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Basketball

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.  As with all of our sports, basketball is structured so that athletes compete with other athletes of similar ability in equitable divisions.  The South Region Stars has several teams to allow greater participation.

Where and When

All teams should meet at Lincoln Center Elementary (357 9th Ave N, South St Paul, MN 55075) on March 27 for orientation and to get team assignments and practice locations.

Coaches

WE NEED COACHES

If we do not have enough volunteers, we will need to ask family, friends or staff to assist with our teams, providing us an ability to accommodate everyone who registers. If we do not receive this help as needed, we will need to limit the number of players!!

Team Assignments

Athletes will be assigned to teams on a first-come, first-serve, first-paid basis – so you must pay the $25 fee in order to be placed on a team.  If the fee isn’t included with your registration form, you will not be placed on a team until the fee is paid – by then, some of the upper level teams may already be full – so pay the fee now to assure yourself a spot!

Special Consideration

For safety purposes, athletes who are just beginning to play, are still learning, or have behavior problems MUST have a chaperone remain at the court throughout the practice.

AREA 12 TOURNAMENT

Saturday, April 27th
Hastings High School
200 General Sieben Dr
Hastings, MN 55033
Free

STATE TOURNAMENT

Friday-Sunday, June 21-23
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
$25 registration fee

 

To Register

  1. Make sure you have an up-to-date application on file with Special Olympics of Minnesota We are unable cannot let athletes participate in practice or competition until this is completed. Click here for a link to the application.
  2. If you plan to compete, make sure to review the dates with your calendar to ensure you don’t already have a conflict.
  3. Complete the basketball registration form COMPLETELY. This provides us with important information.
  4. Don’t forget to include a $25 registration fee for the state tournament (scholarships available). There is no fee to compete at area competitions.
Gold Team:  Full Court – very competitive and experienced players
White Team:  Full Court – still competitive, yet at a slower pace.
Blue and Red Teams:  Half Court – not quite ready for Full Court yet.
Basketball Skills Competitioncompete in shooting, passing, and dribbling only
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Wed 27

Basketball Practice

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jamie Lerbs
jlerbs1@msn.com