Region H Basketball Senior Teams and Skills Competition
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 (co-ed) 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. Teams or individuals who win a gold medal are eligible to advance to the State Basketball Championships held in Normal in March.
This event is a regional qualifier for senior male teams and skills athletes from Region H & F. Teams and skills who receive a gold medal at this competition will advance to the state competition.
Teams will play on four courts and skills competition will take place on the main court.
We have use of the entire facility, three indoor courts, restrooms, locker rooms, concessions and parking.
Seating is available for both skills and team area.
8:00 AM Team registration opens
9:00 AM First hour of games
10:15 AM Opening Ceremony
Approximately 10:45 AM Skills competition begins on the main court (Spectator seating available).
Healthy Athletes – hydration station will be available.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Water bottles are encouraged but water stations will be available.
Opening Ceremony will start after the first hour of games.
Awards will take place on the south side of the track once each division is complete.
Concessions opens at 9 AM.
Lunch available for all registered coaches and athletes starting at 11 AM in the lobby.
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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.
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