South Region Stars' Basketball

The Team

Basketball is popular among Special Olympics athletes. The South Region Stars offers team events as well as individual skills competitions that help athletes train and compete in basic basketball skills before advancing to team play. Our teams are organized by ability-appropriate levels ranging from beginner to high-level athletes. We look forward to another great season of practices and tournaments beginning January 9!


As in past years, basketball practice varies throughout the course of the season. However, all practices will be held at Lincoln Center School, 357 9th Avenue North, South St. Paul. Dates and times are listed below and on the event calendar. (Missing dates are intentional.)


Basketball Skills:
Half Court:
Full Court Teams:

6:15 - 6:45 pm
6:15 - 7:15 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm

9, 23, 30

6, 13, 27

6, 13, 20


Basketball Skills:
Half Court:
Full Court Teams:

6:15 - 6:45 pm
6:15 - 7:15 pm
7:00 – 8:30 pm

1, 8, 15, 22

2, 9, 16


Registration is open for the 2017 Basketball season. Don't forget that we need each participant to fill out the Registration Form (COMPLETELY). If participating in the state tournament, there will be a $25 registration fee.

Contact Us

Patti Staples, Coach


Area 12 Basketball Tournament

Saturday, February 4
Hastings High School

Hastings, MN

State Basketball Tournament

March 24-26, 2017
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105 $25

It's a Team Sport

  • Gold Team
    Our most competitive and experienced players
  • Blue Team
    Very competitive players and experienced younger players
  • White Team
    Full Court – more of a beginning Full Court Team
  • Unified Team
    Full Court – 3 Non-Special Olympics athletes can play alongside our Full Court Players
  • Half Court Teams
    (3-on-3) Teams – not quite ready for Full Court yet
  • Basketball Skills
    (3-on-3) compete in shooting, passing, dribbling


  • Eligibility: Athletes cannot be allowed to practice or compete unless they have an up-to-date application and physical on file with Special Olympics of Minnesota.
  • Check Conflicts: Please add the competition schedule to your calendar so that if you are planning a vacation, you can try to work around these dates. Keep in mind that athletes must compete at the area tournament in order to compete in the state competition.
  • Remain on Site: If you are sending an athlete who is a beginner; requires one-on-one attention; or has a behavioral issue, the athlete must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is to remain with the athlete.
  • Group Homes: Out of respect for all athletes who want to participant, we ask that you provide us with one Level 1 coach when bringing three or more athletes to practice and competition. We are required to document a specific ratio of athletes to coaches; if we can't meet our ratio, some athletes may not be able to participate.