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
March 23rd Basketball Schedules – All Basketball games start at 10am
March 24th Basketball Schedules – All Basketball Games start at 9am
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
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)
Wendy Kelly, Director of Community Outreach & Partnerships firstname.lastname@example.org