2020 Regional Basketball Tournaments

Southern Maine Tournament

Saturday, March 14th
Check-in 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Competition 9:30 AM
University of Southern Maine at Gorham Campus – Field house & Hill Gym

Central Maine Tournament

Wednesday, March 18th
Registration 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Competition 9:30 AM
University of Maine Orono -Field house & ‘The Pit’

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 28th 2020

Events being offered at each competition:

  • Individual Skills Contests (new event options) – Athletes registering for Individual Skills Contest can only register for 1 of the 3 Levels below.
    • Level I-   Speed Dribble
    • Level II-  Target Pass, 10 Meter Dribble & Shot Shot
    • Level III- 12 Meter Dribble, Perimeter Shooting and Catch & Pass
  • Team Skills Basketball (this event provides meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels)
  • 5v5 Traditional Team Play – Each 5-on-5 team must submit a BSAT score.  Refer to the SOMaine Basketball Rules & Regulations to determine a team’s BSAT score.
  • 5v5 Unified High School and Unified Adult Age Competitions – Unified Competitions will follow the Player Development Model. Each 5-on-5 team must submit a BSAT score. Refer to the SOMaine Basketball Rules & Regulations to determine a team’s BSAT score.

*Again This Year! We will offer Individual Skills Contests (Level I, II or III).  Athletes competing in Individual Skills Contest or Team Skills Basketball cannot participate in 5-on-5 Team Competition. It is the intent of Special Olympics Maine to have as many athletes as possible involved in 5-on-5 team play. The Individual Skills Contests will be available to athletes who are working to build the skills necessary to compete in 5-on-5 play.  The Individual Skills Contests are also available to schools/agencies that do not have enough players to form a team. Any questions, please call the SOME office.

*Again This Year! All Basketball registration forms are Google Forms (much like the Winter Games Registration Forms).  This will allow you to complete each registration form electronically with just a click of a button!  Once you have submitted a registration form you will receive an email confirmation.

Rules and Events – The SOMaine Basketball Rules & Regulations have recently been updated. Please review and share.  You can find the rules and setup information on the new Individual Skills Contest Events within these SOMaine Basketball Rules & Regulations. Click here to review the SOMaine Basketball Rules & Regulations.

Coach Education Policy: ALL registered coaches (Head of Delegation, Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches) must have a current certification for the following; Class A Volunteer Screening, Protective Behaviors Course and Concussion Awareness and Safety Recognition Course. You can find these documents/links on our website at www.somaine.org/sports/coachs-corner/become-a-coach/. If not already completed, they MUST be completed by February 28th.

Head of Delegation: This person is responsible for the entire delegation including; athletes, head coaches and assistant coaches. This person will send and receive pertinent information to and from Special Olympics Maine regarding; registration forms, athlete unified partner and coach requirements.

Head Coach Requirements: Every delegation must assign one certified head coach for every sport that they have athletes competing in. This person is responsible for the entire sports team including; athletes, unified partners and assistant coaches. Head coaches will be the liaison between their sports team and SOME.  For Delegations with more than 1 Team you MUST have a Certified Head Coach for each Team (2 Teams = 2 Head Coaches) If you have questions regarding this policy, call Ian Frank at 879-0489 or email at IanF@somaine.org.

Need to become a certified Head Basketball Head? Special Olympics Maine will be hosting THREE basketball coach’s training schools this year!

***To Register for the CTS at Presque Isle Rec Center on Feb 5th 3-5:30pm, please CLICK HERE 

***To Register for the CTS at AYCC on Feb11th 10am-12:30pm, please CLICK HERE

***To Register for the CTS at USM on Feb 18th 1:30-4pm, please CLICK HERE

Assistant Coaches: Anyone registered with your delegation that is not an SO Athlete, Unified Partner, Head of Delegation or Head Coach. Assistant Coaches will include any other support staff or chaperones. They must have completed the minimum coaching requirements in the SOME Coach Education Policy. This can be found on our website at  www.somaine.org/sports/coachs-corner/become-a-coach/ 

Medicals & Consent Forms: ALL Athletes must have current medical & consent forms on file at Special Olympics Maine’s State Office.  It is your responsibility to insure that these (2) (current/completed) forms are on file here at our office, for every athlete you plan to bring to the games.  If we already have a medical on file for an athlete and it is less than three years old, you don’t need a new one, unless there has been a significant physical/medical change in one of your athletes.  You may email Mike,  MikeL@somaine.org, to check on medicals in your file.  We recommend that you make two copies of each medical/release form – keep one file of all medicals in a safe place and have a file with all your athletes’ medicals that travels with you to events.  Blank Medical and Consent Forms can be downloaded by going to our website: www.somaine.org/sports/athlete-resources/.

Uniforms & Proper Attire: Athletic wear (no jeans) and matching uniforms is highly Sneakers are a must! Non-marking sole sneakers only!

Directions for Completing the 2020 Regional Basketball Tournaments Registration Forms (Deadline for ALL forms is February 28th, 2020)

Registration: All Basketball registration forms are Google Forms (much like the Winter Games). This will allow you to complete each registration form electronically with just a click of a button!  Once you have submitted a registration form you will receive an email confirmation.  We understand that this is a new process and at any time if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office

.  Each Delegation must submit the Basketball Delegation Registration and at least 1 event registration (individual skills, team skills and/or team 5-on-5)

  • Basketball Delegation Registration Form – completed by the Head of Delegation (HOD – person responsible for your team).  You will need the following information to complete this process:
    • HOD Contact Information
    • Assistant coach names (this is anyone that will be registering with your Delegation that is not an athlete, unified partner, HOD or Head Coach)
  • Basketball Individual Skills Contest Registration – only complete for athletes competing in Individual Skills Contest (Level I, II or III). You will need the following information to complete this process:
    • HOD Name & Email
    • Head Basketball Coach Name & Email
    • Individual Skills Contest Athlete name, date of birth, gender and individual contest level
  • Basketball Team Skills Contest Registration – only complete for teams competing in Team Skills Contest.   If your Delegation has more than 1 Team Skills Team to register you will be required to complete this form for the number of teams you are registering. You will need the following information to complete this process:
    • HOD Name & Email
    • Head Basketball Coach Name & Email
    • Team Name (Unique to this team)
    • Team Member name, date of birth and gender
  • Basketball 5-on-5 Traditional & Unified Team Competition Registration – only complete for teams competing in Traditional or Unified Basketball 5-on-5 team play.   If your Delegation has more than 1 team to register you will be required to complete this form for the number of teams you are registering.  You will need the following information to complete this process:
    • HOD Name & Email
    • Head Basketball Coach Name & Email
    • Team Name (Unique to this team)
    • Team Assessment Score
    • Type of Competition (Traditional or Unified Sports)
    • Team Member name, role (athlete or unified partner), date of birth and gender

General Notes:

  • Don’t miss the deadline Friday, February 28th, 2020

If you have questions about Special Olympics Basketball, the enclosed information, or the regional tournaments, don’t hesitate to call us at 879-0489.