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.




2016 Masters Basketball Tournaments
EventDateLocation
2016 National Masters Basketball USA TournamentJanuary 22Jacksonville, Florida
2016 Buffalo Masters Basketball ChampionshipApril 11Buffalo, New York
2016 Masters Basketball Association ChampionshipMay 2Coral Springs, Florida


2015 Masters Basketball Summary Table
Event Total Competitors over 40 Women Competitors Man over 60 Men over 70 Women over 60
2015 Masters Basketball Association Championship 372 0 204 72 0
    Percent   100%   0%   55%   19%   0%
2015 Masters Basketball USA Championship 288 0 120 12 0
    Percent   100%   0%   42%   4%   0%

Assumes an average of 12 players per team



2015 National Masters Basketball USA Championship Jacksonville, Florida Jan. 16-18
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
5 on 5Men45+Florida Tampa Swish24
5 on 5Men50+Old School72
5 on 5Men55+Georgia Boys72
5 on 5Men60+Detroit Metro72
5 on 5Men65+Ohio No Limit36
5 on 5Men70+Clearwater Aces12
Assumes an average of 12 players per team

2015 Masters Basketball Association Championship Coral Springs, Florida May 4-9
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
5 on 5Men50+South Florida Elite 72
5 on 5Men55+Athletics Unlimited96
5 on 5Men60+Detroit Metro60
5 on 5Men65+MBA-FIMBA48
5 on 5Men70+Old School Legends48
5 on 5Men75+Vintage USA48
Assumes an average of 12 players per team

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