Region E Basketball Skills

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.

Basketball Events Offered in Illinois

  • 5-on-5 Team Competition – Junior, High School and Senior age groups

Developmental Events

  • Individual Skills Competition – Target Pass, 10 Meter Dribble, Spot Shot


Individual Skills: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete all 3 skills. Athletes will be scored and divisioned after the event.

We have been provided with both sides of the gym. We are the only event this day so we have no time constraints.

Only 25 people allowed, so only 1-2 agencies will be at the event at the same time.

Check in will begin at 8:45 am.

We need to go through COVID screening procedures and temperature checks on every attendee upon arrival. If you are not providing transportation, make sure a coach arrives before your athletes so that the coach can bring all athletes to check in and screening together.

Agencies can start once they are checked in and screened since we are utilizing coaches for scoring and athlete escorts.  Once your agency has completed the skills, agencies are expected to depart promptly.

The time listed next to your agency is the time you should arrive.  Arrival Schedule

Agencies are responsible for PPEs and water. If possible, agencies are asked to bring their own basketballs.

Final Divisions will be created after the competition based on final score. Award certificates will be sent to all coaches. There will not be an awards ceremony.

No food or water will be provided.

As of now, the weather is calling for MORE snow (yuck!). If you are unable to make the event or are running late to your assigned check in time, please promptly contact Patty at 708-997-0701


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.


Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks.  Athletes and coaches must bring their own.

To make sure we abide by the 50 person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event.  It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.

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. 


Feb 21 2021


8:45 am - 3:00 pm




Joliet Park District
3000 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL 60435
Annie Riddering


Annie Riddering
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