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NWBA Division III Facebook account holder plans argue against new classification system at national meeting

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Yesterday, one of the people operating the NWBA Division III account  said they plan to argue against new classification system at the NWBA National Meeting scheduled before the start of the  2015 National Tournament in mid-April in Louisville, Kentucky.  They agree the old system did not work, but do not think the current system is working either.



They argue that the current classification system in place is geared more towards elite competitors in elite competitions, who probably number 30 to 50 inside the United States.  Because many of the coaches in Division III are also players, they are busy trying to understand classification and the number of points on the floor at any one time.  This takes away time they should be spending working on improving on court play.  They also argue that this classification system requires additional training for tournament directors.  They do not perceive any benefit from this system.


The person operating the NWBA Division III account is seeking additional input from people before presenting their argument against changing classification.  Early feedback indicates that players feel many teams have illegal lineups on the court during the games, and that when called on it, the referees do not know enough to determine if they are legal.  A few people have indicated they like the new system.

Laura Hale
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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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