Region A Basketball Skills – Cancelled

The 2024 Region A Basketball Individual Skills Competition scheduled for Sunday, January 14th in Dixon, IL has been cancelled.Β  The weather and travel conditions have necessitated this cancellation. As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators and staff is our No. 1 priority and the current conditions makes hosting the competition unsafe. This event will not be rescheduled and a lottery draw will take place for advancement to the 2024 State Basketball Tournament. Thank you for your understanding.

What is Basketball Skills?

One of the most popular sports in Illinois, basketball provides competition for both teams and individuals. Five-on-five team competition is available in junior, high school and senior male (co-ed), as well as senior female age groups. Individuals can compete in the basketball individual skills competition to develop basic basketball skills. Events include the target pass, 10-meter dribble and spot shot events.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in team competition compete locally at a region qualifying event. Individual skills participants also compete locally in region qualifying events. Teams or individuals who win a gold medal are eligible to advance to the State Basketball Tournament, which is held in Normal in March.

Basketball Events Offered in Illinois

  • Five-on-five team competition – Junior, high school and senior age groups

Developmental Events

  • Individual skills competition – Target pass, 10-meter dribble, spot shot

Competition Information

Region A Basketball Individual Skills is a qualifier for State Basketball. 8 Foot Hoop athletes will begin the competition, followed by 10 foot hoop athletes.

Facility Information

We will have use of the gym. You can enter through the gym entrance in the front of the school. An additional parking lot and wheelchair accessible entrance is located in back of the school.

Event Details

9:00 AM – Registration
9:15 AM – Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM – Competition

Competition will be over by 12:00 PM and no lunch is provided at this event. Registration will not begin before 9:00 AM. No entrance to the gyms will be available before that time. The lower five bleachers are reserved for registered athletes and coaches only. No spectators or coaches will be allowed on the gym floor where the events are taking place.

Volunteer Information

Please click the button below to register as a volunteer.


Athletes should follow the rule interpretations regarding uniforms.


Awards will be given after divisions finish in designated areas.


Concessions may be available.

Supporting Documents

2024 Region A Basketball Skills Final Divisions

Weather Policy Cancellation for Competition

To see a complete list of all state championship competitions, click here.

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Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok andβ€―X.β€― 

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines. Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information.


Jan 14 2024


9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Dixon High School
300 Lincoln Statue Drive, Dixon, IL 61021
Trent Geiger


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