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Tacoma Titans Wheelchair Basketball

Community members, veterans, and wounded warriors comprise the local wheelchair basketball club known as the Tacoma Titans.

With both competitive and developmental teams an athlete can find great success in this popular team sport.

The Tacoma Titans practice and play year round. During the season teams travel locally participating in games and tournaments within the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League. Then during the off season players have the opportunity to cross train and participate in outdoor 3 on 3 style tournaments like Hoopfest in Spokane.

The program is also a Paralympic Sport Club and offers unique competitive and recreational opportunities.

Contact us to get involved!
(253) 404-3955
adaptive@tacomaparks.com

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Upcoming Activities

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – Seattle – Adult

Dec 7-8, 2019
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outside Metro Parks
Come hang with the crew as we play on the road. We’ll be taking our skills to the court to have fun and compete! Will take place in Seattle, WA at West Seattle High Scho…

Wheelchair Basketball

Dec 4-28, 2019
Each Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Each Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Except:
Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019
Boys and Girls Club – Schatz
Get active, meet new friends and ignite the competition inside yourself by joining the Tacoma Titans. From beginner to advanced, this group will keep you entertained and engag…

Wheelchair Basketball – Adult

Jan 4-29, 2020
Each Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Each Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Titans Wheelchair Basketball Community members, veterans, and wounded warriors comprise the local wheelchair basketball club known as the Tacoma Titans. With both compe…

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – Kamloops BC

Jan 17-19, 2020
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Outside Metro Parks
Come hang with the crew as we play on the road. We’ll be taking our skills to the court to have fun and compete! Will take place in BC Canada.

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – Las Vegas

Jan 30, 2020 - Feb 2, 2020
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Outside Metro Parks
Come hang with the crew as we play on the road. We’ll be taking our skills to the court to have fun and compete! Will take place in Las Vegas, NV.

Wheelchair Basketball – Adult

Feb 1-29, 2020
Each Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Each Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Except:
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Titans Wheelchair Basketball Community members, veterans, and wounded warriors comprise the local wheelchair basketball club known as the Tacoma Titans. With both compe…

Presidents Cup – WCB Tournament – Jr.

Feb 15-16, 2020
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club – Schatz
This where you register for the Presidents Cup if you’re a Tacoma Titan or Jr. Titan. There is no cost to register for the tournament, but registration is required…

Presidents Cup – WCB Tournament Prep

Feb 15-16, 2020
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club – Schatz
This where you register for the Presidents Cup if you’re prep team. Registration is required.

Presidents Cup – WCB Tournament – Varsity

Feb 15-16, 2020
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club – Schatz
This where you register for the Presidents Cup if you’re Varsity team. Registration is required.

Presidents Cup – WCB Tournament – D3

Feb 15-16, 2020
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club – Schatz
This where you register for the Presidents Cup if you’re D3 adult team. Registration is required.

Wheelchair Basketball – Adult

Mar 4-25, 2020
Each Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Each Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Except:
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020
Gray Middle School (New)
Tacoma Titans Wheelchair Basketball Community members, veterans, and wounded warriors comprise the local wheelchair basketball club known as the Tacoma Titans. With both compe…

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament – Lower Mainland BC Finals

Mar 13-15, 2020
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Outside Metro Parks
Come hang with the crew as we play on the road. We’ll be taking our skills to the court to have fun and compete! Will take place in Lower Mainland, BC Canada.

Meet the Coaches

Charlie Katica

Charlie Katica

Charlie has been involved with Adaptive Athletics since 2010. He first started working with wheelchair basketball when finishing school at The University of Alabama, where he was an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team from 2010 to 2012. He received the Head Coaching job from 2012-2014.

He moved to back to the Northwest in 2014 when he becaome an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Pacific Lutheran University. In addition to wheelchair basketball, Charlie assists with the Metro Parks Adaptive Cycling program. Charlie is excited to be a part of the Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation team and looks forward to continuing his work with Adaptive Athletics.

Noah Seidel

Noah Seidel

Noah lives in Lacey, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington. He has been playing sports his entire life and enthusiastically supports our Washington teams. He works in Olympia advocating for policies that help people with disabilities.

Beth Murphy

Beth Murphy

Beth has been involved in wheelchair basketball and other adaptive sports since 2013. She has been a lover of all types of sports her whole life, never having tried a sport that she didn’t like, and when she experienced wheelchair basketball for the first time at the annual Nets for Vets event, it was no different.

Beth graduated from physical therapy school and looks forward to continuing to be involved with the Tacoma Titans with playing, coaching and hopefully becoming a classifier for the team. Beth’s goals include: eventually being able to play in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association as an able-bodied player, but until the rules change, she will continue to represent the Titans in the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League; and trying as many adaptive sports as she can with having checked seated volleyball, goalball, wheelchair basketball, and beep baseball off of her list.

Parker Ayers

Parker Ayers

Parker has been with the Park District for 12 years and has been working with people with physical disabilities for over 10 years. He has been with the team the entire time and loves to get new athletes involved in the sport. Having grown up playing the able bodied game he is well versed in the sport and has adapted his experience to the wheelchair game. He’ll be the loud one on the sidelines!