Special Olympics Florida

Collier County


Training for the traditional Special Olympics basketball program takes place at Golden Gate Middle School in Naples, and the season runs from November through the beginning of February. Practices are on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, with the skills athletes practicing from 5:30 to 7:00 and the 5 on 5 teams practicing from 6:30 to 8:00.

If you are already registered as an athlete with Special Olympics Florida – Collier County, you can sign up for basketball online.

NOTE: Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools basketball practice schedules are different for each participating school. An athlete may compete as either a Special Olympics athlete or a Unified partner. Please contact the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Coordinator at your school for more information.

2019-2020 Practice Schedule

November 4Practice5:30 to 8:00 PM
November 11Practice5:30 to 8:00 PM
November 18Practice5:30 to 8:00 PM
November 25NO PRACTICE
December 2Practice5:30 to 8:00 PM
December 9Pratice5:30 to 8:00 PM
December 16Practice
(This is also the due date for permission slips for the Sarasota Invitational.)
5:30 to 8:00 PM
December 23NO PRACTICE
December 30NO PRACTICE
January 6Practice5:30 to 8:00 PM
January 11Sarasota InvitationalAll Day
January 13Practice5:30 to 8:00 PM
January 27Practice5:30 to 8:00 PM
February 3Practice5:30 to 8:00 PM
February 7-8Sectional/State Tournament
Tavares, FL
2 Days
February 10Last practice (return uniforms)5:30 to 8:00 PM