Unified Sports

Combines Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disability (Partners) on sports teams for training and competition

  • All players on a Unified Sports team must have attained the requisite sports skills and play without modification from the current Special Olympics Official Rules
  • Must be a proportionate number of athletes without disabilities represented on all Unified Sports teams
  • Ex: League, club activities (Meet in the Middle), area/state competitions

Coach Certification Requirement: Sport-specific certification AND Unified Sports certification

Level of competition: local, area, state, national, regional, world

Reminder - all athletes must have a current athlete medical on file with the Area office prior to participating in any practices and competitions

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