This fall, a special program run by Special Olympics Massachusetts will introduce kids to “Unified” sports. The program will be held at St Mark’s School and run with help from their student volunteers.
I just realized this morning that the medical forms are purportedly due in tomorrow – so sign up ASAP. (If you do miss the deadline, I’d check in to see if it was a soft one.)
Another reason to act quickly is the limited registration. A wait list will be created after the first 20 sign ups.
The flyer explains:
Developmental Sports is an extension of the Young Athletes program that focuses on a variety of sport specific skills that children can use in future team participation. Developmental Sports is for children ages 6-10 years old with and without intellectual disabilities.
We are Unified!
Children can attend this program if there is not a competitive Special Olympics team in their area.
Developmental Sports is meant to introduce children to the world of competitive sports in a gradual, fun and non-intimidating manner. The program helps prepare children for the next step in their sports participation.
Participants will not only gain knowledge of Special Olympics sports but also the “Play Unified” movement.
Student volunteers at St. Mark’s will be participating with the athletes each week and will be covering basic skills and drills in the following sports:
Week 1: Athletics (Track & Field)
Week 2: Basketball
Week 3: Poly Hockey
Week 4: Soccer
Week 5: Softball
Week 6: Volleyball
This fall’s program will run on Saturdays, 9:45 – 10:45 am, from September 14th – November 16th.
Click here for the online registration form. For the medical form, click here and scroll down to the second page of the flyer.