Region I Basketball Skills
What is 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. Teams or individuals who win a gold medal are eligible to advance to the State Basketball Championships held in Normal in March.
Basketball Events Offered in Illinois
- 5-on-5 Team Competition – Junior, High School and Senior age groups
- Individual Skills Competition – Target Pass, 10-Meter Dribble, Spot Shot
Individual Skills – Athletes will be grouped by divisions and escorted to all 3 basketball skills. Once all skills are completed athletes will go to the awards staging and wait to be awarded. Athletes that receive gold will move on to the State competition in March at ISU.
Bleacher seating, free parking, bathrooms available, but no locker rooms.
9:00 AM – Agency Registration
9:45 AM – Opening Ceremonies
10:00 AM – Competition Begins
1:00 PM – Completion of Skills event (approximate end time)
One of Special Olympics’ Global Messengers will be part of Opening Ceremony.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Teams should bring their own water bottles. Athletes need to be dressed to compete, wear athletic shoes (no boots/dress shoes), shorts or athletic pants (no jeans) and no jewelry or medals/ribbons to be worn during competition.
Awards will follow after the completion of each division.
Lunch will not be provided.
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.
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