The Mexican Federation of Wheelchair Sports (Federacion Mexicana de Deportes Sobre Silla de Ruedas – FEMEDESSIR), will host an Online International Congress of Wheelchair Basketball Coaches, on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January 2021.

The congress, which is supported and endorsed by IWBF Americas, will cover a variety of topics led by experts from across the zone including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

The weekend will be split up into 7 separate seminars on each day and is aimed at everyone within the wheelchair basketball community including athletes, coaches, referees and classifiers. Translation will be available.

To take part in the event you must register beforehand, to receive a confirmation email.

Further information and times of the different seminars are stated below.

Saturday 30th January 2021 (All times in CDMX)
10:00 – Dr. Marcelino Guerra – History of Wheelchair Basketball in Mexico
12:00 – Dr. Eduardo de Garay – Functional Classification in Wheelchair Basketball
13:00 – Dilka J. Benitz Ortiz – Wheelchair Basketball in Central America and the continent
14:00 – Profesor Jesus Vazquez Martinez – Technical Fundamentals with the ball
16:00 – Profesora Ana Cardoso – Structure of training sessions.
18:00 – Jorge Bastilleiro – The importance of refereeing in children and youth wheelchair basketball
20:00 – Profesor Juan Magallanes – Rules and Interpretations of Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday 31st Januaray 2021 (All times in CDMX)
8:00 – Coach Doug Garner – Speed Development Technique
10:00 – Michael Frogley – Technical Fundamentals
12:00 – Matteo Feriani – Technical Fundamentals of the wheelchair
14:00 – Coach Miguel Vaquero – Role of the Coach and the technical assistant
16:00 – Profesora Vianey Carrillo Aguirre – Training children and youth
18:00 – Ulises Menendez Gonzalez – Physical Preparation