Young Athletes

young_athletes UM Inclusive Young Athletes Sports Experience 2015

Special Olympics Inclusive Young Athletes Program is an early childhood sports and educational play program for children aged 2 to 7 years old, with and without intellectual disabilities. The activities include games, songs and other fun, physical activities.  The emphasis of the program is play, rather than competition. The young athletes learn basic sports skills like kicking and throwing a ball, and playing with others, as well as provide children with gross motor skills training, group interaction and socialization opportunities.  These basic skills will prepare the Young Athletes for future participation in sports and builds communities of inclusion in our schools.