Sports & Forms

Special Olympics is made up of many different and available sports. There are two categories: Traditional and Unified sports.  The Traditional Sports Program consists of Special Olympian athletes only. Unified Sports® are those where Special Olympians team up with ‘partners’ without intellectual disabilities. Tippecanoe County has several Unified sports on the roster.

Special Olympic athlete opportunities defined further at http://soindiana.org/sports, also Motor Activities Training Program [for severe and profound disabilities] and SOI Young Champions { 2-7 years of age – Young Champions at the bottom of SOIn website Resource Library listing }.  The Traditional and Unified Sports® programs are defined here also. *All sports listed through SOIn are not necessarily offered in every Indiana county.  Check with your county for sports offerings.*   SOIn Tippe sports in pictures: SOInTippe_inPics2016

** Check with your local school corporations — through the IHSAA, there are unified teams in some high school sports now for our special kids!!!  Way to go Indiana! **

** http://soindiana.org/resource-library/ … Special Olympics Indiana Resources

GREAT Resource for all coaches ==>   http://resources.specialolympics.org/Taxonomy/Sports_Essentials/__Catalog_of_Sports_Essentials.aspx  PLUS Coach-Education-Program-1 == “After all, the better the coach . . . the better the athlete.” – quote from the Coach Education Program pdf file.

»« Special Olympics sports listing and definitions at the international/national level: http://www.specialolympics.org/sports.aspx

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»« Sports ~ Traditional (T) and/or Unified (U) »«

Sports   …….   Season Dates:

Aquatics / Swimming ~ T & U ……. March, late -> June

Athletics ~ T – Track & Field Events ……. March, late -> June

Bocce Ball (age 30+) ~ T & U ……. March, late -> June

Golf ~ T & U ……. May -> September

Softball ~ T & U ……. June -> September

Long Distance Walking & Running ~ T & U ……. June -> September

Flag Football ~ M/W & T & U ……. June -> September

Corn Toss ~ T & U …….. June -> September

Bowling ~ T & U ……. September -> December (early)

Basketball ~ T & U – Boys/Mens Teams + Girls/Womens Team ……. November, late -> March

* currently not active: Football (Soccer) = local events only currently ……. Summer, fall *

   Past sports within county:  Volleyball, Powerlifting; Gymnastics; Equestrian; Tennis; Winter Sports

   Future ? sports:  Cycling; Horseshoes; Tennis; Volleyball; Ballroom Dancing; SOI Young Champions { 2-7 years of age – Young Champions at the bottom of Resource Library listing }

Sport Contacts:

https://soindianatippecanoe.wordpress.com/contacts/

Athletics = Jamie Barnes, 404-2026 OR Michelle Strong, 714-421-0486 sportsImage
Basketball = Brooke Kresca & Nicole Nagle, Phil Steele
Bocce Ball = Dixie Stinson, 491-2181
Bowling = Sherry Neff, 714-0455
Corn Toss = Joe Croy, 464-4345
Flag Football = _____________
Golf = Bob & Jeanie Plante, 463-1574
Long Distance Walking/Running = Peggy Hoover, 404-8128
Softball = Phil Steele, steele202@comcast.net
Swimming = Matt Klenosky, 427-3705; Peggy Hoover, 404-8128
[ ?Soccer? currently not active = _______________ ]

Get involved with someone special — be a helper on a Traditional team; OR even better, be a teammate on a Unified team!  Coaching these special athletes is a treat as well!!  You just might have some fun and learn lots besides giving so much to some very special persons!!  Interested in participating and/or volunteering/coaching, please contact Bonnie McDougle, Volunteer/Family Coordinator — see the ‘Contacts‘ page.

»« Sports Coordinator  — Jeff Whiteman, 543-1619
»« Area 4 Director  — 
Larry Ratcliff, soinarea4@yahoo.com

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