July 27 and 28, 2019 | Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Dugan Wellness Center and Island Hall Gym

Get Your Ballyhoop On!

Your involvement in the tournament supports year-round sports training and competition for more than 2,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Texas area. Together we promote dignity, equality and opportunity for all people. Thank you for your support!


Registration to play

Registration Fees

Adult Team (4 players) $160

Youth Team (4 players) $100

Registration Deadline: July 12, 2019

All participants MUST download and sign BOTH waivers:

  1. 2019 SOTX waiver for Bayball
  2. BBBH waiver for TAMUCC

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Teams are placed in age division according to the oldest player on the team. There are 9 divisions:

Men's Open
Women's Open
Men's Youth (15-17)
Women's Youth (15-17)

Men's Youth (12-14)
Women's Youth (12-14)
Men's Over 40 (ALL players must be over 40)
Unified Team (includes Special Olympics Texas athletes)
Corporate (ALL players from same business)

Team Packet Pick Up

Tournament Play

Saturday, July 27 | 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tournament Play
Sunday, July 28 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tournament Play

Bay Ball Rules

Before you get started with registering your team, read through the following rules and information:

  1. Each team captain will receive an emailed confirmation upon receipt of the team’s registration form and entry fee. At least one member of each team MUST be present at Team Check-In on Friday, July 26 at Academy Sports + Outdoors to pick up the team’s packet. A complete set of rules will be issued at check-in.

  2. Each team will consist of four players, 12 years or older. All four players must be listed on the entry form. No changes to your team can be made once the first game has been played. All players must sign a waiver prior to registration. Players under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

  3. Teams are divided into the listed divisions. Division breakdowns will be made with emphasis on four categories: experience, gender, age and height. Divisions will be finalized by grouping teams according to registration form information. All teams will be placed in a division with other teams of similar ability.

  4. All teams will be guaranteed a minimum of three games. Bay Ball Ballyhoop will be a double elimination tournament. Games will be played to 15 points or 30 minutes.

  5. Eligibility of High School and College Athletes: We are not responsible for determining a particular athlete’s eligibility. If you have any questions, please contact your basketball coach or director.

  6. Bay Ball Ballyhoop reserves the right to limit the number of teams in the tournament.

  7. The Tournament Operations Staff reserves the right to spot-check height, weight, age, etc. throughout the tournament. False information will be grounds for dismissal from play. Each team member is required to have personal identification on-site during tournament competition.

Register Now

To complete your registration you must:

  1. Go to the registration below. (For a paper registration form, contact Serita Porter at sporter@sotx.org.)
  2. Make copies of all your players' driver's licenses or photo IDs (if 16 or older). BE SURE to write your TEAM NAME on each page.
  3. Sign both waviers (Bayball Waiver #1), (Bayball Waiver #2)

You can bring the waivers and driver's license copies with you to bag pickup or you can also mail, email or fax your copies of photo IDs or driver's licenses to:

Email: Serita Porter, sporter@sotx.org

Fax: 361.857.5718

Mailing Address:

Special Olympics Texas
ATTN. Pepsi Bay Ball Ballyhoop
623 Power St Suite A
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Register Now!


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