Unified Sports at Utah State will be brand new starting during the Fall 2017 Semester. We will have one day tournaments on Saturday throughout the academic year, and need volunteers and coaches!
Special Olympics Unified Sports
is an inclusive sports program that combine san approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition. Three models exist within Unified Sports: Competitive Unified Sports, Unified Sports Player Development and Unified Sports Recreation. All three models provide different types of experiences in team sports such as basketball, football and volleyball and in other sports such as bocce, golf and tennis. Unified Sports is now offered throughout the world and has been a Special Olympics internationally sanctioned program since 1989.
Unified Sports Recreation
consists of inclusive recreational sports opportunities for Special Olympics athletes and partners without disabilities. These recreational opportunities may take place in partnership with schools, sport clubs, the community and other private or public organizations as introductory one-day events, exhibitions, demonstrations (including Unified Sports Experiences) or ongoing activities such as physical education classes and intramurals.
•8/31/17 at 6pm - Interest meeting in the TSC Service Center (3rd floor)
•9/16/17 - 5v5 Basketball Torunament in HPER Gyms
•10/7/17 - soccer and bocce ball on the Aggie Legacy Fields
Special Olympics http://sout.org/getinvolved/become-a-unified-sports-partner/
USU Service Center https://servicecenter.usu.edu/programs/index
Unified Sports Program Assistant