Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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Basketball

There is no true national sponsoring organization for adult basketball in the United States, although several organizations have begun to jockey for a position in the sport by sponsoring tournaments. Jim Sweeney helped organize teams of U.S. players to compete in the FIMBA (the International Maxibasketball Association) International Basketball Championship. The tournament was held in Orlando, Florida on August 20-30, 2015, featuring 215 teams from 96 countries. The U.S. dominated the competition, winning five gold medals and several bronze medals. The 2016 FIMBA Pan American Championship will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica in April, 2016. For more information on FIMBA log on to www.fimba.net.

Presently, "Masters" basketball is a grassroots phenomenon with adult recreational leagues for many age groups operating across the country. To find these leagues in your area, contact your local Parks Department, Fitness Club, or search the Internet.

There are several organizations offering "national" adult basketball tournaments each year (each with their own websites) and these are listed below.

Masters Basketball Association
http://www.mastersbasketballassociation.org/

The first table below presents the schedule for several prominent "Masters" basketball tournaments in 2018. The second table presents a summary of two 2017 Masters Basketball Tournaments. The next two tables present the national champions and the number of competitors for these two tournaments in 2017. The results of the 2017 Buffalo Masters Championship were not available.




2018 Adult Baseketball Schedule
EventDateLocation
2018 Masters Basketball Association ChampionshipMay 7Coral Springs, FL


2017 Masters Basketball Tournament Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Total Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2017 Masters Basketball Tournament 444 0 228 108 0
    Percent   100%   0%   51%   24%   0%

Note: All figures assume an average of 12 players per team.



2017 Masters Basketball Association Championship Coral Springs, FL
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen40+South Florida Elite60
Masters BasketballMen50+Kings84
Masters BasketballMen55+Indy All-Stars72
Masters BasketballMen60+Victory72
Masters BasketballMen65+Team USA48
Masters BasketballMen70+Coast to Coast48
Masters BasketballMen75+Piedmont Bank60
Note: All figures assume an average of 12 players per team.

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