Basketball is a favorite sport among our athletes. Players take it up at all ages and at all abilities, from young players learning to handle the ball to older, more experienced players who have the moves and know the strategies to play challenging ball.
Basketball is the largest sport in Area 26, and one of the largest in Virginia. We have over 60 traditional and 20 unified teams, at levels from Beginner to Expert.
Our season runs from November to the end of March, and we have several tournaments, beginning in January, and culminating in our own separate State Championships
Coordinator: Elaine Tilton
The schedule for the 2019-20 season will be published soon, and this page will be updated at that point
Many of the rules for Basketball in Special Olympics are the same as High School and College, but there ARE some differences. Click the box for the Rules manual.
Basketball events occur throughout the Area. Practice and game locations will be provided by the coaches as they are finalized.
Action shots and basketball teams
Area 26 BBall Teams at tournaments and events around the region...