Region E Basketball Skills South

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: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete all 3 skills: Dribbling, Shooting, and Passing. Athletes will be put in divisions prior to 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.

Facility Information

Enter the school parking lot from Maple Street.

Event Details

8:00 AM – Volunteer Check-in
8:15 AM – Team Check-in
8:45 AM – Staging
9:00 AM – Competition Start

Volunteer Information


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


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.


A snack and a water bottle will be provided.

Supporting Documents

2024 South Basketball Skills Proof with Divisions

2024 South Skills 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 and X.  


Feb 03 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm




Manteno High School
443 N. Maple St., Manteno, IL 60950
Christa Sullivan


Christa Sullivan
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