We offer individual skills as well as Team Basketball. Athletes in individual skills are scored in 3 different skills, the target pass, the metered dribble and the spot shot. For our higher ability athletes we will hold tryouts for the team. Athletes competing in the individual skills must receive a gold medal at the District competition to qualify for the State Tournament. Basketball Teams must earn a Gold or Silver at the qualifying tournament to advance to the state competition. Athletes on the team will need to commit to all tournaments for the duration of the season.
• Basketball was first contested in 1968 at the first Special Olympics Games in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
• At the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin, Ireland, 496 Special Olympics athletes from 42 countries competed in basketball.
• As of the 2005 Special Olympics Athlete Participation Report, 239,782 Special Olympics athletes compete in basketball
Registration is currently closed. Check back in September 2018 for registration information.
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