Region G Basketball Skills

What Is Basketball?

One of the most popular sports in Illinois, basketball provides competition for both teams and individuals, as well as individual skills events, like this one. Individuals can compete in the 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 and individual skills compete locally at a region-qualifying event. Teams or individuals who win a gold medal are eligible to advance to the State Basketball Tournament, which is held in Normal in March.

Skills Events

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

Additional Basketball Events Offered in Illinois

  • Five-on-five team competition – junior, high school and senior age groups

Competition Information

All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete all three skills consecutively. Athletes will be scored and awarded based on their division and total score. Gold medal winners will advance to State Basketball Tournament.

Facility Information

ICC will be providing their main basketball court for this event. Bathrooms are available. Parking is available in their main lot.

Event Details

Registration starts at 8:00 AM, followed by Opening Ceremony at 9:00 AM. Games begin immediately after Opening Ceremony.

Volunteer Information

Please click on the button below to register to volunteer.


Athletes should bring their own water bottles.


Awards will be given once a division is complete.


Snacks and water will be provided to registered athletes and coaches.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state championship competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, which supports Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

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€―Twitter.β€― 

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 28 2024


9:00 am - 1:00 pm




ICC CougarPlex
1 College Dr. Peoria, IL 61635
Bailey Brenner


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