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National Wheelchair Basketball Association women’s development camp underway

Madison melton, Riley lungdhal, Rachel kroener, Lydia sprain, Polina glukhova, Shelby gruss, Eve Hampton, Abigail dunkin, Karina Keck, Almaz holt, Marissa bartels, Sarah Binsfeld, Kaitlyn eaton, Makayla jones, Erica wilson and Jamie tribby. Players in a group photo at camp. Image credit: National Wheelchair Basketball Association

Yesterday, the first edition of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association women’s development camp got underway at the Lakeshore Foundation Olympic/Paralympic Facilities in Homewood, Alabama.



Among the women participating is Taylor Wright, who wants to make the national team.  She said the camp has been really good at pushing her past where she would comfortably be and at developing her skills. Abby Dunkin is another camp participant, and she gotten a much clearer idea from the camp as to where her current skill level is at.  She started playing a year and a half ago, and wants to make the national team.  The camp has given her a clear idea of the expectations for players who want to take it to the next level.


Other players at camp include Madison Melton, Karina Keck, Marissa Bartels, Erica Wilson, Riley Lungdhal, Rachel Kroener, Lydia Sprain, Polina Glukhova, Shelby Gruss, Eve Hampton, Almaz Holt, Sarah Binsfeld, Kaitlyn Eaton, Makayla Jones, and Jamie Tribby. Glukhova and Jones currently play for the Atlanta Junior Wheelchair Hawks.


Players have been doing 12 minute pushing tests, and playing 1 -2 player games.


Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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