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.
|Aquatics/swimming||Practice starts in March
|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
|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
|Corn Toss||Once per week July thru September||EKS Games- Sep||Open to all levels|
- 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.
There is no charge for participating in any sport. However, the bowling alley does charge $6.00 for 2/3 games + shoes.
Uniforms and most equipment are provided by Special Olympics Johnson County.