Basketball

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.
Basketball

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

  • oct.
    14
    North Las Vegas Police & First Responders Memorial Basketball
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    sá. oct. 14, 2017
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    North Las Vegas
    Nevada
    USA

    North Las Vegas Police & First Responders Memorial Basketball

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    sá. oct. 14, 2017
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    It will be the battle of the badges when Law Enforcement, First Responders and the community take to the basketball courts to earn bragging rights as the best basketball team in all of Las Vegas!  Teams are  limited to 3 - 5 players and registration is only $30 per person.  Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds and those who raise a minimum of $1,000 will have a Special Olympics athlete play on their team. Spectators are welcome and will be asked to make a donation at the door.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Legacy High School
    150 W Deer Springs
    North Las Vegas, Nevada
    USA
  • nov. 05 - nov. 09
    SOEA Regional Basketball Competition
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    do. nov. 5 - ju. nov. 09, 2017
     
    location
    Fuzhou
    China

    SOEA Regional Basketball Competition

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    do. nov. 5 - ju. nov. 09, 2017
     

    You can follow us through Weibo and Wechat @国际特奥会 to get more information.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Fujian Normal University
    China
    Fuzhou
    China
  • abr. 16 - abr. 20
    Special Olympics Australia National Games
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    lu. abr. 16 - vi. abr. 20, 2018
     
    location
    Adelaide
    South Australia
    Australia

    Special Olympics Australia National Games

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    lu. abr. 16 - vi. abr. 20, 2018
     

    The pinnacle event of the Special Olympics Australia calendar, 1,000 athletes with intellectual disability will compete in 11 sports in Adelaide at the 11th National Summer Games. Competition will inlcude: Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling (Tenpin), Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Sailing, Swimming and Tennis.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Adelaide Shores
    Military Rd, West Beach
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Australia
    Events will be held in world class sporting facilities throughout Adelaide.
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  • mar. 14 - mar. 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    ju. mar. 14 - ju. mar. 21, 2019
     
    location
    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    ju. mar. 14 - ju. mar. 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.