SPORT SEASON
January - March

Basketball is one of the more popular 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.

Expand Your Knowledge

We believe it is important for our coaches to receive certification training in order to provide them with the tools needed to help our athletes have a positive sport experience.  By taking the online certification training, coaches will learn best practices when approaching sports training with our athletes. Certification is required for certain coaching situations and recommended for all coaches.   Please also make sure to check out the SONC/SONV Rules and the National Governing Body Rules for Basketball (below).

Initial Certification

If you have never taken a certification course online or in person, this is the training for you!  You may also take this full course to re-certify

Re-certification

If your certification is expiring soon, or expired within the last year, take our re-certification quiz to keep your certified status

Basketball Rules

Learn about the official Special Olympics Northern California rules and adaptations.   

National Governing Body

Learn about the official basketball rules