Basketball

Owen Sound Sure Shots

Basketball is one of the top sports at Special Olympics. Players take it up at all ages and at all abilities, from young players learning to handle the ball and keep it under control while dribbling to older, more experienced players who have the moves and know the strategies to play challenging ball.  Basketball is a favorite Special Olympics sport. It's also one of the favorite sports for the Special Olympics Unified Sports initiative, when players with and without intellectual disabilities form teams to play other unified teams. It's a learning experience that's also a lot of fun.

 

The Owen Sound basketball program began in October of 2017and we meet once a week at Alexandra School, on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm.   Some of the parents help out our coaches by helping with skill development during our practices.

We always start with a warm-up that includes some stretching, ball handling drills, some dribbling, and a little cardio work. We usually focus on a variety of skills such as shooting, passing, dribbling followed by a controlled scrimmage supervised by all 3 coaches.  The “Sure Shots” team athletes range in age from youth to adult and the atmosphere is very positive with a wholesome interactive component among all the players. 

 

We do hold games and scrimmages with other Special Olympics Basketball teams in Thornbury and Collingwood. 

Coaches

Head Coach (adult): Sarah Pickford

Head Coach (school-age): Jason Dantas

Email: owensound.sports@specialolympicsontario.ca

Team Manager: Carrie Twining

Training

Season:   FALL/WINTER


Adults: Starts September 20th, 2023 - Ends May 1, 2024

Training Time:   Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm

School Age: Starts October 19th, 2023 - Ends March 28, 2024

Training Time: Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Location:   Alexandra Community School, Owen Sound

Fee

$25 for the season