Region A Basketball Skills
All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.
All athletes, coaches and spectators are required to wear a mask while inside the Basketball facility regardless of vaccination status. All athletes and Unified Partners are required to wear a mask indoors while they are competing.
Unless fully vaccinated, participants who are medically able should continue to wear a mask at outdoor venus the majority of time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities.
Athletes and Unified Partners do not have to wear a mask while competing in outdoor competitions.
Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.
Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.
Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions. The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.
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:
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 (Coed) and 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 Championships held in Normal in March.
Basketball Events Offered in Illinois
- 5-on-5 Team Competition – Junior, High School and Senior age groups
- Individual Skills Competition – Target Pass, 10 Meter Dribble, Spot Shot
Region A Basketball skills will be a qualifier for State Basketball Tournament. Gold Medal advances.
We will have use of two gyms.
Registration at 9:00 AM, Opening Ceremony at 9:15 AM, Competition begins at 9:30 AM.
Check back soon to register to volunteer
Athletes should bring their own water and PPE’s.
Awards will take place after divisions complete the 3 skills.
No lunch will be provided at this competition. It will be completed by 12:00 PM. Concessions may be available.
To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.
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Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.