Region J 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
- Individual Skills Competition – Target Pass, 10 Meter Dribble, Spot Shot
This event is offering Traditional Basketball Skills and Advanced Basketball Skills.
Check-in at 9:00 AM. Subject to change depending on event numbers. Groups may be asked to arrive at scheduled times instead of all at once to keep numbers within the acceptable range.
This event is open to all registered Region J athletes with a valid med app. Registered athletes, coaches, key volunteers, and SOILL staff will be allowed into the civic center after symptom checks are completed. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and per Special Olympics policy, spectators will have to remain in the parking lot and will not be granted access to the Civic Center. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.
Food/Drink: Food and drinks WILL NOT be served at this event. Athletes should bring their own snack (if needed) and their own filled water bottle for their personal use.
Competition/Awards: This competition is an exhibition event. Athletes will be awarded certificates in place of medals. Certificates will be emailed to the SOAD or Head Coach the week following the event. There is NO advancement to state from this event. Please ensure athletes and families are aware of the change for this year.
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 in-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.