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 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
http://www.mastersbasketballassociation.org/

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
EventDateLocation
2019 Masters Basketball ChampionshipMay 6Coral Springs, FL


2018 Masters Basketball Championship Summary Table
Event Total Number of Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2018 Masters Basketball Championship 360 0 192 84 0
    Percent   100%   0%   53%   23%   0%

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



2018 Masters Basketball Championship Coral Springs, FL
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen40+Lob City Ballers72
Masters BasketballMen50+South Florida Elite96
Masters BasketballMen55+Explosion96
Masters BasketballMen60+Harlem USA96
Masters BasketballMen65+Team USA72
Masters BasketballMen70+Ancient Regime72
Masters BasketballMen75+Peach Tree Bank60
Note: All figures assume an average of 12 players per team

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