Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Basketball practice schedule

This Saturday, March 6, basketball practice will be held at Middlebury Union High School. March 13 (for those who will not be at winter games) practice will be at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury. All other practices will be held at Pepin Gym at Middlebury http://www.vtso.org/spring_sports.phpCollege. All practices are on Saturdays from 10am - 11:30 am, unless coach Mike says otherwise. Unified Events will be held on April 17. Traditional Events are April 18.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Middlebury College Fall Dance

Fall Festivities

Saturday, November 21
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pearsons Lounge
Middlebury College
hosted by
Cooks Commons

DJ, Dancing, Board Games
Food & Drink
Friends, Family and Fans Welcome

R.S.V.P. to Ryan Murphy
(802) 236 8943

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Young Athlete Fall 2009

Special Olympics created Young Athlete to reach out to children with developmental disabilities ages 2 to 7, and to welcome them and their families to the Special Olympics movement. Special Olympics Addison County encourages both children with and without developmental disabilities to join our program.

Through Young Athletes, volunteers introduce young children to the world of sports with the goal of preparing them for Special Olympics sports training and competition when they get older. The program focuses on the basics that are crucial to cognitive development: physical activities that develop motor skills, and hand-eye coordination, and the application of these physical skills through sports skills programs.

Improved social skills is another inspiring reason parents enroll their children in Young Athletes. The confidence boost makes it easier for them to interact with other children on the playground, whether or not they have intellectual disabilities.

Young Athletes is an adaptable program that can work in a variety of learning environments. This program is simple enough for families to play with their young athletes at home, but it is also suitable for preschools, motor therapy sessions, Parks & Recreation Programs, playgroups, or any setting with small groups of young children with and without intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Addison County group will be starting in November!!!

Here’s what you need to know!

Young Athletes’ will meet on Fridays 3:30-4:30pm in the Conference Room at The Counseling Service Building, 109 Catamount Park, Middlebury
The first practice is Nov. 13th

Please have your child wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.
And bring a water bottle! All athletes need to stay hydrated!!!

There is no cost for joining the program and please feel free to bring your whole family.

Please fill out the enclosed registration form and bring it with you for the first practice.

If you have any questions please call Sara me at 388-4021 (daytime) or 948-2018 (evening) or contact Ryan Murphy, Special Olympics Addison County Coordinator 236-8943

We hope to see you there!

Check out the results from the Fall Sports tournament. go to www.vtso.org Way to go Addison!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

SOAC on Facebook

One more way to keep track of what's going on with Special Olympics Addison County...

Click on the Facebook logo on this page to check us out or search for Special Olympics Addison County from your Facebook account.

Please feel free to post news and pictures, and share what SOAC means to you.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Sports Tournament Schedule

2010 Fall Sports
October 17th - Soccer, Norwich University, Northfield
October 18th - Bowling, Twin City Lanes, Berlin
Soccer Tournament
5–A–Side Team Soccer
Unified 5-A-Side Team Soccer

Individual Skills Competition
Run & Kick

All events will be held rain or shine. Please be aware of the forecast and plan accordingly. In extreme conditions, competition will be modified and moved indoors.

9:00 – 10:00 Delegation arrival and Check – In
10:00 – 10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30 – 10:45 Coaches/Officials Meeting – Team Practice
10:45 – 12:00 Skills Divisioning Round/Team Competition
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 Skills and Team Competition
4:30 – 5:00 Closing Ceremony

Individual Bowling
Competition: Traditional Singles and Singles Ramp Bowling
*Ramp Bowlers must bring their own ramps

Session 1 – Schedule
8:00 – 8:15am Delegation Check-In
8:15 –8:30am Coaches Meeting
8:30– 8:45am Opening Ceremony
8:45 – 11:15am Competition/Awards

Session 2 – Schedule
11:00-11:15am Delegation Check-In
11:15-11:30am Coaches Meeting
11:30-11:45am Opening Ceremony
11:45-2:15pm Competition/Awards

Session 3 - Schedule
2:00-2:15pm Delegation Check-In
2:15-2:30pm Coaches Meeting
2:30-2:45pm Opening Ceremony
2:45-5:15pm Competition/Awards

Unified Sports

We’d like to start a school age Unified Program in Addison County.Unified Sports® are Special Olympics training and competition programs developed by Special Olympics in which approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and peers without intellectual disabilities (Partners) participate together on sports teams for training and competition against other Unified Sports teams.

Unified Sports® is a unique and influential program because it:
• Expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges.
• Dramatically increases inclusion in the schools and community.
• Allows athletes to develop sports skills and prepares them for participation in other community sports - and at a faster rate.
• Offers a positive foundation for activity between special education and general education students, family members, and adult athletes and volunteers.I

Individuals ages 8-18 interested in participating as an athlete or partner should contact Ryan at the above email or phone number.