**All dates and events are tentative and subject to change

We are excited to host Regional Basketball and Track & Field Competitions throughout the state.  Although these events will be smaller in numbers, we still hope to provide the full Special Olympics Minnesota experience including Opening Ceremonies, FANstop, health activities, giveaways, competition and awards!

Safety is our number one priority. All participants will be scheduled into smaller shifts to eliminate large groups congregating on site.

April 10: Regional Basketball Skills Competition at Hastings High School 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registrations due March 28, paperwork due April 4

April 18: Regional Basketball Skills Competition at St. Michael/Albertville High School Activity Center 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Registrations due April 4, paperwork due April 11

May 22: Regional Basketball Skills and Track & Field Competition at Redwood Valley High School
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. basketball, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. track
Registrations due May 9, paperwork due May 16

May 23: Regional Track & Field Competition at Breck School 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registrations due May 9, paperwork due May 16

May 23: Regional Track & Field Competition at Hastings Middle School 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registrations due May 9, paperwork due May 16

June 5: Regional Basketball Skills and Track & Field Competition at Grand Rapids High School
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. basketball, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. track
Registrations due May 23, paperwork due May 30

Basketball

How to register?

Delegations must register in advance using Online Registration. If your delegation is not participating and you would like to come on your own you may do so by emailing us at [email protected] with what date and venue you would like to attend. Participants should register for one event, either individual skills (10m dribble or speed dribble) or all-star skills. Qualifying scores are NOT needed.

What the competition looks like?

Participants will be scheduled for a designated time to arrive, complete the COVID-19 screening prior to entering the gym and then compete in Individual Skills stations, a free throw contest and a health & wellness event.

What events are offered?

  • Individuals skills – shooting, dribbling (10m or speed), passing. Traditional skills events recommended for participants who typically participate in individual skills or half court basketball
  • All Star Skills Challenge – Recommended for participants who typically participate in full court or Unified basketball
  • 3 vs 3 or 5 vs 5 – games and scrimmages aren’t offered this year
  • Health & Wellness event – TBD

Track & Field

How to register?

Delegations must register in advance using Online Registration. Athletes and Unified Partners must register with their delegation. If a delegation is not offering Return to Play in-person practices, the participant must still register with their delegation and attend with a certified coach. Qualifying scores are NOT needed. Be sure to register athletes online for any additional assistance they may need.

What the competition looks like?

SOMN will limit the amount of people on site at this event by scheduling a limited number of delegations at a time. Once a delegation has arrived they will be directed to a COVID-19 screening station where all participants will complete the screening before being admitted into the event area.  After a participant completes the screening they will be directed to separate waiting area that is designated for one delegation per waiting area.

For this event we will schedule athletes into smaller groups and these groups will be the one they stay with for the duration of the event. Groups will compete in each event station at the same time and then rotate to the next station to compete and so on until all event stations are completed.

What events are offered?

  • Track – 25m, 50m, 100m, 200m *participants can run, walk, or use an assisted device or wheelchair
  • Field – Long Jump (standing or running), Shot Put or Softball/Tennis Ball Throw *participants will get two attempts in each field event
  • Health & Wellness – TBD

*Athletes and Unified Partners may compete in as many events as they would like but they must stay with their group the entire time

How is this event divisioned and awarded?

Participants will get points for each activity and receive an overall point total at the conclusion of the event. They will be awarded based on how they do within their group.