Region A Basketball Teams
What is Team Basketball?
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), along with 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
- Individual skills competition – Target pass, 10-meter dribble, spot shot
Region A Basketball is a qualifier for State Basketball. Teams will be divisioned and gold medal winner will qualify for State.
We will have use of 4 courts in the PE Center.
Please enter through Door 1. This is not the park district entrance used in the past. There will be Special Olympics Illinois Flags to mark the entrance.
8:30 AM – Registration
9:00 AM – Opening ceremony
9:30 AM – Competition begins
No entrance to the gym will be allowed prior to 8:30 AM.
Schedule will come out closer to the competition
Athletes should follow the rule interpretations regarding uniforms.
Awards will be given after divisions are completed.
Lunch will be provided to registered athletes and coaches and will consist of a sandwich, chips and water. Concessions will be available for purchase.
All teams that finished first in their division are eligible to advance to the State Basketball Tournament to take place in Normal, Il on March 8-10. . Entries will be due by 4:00 PM on Monday, February 5th. This includes the Registration form, Roster and Game summaries for all games played to this point. This includes games played at this most recent competition. Please let Trent Geiger know if you are not planning to advance your eligible team.
All athletes must have a Medical that is valid through the date of competition or submit a completed Medical by the entry deadline.
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.
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