Sports and Competitions
View our 2020 Fall Sports Season Highlights Compilation Video here.
2020 Unified Sports Holiday Classic Season!
All In-Person Events have been cancelled for the Holiday Sports Season.
We're excited to let you know about a new virtual competition
- featuring Contemporary and Hip Hop Dance!
Here's how it works:
- * A pre-recorded 30-second dance routine for each style of dance will be shared on our website. A link to the music will also be included.
- * Four 20- to 30-minute virtual practice sessions for each style of dance will be offered via Zoom. These practices will allow the dance instructor to modify the dance, as needed, and teach and guide athletes.
- * Athletes will practice the dance routine on their own and record the performance they'd like to submit for the competition using google forms. All athletes who submit a video will be featured in our 2020 Holiday Sports Virtual Presentation of Results which will be shared on the Special Olympics CT website and social media platforms.
Upload your dance performance video here. Be sure to include your name and local program!
Additional Virtual Events
Athletes and Unified Partners can participate from the safety of their homes and communities in the activities of Bowling, Fitness, and Powerlifting. All participants will receive a special limited Virtual Participation Ribbon. Registration is due December 2nd and Virtual Holiday Classic Showcase will take place on December 12th on social media.
Sign up using this LINK
Remember to take pictures or video to share when you register for us to share on social media!
If you have any questions please contact Sue Mohr at [email protected]
Athletes will submit a 5-game average at the end of the season and be recognized for their participation virtually.
There will be two categories: family team or individual
Athletes will choose 3 exercises in October to improve on over an 8-week training season leading up to virtual Holiday Sports. Athletes will be provided with an at-home fitness kit or will follow along virtually in the SOCTFit5 Facebook page. Athletes will follow an 8-week workout program and join Live workout classes to help them improve their strength scores in each of their chosen exercises. All athletes will submit baseline, midpoint and final scores for each exercise and will be divisioned and scored based on their percent improvement.
The Powerlifting committee and Gleason Performance will work on creating some videos of bodyweight exercises that athletes can perform at home or at their local gym and submit their score as part of the Holiday Sports virtual activities.
Athletes will have the choice of competing in Hip Hop and Contemporary genres. Dance Instructors will teach a 30 second choreographed routine via Zoom 4 weeks during the season. A pre-recorded version of the dance will also be posted to the SOCT website to allow athletes to practice on their own. All athletes will be asked to submit their final version of the dance via their Google form registration or email directly to an SOCT staff member. All dances will be featured on SOCT social media and web platforms.
VIRTUAL RUN/WALK CHALLENGE
This challenge is open to Special Olympics Athletes and Unified Partners, August 1st to October 31st.
Challenge yourself to run or walk a longer distance than you ever have! Here is the link to register: https://forms.gle/A1FboAjXe8zGEDow7
By the end of October you will receive an email from Sue Mohr or Nicole Batista with a link to register your results!
74 Local Programs • 26 Olympic-Type Sports • 4 State Games • Sports Training and Competitions All Year Round
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It also offers Special Olympics Unified Sports® which teams up athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities, known as Unified partners, to play sports. Participants train for 8 to 12 weeks prior to a state competition. This training is offered through our Local Programs.
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