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.



2013 Masters Basketball Summary Tabble
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Competitors Over 60 Men Competitors Over 70 Women Competitors Over 60
2013 Masters Basketball Championship (Coral Springs (FL) 360 0 192 60 0
    Percent   100%   0%   53%   17%   0%
2013 Masters Basketball USA (Jacksonville, FL) 338 0 156 48 0
    Percent   100%   0%   46%   14%   0%

Note: Figures assume an average of 12 players per team



2013 Masters Basketball National Championship Coral Springs, FL May 10-15
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen50+South Florida Elite96
Masters BasketballMen55+Total Package72
Masters BasketballMen60+Brown Construction72
Masters BasketballMen65+Ancient Regime60
Masters BasketballMen70+Vintage USA60
Note: Figures assume an average of 12 players per team

2013 Masters Basketball USA National Championship Jacksonville, FL January 18-20
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen40+Jax Celtics (FL)36
Masters BasketballMen45+Tampa Swish (FL)12
Masters BasketballMen50+Chicago Legends (IL)48
Masters BasketballMen55+Georgia Boys (GA)72
Masters BasketballMen60+Action Athletes (TN)72
Masters BasketballMen65+Ohio No Limit (OH)36
Masters BasketballMen70+Florida Old Stars (FL)48
Note: Figures assume an average of 12 players per team.

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