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
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.
|Masters Basketbal Championship||POSTPONED FOR 2010|
|North American Men's Basketball Tournament||March 12||Buffalo, NY|
|National Senior Basketball Championship||May 10||Coral Springs, FL|
||Competitors - Total
||Women Competitors Over 40
||Men Competitors Over 60
||Men Competitors Over 70
||Women Competitors Over 60
| 2009 Masters Basketball National Championship
| 2009 Buffalo Masters Basketball Championship
|Masters Basketball||Men||40+||Miami Old Timers||72|
|Masters Basketball||Men||45+||Roy's Sports Bar||72|
|Masters Basketball||Men||50+||Seattle/Total Package||96|
|Masters Basketball||Men||55+||White Brothers||72|
|Masters Basketball||Men||65+||Sambuca Jazz||72|
|Masters Basketball||Men||70+||Sambuca Jazz||48|
|(*) The number of competitors is based on the assumption that there was an average of twelve players per team. |
|Buffalo Masters||Men||40+||Olean Physical Therapy||84|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||45+||Excelsior Orthopaedics||60|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||50+ (C)||Indy All-Stars||72|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||50+ (R)||Centerline Design||132|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||55+ (C)||White Brothers||60|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||55+ (R)||Xquisites||72|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||60+ (C)||Ithaca Bees||72|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||60+ (R)||Akron Stars||72|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||65+||Detroit Masters||60|
|Buffalo Masters||Men||75+||Can Am Storm||24|
|(*) The number of competitors is based on the assumption that there was an average of twelve players per team.
(**) C = Competitve category; (R) = Recreational Category |