Basketball is a favorite among Special Olympics athletes. In addition to team competition, Special Olympics Basketball also offers individual skills competition, which allows athletes to train and compete in basic basketball skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team play. These events include target pass, ten-meter dribble and spot shot.

The range of events is intended to offer competition opportunities for athletes of all abilities.

Team Competition

The following basketball events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:

Individual Skills Contest

  • Target Pass
  • 10-Meter Dribble
  • Spot Shot

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This sport is offered in the following locations:

Inland Empire
(Barstow, Fontana, Central River, Chino Hills, Desert, Menifee, Mojave, Rebels, Temecula, West San Bernardino)

Kern County

Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley

Orange County

San Diego County

San Luis Obispo County

Santa Barbara County

Northern Santa Barbara

Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley

Ventura County