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Basketball is new to Special Olympics Canada and is a pilot program only played at the local level. There are no competitions provincially or nationally at this time.

Basketball is a favourite among Special Olympics athletes. In addition to team competition, Special Olympics Basketball also offers individual skills competition, which allows athletes to train and compete in basic basketball skills.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.

Basketball Events

    • Team Competition
    • Half-Court Basketball: 3-on-3 Competition

The following events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels: 

    • Individual Skills Contest
    • Speed Dribble
    • Team Skills Basketball
    • Unified Sports Individual Skills Competition (one athlete and one Partner, the final score the sum of each competitor’s total score)