Special Olympics Individual Skills Basketball

Individual Skills Basketball is a great way for any athelete to improve on their skills and learn the basics of basketball.  If an athelete is not ready to play half court or full court basketball, we suggest individual skills.  Some skills they work on are: passing, dribbling, shooting and the basic rules of basketball.

Below is some additional information...



Forms and Fees

All athletes must have a LEEP Registration Form and Special Olympic Form on file at LEEP to participate.  The Special Olympics form must be completed every three years.  These forms can sometimes take time to complete because they do require a physician’s signature and athletes are not able to participate without them.  If you are not sure if you have these forms completed, please call LEEP at 507-387-5122.  All registration fees and membership fees must be paid by the FIRST day of practice, or athletes will receive a $5 late fee.  Athletes will not be able to attend the Area Special Olympics Tournament unless their fees have been paid. If an athlete is having financial difficulties, LEEP does have some scholarship funds available. Please contact Amanda at 507-387-5122.

What to Wear for Practice?

All athletes should be dressed and ready to start as soon as practice begins.  We only have an hour each practice and don’t want to waste any time waiting for people who are late or not dressed.  For the safety of the athletes, they should wear appropriate active clothing gear to practice with tennis/gym shoes that lace up. 


Due to Minnesota’s unpredictable weather, LEEP is very cautious.  Should we cancel a practice, we will leave a message on LEEP’s cancellation voicemail 507-387-9996 announcing any changes or cancellations.  Please confirm practices before arriving to the facility. With this new policy athletes will no longer be receiving individual calls to be notified of cancelled practices!! All cancellation decisions will be made by 1 pm on the day of practice. Keep in mind that if ISD77 public school activities are canceled due to weather, all LEEP practices are also automatically cancelled.

Special Olympics Area Competition

The Area 9 Special Olympics competition is usually in mid February and held at Gustavus Adolphus College located in St. Peter. The tournament is not required but it is important to note that athletes must attend the area competition in order to qualify for the state tournament.

Special Olympics Regional Competition

The Regionals Special Olympics competition is usually in early to mid March. The tournament is not required.

Special Olympics State Competition 

The State Competition for Special Olympics is held in late March each year. Unfortunately, not all athletes are eligible to attend the State Competition.


Special Olympics practices are held at a school facility.  Tobacco products are prohibited by Special Olympics and there is absolutely no smoking on school grounds.  If you do feel the need to use these products, please do so before you arrive or after you leave the facility.  Also, LEEP is not responsible for supervision of participants before or after designated practice times so it is important that your transportation rides are on time. Thank you!

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If you have any questions please contact the LEEP Office 507-387-5122 or

by email at info@mankatoleep.org.