Basketball Schedule

Basketball is generally held from January to early March each year.
  • Practices:  Check back for 2022
  • Due to the short season – ATHLETES CAN ONLY MISS 1 PRACTICE
  • District Tournament in Dickinson: Check back for 2022
  • Area Tournament in Mandan: Check back for 2022
  • State Tournament in Minot: Check back for 2022
    • Minot State University Dome (main location) and other locations in Minot

Basketball Description:

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.

It’s also one of the favorite sports for the Special Olympics Unified Sports initiative, when players with and without intellectual disabilities form teams to play other unified teams. It’s a learning experience that’s also a lot of fun.