SOILL Shooting Game

Game Description 

S-O-I-L-L is a basketball shooting competition that takes place over Zoom in the same vein of the gym class game of H-O-R-S-E. Competition is between two Special Olympics Illinois athletes or two Unified Pairs.   The athlete or Unified Pair who reaches S-O-I-L-L 1st or has the most letters at the end of the match loses.

Time Commitment

Matches will take place over zoom over the course of weeks in March and will culminate with an overall winner.  Athletes who are chosen to participate in this tournament will be asked to fill out a availability sheet and based on that we will create game times.  Most games should take place during the day on a week day.

Athlete Selection

  • Athletes will be chosen on a 1st come 1st served basis.
  • Athletes will be notified if they are selected to compete.

Participant Requirements 

  • A Basketball. 
  • Access to a basketball hoop (Driveway, Park or Indoor Court). indoor COVID-19 safety protocols should be used when using an indoor court.  
  • Athletes need a valid Med App or Virtual Sports Waiver on file with SOILL to participate.   
  • Class A Unified Partner registration is needed to participate as a Unified Partner in this event. 
  • Participants will need to be available multiple times during the weekday for this event for 1st matches, Elite 8 and Championship games.  Those not able to participate during the assigned time slots will forfeit their game. 
  • Access to a basketball hoop in a common 8-10 foot height range. 

Tech Requirements 

  • Ability to use a video device with access to the internet. 
  • Ability to log into Zoom. 
  • Ability to utilize video and sound on Zoom. 
  • Ability to have an additional person from your household to video you playing the game (Not required but highly recommended).

Standard Game Structure  

  • 5 minutes: Technology/Camera Check, Introductions, Review of Rules and Coin Flip 
  • 25 minutes: Competition (25 min running clock.  Clock will not stop)  
  • 5 minutes: Overtime if required 
  • 5 minutes: Announcement of winners   
  • The tournament will be single elimination.


Complete List of Game Rules

Thank you for your interest in the S-O-I-L-L shooting competition.  Registration is currently full for the month of March but please use the form below to put yourself on a waiting list April.  All April competitors will be contacted in late March. 

SOILL Shooting Game Registration Form

  • In consideration of participating in Special Olympics Illinois virtual competitions or activities (“Activity”), I represent that I understand the nature of the activity and that I or my minor child/ward am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. I understand that a physician’s approval is highly recommended prior to participating in any type of fitness or exercise activity, and I hereby represent that I have either obtained a signed approval from my or my child’s/ward’s physician or that I or my minor child/ward acknowledge the risks inherent in such Activity but have elected to engage in said Activity without seeking prior approval by a physician. I acknowledge that if I or my minor child/ward believe event conditions are unsafe, I or my minor child/ward will immediately discontinue participation in the Activity.

    I fully understand that the Activity involves risks of serious bodily injury, including viral infections, bacterial infections and other communicable diseases and illnesses, permanent disability, paralysis and death, which may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, those of others participating in the event, the conditions in which the event takes place, or the negligence of the "releasees" named below; and that there may be other risks either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I or my minor child/ward incur as a result of my or my minor child’s/ward’s participation in the Activity.

    I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Special Olympics Inc., Special Olympics Illinois, its respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the "RELEASEES" herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the "releasees" or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release, waiver of liability, and assumption of risk I, or anyone on my and/or my minor child's/ward’s behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releasees from any loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

    I have read this RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, AND PARENTAL/GUARDIAN CONSENT AGREEMENT, understand that I have given up substantial rights by registering for this event and procedure forward freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.

    I give permission to Special Olympics Inc. and Special Olympics Illinois (collectively Special Olympics) and any of it employees, contractors, coaches or representatives to use my name and photo/video likeness in all forms to spread the mission and objectives of Special Olympics and for use in media for advertising, exposition displays, trade and any other lawful purpose.

  • Individuals under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign this form. If an individual is 18 or older, they may electronically sign this form themselves.

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