Programs

Special Olympics Basketball

Team Basketball - Team basketball consists of 5 on 5 team competition. The athletes develop their basketball skills and learn team concepts through individual drills, team drills and scrimmages.

Individual Skills - Athletes develop the basic basketball skills of dribbling, passing, catching and shooting. Competition consists of a target pass, 10 meter dribble and spot shooting and points are awarded based the athlete’s ability to perform each skill.

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Special Olympics Bocce

Athletes may play individually, in doubles or on a team. Bocce is one of the Special Olympics sports that offer unified play. Unified sports combine a Special Olympics athlete and a person without a disability for competition. At practice, which occurs in March and April, the rules of bocce and strategy of the game are emphasized.

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Bowling

Special Olympics Bowling Team - Athletes have the opportunity to work on their bowling skills, as well as, spend time with friends and make new friends. Athletes may bowl individually, in doubles or on a team. At practice and competition, athletes bowl 3 games (ramp bowlers bowl 2 games).

Bowling League - Our bowling league meets every other Tuesday from October-February at Echo Lanes in Morris. Participants are grouped in teams of 4 and bowl 2 games each week against other teams.

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Special Olympics Golf

Individual Skills Golf - Athletes learn and practice all the shots required to play on the course- wood, iron, pitch, chip, and sand shots, as well as putting. In competition, they are required to perform all the shots listed and are awarded points based on their ability to do so.

3 and 6 Hole Golf Competition - Golfers may play 3 or 6 holes for competition. In hole play, shot making, etiquette and the rules of golf are emphasized. Practice consists of playing the course and working at the driving range and practice putting green.

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Special Olympics Swimming

Athletes may swim 2 individual and 1 relay event for competition. Free style, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events are offered at different distances for individual competition.  Swimmers practice twice a week, beginning in October, to prepare for time trials and district competition in February and March.  Gold medal winners advance to the State Special Olympics Summer Games in June.

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Special Olympics Track & Field

Athletes may compete in 2 individual and 1 relay event for track and field. There are a variety of field events (softball throw, shot put, standing or running jump, etc.), as well as walking and running events at different distances.

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Dance Class

Our Magical Moments dance class provides students with physical, developmental, and/or mental disabilities the opportunity to explore creative movement and dance technique while connecting with peers and other students. Our goal is to assist our students in building self-confidence, dance technique, and motor skills in a fun, friendly environment.

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Fitness Class

Our fitness class provides participants the opportunity to develop and build balance, coordination, strength and endurance through stretching, movement and resistance training. Activities are adapted to meet the individual needs of each student. Class is held at LivFit Studio in Morris once a week for 45 minutes for a set number of weeks.

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Tennis Camp

In tennis camp, participants learn various shots used in tennis- backhand, forehand and lob shots. Correct technique is emphasized in a variety of drills and games that also develop hand eye coordination, movement and endurance. It’s a great way to begin to learn a game that can be played for a lifetime.

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