Saturday, December 8, 2018

Highland Recreation Center
400 Highland Avenue NE
Largo, Florida 33770

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Check-in & Warm-ups
8:30 a.m. – Free Throw Shooting Competition begins, followed by Spot Shooting and Timed Shooting


  • Free Throw Shooting – BK015
  • Spot Field Goal Shooting – BK016
  • Timed Field Goal Shooting – BK017


Top 5 in each age group at a Series Qualifier site. Participants that qualify in one Basketball Shooting event are eligible for all Basketball Shooting events. In addition, all athletes competing in Basketball Shooting events are eligible to form teams and compete in Basketball 3 on 3. (Note: qualifying is only applicable to the Florida resident divisions).


  1. Basketball Shooting entry fee is $16 for the first event and $5 for each additional event for Florida residents. Entry fee is $21 for first event and $8 for each additional event for non-residents. Entry fee includes an event t-shirt. T-shirts will be available on-site at designated competition check-in times. A short survey will be required to be completed at check-in. This survey can be found online at www.floridaseniorgames.com, and can be completed in advance and brought to check-in.
  2. All mailed entries must be received by November 16, 2018 or register online by November 18, 2018 at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director. Athletes registering after November 18, 2018 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and may be subject to a $10 late fee. Entry forms, waiver of liability and entry fee should be made payable to the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF). Save a stamp and beat the deadline! Register online at www.floridaseniorgames.com.


1. Each event will be contested and awarded separately.
2. Competition in Free Throw Shooting will be conducted first, followed by Spot Shooting and Timed Shooting.
3. Competition balls will be provided for the convenience of the participant, but are not required to be utilized.  Participants may compete with their own ball.  All balls must meet NCAA ball requirements and specifications.  Balls are subject to inspection at any time before, during or after competition.
a. The ball shall be spherical. Spherical shall be defined as a round body whose surface at all points is equidistant from the center expect at the approved black rubber ribs (channel and/or seams).
b. The ball’s color shall be Pantone Matching System (PMS) Orange 151, Red-Orange 173 or Brown 1535.
c. The ball shall have a deeply pebbled leather or composite cover.
d. The ball shall have the traditionally shaped eight panels, bonded tightly to the rubber carcass. The eight panels are defined by two channels and/or seams dissecting the ball’s circumference in opposite directions and two panels that when laid flat shall have the shape of a figure eight.
e. The width of the black rubber rib (channels and/or seams) shall not exceed 1/4 inch.
f. When dribbled vertically, without rotation, the ball shall return directly to the dribbler’s hand.
g. The air pressure that will give the required reaction shall be stamped on the ball. The ball shall be inflated to an air pressure such that when it is dropped to the playing surface from a height of 6 feet measured to the bottom of the ball, it will rebound to a height, measured to the top of the ball of:
(Men) Not less than 49 inches when it strikes its least resilient spot nor more than 54 inches when it strikes its most resilient spot.
(Women) Not less than 51 inches when it strikes its least resilient spot nor more than 56 inches when it strikes its most resilient spot.
(Men) The circumference of the ball shall be within a maximum of 30 inches and a minimum of 29½ inches.
(Women) The circumference of the ball shall be within a maximum of 29 inches and a minimum of 28½ inches.
(Men) The weight of the ball shall not be less than 20 ounces nor more than 22 ounces.
(Women) The weight of the ball shall not be less than 18 ounces nor more than 20 ounces.

4. Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes if non-residents are in contention for medals. .


Each event will be conducted in accordance with Florida Senior Games Rules of Competition which can be found online at www.floridaseniorgames.com.


Basketball Shooting is not a part of the National Senior Games program.


CLICK HERE to register online for 2018 Florida Senior Games Basketball Shooting

CLICK HERE to download the registration form and individual waiver to register by mail.

To access the 2018 Florida Senior Games hotel survey, click here.


OJ Hill:  (850) 410-5286 or ojhill@flasports.com

Richard Blalock: (352) 262-5755 or richardtblalock@yahoo.com