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Coaching Basketball Quiz

Coaches, this quiz will help you test your knowledge of Special Olympics Basketball.

1) The Basketball Skills Assessment Card is a useful tool for coaches because:

  • The Assessment Card helps coaches determine the events in which athletes will compete
  • The Assessment Card establishes athletes’ baseline training areas
  • The Assessment Card assists coaches in grouping athletes of similar ability into training teams
  • The Assessment Card measures athletes’ progression
  • The Assessment Card helps coaches determine athletes’ daily training schedules
  • All of the above
2) What Special Olympics basketball competition opportunity is most appropriate for an athlete who has slow reactions, is unable to dribble the ball for more than 10 meters, does not move to catch a slow moving ball, and does not actively participate in basketball practices?

  • 3 v 3 Basketball
  • Team Skills Basketball
  • Unified Sports Basketball
  • Individual Skills Contest
3) Stationary dribbling activities are recommended for athletes who:

  • Take too many dribbles
  • Push the ball too far in front of them
  • Struggle with rebounding
  • All of the above
4) A target pass activity is recommended for athletes who:

  • Have a soft chest pass
  • Have a high bounce pass
  • Struggle to pass on-target
  • All of the above
5) When teaching the two-handed bounce pass, two key phrases to emphasize are:

  • "Step and push" and "follow through"
  • "Hand behind" and "backspin"
  • "Relax and give" and "protect"
  • "Give a target" and "get behind the ball"
6) When lining up in rebounding positions during a free-throw:


  • The offensive players line up to the left of the foul shooter and the defensive players line up to the right of the foul shooter
  • There is no rule that dictates how offensive and defensive players should line up; spots are claimed by players who get to them first
  • Offensive and defensive players should alternate spaces with offensive players closest to the baseline
  • Offensive and defensive players should alternate spaces with defensive players closest to the baseline
7) During Special Olympics basketball competitions, athletes occupying rebound positions during a free-throw may not move from their spots until:


  • The ball has touched the rim
  • The referee blows his or her whistle
  • The ball has left the shooter’s hands
  • The free-throw shooter steps over the shooting line
8) During Special Olympics basketball competitions, an athlete shooting a free-throw may not leave his or her position until:

  • The ball has touched the rim
  • The referee blows his or her whistle
  • The ball has left the shooter’s hands
  • The free-throw shooter steps over the shooting line
9) During Special Olympics basketball competitions, offensive players can be in the free throw lane for ______ seconds before a lane violation is called.


  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
10) Special Olympics basketball competitions begin with a:

  • Coin toss to determine first possession
  • Jump ball
  • Throw-in from the home team
  • Throw-in from the visiting team
11) True or false: During Special Olympics basketball competitions, players are allowed to move onto or around the circle before a jump ball is tossed in the air.


  • True
  • False
12) Which of the following is not a Special Olympics basketball competition adaptation?

  • An athlete may take two steps beyond what is permitted by FIBA rules, as long as they do not gain a competitive advantage from the extra steps
  • A free-throw shooter has 10 seconds to shoot the ball
  • During a frontcourt throw-in, the ball can be thrown directly into backcourt
  • Double dribble violations will not be called by referees
13) True or false: During 3-on-3 competitions, players fouled during the act of shooting are awarded free-throws.


  • True
  • False
14) True or false: During 3-on-3 competitions, there are no jump balls at all.

  • True
  • False
15) A Unified Sports basketball roster consists of:

  • About eight athletes and two partners
  • About one athlete and nine partners
  • A proportionate number of athletes and partners
16) True or false: Player-coaches are allowed in Special Olympics Unified basketball competitions.

  • True
  • False
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