Special Olympics International
Established in 1968, Special Olympics Basketball is a version of the sport offered for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Basketball is one of the top sports played throughout Special Olympics for athletes of all ages and abilities. It offers adaptations to the FIBA rules that are optional during team competition. Examples of adaptations include: length of the game, two steps before a traveling violation, and 10 seconds to shoot a free throw. For more information on Special Olympics Basketball refer to this fact sheet. The Special Olympics website has several resources to help in training and coaching of basketball for people with intellectual disabilities and the official rules can be viewed here.