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SOHC Newsletter March 2013_Page_1

Special Olympics Hamilton County

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SPRING SPORTS

Registration: March 1st through March 15th

Practice: March through June

 

 

Bocce:  Open to ages 30+. Bocce is a game of skill and strategy. The object is for one team to get as many of their balls (boccia) closer to the pallina (the smallest ball) than the opposing team's closest ball. There are traditional and unified teams available. Practice is once a week.  Coach: Leslie Carothers

 

Cycling: Open to ages 8+. Cycling is held on a circular track offering three types of events, during summer games. The first event is modified with a 500m and 1K, the second event is the traditional events with a 500m, 1K and a 5K, and the third event is the unified events that are 500m and 1K tandem events. Coach: Jim Gunn

 

Powerlifting: Every athlete aims in lifting more weights than the opponent using specific moves. In Special Olympics Powerlifting is much more than deadlift, squat or bench press. It is effort, persistence and loyalty. Training, determination and attitude, are the key facts that define the balance between a successful or a failed attempt. The barbell, despite testing the physical strength, is also highlighting the athlete’s inner wish to improve, “not to make compromises."  Coach: Tyler Miller

 

Soccer: Open to ages 8+. Soccer is considered the world's most popular sport for children and adults around the world.  Athletes are able to improve their overall physical fitness through training and competition. In addition to offering traditional soccer, Special Olympics Soccer offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic soccer skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team competition. Coach: John Stoller

*Interested in being a unified partner for soccer? Contact Emily Ramquist

 

Swimming: Open to ages 8+. Swimming is open to all level of swimmers. This sport also offers athletes and unified partners to compete together.  Athletes and  unified partners learn to swim, practice, get in shape, and have lots of fun. There might be an inner squad swim meet and then also an organized meet against other counties. Coach: Tom Derksen

 

Track & Field: Open to ages 8+. Track and field is available for all levels of athletes. There are motor development events, assisted walking events, wheelchair events, track events, field events, and a unified team event. There is an Area Meet, summer games competition, and possibly  unified clinics and competitions with community schools. Coach: John Cole

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