Sports

Special Olympics Johnson County Sports Program

 

SOJC offers year-round sports training and athletic competition in sports for children and adults, with intellectual disabilities. Participants can train and compete in a wide variety of levels to accommodate a diverse range of abilities.

Peers without intellectual disabilities can train and compete with Special Olympics athletes in Unified sports as a partner.

Sport

Practice Dates

Competition Dates

Notes

Aquatics/swimming Practice starts in March

Whiteland H.S.

Johnson County meet-April 21st, 2018

State Summer Games- June

Must already know how to swim
Track & Field Practice starts in March Whiteland H.S. Area 8 Meet- May 12th State Summer Games- June 8-10 Open to all levels
Unified Team Events
Snow Shoeing November -December Winter Games- January Perfect North ski slope Contact Lesli Schmitz for more information
Golf Once per week June thru September EKS Games- Sep Traditional Individual. Individual Skills, Unified team
Softball Twice per week June thru September SOJC Tournament- July EKS Games- Sep Traditional Teams. Unified Teams. Skills Competition
Bowling Once per week August thru October Limited spring for Summer Games County Tournament- Oct Area Competition – Nov.
State Competition – Dec.
Individual Teams. Unified Teams. Assisted Ramp
Volleyball Twice per week July thru September EKS Games- Sep Unified Team.
Flag Football July thru September EKS Game – Sep Traditional Teams. Unified Teams. Skills Competition
Power Lifting March-June Summer Games – June Minimum age is 16yrs. Must have own trainer & facility
Skiing and Snowboarding Once per week

December

Winter Games- January Contact Lesli Schmitz for more information
Basketball Twice per week November thru March Weekly Games Sectionals- March, State Tournaments – End of March Traditional Teams. Unified Teams. Skills Competition
Cheerleading Once per week October thru February Various Cheer Events
Young Athletes / Play Skills (Age 3-7yr) Not currently

Available

Corn Toss Once per week July thru September EKS Games- Sep Open to all levels

Eligibility

  • Athletes must be at least 8 years of age, there is no maximum age.
  • Athletes must have a completed Statement of Health on file with Special Olympics Johnson County Coordinator.
  • Must be identified by an agency or a professional as having an intellectual disability or cognitive delay.
  • Athletes must participate in practices at least eight weeks prior to competitions.

Cost

There is no charge for participating in any sport. However, the bowling alley does charge $6.00 for 2/3 games + shoes.

Equipment

Uniforms and most equipment are provided by Special Olympics Johnson County.

 

 

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