Sports and Competitions

2021 Summer Sports Series 

The Summer Sports Series is here! Please see below for more information and registration forms. There will also be a virtual component to the 2021 Summer Series for athletes who are not able to participate at an in-person event. Participants, virtual and in-person, will be recognized at the conclusion of the season on all Special Olympics CT social media platforms. There will also be a Virtual Victory Dance on Zoom on June 19th.  

Please Contact Sue Mohr with any questions or if you would like a personalized Google Registration at [email protected]

IN-PERSON EVENTS

Cycling-

  • 181 West Johnson Road, Cheshire
  • June 19th and/or 20th  
    • Events – Time Trial – 500M, 1K, 2.5K & 5k 
    • RegistrationPDF/Excel

Soccer-

  • Fairfield University - June 19th & 20th
    • Events-– All Stars Skills Challenge 
    • Registration PDF/Excel

Swimming-

  • Fairfield University
  • June 19th &20th
    • Events – Free Style and Back Stroke – 25M, 25M developmental, 50M, 100M 
    • Registration PDF/Excel

Tennis –

  • Fairfield University
  • June 19th & 20th
    • Events – Singles and Skills
    • RegistrationPDF/Excel

Track and Field-

  • Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield and Fitch High School, Groton
    • Events – Walk/Run – 50 M, 100M, 200M, 400M, 1500M, Softball Throw, Long Jump 
  • RegistrationPDF/Excel

 

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

Compete from the safety of your home or neighborhood!

To register and submit photos, please click HERE.

 

Sports available-

Athletics 

  • 10M: How fast can you walk, run or roll (wheelchair) 10 meters? 

  • Set up: Measure 10 meters in your yard, on a track or any open space (or 33 feet). If you are unable to measure 10 meters you can measure by taking 12 large steps. 
  • What to record and submit: Record the time, in minutes and seconds it takes you to walk, run or roll 10 meters and back from start to finish. 

 

  • 50MHow fast can you walk, run or roll 50 meters? 

  • Set up: Measure 50 meters in your yard, on a track or any open space (or 164 feet).  If you are unable to measure 50 meters you can measure by taking 60 large steps. 
  • What to record and submit: Record the time, in minutes and seconds, it takes you to walk, run or roll 50 meters from start to finish. 

 

  • 100MHow fast can you walk, run or roll 100 meter? 

  • Set up: Measure 100 meters in your yard, on a track or any open space (or 328 feet). If you are unable to measure 100 meters you can measure by taking 120 large steps. 
  • What to record and submit: Record the time, in minutes and seconds, it takes you to walk, run or roll 100 meters from start to finish. 

 

  • 200M: How fast can you walk, run or roll 200 meters? 

  • Set up: Measure 200 meters in your yard, on a track or any open space (or 656 feet). If you are unable to measure 200 meters you can measure by taking 240 large steps. 
  • What to record and submit:  Record the time in minutes and seconds it takes you to walk, run or roll 200 meters from start to finish.  

 

  • 1500M: Can you walk, run or roll 1500 meters?  

  • Set up: Measure 1500 meters in your yard, on a track or any open space (or 4921 feet).  
  • What to record and submit:  Record the time in minutes and seconds it takes you to walk, run or roll 1500 meters from start to finish.  

 

  • Standing Long Jump: How far can you jump from a standing position? 

  • Set up: Keep both feet on the ground and jump as far as you can. 
  • What to record and submit: Measure the distance of your jump in meters and centimeters. 

 

  • Ball Throw (15 Meters Max) 

  • Set up:  Throw a ball of your choice and measure in meters and centimeters how far it goes.   
  • What to record and submit: Only submit distances 15 meters or less.   

Cornhole 

  • Bean Bag Throw: How many bean bags can you get into the target 

  • Set up: Stand 15 feet from a target (use hula hoop or laundry basket if you do not have a cornhole set). You will have 10 attempts to throw a bean bag into the target.  
  • Can be modified for a higher point total from longer foot distance – 27 feet 
  • What to record and submit: Record 1 point for each throw that lands into the target. 

 

Soccer 

  • Run, Kick, Score: How many goals can you score in 2 minutes? 

  • Set up: You can kick a ball in your yard, driveway or any open space. Create a target gate that is 2 meters wide (or 6 feet).  Start at 4 meters away from the target gate, run and kick the ball at the gate.  
  • What to record and submit: Record one point for each goal made in two minutes.  

 

  • Dribble: How fast can you dribble a ball in 15 meters? 

  • Set up: You can dribble a ball in your yard, driveway or any open space.  Measure and mark 15 meters (or 49 feet). If you are unable to measure 15 meters you can measure by taking 18 large steps. 
  • What to record and submit: Record the time it takes to dribble 15 meters and back in minutes and seconds. 

 

Cycling 

  • Slalom RidingHow fast can you ride a slalom course? 

  • Set up: You can do this event in your driveway or any flat paved surface. Mark a 27 meter (or 90 feet) course. Place 6 cones (other objects or mark with chalk) 4.5 meters (or 15 feet) apart. 
  • What to record and submit: Submit the time, in minutes and seconds, it takes to ride the course 6 times out and back. 

 

  • 100 Meter RideHow fast can you ride 100 Meters? 

  • Set up: You can do this event in your driveway or any flat paved surface.  Measure 100 meters (or 328 feet). If you are unable to measure 100 meters you can measure by taking 120 large steps. 
  • What to record and submit: Submit the time it takes to ride 100 Meters in minutes and seconds. 

 

  • 200 Meter RideHow fast can you ride 200 Meters? 

  • Set up: You can do this event in your driveway or any flat paved surface.  Measure 200 meters (or 656 feet). If you are unable to measure 200 meters you can measure by taking 240 large steps. 
  • What to record and submit: Submit the time it takes to ride 200 Meters in minutes and seconds. 

Tennis 

  • Tennis Ball Bounce: How many time can you bounce a tennis ball on your racquet? 

  • Set up: You can bounce a ball on a racquet in your yard, driveway or any open space. 
  • What to record and submit: Record the numbers of times the ball bounces on your racquet without falling off.  

 

  • Target Practice: How many times can you hit the target off a pyramid?  This can be done using groundstrokes, volleys and serves. 

  • Set up: Arrange four tennis balls so that three form a triangle and one sits on top.  
  • What to record and submit: Record 1 point for each time you knock the tennis ball off the top.  

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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Winter Games
(
December - March)

Alpine Skiing
Basketball

Cross-Country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Gymnastics
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Speed Skating

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Summer Games
(March - June)

Aquatics
Athletics

Cycling
Soccer
Tennis

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Unified Sports®
Fall Festival

(
June - September)

Bocce
Croquet
Golf
Fishing
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing
Softball

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Unified Sports®
Holiday Classic

(
September - November)

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Flag Football
Powerlifting
Volleyball

For a full listing of our events please visit our Calendar.
For specific sports rules visit the Coaches Corner.
For the Games Tool Kit (for Hosting Invitational Events), click here.