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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Basketball Events

  • май
    07
    Unified Champions High School Basketball Finals
    Вс май 07, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Warwick
    Rhode Island
    USA

    Unified Champions High School Basketball Finals

    Вс май 07, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    200 athletes and unified partners from 10 schools will participate in The Unified Champion High School Basketball Finals on Sunday, May 7th at Bishop Hendricken High School beginning at 12pm.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Bishop Hendricken High School
    2615 Warwick Avenue
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    USA
  • май 25 - май 28
    2017 Texas Summer Games
    Чт май 25 - Вс май 28, 2017
     
    8 venues
    USA

    2017 Texas Summer Games

    Чт май 25 - Вс май 28, 2017
     

    The 2017 Summer Games will feature competition in Athletics, Basketball, Cycling, Gymnastics and Tennis for more than 3,000 Texas athletes.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University of Texas at Arlington
    300 W. First Street
    Arlington
    USA
    Opening Ceremonies and Athletics
    UT Arlington - Maverick Stadium
    1307 W. Mitchell
    Arlington, Texas
    USA
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  • июл 07 - июл 09
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
    Пт июл 7 - Вс июл 09, 2017
     
    5 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

    Пт июл 7 - Вс июл 09, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Basketball, Bocce, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball and Swimming
    Family Leisure Centre
    2000 Division Ave N.
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
    5-pin Bowling and 10-pin Bowling
    Panorama Bowling Lanes
    820 FA Ave SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
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