Special Olympics Partners In Play Basketball Program

Special Olympics Partners In Play Basketball Program

Briers Basketball, in partnership with Special Olympics Ontario, is excited to launch their new Partners in Play basketball program for individuals with an intellectual disability aged 8 to 13. The program will teach participants the FUNdamentals of basketball, but will also be a terrific opportunity for these youth athletes to engage with their peers, get involved in a social setting, and have fun!

This five week offering, will provide youth with an intellectual disability between the ages of 8 and 13 the opportunity to learn the sport of basketball in a fun, inclusive, and structured setting. Led by a certified OCT teacher, who works in special education and has experience playing and coaching basketball at the university level in Canada, participants will be able to engage in this Learn to Play program that is close to home, accessible, and run by knowledgeable coaches and volunteers. Registration will cost $100.00, for which athletes will receive access to programming along with a program t-shirt.  

Participants are to provide their own basketball.

Recommended ball sizes are;

•  Ages 11 and younger (#5)

•  Ages 12 & 13 (#6)

•  Boys 14 and older (#7)

•  Girls 14 and older (#6)

Those interested in participating, please contact Deb Crane (info@briersbasketball.ca) for additional information.