General Orientation. General Orientation Contents. General Information Class A Volunteers Coaches Information Required Paperwork. General Information. General Information Contents. What is Special Olympics? Mission Statement Athlete Oath Goal Statement Eligibility
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Special Olympics Mission
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics Oath
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
Special Olympics Goal
“For all persons with intellectual disabilities to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities.”
Eligibility for Special OlympicsEligible athletes are all children and adults, at least 8 years old, with an intellectual disability, a cognitive delay, or a closely related developmental disability. Children ages 6 & 7 may participate in Special Olympics training, but may not compete before his or her 8th birthday. There is no maximum age limitation for participation in Special Olympics.
WHAT ARE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS?
Who Are Class B Volunteers
Special Olympics Coaches:
Coaches Benefit--because they:
Sample Training Session
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