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Young Athletes™

A focus on fun activities that help develop mental & physical growth.

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Mark your calendars!  Thursday, October 11th at 9:00am at the Casper College Thunderbird Gym is our biggest playdate yet!  

In conjunction with our state Fall Tournament, Special Olympics Wyoming Young Athletes Program™ is hosting a Super Mega Awesome Playdate with Casper College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and EMT-Paramedic Program.  Join us for a morning of sports and fun!

Open to all children ages 2.5-7.

Check out our Flyer for more information!

Registeration and Release Form

Any questions or to register please contact Amanda Ward at 307-235-3062 or youth@specialolympicswy.org

 

Introduction to Young Athletes Program

What does every child want? The chance to kick a ball, to throw it well, to share that success with family members. What does every child with an intellectual disability want? The exact same thing.

Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children ages 2 to 7 with intellectual disabilities. Our focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth.

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Children enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills like balance, flexibility, strength and coordination. In fact, in a recent study, children with developmental delays who participated in a structured 8-week Young Athletes program showed significantly more motor development than those who did not participate. Not only that, but their teachers and parents also reported improved confidence, language skills and social skills. After participating, involved families reported that they played more together at home and in the community.

Young Athletes is easy to get started, fun for all, and a great way to boost confidence and expectations. It can be offered at home, in schools, or in the community using Special Olympics resources, and simple sports equipment. Like all our programs, Young Athletes raises awareness and promotes inclusion and acceptance.

Young Athletes Registration and Release Form

Information Brochure

Young Athletes Activity Guide

For more information on how to get involved, volunteer, or support this program call  307-235-3062.

Special Olympics Athlete Oath

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt”