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 was held in San Jose, Costa Rica in April, 2016. The 2019 World FIMBA Maxiball Championship will be held in Espoo Finland. For more information on FIMBA log on to www.fimba.net/en/
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
The first table below presents the schedule for the 2019 Masters Basketball Championship in Coral Springs, FL. The second table presents a summary of the 2018 Masters Basketball Tournaments The next table present the national champions and the number of competitors for this tournament in 2018.
|2019 Masters Basketball Championship||May 6||Coral Springs, FL|
||Total Number of Competitors Over 40
||Women Competitors Over 40
||Men Over 60
||Men Over 70
||Women Over 60
| 2018 Masters Basketball Championship
|Note: These figures assume an average of 12 players per team.|
|Masters Basketball||Men||40+||Lob City Ballers||72|
|Masters Basketball||Men||50+||South Florida Elite||96|
|Masters Basketball||Men||60+||Harlem USA||96|
|Masters Basketball||Men||65+||Team USA||72|
|Masters Basketball||Men||70+||Ancient Regime||72|
|Masters Basketball||Men||75+||Peach Tree Bank||60|
|Note: All figures assume an average of 12 players per team|