Region E Basketball – High School Teams

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), 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

Developmental Events

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

Competition Information

Basketball teams competition consisting of a round robin tournament with teams of 5-15 players.

Please make sure all athletes and coaches have their ID with them. These will be checked at tournament central.

β€’                  Appropriate athletic attire is required.  Athletes wearing jeans will not be allowed to play.

β€’                  Awards will be distributed as divisions finish.

β€’                  Spectators are allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase.

β€’                  We will have souvenirs for purchase.

Facility Information

Park on the east side of the school and enter through doors 20 and 21.

Event Details

7:15 AM – Volunteer Check-in
7:30 AM – Team Check-in
8:15 AM – Warm ups
8:30 AM – Competition Start

Volunteer Information


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Teams will be divisioned by coaches at seeding meeting. Awards will be presented at the event.

β€’                  Teams who win first place in their division qualify for State Basketball, March 8-10 in Bloomington, Illinois.

β€’                  Entries for State Basketball are due by noon on February 6th, 2024. Please send these entries to me and/or Christa (csullivan@soill.org)


Lunch will be provided.

Supporting Documents

2024 High School Basketball Divisions

2024 High School Basketball Proof

2024 Region E HS Basketball Schedule

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€― 



Jan 21 2024


7:00 am - 6:00 pm




Thornwood High School
17101 South Park Ave, South Holland, IL 60473
Christa Sullivan


Christa Sullivan
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