Athletes in the Junior A (7‐11), Junior B (12‐15), and Open (any age) age divisions compete in 5-on-5 games. All teams will be mixed-gender. International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rule adaptations include:
Early round play consists of either round‐robin or double‐elimination games, with the top teams advancing to single‐elimination bracket/knockout games.
The Sport Technical Officer for Basketball at the 2013 World Dwarf Games is Jim Eckenrode.
The sponsor for the basketball competition is Dean Transportation.