Blue Jays - Special Olympics
District 15 Special Olympics provides sports training and competition in a variety of sports for children ages 8-15 having a variety of disabilities. These sports provide opportunities to develop physical fitness; the development of leisure skills; the enjoyment of learning new skills; the experience of working with their peers and being a part of a team while making friends and improving social interactions.
District 15 Special Olympics team, the Blue Jays, will offer the following sports this year: Track & Field, Soccer, Soccer Skills, and Dance. We may be able to offer additional sport, depending on student interest and coaching availability. Teams will have practices one day a week about eight weeks prior to the event. These practices will be run after school hours at one of our district schools and led by both the Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
Please complete the Special Olympics Interest Form if you are interested in your student participating in the Special Olympics.
Special Olympics Interest Form
- Special Olympics offer students an extracurricular program designed specifically for them.
- Special Olympics give students a chance to experience being part of a team.
- Special Olympics help students learn how to make friends and play with others.
- Special Olympics help students get a better sense of self while developing social and self-help skills.
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, an athlete must be at least eight years old on or before the date of completion and have an IEP. The athlete's IEP must have at least one academic goal regardless of classroom placement.