Special Olympics team huddle

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

2018 State Basketball Tournament

March 23-24, 2018
University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Special Olympics Utah’s 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.

  • Student Life Center – 3v3 Basketball  Court 1&2
  • Student Life Center – Division 1 Traditional 5v5 Basketball
  • HPER E101 Unified Sports Basketball
  • HPER  N101 Division 2&3 Traditional 5v5 Basketball
  • HPER W106 Division 4&5 Traditional 5v5 Basketball
2018 State Basketball Tournament Coach and Information Guide
March 23rd Basketball Schedules – All  Basketball games start at 10am

State Basketball 3v3 Pool Play Schedule

State Basketball 5v5 Traditional Matchlist March 23rd

State Basketball Unified Spots Basketball

State Basketball MATP March 23rd

March 24th Basketball Schedules – All Basketball Games start at 9am

Basketball Skills Level 1 March 24th

State Basketball Skills Level 2 March 24th

5v5 Final Match Lists Saturday

5v5 Unified Final Match Lists Saturday

UPDATED 3v3 Final Match Lists Saturday

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Basketball 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 28, 2018

Delegation Resource

2018 State Basketball Tournament Coach and Information Guide

2018 State Basketball Tournament Games Guide

Basketball-Sports-Rules

3on3 Basketball Rules

Motor Activity Training Program – MATP Coaches Guide

Questions concerning registration contact Alisa Graham at graham@sout.org


Registration

To participate complete the following registration forms by following the links provided.

Coaches’ Roster

Basketball Registration (team and skills)

** 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.

Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) Registration Form

Housing Request Form

Cot Request Form (for housing)

 


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