda, Hyderabad
Arrival: 21st Jun evening onwards and Departure from 26th Jun evening till 27th Jun morning

Facilities to be offered to ALL the participants at free of cost: Food and accommodation: 21st Jun.’16 night to 27th Jun.’16 morning.

Registration Fee: Rs.500 for coaches/referees/classifiers courses participants and No fee for players

As a promotional offer, the training will be provided at free of cost for coaches/referees/classifiers/players

Mr Norbert Kucera, Chairman, Technical Commission, IWBF
Mr Norbert Kucera, Chairman, Technical Commission, IWBF


Around 5 to 6 highly experienced and qualified instructors from International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) under the able leadership of Mr Norbert Kucera, Chairman, Technical Commission, IWBF.


  • Classifier Course: Physiotherapists and other medical professionals and Physical Educationalists.
  • Coaches Course: Basketball Coaches, Basketball Referees or Basketball Players who are 25 years of age or above
  • Referees Course: Basketball Coaches, Basketball Referees or Basketball Players who are 25 years of age or above
  • Players camp: Both experienced and new players (in Men’s category preference will be given for the players who are above 14 years and below 23 years as on Jun.’17 (We are planning to send Men’s team from India for the qualifying tournament to be held in Asia Oceania Zone in Oct/Nov/Dec.’16 for IWBF U23 Men’s World Championship to be held in Toronto, Canada in Jun.’17. For this tournament, we will select the players from the participants of this camp). Persons with any type of physical impairment related to legs are eligible. They need not be wheelchair users but having any type of legs related physical impairment are eligible to participate in this camp.

Last date for applying: 20th Apr’16


Mobile Numbers: Ms Kalyani Rajaraman -91-9841098056, Ms P Madhavi Latha- 91-9841609601,

Email ID: info@wbfi.org.in, wbfiindia@gmail.com,

Pl send the scanned copy of duly filled up application through mail to our mail id: wbfiindia@gmail.com

Original can be submitted, at coaching camp, if your application is accepted by us.