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 4||Practice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|November 11||Practice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|November 18||Practice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|November 25||NO PRACTICE|
|December 2||Practice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|December 9||Pratice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
(This is also the due date for permission slips for the Sarasota Invitational.)
|5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|December 23||NO PRACTICE|
|December 30||NO PRACTICE|
|January 6||Practice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|January 11||Sarasota Invitational||All Day|
|January 13||Practice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|January 20||NO PRACTICE|
|January 27||Practice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|February 3||Practice||5:30 to 8:00 PM|
|February 7-8||Sectional/State Tournament|
|February 10||Last practice (return uniforms)||5:30 to 8:00 PM|