Unified Basketball

To better understand Unified Basketball and Sports, below is information from the MIAA handbook.

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Massachusetts School Administrators Association works together with Special Olympics Massachusetts to encourage and develop Unified Sports programs through MIAA school memberships.
Unified Sports combine approximately equal numbers of athletes with intellectual disabilities and athletes without intellectual disabilities as teammates on school sports teams for training and competition, providing meaningful involvement for both athletes and partners together on one team with one goal.

  • Throughout the year, Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun.
  • The Unified Sports Team will represent the high school just like any other interscholastic varsity level sport.
  • Teams will be made up of students with and without intellectual disabilities (approximately 50/50 ratio).
  • Teams will practice, travel, and compete together against other high school Unified Sports teams.
  • Team members will be given the opportunity for meaningful involvement in their school community to develop their unique qualities and abilities.

Coach: To be announced

Practices: Team practices 1.5 hours per day. Team will participate in practices and/or games 2-3 days a week. All practices and games are after school dismisses.

Level: Varsity/Coed

Competition & Season: The team will compete against other Unified team in the state with every effort to have them play teams in the immediate geographic area. Games may also be scheduled to play on Saturday depending on the school/district we are competing against. There will be between 6-10 games on the season beginning September 22nd and the season will be concluded by November 19th.

Home Site: Al Coccoluto Gymnasium in the War Memorial Building

Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided for travel to away game sites games back to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School at game conclusion.

* Accommodations will be provided as needed

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