Basketball State Tournament
The Basketball State Tournament includes team from all five Areas and several school programs. The tournament takes place at the University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center, located on the UD athetic complex in Newark.
Qualifying Tournament: Sunday, March 3, 3019 at St. Andew's School
State Tournament: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware
Levels of Competition
Traditional: 5 v 5 full-court competition
Unified: 5 v 5 full-court competition with three Special Olympics athletes and two Unified Partners on each team
Halfcourt: 3 v 3 halfcourt competition
Skills Competition: Basic, Standard and Advanced Skills
Young Athletes Demonstration: children ages 7 and younger
Teams are divisioned based on age and ability.
Visit our basketball sports page for more information.
History and Facts
State Tournament games are officiated by high school referees who are members of IAABO Board 11. The officials volunteer their time.
- The first basketball event nationally took place in 1968 at the inaugural Special Olympics Summer Games, held in Chicago.
- More than 450,000 athletes participate in basketball worldwide.
- Concessions will be available for purchase.
- Directions to the UD athletic complex.