Woman shooting basketball free throw.
Photo by George Addison


Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11:30am.


Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 2nd Street South
Arlington, VA 22204

Event Director

Herb Levitan
Contact Herb by email.


See our volunteers page for details.

Results and Records

Results of the NVSO 2022 basketball free throws event.


Photographs from the NVSO 2022 basketball free throws event by Ed Marion.


General Rules
Please go here for rules covering all events.

Basketball Free Throws Rules
Competition will be separate for Men and Women within 10-year age groups (50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100+). 5-year age groups may apply depending on the number of participants. NVSO will provide the basketballs.

A) General

  • Each participant shoots 4 rounds of 5 free throws each, equaling a total of 20 free throw attempts.
  • Men will shoot from the free throw line, and women will shoot from two feet forward of the free throw line.
  • Crossing these lines while shooting will be recorded as a forfeited attempt and not be counted.
  • In the event of a tie, each participant will attempt 3 additional free throws. If the tie remains, both participants receive medals. If the tie is for gold, the third place will receive the bronze medal, etc.