2023 3on3 Basketball Tournament
- The 3-on-3 Mens Basketball Tournament - To Be Announced
- The 3-on-3 Womens Basketball Tournament - To Be Announced
- Location: To Be Announced
- This years tournament is a qualifier for the 2023 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, PA
- Women's Basketball Tournament - Committed Teams:
- 50+/ 55+ Division:
- 60+/65+ Division:
- 70+/75+ Division:
- Men's Basketball Tournament - Committed Teams:
- 50+/60+ Division:
- 65+/70+ Division:
- The tournament will be conducted in accordance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, except as modified herein.
Play may be round robin for with a minimum guarantee of three games. .
Age groups may be combined to provide opportunity for play.
Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each division within each age group.
Team rosters shall be limited to 10 persons, including non-playing coaches and non-playing captains and non-playing bench personnel.
***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)
- 30-39, 40-49
Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)
- 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+
- Age divisions for all team competition will be determined by the age of the youngest team player as of December 31, 2023.
- For example, a team consisting of eight players ages 65 or older and one player age 63 will compete in the 60-64 age division.
- What areas of the body are the most common for injuries? What kinds of injuries usually occur in these areas?
- The most common body parts for injuries will depend on the age groups and activity levels. But overall, in no particular order, in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal field we see a lot of shoulder, hip and knee injuries. In the shoulder the injuries could be a rotator cuff tear or strain, shoulder instability and sprains of the AC joint or the acromioclavicular joint. The hip’s common injuries are hip flexor tendonopathies or strains, gluteus medius syndrome and femoral acetabular impingements or labral pathologies. The knee we have seen a 200% rise in ACL injuries in competitive sports, but we also see a lot of patellofemoral pain syndromes, meniscal tears, and quadriceps/patella tendonopathies and overuse injuries.
- How do treatments vary for these specific areas?
- The orthopedic and physical therapists work together to address these common injuries. When the orthopedic physician initially looks at these injuries, they use tests and imaging to address whether the treatment can be non-surgical in nature or would be best served with surgery. Even in the course of surgery, pre-hab, or preparing the body part by improving range of motion, strength and flexibility, is often recommended. If the team decides that the injury would best be served non-surgically, a collaborative, individualized approach will be discussed with the physical or occupational therapist. We work to get you better based off of what is the best evidence in research but also based off of what your individual goals may be.
- Are there ways to prevent such injuries?
- There are ways to prevent injuries. We utilize screens and tests that can identify movement patterns and body parts that may be at risk of an injury. Once we identify these patterns, we then can work with you on a strength and conditioning program and/or a mobility program to improve those movements.
For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org
In efforts to continue increasing our participation, we are offering the “Bring a Buddy” Program. The “Bring a Buddy” Program allows current athletes to bring a "buddy" at half of entrance fee. A “buddy” is a person who has not competed in the CT Masters’ Games in the last three years. (2020 - 2023). We’re not only meeting our aforementioned goal, but it also made the "Games" more affordable for all athletes. The Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling, Pickleball, Softball and Tennis due to associated costs. See below for details.
“Bring a Buddy”: Any athlete who registers for a sport will save money e.g:
- Athlete #1 Badminton Fee $35.00
- “Buddy” Badminton Fee $17.50 (1/2 the price)
- Total $52.50
- Each participant pays $26.25
- Please Note - The Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling due to associated costs.
- Team #1 Basketball Fee $175.00
- “Buddy” Team Fee $87.50 (1/2 the price)
- Total $262.50
- Each TEAM pays $131.25
- Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Softball Teams due to associated costs and the co-sponsored tournament with SSUSA.
In order to qualify as a “Buddy” athlete, the “Buddy” cannot have participated in the Connecticut Masters' Games in 2020, 2021 or 2022
- The “Buddy” program applies only to like sport registrations (Individual or Team) e.g. a Badminton individual sport athlete may not bring a volleyball team as his/her ”Buddy”
- The Partner Finder page allows you to create an online profile to assist you in finding a team and allows you to view players looking for team.
- We ask all participants to use the Partner Finder page when looking for a player.
- Questions – please contact us at (860) 788-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit. The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.
What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes. We are now celebrating our 44th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit. This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.
Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of Middletown in 2023. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.
Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2023 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.
MISSION OF THE "GAMES”
- To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
- To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
- To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
- To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes.