Region B Basketball Skills
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What is 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 (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
Individuals Skills: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete all 3 skills- Dribbling, Shooting, Passing. Athletes will be put in divisions prior to the event.
We will be utilizing Grayslake North High School. Please enter through the front entrance.
Athletes will be bullpened in the Auxiliary Gym by division and compete in the Main Gym. Below you will find a tentative bullpen schedule. Please note that times could be slightly earlier or slightly behind due to day of event occurrences. The bullpen will call for each division 3 times, if an athlete does not report they will be scratched.
Agency Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m.- PDM & 8Ft Females
9:15 a.m.- 8Ft Males
9:45 a.m.- 10 Ft Females
10:00 a.m.- 10Ft Males
Awards will be given upon completion of divisions in the Auxillary Gym.
Lunches will be available to those agencies who requested them.
Agencies will bring their own water and PPE.
Final Divisions will be created after the scratch deadline based on entry scores. Awards will be given following the completion of the division.
No concessions will be available at this time.
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.