2018 State Basketball Tournament
March 23-24, 2018
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
State Basketball Tournament 2018 season will show case athlete’s skills in 3v3 Traditional, 5v5 Traditional and Unified Sports® Basketball, Basketball Skills Level I and Level II, and MATP. This state events gives an opportunity for all athletes with varying skills levels to participate in basketball.
There will not be area competition for basketball.
Athlete can only compete on one team. For example, athletes cannot play on a 3v3 team and a 5v5 team or compete in skills and with a 3v3 team. They must choose one event in basketball to
INDIVIDUAL SKILLS RULES – There are 2 levels of Individual Skills Competition
Basketball Skills Level I:
Three events make up Level 1 Individual Skills Competition: Target Pass, 10 Meter Dribble and Spot Shot. The athlete’s final score is determined by adding together the scores achieved in each of these three events. Athletes will be pre-divisioned according to their total scores from these three events. Each event is diagrammed with instructions in the Special Olympics Basketball Rules starting on page 4.
Basketball Skills Level II:
Three events make up the Level 2 Individual Skills Competition: 12 Meter Dribble, Catch & Pass and Perimeter Shooting. The athlete’s final individual score is determined by adding together the scores achieved in each of these three events. Athletes will be pre-divisioned according to their total scores from these three events. Each event is diagrammed on page 7.
*Level II is more challenging then level 1 and athletes should move into Level II Skills Competition when they have master Level I Skills Competition.
3-on-3 vs 5-on-5 Basketball
- 3v3 basketballs is to be used as a step between Skills and 5v5. An athlete that struggles with ball handling, passing, movement, game awareness, shooting, or being able to run the full court could be a candidate for 3v3. Use the Basketball Team Assessment when evaluating an athlete to help determine if a player should be on 3v3 or 5v5. A possible standard that can be used is if an athlete scores on average of 2-3 on the assessment, they would be a good fit for 3v3. Athletes scoring an average above 4 on the assessment would be a good fit for 5v5.
Registration for State Basketball Tournament is due February 26, 2018
2018 State Basketball Tournament Games Guide (coming soon)
2018 Basketball Tournament Schedule (coming soon)
Questions concerning registration contact Alisa Graham at email@example.com
To participate complete the following registration forms by following the links provided.
** When registering you will notice slots for 10 athletes. When registering 3v3 basketball team, please register up to 6 athletes on a team (no more). When registering 5v5 basketball team you can register up too 10 players.
- Basketball Team Assessment (for calculating individual assessment scores only)
Bailee Carlson, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org