Season: Winter/Spring (January thru June)

Overview: Basketball teams consist of five Special Olympic athletes and play full court.

Special Olympics Resources for Basketball

Equipment: DELCO will provide all required equipment.

Uniform Requirements: DELCO will provide athletes with a basketball uniforms. Athletes are responsible for all other apparel.  Sneakers must be worn.

Practice Overview:

Eligibility for State Competition: Athletes must attend at least 8 practices and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in Summer Games. 

Participation in Other delco Sports: Athletes can participate in other SOMO sports as long as the athlete can maintain full practice participation in each participating sport.

Housing Requirements for State Competition (Summer Games): Athletes participating in Summer Games will be housed for two nights in hotels, along with chaperones and the coaching staff, at a ratio of 3 athletes per chaperone/coach. 

Other Considerations: None

Head Coach: Gene Delaney    E-mail:

Season Dates & Times:

Practices: Tuesdays from 6:00 thru 8:00 PM at The Gauntlett Center (start date to be announced).On three Tuesday nights we train off-site: (1) Episcopal Academy in February, (2) Haverford College in March, and (3) Cabrini University in April.

Qualifiers: (1) At Widener University for the Delco Invitational in April 2, 2020. (2) At Kutztown University for the Easter States Sectional in May 3, 2020.

Summer Games at Penn State – June 11-13, 2020