2023 Junior Ravens Winter Wheelchair Basketball – Registration Is Now Open

The winter program has 12 lessons (90 minutes long) running from Tuesday, January 10 to Tuesday, April 4 (no class on March 14)



The Junior Ravens wheelchair basketball program is an introduction to wheelchair basketball for youth who are 6 to 18 years old. The program will begin by teaching basic skills such as pushing technique, dribbling, passing shooting, and will move into more advanced concepts such as team offensive and defensive strategies.

Further to their basketball skills, participants will develop valuable teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership skills. The program head coaches have over 20 years of experience playing wheelchair basketball at all levels (local, provincial, and international) and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with the next generation of para-athletes.

The Junior Ravens Basketball program is run in partnership with The Ottawa Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association (OCWSA) and with the collaboration of the Abilities Centre Ottawa (ACO).

We are thankful to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities for selecting Carleton University to receive a grant from their Sport Relief Fund. With Jumpstart’s support, we are able to provide equipment, quality coaching and subsidized registration fees for all participants who attend our Junior Ravens Wheelchair basketball program.

Junior Ravens Wheelchair basketball is an inclusive sport that is open to children with and without disabilities.

For questions regarding programming details or any other aspect of the Junior Ravens Wheelchair Basketball Program please contact michael.cicchillitti@carleton.ca or 613.520.2600 ext. 1022

Program Structure

The Junior Ravens Wheelchair Basketball program has 2 sessions which take place in the FALL & WINTER

The WINTER PROGRAM includes:

  • Skill development sessions coached by experienced wheelchair basketball coaches and representative players in order to foster a consistent environment for development and learning.
  • All practices & games take place at Carleton University’s Norm Fenn Gym.
  • Specialized wheelchairs designed for basketball will be provided and fitted for all participants.
  • Each participant will receive a reversible jersey.

Schedule, Location & Price

The WINTER PROGRAM will take place in our Norm Fenn Gymnasium on Tuesday evenings. The program is open to all youth with and without disabilities who are 6 to 18 years old. The spring program has 12 lessons (90 minutes long) running from Tuesday, January 10 to Tuesday, April 4. The times of the program are 6:30pm to 8:00pm The cost of the winter program is $100.

For questions regarding programming details or any other aspect of the Junior Ravens Basketball Program please contact michael.cicchillitti@carleton.ca


Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.