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

Developmental Events

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

Competition Information

Individual skills: Athletes entered into individual skills will be given the opportunity to complete all three skills. Athletes will be divisioned, scored, and awarded.

Player development skills: Athletes entered into player development skills will be given the opportunity to complete all three skills with coach assistance. Athletes will receive a player development ribbon.

Facility Information

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Event Details

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Volunteer Information

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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.

Player development athletes will be given a player development ribbon after their participation.


Lunch will be provided.

Supporting Documents

2023 North Skills Coach Proof 1-12-23

2023 North Skills Schedule

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 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 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.

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines. Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

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:


Jan 22 2023


9:00 am - 6:00 pm




Evergreen Park High School
9901 South Kedzie, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Annie Riddering


Annie Riddering
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