Basketball

Basketball is a favorite Special Olympics sport. This basketball sport center draws together sport news and stories, upcoming events and links to the Special Olympics Basketball Coaching Guide.

Top Sport

Basketball is one of the top sports at Special Olympics. Players take it up at all ages and at 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 the strategies to play challenging ball.

It's also one of the favorite sports for the Special Olympics Unified Sports initiative, when players with and without intellectual disabilities form teams to play other unified teams. It's a learning experience that's also a lot of fun.

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

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Upcoming Basketball Events

  • Feb
    14
    Central Basketball League
    Feb 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Lawrence Township
    New Jersey
    Central Basketball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the court during a day of basketball competition.

    For more information

    Feb 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Notre Dame High School
    Lawrence Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    14
    South Basketball League
    Feb 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    South Basketball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the court during a day of basketball competition.

    For more information

    Feb 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    South Basketball League
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    14
    East Basketball League
    Feb 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Old Bridge
    New Jersey
    East Basketball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the court during a day of basketball competition.

    For more information

    Feb 14, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Carl Sandburg Middle School
    Old Bridge, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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