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Unified Sports at Utah State is a collaborative effort between Campus Recreation and Special Olympics to provide programming experiences for all individuals. 

Special Olympics Unified Sports

is an inclusive sports program that combines an 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.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 Events

Futsal Social
-Thursday, September 5th from 5pm-8pm at HPER 209

Skills Camps
-Soccer: Saturday, October 5th from 10am-12pm at East ALF
-Flag Football: Saturday, October 26th from 10am-12pm at West and Center ALF
-Basketball: Saturday, November 16th from 10am-12pm at ARC North Court

Spring 2020 Events

Tournaments
-Futsal: Saturday, January 18th from 10am-2pm at HPER 209
-Basketball: Saturday, February 8th from 10am-2pm at HPER 201 and 209
-Bocce Ball: Saturday, March 21st from 10am-2pm at West ALF

Collaborative Partners

Special Olympics

USU Service Center

Contact Information

Head of Unified Sports Program

Amanda Bray

Amanda.bray@usu.edu 

 

Head of Delegations

Boston Iacobazzi

unifiedchampionschools@sout.org