Basketball has players of all ages and all abilities, from young players learning to handle the ball and keep it under control while dribbling to older, more experienced players who have the moves and know more advanced strategies.

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics Minnesota based on ability level and age to give them a competitive experience.

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team. This sport also offers Individual Skills, which gives lower-ability or new athletes a chance to compete and showcase the skills they are learning in that sport.

Events

Full court competition: 5-on-5
Half court competition: 3-on-3
Unified full court competition: 5-on-5
Individual skills: 10m dribble, target pass, spot shot
Modified individual skills: Speed dribble, target pass, spot shot
Unified skills: 10m dribble, target pass, spot shot
Modified Unified skills: Speed dribble, target pass, spot shot

Competition Season

Basketball competitions take place April through June.

Become a Coach!

Level 1 Training

All coaches who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified. Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport.

Coaching Resources

SOMN Basketball Handbook
Level 2 Training
UPCOMING BASKETBALL EVENTS