Region E Basketball Skills North
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
- 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, and Passing. Athletes will be put in divisions before the event.
- We will not be serving lunch, but a snack will be provided.
- We moved up registration to give coaches more time to check in, so there shouldn’t be a need to arrive any earlier than 8:15am.
- All athletes need to wear athletic wear. Athletes will not be allowed to compete while wearing jeans or other inappropriate clothing.
- If athletes have not arrived by their scheduled staging time, they will be considered scratched for the day and will not be able to participate.
Continue past the main entrance and enter through the Sports Gate.
8:00 AM – Volunteer Check-in
8:15 AM – Team Check-in
8:45 AM- Staging
9:00 AM – Competition Start
Please provide your own PPE, athletic wear and water.
Individual skills athletes will be divisioned, scored, and placed. Athletes will be awarded at the event.
A snack and a water bottle will be provided.
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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